DA approved boutique boarding house site for sale in Penshurst

AN exceptionally designed boarding house has had development approval on an 834* sqm parcel of land in the heart of Sydney’s south at 3 & 3A Cambridge Street in Penshurst.

The four-storey construction consisting of 39 spacious studios, one manager’s room and one communal rooftop space was designed by renowned Sydney architect Joseph Khawaja from Urban Link, and is expected to fetch strong interest from the market.

The land is situated 700 metres* from the Penshurst train station, and is directly opposite the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre and parklands as well as the amazing  brand new Penshurst Public School 450m from the site.

Penshurst Public School 

The development opportunity is being marketed in an Expressions of Interest campaign by Ray White Commercial Metropolitan Sydney’s, Samuel Hadgelias and Tina Bligh.

Ms Bligh and Mr Hadgelias said that the region is becoming increasingly popular for developers as well as a new generation of investors who are attracted by its proximity to Hurstville.

“There’s an enormous amount of sporting facilities directly across the road, The Hurstville Aquatic Centre; swimming pools, gym, 3 indoor courts, soccer, cricket, netball and more.

The Penshurst Park has a major upgrade to include a new synthetic sports field with hydraulic cricket, 275-seat grandstand, youth centre with multi-sports courts, outdoor exercise station and extension of the Hurstville Aquatic and Leisure Centre is directly across the site.

“It is just neighbouring Hustville as well, known for the central business district of St George area as well as being a busy and popular hub for the local residents of the area.”

Ms Bligh said that the inspired design will also play a major part in the campaign’s success.

“What we love about this development is that they have included balconies and/or courtyards in all the rooms, something we don’t usually see in boarding house developments,” she said.

Architect Joseph Khawaja said that one of the most unique elements of the design is that the rooms feel much more like studio apartments rather than a typically sparse boarding house set up.

“We designed the rooms to maximise the space as much as physically possible within what the regulations allow us,” Mr Khawaja said.

“The people who live here will not feel like they are confined to a shoebox, and will be able to enjoy the fresh air and natural light.”

The design also allows for a high number of rooms with disability access.

“We have also included a very large communal space on the top level, which can be used for group activities, pilates and yoga, or a BBQ,” he said.

Mr Khawaja said that his firm has recently been designing a lot of boarding houses, with the need becoming higher due to the rising prices of houses and apartments in Sydney.

“The outlook for boarding houses has changed; they are convenient and make city-living more accessible to people,”

“It is now often being referred to as co-living, and the people living and working there feel more like a family who really enjoy this lifestyle,” he finished.

The Expressions of Interest campaign will close on Wednesday 4 August 2021.


Contact details:
Samuel Hadgelias
Director – Ray White Commercial Metropolitan Sydney
0403 254 675

Tina Bligh
Director – Ray White Commercial Metropolitan Sydney
0431 371 102

Media contact:
Nina Clarke
Ray White Group
0448 841 606

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