Lifestyle at its prime.
Perfectly positioned in a prime location in the heart of McDowall, Keona Edition by Azure Development Group enjoys the unrivalled advantages of privacy, tranquility and proximity all while celebrating a sense of architectural adventure.
Expansive open-plan living spaces, four generous bedrooms, and large bathrooms satisfy all the demands of family life without compromising style. Living areas immediately connect with private landscaped garden alfresco entertaining zones.
A conscious preference for understated colours but with textures allows residents to incorporate their own personal style preferences. Attention to detail on every level is evident in the choice of high-quality fixtures and fittings.
With each terrace home covering two expansive storeys of living, the Keona Edition residences also capture the best of outdoor living with covered patios off courtyards that seamlessly interact with the indoor environments.
Be active or relaxed, refresh the body and mind in the yoga lawn nestled amongst the tree canopy, perhaps some pizza in the communal oven or indulge in a glass of shiraz around the communal fire pit on a cold winter’s night.
With its vibrant neighbourhood centre, abundant parklands, prestigious schools and proximity to Brisbane’s CBD just 10km away, it’s no wonder McDowall is one of Brisbane’s most coveted places to call home.
“It is always a unique challenge when attempting a less predictable architectural approach to a location with a natural setting of large trees and surrounding bush, but it was a challenge we embraced in creating our vision,” Azure Development Group Director Trent Keirnan explains.
“We asked the question how do you create a product that nestles in the natural environment but still juxtaposes itself to provide a distinctive architectural form that is both timeless in character and functional in operation? Keona Edition was our response to this challenge. We assembled a pallet of material that are textural but not trendy and combined them with a somewhat brutalist modernist form that happens to respond in a sympathetic way to the natural environment without losing the ability to be distinctive to the current time and place.
“As the community is positioned within a street characterized by established larger homes it was important to pay respect to the existing streetscape whilst providing an alternative accommodation mix not seen elsewhere in the area. We approached this through a rhythm in the built form and materials used whilst most importantly making sure the terraces at all times addressed the street.”
The combined level of materials applied to a terrace product at this price point is unparalleled, from the premium brick to the extensive glass and complementary advanced landscaping.
“The best way of highlighting how the project integrates into the community is recognising its contribution to the streetscape. Incorporating the significance of the natural surrounds we have borrowed inspiration from other marker trees that appear in the street and replicated them across our frontage.
These trees provide a rhythm and continuity as the community pass by. Set behind them is a built form that compliments and adds to the locale and represents itself as having been there from a previous time,” Mr Keirnan says.
“We spent considerable time assembling the appropriate fixtures and finishes for the community. Benchmarked against other offerings in the area we sought to enhance what the market was used to receiving through an approach where we applied a more textured but refined palette of natural timbers and stone internally to a blend of premium brick and composite cladding externally. A complementary co-existence but one that is distinctively different than that being offered by others.
“As a base principle, we consider all possible sustainability applications when visioning any Azure community. At Keona we were visioning any apply principles such as water sensitive urban design, rain storage and harvesting, energy efficient lighting, the use of recycled plastics in some of the finish building materials and sustainable steel framing.”
Founded in 2014 Azure is a privately owned real estate development and investment company. As a fully integrated development business with a construction, property management and maintenance division, over the past seven years the group has successfully released in excess of 900 dwellings in numerous ‘Editions’ across Queensland, creating a portfolio of Australia’s most desirable addresses.
“Our story began more than two decades ago with the creation of a single luxury home. Since then, the same spirit and enduring philosophy has been the cornerstone of all that we do,” Mr Keirnan says.
“We are inspired by people and the way they live. It’s this inspiration that has become Azure’s hallmark and point of difference. With each Edition we demonstrate this clarity of thought along with our commitment to design excellence.
“Our team share our vision. They are passionate people who are incredibly proud of the places we have created. With a collective 60 years of property expertise, we ensure every customer has an experience that goes beyond design and construction into the fabric of their daily lives.
“Great design is not about moments in time, it’s about defying time. It is clever and it has a soul. It’s the culmination of the measurable and unmeasurable in order to create a feeling that is special.”
Their collective 60 years of property experience has seen the Azure team build a culture of betterment and refinement in the creation of living environments, Mr Keirnan explains.
“They are passionate people who are incredibly proud of the places we create. Our obsession with every detail, with quality and with realizing a vision that’s truly special has propelled us to provide our customers with an experience that goes beyond the design and construction of our communities and into the fabric of their day to day lives. We want our residents to feel as special in 10 years, in 20 years as they do when the key first goes into the lock.”