A fusion of cultures: a unique and adventurous development in a thriving coastal town
In the early stages of the development, Casuarina Beach, the neighbouring area, had just completed its initial phase, and the region was not yet recognised within the standard valuation and lending parameters of property valuers and banks. However, the astute developer identified an opportunity for both capital gain and catering to the desires of Gen X and baby boomers seeking holiday accommodation properties. These potential investors were well-acquainted with the allure of Indonesian and Balinese resorts. Hence, the developer envisioned a project with a Balinese style. The challenge for Lightwave was to create an aesthetic that would transcend the fleeting trends of Balinese grassed roofs and instead endure the test of time.
The response was to craft an Australian subtropical environment that gracefully responded to its local context. At Lightwave, our design philosophies often draw inspiration from Eastern references, rather than traditional European approaches. As a result, the project exudes a distinctively Australian essence while evoking fond memories of idyllic stays at Balinese resorts.
Just as with any project, maximising natural light in the hotel apartments and enhancing the journey to these spaces were focal points. Collaborative efforts during the design stages ensured a thorough assessment of the timber's maintenance costs, which were then factored into the project's body corporate costs and sinking fund.
Ground floor amenities include retail and food & beverage outlets that seamlessly complement the facility, offering alfresco dining opportunities for guests of Paradiso Resort as well as Kingscliff residents and visitors.
Usher Powell Developments
Kingscliff, Tweed, NSW, Australia