Amara Residences has thrown down the gauntlet on sophisticated living

first_imgThe new $20 million Amara Residences is bringing a new level of sophistication to the Bulimba riverfront.DRAWING inspiration from the classic Queenslander, the new $20 million Amara Residences at Bulimba aim to bring elegance to the riverfront.Award-winning Brisbane architectural firm BVN has taken the meaning of Amara — “peaceful and eternal” — and made the 13 residences not only a place of calm to escape the hustle of the city, but also given them a timeless twist.BVN associate Glenn Bliesner said Amara Residences design paid homage to the Queensland lifestyle while adding a new level of sophistication by creating design that was more like living in a home than an apartment.Amara Residences in Bulimba.He said they aimed to bridge the gap between living areas and the natural environment, adding touches such as an enclosed all-weather balcony that became its own room.“This is not a typical viewing balcony, it’s actually an extension of the kitchen,” Bliesner said.“It’s a multifunctional space that could even be used as a pool room or a second living room.“Because we all like a backyard, there’s a touch of this on every level in the alfresco areas next to the urban balconies where we have placed special grassed planters that serve both design and function.”Amara Residences is a mix of two, three and four-bedroom offerings, ranging from 93sq m to 197sq m and starting from $1.99 million.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoAmara Residences in Bulimba.The apartments use natural tones of timber, masonry and stone, softened with natural greenery.Full-length glass walls take advantage of the stunning river views, while extended ceiling heights up to 3.8m in some living spaces add to natural light and ventilation.PDS Group development manager Michael Sutherland, whose company is seeing the project through from inception to completion, said the McConnell Street site could have fitted a higher density development, but that didn’t fit with the companies vision to create a destination residence.“Luxury living areas, spacious outdoor areas, commanding riverfront views and privacy bring all the elements of an exclusive Queensland home on the river to the fore here,” Sutherland said.Cloistered lobbies give the privacy of a home entry while quality fittings and European appliances give the final touch of elegance.Ground-floor residences have their own plunge pools on the garden terrace, overlooking a grassed river walk that leads to the water’s edge.Sutherland said the residences had been designed specifically for owner occupiers, a sector of the market that was benefiting from rising interstate migration and empty nesters downsizing.All residences have built-in day beds in their master bedroom, while some ensuites feature deep freestanding bathtubs and all have spacious walk-in robes.Amara is a short walk from Bulimba’s wealth of retail and recreational facilities, and is close to the Apollo Road City Cat terminal.last_img read more

NJIT looks to sweep N. Fla.

first_img February 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorth Florida (14-10, 7-2) vs. NJIT (7-14, 4-4)Wellness and Events Center, Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: NJIT goes for the season sweep over North Florida after winning the previous matchup in Jacksonville. The teams last went at it on Jan. 11, when the Highlanders outshot North Florida 58.8 percent to 43.9 percent and had seven fewer turnovers en route to the 12-point victory. NJIT looks to sweep N. Fla. SUPER SENIORS: North Florida has relied heavily on its seniors. Ivan Gandia-Rosa, Garrett Sams, Wajid Aminu and JT Escobar have collectively accounted for 62 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 59 percent of all Ospreys points over the team’s last five games.CLAMPING DOWN: The Highlanders have allowed only 62.6 points per game to Atlantic Sun opponents thus far, an improvement from the 74.3 per game they gave up to non-conference competition.CREATING OFFENSE: Gandia-Rosa has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all North Florida field goals over the last three games. Gandia-Rosa has accounted for 14 field goals and 21 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 72: NJIT is 0-10 this year when it allows 72 points or more and 7-4 when holding opponents to fewer than 72.PERFECT WHEN: North Florida is a perfect 6-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41.8 percent or less. The Ospreys are 8-10 when allowing the opposition to shoot any better than that.center_img DID YOU KNOW: North Florida as a collective unit has made 12.1 3-pointers per game this season, which is most among Division I teams. The Ospreys have averaged 13.7 3-pointers per game over their last three games.___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press last_img read more