SYDNEY, 28 APRIL 2021
Following the intense response and sell-out of the Nautilus apartments at The Waterfront, Shell Cove, Shellharbour City Council and Frasers Property Australia have unveiled the next new harbourside apartment offering. Spread across three low-rise buildings and offering either stunning harbour views or tranquil natural corridor outlook, the Ancora Apartments will be sold by ballot on June 17.
Designed by WMK Architecture, Ancora will feature 64 one, two and three-bedroom apartments in a convenient harbourside location in the masterplanned community.
With a harbourside position to the north of The Waterfront Town Centre, Harbourside Dining Precinct and Waterfront Tavern, Ancora Apartments will be within easy walking distance to all the amenities the coastal community has to offer. Residents will be merely steps from the boardwalks leading to the world-class Shellharbour Marina, via a pedestrian bridge over the wetlands, or a walk around the foreshore.
Many apartments will boast stunning harbour views while other apartments enjoy a stunning natural corridor outlook. Ancora will also feature beautifully landscaped walkways and seating areas, plus a resident-only infinity pool with picturesque views over the surrounding natural landscape and out to the marina.
John Andreas, WMK Principal & Director of the Ancora Building, says the design approach for Ancora resonates with the coastline environment and local wetlands.
“WMK’s design conceives the apartments as an extension of the landscape mirroring the natural shapes within the environment. This allows the landscape to invade the built form and establish a careful sequence of views and outlooks,” says Mr Andreas.
“The buildings respond to their setting and provide visual interest through their diverse expressions. The form and materiality of the apartment buildings have a monolithic, calm expression, speaking to the surrounding nature and the horizontally striated rock formations along the coastline.
“The external materials are selected for their natural characteristics, evoking the coastal environment with the organic building form and materiality working together. The interior and exterior design are indelibly linked. Ancora’s connection with the coast, harbour and wetlands flows from the external to the internal environment ensuring a sophisticated and harmonious design,” he says.
According to Mr Andreas, the interior palettes are designed and selected as a direct response to immediate surrounds. Colours and materials take subtle cues from natural elements which also compliment a relaxed beachside aesthetic. Buyers will have a choice of three finishes schemes in a standard or premium option, each inspired by the surrounding environment – coast, harbour and boardwalk.
Simone Dyer, Development Director Shell Cove, Frasers Property Australia says the harbourside location, quality design and finishes, and access to amenities make Ancora a unique South Coast luxury lifestyle proposition.
“Those who choose to call Ancora home will have everything they need right at their fingertips, with harbourside cafes, shops, services, parks and beaches just a short stroll away,” Ms Dyer says.
“The convenience of Ancora will appeal to downsizers and seachangers who want a low-maintenance marina lifestyle without compromising on amenities, but we are also expecting interest from investors seeking a long-term investment in an area with capital growth potential, as well as those planning for their retirement.”
“The variety of quality homes with different configurations ensures there is a home to suit every need and budget. Unlike many apartment buildings, Ancora Apartment is pet-friendly too.
“With only 64 apartments and a very limited number of one-bedroom options on offer in a harbourside location, we’re expecting demand to be very strong,” says Ms Dyer.
Information sessions for those interested in Ancora will be held from 17 May, with the ballot to be held on 17 June.
The Waterfront, Shell Cove is a masterplanned community in a natural coastal setting surrounded by beaches, parks and wetlands but close to schools, transport and major centres.
A focal point will be the 270-berth boat harbour and Shellharbour Marina next to the lively Town Centre featuring a retail precinct anchored by a Woolworths supermarket, with specialty shops and restaurants on the marina’s edge. There will also be a Waterfront Tavern, hotel, children’s beach, water play areas, library and community centre.
The Waterfront, Shell Cove Sales Centre is in The Waterfront Town Centre at Shops 1 and 2, 100 Cove Boulevard, Shell Cove. It is open seven days from 10.30am to 5pm. Call 13 38 38 or visit for more information.