New residential developments are discovering the untapped potential of inner suburbs on Brisbane’s south side.

Things are heating up on the south side. With popular café precincts popping up in Woolloongabba and Stones Corner, places like Coorparoo are about to become Brisbane’s hottest residential areas.

With plans for the Coorparoo Junction development including a new cinema complex, retail and restaurant precinct, as well as a new market hall, it’s easy to see why the suburb is catching the interest of developers and investors.

Developments like the new ‘Sonata on Shakespeare’ are capitalising on the suburb’s new potential and incredible city views – with 39 new apartments and an infinity-edge swimming pool, Sonata is set to redefine residential trends in the area.

Jo Prince Gillies, project manager for Property Direct, says it’s all about location.

“It’s only four kilometres to the city – so easy access to the CBD as well as the Gold Coast,” she says. “The Sonata spot is quite elevated, so has views to the city and Mt Coot-tha.”

The apartments feature the highest quality fixtures and fittings, secure basement parking, and large terraces and balconies for entertaining.

“Basically it’s a boutique residential development designed for owner-occupiers, so the finishes we are doing are of a very high standard,” says Prince Gillies. “Because of this the apartments are also larger than other investor-style apartments being built in the area.”

Sonata’s open-plan designs suit the Queensland lifestyle, and apartments are kitted out with stone bench tops, ducted airconditioning, timber floor tiles and Italian appliances. It’s easy to understand why Sonata is tempting buyers.

“We’ve officially launched this weekend and mostly all interest has come from owner-occupiers,” says Prince Gillies.

With 32 unique floor plan layouts and luxuriously appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, Sonata is perfectly placed near schools, cafés and restaurants, and is only a few minutes’ walk to shops and parklands.

Already oriented on train and busway lines, new transport infrastructure in the area will also increase the property value and tempt new buyers.

“The freeway entrance is only three minutes by car; from there you can reach all parts of Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts,” says Prince Gillies.

“The Gabba, South Bank and five major hospitals are also close by. I think as the urban crawl continues to spread out, people are looking away from the CBD for areas that have good access to the city but aren’t as busy – places that still have that green, leafy feel of the suburbs.”

With an entry price from $379,000, it’s easy to imagine a new way of living on Brisbane’s south side.

To arrange your preview of Sonata on Shakespeare before the public launch, call Jo on 0448 911 016 or email For more information, visit

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