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  1. 21.12.17
    Booming Over 50s Resorts Shaking Up Retirement Sector

    Luxury lifestyle communities for the over-50s has exploded over the past few years, with many developers taking the opportunity to change the face of the retirement sector. CABE is one developer that has expanded its range of residential projects by releasing a premium Sydney collection of apartment homes, exclusively for the over 5os market. Watersedge is positioned on the coveted Pittwater’s foreshore in the Sydney suburb of Bayview on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. CABE Managing Director, Lou Zivanovic said the launch of Watersedge at Bayview is a unique offering for the over 50s market which traditionally comprises of higher density projects. CABE’s Watersedge at Baysview[/caption]“Making the decision to downsize doesn’t mean that buyers have to compromise on size and design. Watersedge is an opportunity to secure a beautifully appointed apartment home that still offers spacious living and entertaining areas, as well as a design that speaks ‘luxury’ and ‘high-end,” Mr Zivanovic said. Far from a retirement home in a traditional sense, Watersedge at Bayview is designed to set new benchmarks in over 50s living. Designed by the renowned Lesiuk Architects, the project has been created to offer high-end luxury with an eco-friendly design sensibility and a focus on low-maintenance living. CABE’s Watersedge by Baysview[/caption]Developer Halcyon is another developer set on capturing the over 50s market with their Vision community on Queensland’s Hope Island and Halcyon Glades at Caboolture. Vision by Halcyon[/caption]The $60 million Vision development comprises 88 homes with Halycon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann has responded to the baby boomers’ desire to downsize their financial commitments while upsizing their lifestyles. “Our communities are tailored to maximise lifestyle while offering no exit fees and the opportunity to secure solid capital gains,” he said. Designed by DC8Studio, Director Riccardo Rizzalli said there was a focus on ‘retreading’ rather than ‘retiring’. “Our approach goes beyond the design of the dwelling and integrates it with the design of the community realm to create a stronger and more cohesive design outcome,” Mr Rizzalli said. “We brought this approach to both projects and made modifications to the masterplans that created designs that will grow with the community and help create a truly better place to live.”Dr Geissmann said, “Today’s baby boomers have high expectations for their retirement lifestyle, so location and design of the home are both vitally important. “As a developer of over 50s communities our focus weighs heavily on these aspects. “It’s why we invest a lot of time into researching market trends, finding the right sites, developing masterplans and creating homes that respond to the needs of modern seniors.”Pradella Property Ventures and their award-winning Seachange Village Arundel and Seachange Village Emerald Lakes is another developer that is leading the charge with five-star over 50s living, only recently taking out a UDIA award in seniors living category. Pradella Property Ventures’ Seachange Village Arundel[/caption]Seachange Village Arundel Project Director Phil Goodman said the developer’s original vision was to create a community that would allow its residents the opportunity to enjoy the best time of their lives. “The Seachange vision was to create a community that would allow them to make it happen,” he said. “We are extremely proud of what we have delivered at Seachange Village Arundel. Not only is the development a unique offering for the over 50s demographic, but the quality of construction and design is outstanding.”Integral to the Seachange Village Arundel lifestyle is the world-class Country Club, just a short walk from any home in the development. Luxury facilities include dining areas, club lounges, games rooms, a library, bowls club, seven championship bowling rinks, 32-seat cinema with tiered seating, craft room, workshop, two floodlit tennis courts, indoor heated pool and outdoor lagoon pool, spa and gym, sauna, steam room, wine room and dance floor. Pradella Property Ventures’ Seachange Village Arundel[/caption]“We are catering to an increasing segment of Australia’s population who demand very specific housing, so recognition from UDIA has provided a strong endorsement of the vision we set out to achieve,” Mr Goodman said. View the full article here.

