With its first guests checking-in over the Queens Birthday long weekend, The Fern serviced apartments are now giving short-term visitors to Sydney the opportunity to experience Passive House apartment living in well-located, luxurious surroundings.
Oliver Steele and Associates originally developed The Fern with the intention of selling each of the 11 units. A soft property market coupled with the rapid development of The Fern’s neighbourhood into a busy extension to the Sydney central business district – the Commonwealth Bank will open its new offices at Eveleigh, with more than 10,000 staff by the end of this year – has inspired a change of tack.
“We’ve partnered with Urban Rest which, a specialist executive letting agency, to make the apartments available to short-stay guests and re-birthed The Fern as serviced apartments,” says Oliver Steele, The Fern’s architect and builder.
Sustainable, comfortable and beautiful
It’s easy to assume that you give up something to live in a sustainable property but that is certainly not true of The Fern. Each apartment features luxury finishes such as stone paving on the balconies, herringbone French oak parquet floors in the living areas and Carrara marble bathrooms.
The kitchens have oak fronted cabinets, Carrara marble benchtops and European appliances. Each apartment includes a dishwasher, laundry facilities, wi-fi broadband, satellite TVs and a hairdryer.