'Tree house' apartments a feature of DHA's Crimson Hill development

'Tree house' apartments a feature of DHA's Crimson Hill development
'Tree house' apartments a feature of DHA's Crimson Hill development

Bushland apartments so sensitive to their location that they appear more like tree houses, are to be released at Defence Housing Australia’s new residential community at Lindfield this month.

Crimson Hill was launched earlier this year with the sale of 10 lots fetching up to $1.15 million each.

On completion the residential development, which abuts Lane Cove National Park, will have 345 dwellings in a mix of freestanding homes, apartments and two-level terraces.


Late last month DHA released apartments and terraces across two precincts – Hamilton Corner and Tubbs View – both named after Victoria Cross recipients from the Battle of Lone Pine.

Crimson Hill is a very special new community which has already been eagerly received by the buyers of the first blocks released in August,” DHA managing director Peter Howman said.

“We expect similarly strong reaction to the apartments, not just because of the beautiful bushland setting, but also because of the fantastic design and approach architects Bates Smart have taken.”

The Hamilton Corner and Tubbs View apartment precincts create a strong connection with their bushland location. “Based on our experience with this project, it’s clear DHA are intent on creating a legacy at Crimson Hill, so these apartments are designed and built to be sustainable for the long term,” said Bates Smart director, Guy Lake.


“It’s a beautiful project to work on because we have a site unlike any I’ve ever encountered so close to the Sydney CBD. It offers the chance to really connect with a very distinctive natural environment.”

To complement the natural design palette, Bates Smart has used sandstone and timber finishes throughout both apartment releases.

Hamilton Corner will include 23 apartments and terraces, with four one?bedroom apartments from 57 square metres, 12 two?bedroom apartments from 84?92 square metres and seven double?storey, three-bedroom terraces from 133 square metres.

“Including the terraces at ground level made a lot of sense and offers a great ‘house’ alternative with their own street presence, and access to open space,” said Lake.

The terraces have their own street addresses and basement parking and open onto a residents’ only communal area with barbecue facilities.

Tubbs View precinct includes 70 apartments in two buildings of four levels each, with eight one-bedroom apartments starting at 65 square metres, 24 two?bedroom apartments from 83?87 square metres and 38 three?bedroom apartments from 106?115 square metres.

Six of the apartments in Tubbs View are designed over two levels and take on the feeling of a ‘tree house’, Lake said. “It’s a very sensitive response, and will create really special apartments, unlike any we’re aware of in Sydney, let alone the immediate area.”

All apartments capture the best local views, breezes and natural light.

Balconies are enhanced by deep sun-shading and a seamless flow from indoors to out.

Interiors reflect the materials used outdoors, with high?end fittings and durable finishes including reconstituted stone and hardwood floors.

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