“The Abbey”, developed and delivered by Traders In Purple, and designed by AJH+, comprises of seven beautifully appointed luxury residences – three of which are built within the former South Cronulla Uniting Church and Sunday School hall. Sitting adjacent, four contemporary residences celebrate the site’s special link to its past and coastal position. Traders In Purple’s vision was to pay legacy to the rich history of this property while creating high-end sophisticated residences that are like private sanctums.
Complete in January 2021, the redevelopment is an amalgamation of two lots containing a heritage listed former community Church and support buildings and two houses. The Church foundation stone is dated 18 April 1924 and was built at a time when the Cronulla peninsula was developing. As an ‘interwar church’ its local heritage listing related to its simple gabled form, roof line and finishes.
The facades contrasts coastal-contemporary architecture with heritage-inspired craftsmanship; richly textured brick, Australian timbers, concrete and sections of rusted Corten steel echoing the earthy colours and forms of the coastal landscape.
Internally a sense of intimacy is created, intelligent design melds with striking marble, timber and stone finishes, built-in cocktail bars and gas fireplaces surrounded by aged brass and travertine with high-end appointments.
A diverse selection of floorplans, the residences appeal to a variety of buyers. Each residence enjoys private landscaped courtyards and private secure basement parking for two cars with internal access and additional storage.
Currently being sold by expressions of interest, The Abbey has attracted exceptional interest and setting a new benchmark in quality, external design aesthetic and price point. Sale prices between mid $2m – mid $3m have been achieved/anticipated.