2/46 Main Avenue, Balmoral, is known as the Bel Air of BrisbaneIt’s an age old dilemma. You want to move closer to the city, but you don’t want to swap the comfortable space of your home for the paltry confines of an inner-city apartment. The average floor size of an Australian home in October 2019 was 186.3sq m, according to a report by CommSec and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Finding an apartment of this size can be tricky, but these three properties may offer a solution for those wanting to move closer to Brisbane’s CBD.Covering a floor area of at least 200sq m, which exceeds that of the average family home, they offer buyers the convenience and lifestyle Brisbane has to offer, without compromising on space. What is even more unusual, is that they aren’t all penthouses. The Balmoral apartments come with a cantilevered pool and have more than 600sqm of living space.Take 2/46 Main Avenue, Balmoral. Nicknamed the Bel Air of Brisbane, this apartment is one of only three in a block on Balmoral Hill.Measuring a staggering 609sq m of internal living space and including a three-car garage, the 187sq m wraparound balcony giving way to 270-degree suburban views, you certainly will not be craving space.This exclusive full floor residence comes with a cantilevered private heated pool, which gives you the sense of floating in the clouds.The sheer size of this apartment, where the living, dining and kitchen areas flow seamlessly onto the balcony, means it is a genuine house-alternative. There are four bedrooms, all ensuite, with the master opening directly onto the balcony. It also has a walk in robe and an adjoining separate study.The designer kitchen featuring premium-quality Gaggenau appliances, including oven, steam oven, induction cooktop, Zip Hydro tap and integrated dishwasher, is a chef’s dream.The apartment is open to expression of interest through Michael bacon and Simon Caufield of Place Kangaroo Point estate agency. 5/55 Oxlade Drive, New Farm, covers more than 221sq m of living space.In a boutique complex of just 22 apartments in New Farm sits 5/55 Oxlade Drive. The 221sq m double-story residence is a genuine house alternative.Spread over two levels in the recently completed Zahra on Oxlade, Residence 5 has an expansive floor plan featuring an open-plan kitchen, living, dining and master retreat on one level, which is connected to the two bedrooms, a study and laundry above via an internal staircase. Resident in the Oxlade building have access to a private resident’s rooftop garden and barbecue area, private resident’s movie theatre and dining room, with a full kitchen, as well as an 18m lap pool and daybed area.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoThere are plenty of spaces here in which to find a quite spot to getaway, if the need arises.The apartment is open to expressions of interest through Phillip Rand and Kierin Strachanof Bold Residential.For those who will settle for nothing but the top floor, an apartment located in the heart of Kangaroo Point should tick all the boxes. 35/89 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, measure 310sq m of living space, more than the average Australia famliy house.The two-storey penthouse at 35/89 Lambert Street cover 310sq m and is one of only two top-level apartments within the Story Apartments complex.It is on the market for offers of more than $1.6 through Annabelle O’Hare at Place estate agency Kangaroo Point.Views of the city skyline and Story Bridge will be the back-drop of daily life once you move in to this three-bedroom apartment, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, open-plan living spaces centred around a gourmet kitchen and sizeable covered balcony. The apartment is on sale for $1.6 million through Annabelle O’Hare of Place Kangaroo Point estate agency.