5 Things to look for in a luxury apartment development

From a prized location to the perfect layout, every aspect of your future home should leave you awestruck. 

If you’re in the market for a top end apartment, luxury will no doubt be number one on your list. But what makes a property more prestigious than the rest? What features should you look for to ensure you’re getting nothing but the best?

Whether you want to downsize from your family home to enjoy the good life, or put your feet up in a dream holiday escape, here are five must haves for your future luxury home.

1. A breathtaking location

Truly luxurious living starts with a location that makes you wake up every morning and immediately think, ‘wow’.

The ultimate apartment to look for is in an iconic yet boutique building on a sought-after street. It should have architecture that perfectly complements its surroundings in terms of style, colour and form.

Absolute ocean views are pretty hard to top.


When you walk inside, a beautiful entrance is an immediate sign that you’re somewhere special.

Ideally, your home will be positioned just steps away from a pristine beach, but also just a few more to the very best cosmopolitan cafes, restaurants, cocktail bars, shops and entertainment.

2. Space and privacy

Luxury apartment life is at its finest when you have an entire floor of the building to yourself. Once you step out of the lift, you can relax in perfect privacy.

Dune at Main Beach, Gold Coast, will have just 14 apartments across 15 levels.


The next thing to look for is a generous floor plan that flows seamlessly from indoors to out. It should start with a welcoming hallway and end in a balcony with spectacular views.

In between, look for at least three bedrooms with light-filled ensuites and a master that has its own Juliet balcony so you can open the doors to the sunshine. A large walk-in-robe and free-standing bath can be the finishing touches on your blissful sanctuary.

Of course, you’ll want to find a generous living and dining area, an impressive kitchen with a large island bench and a butler’s pantry to make sure entertaining is fuss free.

3. Ultimate appliances

There’s no question that when buying the best apartment, you’ll also want the best appliances.

Kitchen

A luxury kitchen doesn’t only look great, it’s a place where you can take pleasure in cooking.


European Miele stovetops and ovens make it simple to cook up a storm, while air conditioning will make sure you’re cool on the warmest of days.

If you like a glass of wine or two, opt for a built-in wine fridge to keep your collection at just the right temperature all year round.

4. Quality construction and materials

Some buildings might look luxurious from afar, but the real evidence is in the build quality.

The little luxury touches make all the difference.


At luxury Gold Coast development Dune, architectural firm Rothelowman, developer Andrews Projects and Hutchinson Builders have put fine craftsmanship front and centre of the project.

Suiting the name Dune, the overall image is designed to look like sand that has been artistically “whipped up by the wind”. Features such as bronze battens bring a unique texture, while sturdy concrete columns and metal balustrades offer timeless style.

Other markers of quality to look for are double-glazed windows, natural timbers and stones, carefully crafted rounded edgings, built-in strip lighting and plush carpets for comfort.

5. First-class amenities

Amazing amenities are the finishing touch to luxurious living. Think infinity pools, outdoor yoga spaces, wellness gyms fitted with the latest equipment, as well as saunas and hot and cold spas.

Exclusive amenities take luxury apartment living to another level.


With so many great things, it won’t hurt to add one more – outdoor showers. You can wash away the sand after a beach swim before jumping on a poolside lounge with a book.

If you ever want to leave your haven, make sure you have a stylish beach club right downstairs, where you can drop in for a meal or drinks and catch up with family and friends.

This is what residents at Dune will get to enjoy, explains developer Danny Andrews.

“We’re bringing a new version of beachfront living,” he says. “The attention to detail will be unrivalled to what has been seen on the Gold Coast before.”

All pictures are courtesy of Andrews Projects.