Leading Australian property developer David Devine, founder and managing director of DD Living, has lodged a development application for a $400 million luxury residential apartment development in North Burleigh that will replace and improve on his existing sold-out apartment building Alba, following the acquisition of a neighbouring site.

The amalgamation of the two prime sites at 264 and 266-268 The Esplanade in North Burleigh on the Gold Coast has given Mr Devine and his team at DD Living a rare opportunity to create a more expansive, premium apartment development to deliver a better outcome for existing purchasers.

An opportunity to buy the 1012sqm site next to their current Alba development, also 1012sqm, presented DD Living with an exciting new plan to amalgamate them into a 2024sqm site, taking advantage of the double site and 40m of frontage overlooking the beach.

DD Living has expanded the residential offering with a completely new development design featuring larger apartment sizes, wider ocean views, more six-star residential amenities and an abundance of lush green space.

Burly is a $400million luxury apartment development designed by award-winning Koichi Takada Architects for the owner-occupier, comprising of 100 two, three and three-bedroom plus multipurpose room apartments and a penthouse across 24 levels, with exclusive access to extensive six-star amenities over the ground floor and level one.

DD Living has assembled a strong design team with award-winning interior design studio Mim Design to bring the six-star luxury interiors throughout the new Burly development. DD Living CEO David Devine said his team looked forward to working with Gold Coast City Council on lodging the Burly development application to deliver a landmark building of high distinction for such a prominent site.

“We are making the most of this opportunity with a new architectural design that improves the residential offering, which is only possible now after doubling the space we originally had,” Mr Devine said. “The large, combined site of 2024sqm demands a statement of architectural excellence and we are very pleased with the design by Koichi Takada Architects planned for Burly.

“Burly has been designed with the local environment and community in mind, with an expressive form and wave theme referencing the beauty and lifestyle of Burleigh Heads and the waves crashing against the beach directly in front of the site. With the 40 metre frontage of the combined site, we are now able to provide a wider building separation between this and neighbouring buildings, as well as delivering significantly more landscaping at street level.

“It’s not easy to amalgamate sites on The Esplanade, but when you do, it delivers a better result for both the apartment purchaser and the Gold Coast community as a whole. When the opportunity presents itself, you need to grab it with both hands.”

With 40 metres of beach frontage, Burly residents will have easy access to the white sands of North Burleigh Beach, as well as world-class restaurants, cafes and boutique stores all within a short walking distance.

DD Living is synonymous with ultra-premium residential apartment buildings, such as Royale Gold Coast currently under construction by Hutchinson Builders at the exclusive absolute beachfront strip of Northcliffe Terrace in Surfers Paradise.

Luxury apartment marketing agency TOTAL Property Group is managing apartment sales of Royale Gold Coast says demand for ultra-premium apartments on the beach was being met by DD Living’s luxe beachfront apartment developments on the Gold Coast.

TOTAL Property Group Managing Director Adrian Parsons says Burly’s design is an excellent reflection of the site’s outstanding qualities; its size and location, offering an incredibly unique and limited opportunity for apartment buyers to own a prestige apartment overlooking the beach in North Burleigh. “The Esplanade at Burleigh is one of Gold Coast’s most desirable places to live and Burly will meet the demand we have been seeing for prestige property in locations of this quality,” Mr Parsons said.

“Burleigh with its world-famous headland and pristine beach is one of Australia’s most desirable lifestyle destinations and has been very popular, particularly with people from the southern states relocating to Queensland. Apartments in a residential development of this quality with six star lifestyle amenity being delivered by renowned and respected developer David Devine is a very good opportunity.”

Burly, to be delivered by DD Living, will consist of 100 luxury apartments across 24 levels with exclusive six-star residential facilities at the beachfront location of 264-268 The Esplanade, North Burleigh, one of Gold Coast’s most desirable residential beachfront strips.