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Imagine waking up and throwing open the blinds to be met with a sprawling, 180-degree view over Canberra, where you can watch from up high as the capital slowly wakes up.
Then you head down the lift to the state-of-the-art wellness centre, where you can push yourself through a vigorous gym session or stretch things out in the relaxing private yoga space, before popping in for a sneaky sauna.
Then you look at your watch and realise, since you’re working from home today, you’ve got a bit of extra time. So you head out to the stunning infinity pool, set amongst beautifully-landscaped gardens, for a bit of a dip.
Then it’s back up the lift to get ready for the day. And you’re not forced to work from your dining room table. Instead, you head down to the workspace, a quiet sanctuary to work from, with comfortable spaces to set up for the day complete with AC power and USB chargers.
As the day winds down, you’ve got friends coming over for the evening, so you pop down to your wine cellar to grab a couple of bottles. Once your friends arrive, it’s up to you whether you want to entertain amongst the clouds in the Sky Park, the spectacular look out space on level 23 complete with barbecues, sun lounges and jaw-dropping views, or you can cook up a storm in the commercial-quality chef’s kitchen and executive dining room.
And then, why not all relax in the private cinema, with cosy couches and bean bags, and watch a flick or even pop a sporting match on the big screen.
This isn’t some swanky hotel or luxury resort—this could actually be your everyday life if you lived in High Society.
Sitting at 100 metres and 113 metres tall right near the edge of Lake Ginninderry, High Society not only has Canberra’s tallest residential towers, but also Canberra’s tallest towers in general.
The development includes 540 apartments, with one, two-and three-bedroom options available, with a range of floorplans. Only a limited number of apartments remain, with options suited to everyone from owner occupiers to investors. All apartments come with stone benchtops as standard and SMEG appliances, with a choice of three colour schemes available.
And then, there are those amenities.
“High Society is Canberra’s most amenity-rich development, giving residents access to peak luxury living,” says Elliot Woods from Geocon.
There’s the wellness centre with a gym, yoga space and sauna, plus the infinity pool, surrounded by cabanas, day beds and lounges. For the little ones, there’s the Kids Space, a creative indoor wonderland where kids can hang out and play, stocked with games and toys.
There’s the private cinema, which can be hired by residents so you can host your own blockbuster premiere with friends and family in an intimate space of mixed lounges and bean bags. The dining room can also be hired out by residents, with its commercial-quality chef’s kitchen and executive dining room. There are also multiple barbeque areas where you can entertain.
Then there’s the workspace area, a bike hub with a fully- stocked tool and cleaning station, a car wash.
All three-bedroom apartments and penthouses also get a private secure space in the building’s wine cellar.
“It’s really like nothing Canberra’s seen before, and for residents it makes for a pretty cool place to live,” says Elliot.
High Society forms part of Geocon luxe new Republic Precinct in Belconnen. It’s not only the largest mixed-use precinct in Canberra, but also the largest being built in Australia, and once complete will include five residential towers, a hotel, a supermarket, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, a hairdresser, a bank and more. So whatever you need is just a quick trip down the lift to the ground floor plaza.
And if you can ever manage to tear yourself away from the precinct (which let’s face it, will be difficult), you’ve got everything else you need on your doorstep.
“It’s an easy lifestyle there so it doesn’t really matter what you’re into. If you’re a student, you’ve got UC less than a kilometer away. For young families there’s a Woolworths Metro downstairs if you need to get something any time of the day, you can run down and grab it,” says Elliot.
“Then there’s Canberra’s biggest gym next door at CISAC, and there’s the second biggest shopping centre in Canberra less than 100 metres away at Westfield Belconnen. There’s the third biggest bus interchange in Canberra less than 100 metres away, and the ACT Government has also indicated that eventually, they’ll send light rail to Belconnen as well. Not to mention of course Lake Ginninderry which is just across the road with a really extensive network of cycle paths, walking paths and places for people to exercise and have a good time.”
Elliot says that despite a challenging year for Canberra, between bushfires, smoke, hail and COVID-19, the property market has remained strong.
“We still haven’t seen things back off, and it’s been consistently positive across the market. In July and August, settlements were stronger than they were that same time last year, and we’ve continued to see strong sales across all of our developments since then. From a property perspective, Canberra is the only jurisdiction in Australia where things didn’t take a backwards step.”
High Society is currently almost complete, with pre-settlement inspections underway and the very first residents expected to move in by Christmas. So if you’re tempted, this kind of lifestyle could become your reality, in the not too distant future.
To celebrate completion at High Society, Geocon is inviting the Belconnen community to join them on site this Saturday, 28 November for a free Open Day.
Tours will run through the complex throughout the day offering a glimpse at the unrivalled views and amenity, while in the Precinct food and music will also entertain the crowds.
For more information on the Open Day visit HighSociety.geocon.com.au.
What: Final apartments available at High Society in Belconnen’s Republic Precinct
Cost: Prices start from $319,000 with one, two and three-bedroom apartments available with a range of floorplans.
For more: Visit geocon.com.au/projects/residential/high-society, visit the Geocon City Sales Centre on Grazier Lane, Belconnen, or call 1300 97 97 57