Guava Lime has been creating innovative, conceptually visionary projects in Australia since 2002. Our developments use leading design, innovative building and development solutions and demonstrate new thinking which challenges the status quo.
Guava Lime’s directors, architects Michael Loucas and Con Zahos, began their partnership in 1988 with the establishment of architectural practice Loucas Zahos. In just a few short years, the firm developed an industry-wide reputation for quality and innovation, expanding from Adelaide into Brisbane and featuring in BRW’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies three years in a row.
By turning their minds to the finance and feasibility side of projects, Loucas and Zahos created their next venture, Guava Lime – a development company that combines architectural and design excellence with commercial business acumen. The result is inspirational and profitable projects without compromise.
Our mission is to create environments that are innovative, sustainable and profitable, using an approach that balances practicality and commercial awareness with a strong design aesthetic and sense of integrity.
We believe that success rests on the ability to identify and deliver the right product for the right location and market – which is why we are highly selective when it comes to choosing development opportunities.
At Guava Lime, we also understand the power of relationships. Years of working closely with public and private institutions and remaining adaptable and responsive in our approach has made us adept at managing key stakeholders, allowing us to achieve the best possible outcome for every project.
Above all else, our approach is underpinned by the pursuit of quality. It’s what underlies our decision-making process at every level, providing guidance when solutions are sought and enabling us to draw the best creative resources to a project.
From funding packages and risk management through to lateral design solutions and marketing, we have a thorough understanding of all the elements it takes to make a development a success.
Guava Lime incorporates the fundamentals of sustainable design into all of our projects. We combine long-proven, sound design principles with new, energy-efficient technology to create environments which epitomise sustainable living. We continually challenge ourselves to innovate and explore new advances in sustainability, incorporating them into our projects wherever commercially viable. Perhaps most importantly, we consider the whole life of a building and how it will be used by residents and tenants both now and in future generations in order to enhance and encourage sustainable living practices.
Aqua Apartments is an $8 million residential apartment building situated on Flinders St in Adelaide’s CBD. Developed with owner occupiers in mind, Aqua combines thoughtful design with quality finishes and construction.
Apartments have been designed for maximum “liveability”, featuring cross-flow ventilation and both north and south aspects. Nine years on, the majority of original buyers are still residents – a clear testament to the development’s success.
East West Apartments was one of Adelaide’s first purpose-built student accommodation buildings.
The development team’s decision to choose a location adjacent to the University of South Australia’s campus led to a leasing agreement with the University for the entire building, offering a secure, ready-made investment for prospective purchasers. The $15 million project comprises 91 beds over 14 stories, with a retail cafe on the ground floor.
The Soho, on Adelaide’s Flinders Street, is a boutique art hotel featuring 30 stylishly-appointed rooms, a chic ground floor restaurant and heated jet pool with city views. The building’s edgy, urban design aesthetic is matched by an eye-catching external facade and sleek interior finishes. Completed for $8 million, the Soho is owned by Guava Lime and operated by the national Clarion chain.
Designed to be naturally energy-saving, the Soho has a range of energy efficient features and options including an environmentally active façade allowing circulation of fresh air and an automatic louvre system that resets itself throughout the day providing privacy and amenity to guests.
Taking New York style loft living as its inspiration, Flinders Loft is a $16 million urban renewal project to reinvigorate a nineties office block. By working with the original building’s structure and adding additional levels of living space, we plan to create a striking and contemporary mixed-use building comprising 18 boutique apartments, premium office space and ground floor retail.
Residences will feature lofty ceilings and spacious open plan living areas reminiscent of Manhattan lofts while an entirely new façade will transform the building’s exterior. Occupants will share the use of Australia’s first body corporate owned full electric car.
Perfectly positioned to take advantage of everything Adelaide has to offer, this $9.5 million project consists of 48 contemporary apartments, bespoke foyers designed by inspired artists, and premium ground floor retail.
ART apartments are the culmination of individual design, classic architectural modernity, and quality. This modern development is well positioned, with restaurants, theatre, botanic gardens and the central market all within walking distance.
Visit theart.com.au for more information.
From the north facing rooftop contemplation garden, to the pedestrian friendly locale, Zen living sets the stage for a life in harmony with city rhythms. Simplified and pared down, Zen Apartments will enrich its occupants with its natural finishes and materials.
Located off Flinders Place – a new precinct being developed by Guava Lime – in the peaceful ‘Paris’ east end of Flinders Street, Zen Apartments are walking distance from restaurants, theatre, cinema, markets and parklands. Engage or disengage to suit your Zen lifestyle.
Visit www.zenadelaide.com.au to discover Zen Apartments.
From the tranquil rooftop zen garden, to the open plan living spaces within, Zen2 Apartments offers a balanced lifestyle coupled with inner city living. With only 26 exclusive apartments available in one, two and three bedrooms, these practical living spaces offer a merger of architecture for the senses and the essence of minimalism.
With availability across seven storeys, the choice of lifestyle is tailored by you, for you. Zen2 Apartments sets the standard in balanced CBD living with a myriad of quality living solutions.
Visit www.zenadelaide.com.au to discover Zen2 Apartments.
Guava Lime has consulted since inception, assisting both in master planning and micro planning to the Henley Square project, an $80 million, mixed-use beachside development in Adelaide’s desirable Henley Beach. Due for completion in October 2011, the project will feature 71 apartments and a luxury retail precinct.
Acting for a consortium of owners, Guava Lime led the development team that was responsible for remasterplanning the site and procurement of major tenants in this $35 million redevelopment. The end result was the construction of a new hotel, with the balance of land converted into a homemaker centre that provides pivotal integration to adjacent retail precincts.
At the cutting edge of beachside apartment living, H20 comprises 16 luxuriously appointed apartments and seven exclusive penthouses.
Designed by the award winning architectural team responsible for the neighbouring “Baju” apartments that were sold out prior to public release.
H20 apartments at Henley Beach offers a cosmopolitan beachfront lifestyle at its finest, in one of the most highly coveted locations in the country.
Guava Lime projects offer excellent opportunities for investors and we welcome enquiries from interested parties. To discuss forthcoming investment opportunities with one of our directors, please contact us.
L1, 276 Flinders St
Adelaide SA 5000
+61 8 8290 3200
Central Plaza One
L34, 345 Queen St
Brisbane QLD 4000
+61 7 3002 3444