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Apartments add chic option to downsizing

21.12.17

Targeted specifically for buyers over 55, Watersedge in Sydney’s northern beaches proves that apartment living isn’t just for young first-home buyers. Alison Cheung reports

Watersedge is the latest residential project released in Bayview, with property developer CABE setting its sights on the over-55s market.

The development, at 2079 Pittwater Rd, will consist of four triplebedroom units and a penthouse.

With only five dwellings in total, managing director of CABE Lou Zivanovic said Watersedge will provide an alternative to offerings for the over-55s market, which are typically higher in density.

“Making the decision to downsize doesn’t mean that buyers have to compromise on size and design,” Mr Zivanovic said. “Watersedge is an opportunity to secure a beautifully appointed apartment home that still offers spacious living and entertaining areas.”

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