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Bigger is better for Queensland apartments

Queensland’s influx of interstate residents is influencing dwelling design, with owner-occupiers and investors gravitating towards larger and more luxurious apartments.

Inner city apartment buildings in Brisbane, Australia
Apartments in Brisbane's inner city are getting bigger, and they're selling at more than three times the rate they were before the pandemic. Photo: Darryl Leach / Shutterstock

Queensland’s influx of interstate residents is influencing dwelling design, with owner-occupiers and investors gravitating towards larger and more luxurious apartments.

Across Australia, Urbis’ latest Apartments Essentials report found that 27 per cent of apartments being developed had three bedrooms or more, 55 per cent contained two bedrooms and 18 per cent were either one bedroom or studio dwellings.

That proportion of three bedroom or large…