Creating Homes for People to Belong

We have all seen beautiful imagery showcasing new apartments as they come to market, highlighting stunning décor, shiny fixtures, and crisp interior spaces. While it’s important to show a new offering in its best light, there’s more to apartment design than just looks – a great apartment must also be highly liveable and feel like home.

Stirling Capital is passionate about building high quality apartments that not only look beautiful and provide sophisticated living, but are also comfortable, peaceful and a welcoming place to come home to at the end of the day. This is achieved through a combination of function and aesthetics.

While buyers may fall in love with what they can see in an apartment, it’s often the unseen features that make it a home. We recently asked some of our residents who are new to apartment living what surprised them about their new apartment. For many, it was the things they hadn’t even considered when looking at apartments that made a difference to daily home life.

“It would be the open area inside the building that allows us to open the windows and get a fresh breeze through the apartment,” one Treehouse resident said. “This building also makes clever use of fresh air flow, as well as making sure there is a real connection to the outside. It doesn’t have that feel of being in a hospital. And it means we can air dry our laundry because of the ventilation. I know it’s not much but these little things make a difference.”

In addition to the apartments themselves, many buyers said that Stirling Capital’s overall design approach was instrumental in facilitating interactions with other residents and encouraging the use of shared communal spaces.

This ensures every Stirling Capital project incorporates spaces to facilitate the organic growth of communities, in turn developing a sense of place and belonging for residents. This connecting of people has become a hallmark of Stirling Capital developments and is something we’re very proud of.

“We have met quite a few people living here and it’s lovely to have that community around you. It’s similar to having a mix of people living on your street and getting to know them,” a Treehouse resident said. “At the same time, we don’t feel like we have people living on top of us. We have privacy and enjoy our own small garden.”

More apartments are now also catering for pets – how better to make an apartment feel like home than to have your trusted companion waiting for you at the end of the day?

If you’re considering apartment living, take the time to appreciate the floorplans, design elements and fixtures and finishes, but also consider how each apartment makes you feel – how do you see yourself living there? Does it give you a sense of connection? Is it your place to belong?