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  2. 07.08.18
    Selling Like Hot Cakes

    PENRITH Apartments more than half have pre-sold APARTMENTS in a major residential development set to transform Penrith are selling like hot cakes – even though they haven’t hit the market yet. These off-the-plan units will form a monumental $500 million project known as East Side Quarter, which will see 11 buildings sprout in Retreat Ave, ranging from four to 15 storeys. In addition to panoramic views of the Blue Mountains, the new estate will offer a resort-style pool deck, play areas for children and a retail laneway. Neighbouring the East Side Quarter site is the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club and entertainment precinct. For this reason, the idea was pitched to the Panthers board and has since been welcomed, according to Andrew James, chief executive of developer CABE. Mr James said all club members were offered an early chance to snap up stage one’s 152 units. “We have gone out to them over the past week and in that time we have had over 50 per cent of the apartments pre-sold. The local market has been crying out for this level of development,” he said. “There has been a healthy mix of buyers but downsizers have certainly shown strong interest.” The units are a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom designs and start at $400,000. When finished, ESQ will span more than 6.5ha. There will be 850 units and 3500 sqm of retail. There will also be a lakefront dining precinct, wellness centre and regional play areas. The units will officially hit the market next month. Caption Text: East Side Quarter is a monumental $500 million residential project coming to the heart of Penrith.  

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  3. 21.12.17
    ESQ 1818 Penrith gets the go ahead for stage 1

    Award winning Sydney developer, CABE has just received DA approval for Stage 1 of its $500M ESQ 1818 (East Side Quarter) mixed-use development in Sydney’s Penrith. The 850-apartment master-planned development designed by the award-winning Turner Architects will feature retail, lake frontage, communal spaces and landscaped boulevards, nature walks and running tracks. Maintaining space between the buildings means views of the lake and Blue Mountains will never be built out. 50% of the site has also been allocated to landscaping, creating a green oasis for residents and the broader public. “We believe space is the ultimate luxury,” says CABE CEO, Andrew James. “In addition to the amenities this project will deliver in the heart of Penrith’s entertainment precinct, we also have plans for a future eat-street as well as resort-style living with wellness retreat, private club, dining and exclusive entertaining areas. This will be the first of its kind for Western Sydney.” “Our plans for this site meet the State Government’s vision to provide high-quality attainable housing with an array of amenities and employment opportunities near transport corridors,” he adds. “We’re looking forward to working closely with Penrith Council, community and all the precinct’s stakeholders to deliver this unparalleled mixed-use destination for Sydney’s booming West.” ESQ Stage 1 is scheduled to launch 2nd Quarter 2018. Registrations of interest are now available www.esqpenrith.com.au

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  4. 07.08.18
    Sky High Revolution- East Side Quarter, Retreat Drive Penrith

    EAST SIDE QUARTER Retreat Drive, Penrith MARISSA GEORGOPOULOS WESTERN Sydney hub Penrith is due for its biggest transformation yet – a $500 million residential development that will push the suburb to new heights. The monumental new estate known as East Side Quarter will include 11 buildings ranging from four to 15 storeys and offer panoramic Blue Mountains views, a resort-style pool deck, play areas for kids and a retail laneway. The estate will also have a lakefront dining precinct, wellness retreat and regional play spaces. The first luxury apartments will hit the market next month. Telegraph the project was the culmination of long-time planning. “We’re very excited to finally put it out to the public,” Mr James said. “All up, it is 850 apartments, 3500sqm of retail, and it will be what we’re calling the first urban village of Western Sydney as it spans more than 6.5ha. Over half the site is landscape.” Neighbouring the site is the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club. Mr James said the proposal was welcomed by the Panthers board. Club members have been offered an early chance to buy into the 152 units being made available in the project’s first release in July. “We have gone out to them over the past week and in that time we have had over 50 per cent of the apartments pre-sold. This shows the local market has been crying out for this level of development. “There has been a healthy mix of buyers but downsizers have certainly shown strong interest.” Each apartment will have at least one car space. The one-bedders start from $400,000. Two-bedroom units are upwards of $550,000. The threebedders are priced from $700,000. Architects Turner will incorporate stone benchtops, porcelain floor tiles and mirrored splashbacks in kitchens and bathrooms. Construction of the first two buildings will start this year, with doors set to open to residents in 2020. Visit esqpenrith.com.au Caption Text: The $500 million project known as East Side Quarter will transform Penrith with 11 buildings, 850 units and about 3500sqm of retail space.   https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/penrith-to-be-transformed-with-500m-development/news-story/f7a405c9e45536011e0a2f4f9adabd60  

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