$40m sales success for riverfront project

Absolute riverfront project Cannes, situated midway between Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, has secured over $40 million in sales for 50 apartments since launching in February, making it one of the fastest selling new apartment developments on the Gold Coast.

The project, which will be home to 96 two, three and four bedroom apartments and penthouses, is now selling, priced from $564,900 to $2.3 million.

Launched by award winning Marquee Development Partners, Cannes has struck a chord with local couples and rightsizers looking for low maintenance living in an absolute riverfront location, just a five minute walk to a patrolled beach, one minute walk to the light rail station and one stop to Broadbeach.

Cannes sales manager, Azura Griffen, says there has been overwhelming demand due to the highly unique waterfront location and stunning 180 degree panoramic views on offer.

Ms Griffen , who has been in real estate on the Gold Coast for more than 20 years, was so impressed with Cannes, she suggested to her mother, Doris White, to buy an apartment in the building as part of her plan to rightsize in the coming year.

“The majority of purchasers have been from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, acting quickly to be part of this truly unique community,” she said.

“Our sales have continued in recent weeks with people moving ahead with confidence due to the project’s quality and unique location.

“I’ve worked on a lot of projects over the years, but I’ve never come across a riverfront apartment building that brings together so many elements of our Gold Coast lifestyle, giving buyers a true sense of luxury living.

“This is the place I have chosen for my Mum, because it just ticks all of the boxes, especially for someone at that stage of life.

“Obviously rightsizing is a big step for most people whether they are on their own or a couple, but the appeal of Cannes is that it has been cleverly designed by award winning DBI architects, so all apartments have ample storage and no wasted space.

“Cannes’ massive rooftop pavilion is among the best I have seen – featuring a wellness centre, gym, hydrotherapy shower, spa and treatment rooms, along with a barbeque terrace with a fire pit, private dining and board room, billiards room and library – all taking in 270 degree views of the city skyline, ocean, river and hinterland.

“Cannes has over 90 metres of water frontage with a 25 metre pool, private pontoon, and outdoor seating areas to enjoy the waterfront connection.

“All amenities have been influenced by the interior designer to have a French inspiration to connect to the building’s name, Cannes.

“The bonus is that even with all of this amenity, the body corporate fees remain comparatively low, starting at around $75 per week.

“There really is something for everyone here.”

Ms White says she is looking forward to making the move to Cannes for a more relaxed and low maintenance lifestyle.

“I can picture myself reading by the pool and having a glass of wine at the sunset bar watching the boats pass, then enjoying a night on the rooftop under the stars,” she said.

“I’ve lived in Robina for about 12 years and previously lived in Brisbane and Sydney, so a move to the Broadbeach-Surfers area will be a nice change of pace. It’s an area that has really come up in recent years with the development of Home of The Arts and new restaurants and cafes popping up.

“When Azura showed me the plans for Cannes I really liked the look of the building and apartments, which are inspired by French Riviera architecture.

“I’ve bought a two bedroom apartment which will have ample room for me, and I’m looking forward to trading my lawn and gardens for outdoor space that I don’t have to maintain.”

Cannes is being developed on the largest absolute riverfront lot remaining between Broadbeach and Main Beach on the beach side of the river.

Construction is expected to commence about mid year, with completion anticipated late 2021.

Buyers can arrange a private tour of the Cannes waterfront display suite at 15-17 Cannes Avenue near the Florida Garden’s G:Link stop, or visit canneswaterfront.com.au for details.