The lucky buyer of a new luxury Pyrmont pad will be able to drive right into their living room, thanks to the optional extra of a car lift within the property.
A pretty impressive party trick…
The $5.75 million five-storey townhouse on offer at Thirdi Group’s Paragon of Pyrmont development can incorporate a lift from the garage that can bring your pride and joy inside.
There are 21 townhouses within the development, starting at just under $4 million.
There are also some cheaper options, with apartments priced from about $1.6 million.
Car enthusiasts across Sydney are being drawn to the project — there’s even been interest from the owner of a Rolls-Royce Phantom — though he worries it may not fit.
Designated a bit of a “bat cave”, the five-bedroom Treasury townhouse is named after the sandstone building in the CBD and offers the optional extra in collaboration with Maserati.
By forgoing a room on the lower level, revheads will be able drive up to their home, at which point the building’s smart automation system will recognise their car is approaching and open the garage.
Once parked, a platform will raise the car through the ceiling of the garage into the interior of the townhouse.
Thirdi Group’s Luke Berry said the feature was a hit with house hunters.
“(For) some people, it’s their dream to drive their car into one of their rooms,” he said. “It’s been really encouraging to have genuine interest in this conceptual design.”
Townhouses, he added, offer something for the “missing middle” — people who don’t want to live in a shoebox. “I’d like to build a hundred more in Sydney. That’s the product people are inquiring about.”
These townhouses are extreme high end, but agents across Sydney have reported a rise in townhouses’ popularity, not least because they can offer the perfect midway option, providing the benefits of apartments and houses.
Townhouses are usually cheaper than houses and are popular with everyone from first homebuyers to young professionals and downsizers. While some are strata title and have levies, others are Torrens title and don’t.
Belle Property Pyrmont agent Caroline Selka said more people were realising they were a good compromise.
“There’s been a shift,” she said. “We’re seeing more people consider townhouses now when they might not have done in the past.”
Ms Selka is marketing a Leichhardt townhouse that’s proving popular with families and professionals.
With a price guide of $1.45 million, the home at 6/61-63 Flood St is one of just six in a boutique warehouse conversion development and offers bright, spacious rooms as well as a sunny little outdoor area.