Hao & Steven

Hao and husband Steven purchased their 2 BED + STUDY / 2 BATH / 2 CAR apartment within Aya Eliza Auburn in April, 2018.

Their Story

Married in Nanchang, China, Hao and husband Steven had both previously studied in and become attracted to Sydney, when they decided they wanted to continue their life here. They spent three months seeking an apartment, searching in Carlton – where they were renting – Miranda and Carlingford. Also on their list were Parramatta and Strathfield, which were too expensive for their budget, but placed neighbouring Auburn on their radar. They inspected another apartment in Auburn but weren’t impressed, as it was away from the centre, it was an old building and had high strata fees. While they were in the area, they visited the Aya Eliza showroom, and within 30 minutes, they knew they wanted to live in this building. They found the architecture (by Marchese Partners) attractive, the design spacious and the location highly convenient. A couple of friends had warned them about Auburn’s reputation, but now that they live here, this doesn’t reflect their experience at all. A lot of people say hello on the street and it feels very energetic, with the local council, the library and the church all publicising events on a regular basis.

In Their Words

It’s a very spacious design of 98sqm. Two bedrooms plus very spacious study, which is now my son’s playground. He is very cheeky. His toys are all over that room. At least we can keep the rest of our home clean. The great thing about this design is that I feel like I bought a 3-bedroom apartment for the price of two bedrooms, which is great for now and also if we use it as an investment later.



Aya Eliza Auburn


  • Visited the Aya Eliza Showroom to learn about the building
  • Paid deposit in April 2018
  • Settled in February 2019 and moved straight in