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Small-scale Infill Development 

Encore, Ramsgate Beach by HELM Pty Limited 

The aptly-named Encore is located at 152 Ramsgate Road, on the corner of Alfred Street, just 60 metres to the west of its highly successful neighbour, Bayview (also developed by HELM).

 

The eye-catching Encore achieves a rhythm appropriate for any repeat performance. It has been designed by the same architect, PCA Architects, and follows the HELM principle of developing masterful residences which enhance the value of the neighbourhood. Encore has just 10 apartments with an equal mix of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, each with a triple aspect. This much sought-after feature ensures greater natural light and cross flow ventilation.

 

“Most Sydney apartment developments have just the one aspect – two if they are lucky – so residents are only able to capture the sun for a few hours a day. Fortunately, Encore is on a corner site which allows us to position balconies and windows that take full advantage of the sun as it moves, as well as maximising views and gaining access to cooling sea breezes,” HELM’s CEO, Mark Monk said.

 

Slender elegance and a graceful, upturned roofline are the hallmarks of Encore, which comprises two symmetrical six-level buildings. The lobby and the lift core creates separation between the buildings, allowing for the premium placement of just two apartments per floor.

 

Encore features a consummate blend of practicality, artisan detail and traditional craftsmanship. One particularly captivating design element is the laser-cut screens along Alfred Street; portions of which will electronically open and close as they act as the entry and exit points for resident parking.

 

The 4.5-metre setbacks to the eastern and northern boundary of Encore provide space for lush landscaping, complementing a wall of greenery to further improve the streetscape.

 

The apartments are crafted with a timeless aesthetic to achieve richness, warmth and a degree of luxury sought by discerning buyers. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the interiors in a glorious glow and add to the airy feel. Fully ducted reverse cycle air conditioning supplement the naturally cross-ventilated apartments, and sophisticated acoustic treatments keep interiors whisper quiet.