Eye-catching: An artist's impression of the exterior of an 11-unit development in central Queenstown


Eleven eye-catching, luxury apartments anchoring a prominent central Queenstown site are selling off the plan.

The four-level complex occupies a vacant 885 square metre site on the corner of Frankton Road and Suburb Street regularly used as a pedestrian short-cut.

The developer of 20 Suburb St is Christchurch-based Jon Howard, of Transocean Property, and the design — aimed at maximising both space and outlooks — is by award-winning local architects Wyatt + Gray.

The complex comprises three one-bedroom apartments, six two-bedders and two four-bedroom penthouses all kitted out to the highest standard and accessible by lift.

There’s also the option of dual-key configurations.

Lounges open onto either a balcony/deck or courtyard garden, and the apartments all have double- or triple-glazed windows with thermally-broken frames and feature gas fireplaces.

Room with a view: An artist’s impression of part of the interior of an apartment at 20 Suburb St

Acoustic design will reduce traffic noise from Frankton Rd, the information memorandum states.

All apartments also come with off-street or undercover carparks, plus storage space.

Prices range from $799,000 for a 68sqm one-bedder to $3.3 million for the 229-230sqm penthouses, with a 10 per cent deposit required.

Colliers International Queenstown’s the exclusive listing agency.

Director/sales consultant Brendan Quill enthuses: ‘‘Firmly anchored at the entrance to the beating heart of Queenstown, this striking new development is unique in its dress-circle position and contemporary style.

Prime site: The corner of Frankton Rd and Suburb Stlux

‘‘From ground-floor one-bedroom homes to top-floor four-bedroom penthouses, each apartment has been carefully crafted to capture the essence of alpine living.

‘‘The design and choice of materials are not only sympathetic to the surroundings but also provide a robust and longstanding response to the elements.’’

Quill’s colleague Jesse Johnston adds: ‘‘Industrial style meets Scandinavian design, with stepped construction enabling greater articulation of form and a striking corner presence.

‘‘The architectural form incorporates Corten steel and schist to set it apart, forging a path of sympathetic styling blended with urban design.’’

Owners can live in their apartments or let them out long-term or, courtesy of a 365-day visitor accommodation consent, short-term.

Completion’s due late 2022.