A look inside of some of the best new properties

If you’re currently researching the best place to invest in property, it’s likely you’ll have looked at hundreds – if not thousands – of property photos, analysing how different property types, lay outs and locations translate to higher rental (or sale) prices. And then there’s the research on the market itself, trying to stay on-top of auction results, market reports or median sales prices for multiple locations takes up time and energy that most of us just don’t have.

At Ironfish, we’ve done this hard work for you. Not only have we already researched some of the best places in Australia to buy an investment (more info on our research here), we also look at what property types are in demand in those areas, and which projects offer the best value, quality and specific location.

Over 2019, our dedicated team of property researchers, analysts and investment strategists recommended properties to our national customer network. From award-winning apartments to boutique housing communities, a lot of these developments sold out before they were ever released to the public.

Through helping Australians from all walks of life to buy an investment in some of the best places in our 6 major cities, here are just a few of the best new properties to be completed this year. Take a look inside.

Cova Boathouses

Location: Cova, Hope Island, QLD
Property Type: Townhouses/villas
Developer: Frasers Property
Architect: Rothelowman

Surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty and with a freehold marina at its heart, Cova is an established masterplan community, with the Boathouse release representing a limited opportunity of just 13 villas along the Hope Island Waterfront. Characterised by sweeping water views and luxury finishes, each townhouse steps out onto a walking path circling the marina.

Residents of the Boathouse release have access to the recreation hub with an outdoor pool, BBQs and covered dining area. The Neighbours café adjoining the recreation hub not only serves great coffee, but also hosts events for residents to connect.


Location: Kangaroo Point, Queensland
Property Type: Apartments
Developer: Aria Property Group
Architect: Rothelowman

Designed by Rothelowman, Valencia enjoys stunning views of the Brisbane River and CBD skyline. The 125 apartments all have access to a rooftop children’s play park (which has proved popular with young families and grandparents), as well as a resident’s gym, private dining room, private cinema room, rooftop pool with sweeping views and a BBQ area. Valencia recently won UDIA awards for Best High Density Development (above 10 levels) and Architectural Design Excellence.


Location: Braybrook, Victoria
Property Type: Townhouses
Developer: Stocklands
Architect: DKO

Set in a quiet residential enclave, it’s hard to believe the master-planned Orion community is just 15 mins from the CBD. A collection of contemporary open-plan townhomes, residents enjoy the best of everything with parks and walking trails as well as the Footscray and Sunshine burgeoning foodie scene on their doorstep.

Elm & Stone

Location: Docklands, Victoria
Property Type: Apartments
Developer: MAB Corporation
Architect: DKO

Elm and Stone is located in the rapidly evolving NewQuay precinct of Docklands – adjacent to the Melbourne CBD. The building is a combination of striking contrasts, with lush plant life cascading down the raw concrete and steel beams of Elm and Stone’s lobby. Residents can escape the buzz below at the rooftop pool, workout in the fully-equipped gymnasium or relax in the library.

The apartments themselves draw inspiration from New York, with the contemporary yet timeless interiors featuring exposed concrete ceilings, strip and track lighting and clever built-in storage. 22% of the building are loft apartments, and all are designed with flexible floorplans to suit the ever-evolving lifestyle of inner-city Melbourne residents.

Hamilton Hill

Location: Woodforde, South Australia
Property Type: Apartments, townhouses & houses
Developer: Starfish
Architect: Enzo Caroscio

In Woodforde, a leafy pocket of Adelaide’s prestigious eastern suburbs, is Hamilton Hill. Located between the city and Adelaide Hills, it’s within easy access to jobs as well as great retail shopping, bars and cafes.

Hamilton Hill was designed by architect Enzo Caroscio to suit the natural fall of the Adelaide hills, and the master-planned community has a selection of boutique apartments, stylish townhouses and contemporary house and land packages to suit all types of lifestyles. Recently planted, the entry to Hamilton Hill features a collection of native saplings that will eventually grow to mimic the pattern of tartan – a clever nod to the area’s Scottish heritage and natural South Australian landscape.

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