Frequently asked questions

We regularly update this section with the most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Design & Interior

Will I be able to change the design of my apartment?

After the ballot, residents will be invited to one or more resident information sessions with the architects. The input of these sessions will inform a handful of ‘optional additions’ that residents can select. Some examples include fly screens, light dimmers, a built-in refrigerator or a pendant light shade. You may choose as many of these as you wish (indicative prices will be provided), however your Nightingale home will be wonderful without any of these.

It’s not possible to make direct design changes to your apartment. This is mainly to ensure that we can make best use of the economy of scale involved in designing multi-residential buildings. Individual design changes would not only increase prices but also complicate the builder’s job. Our goal is to design simple homes that you can then make your own once you’ve moved in.

Can I make changes to my apartment after settlement?

Yes, it’s your apartment. Your changes must be within the rules of the owners corporation of your building.

How will I know what is included in the design?

You will be provided with detailed information during the project’s initial information sessions, where you will also have the chance to ask questions and interrogate the design.

After these information sessions, we make a downloadable ‘resident information pack’ (PDF) available that contains floor plans, indicative apartment pricing, and indicative renders and finishes.

Before entering the ballot, you can also contact us via email or book a 1-on-1 call with a Nightingale staff member to clarify any details.

Is the bike parking allocated to apartments or just shared?

The bike parking is shared, allowing flexibility to changing circumstances. All Nightingale buildings include a generous amount of bike parking, so there shouldn’t be any problems finding a spot.

What are Teilhaus apartments?

Teilhaus apartments are space efficient, small-footprint homes that maintain functionality through joinery and flexible spaces. Teilhaus means ‘part of house’ in German. We consider Teilhauses a starting point to get you out of the rental cycle and establish yourself financially.

Teilhaus apartments are cross-subsidised by the larger two- and three-bedroom apartments in the building, which means that they can be sold for between $275,000 and $335,000 (as of 2020).

Teilhaus apartments are only sold to first-home buyers and those with limited financial means, giving them an opportunity of home ownership.

Are there apartments with courtyards instead of, or in addition to, a balcony?

Future projects may include apartments with courtyards, depending on the specifics of the site.

Does every project offer the same types of apartment?

Not every Nightingale project will include every type of apartment. The apartment mix of each project depends on the requirements of the site, its location and project feasibility.