TER­RIFIC ON TER­RACE

Cockburn Gazette - - RESIDENTIAL -

TER­RACE homes will soon be on the rise in Stock­land’s new res­i­den­tial com­mu­ni­ties as the de­vel­oper moves to ad­dress Perth’s hous­ing gap.

Stock­land WA gen­eral man­ager Col Dut­ton said there was an in­creas­ing need for a hous­ing style other than de­tached homes or apart­ments that de­liv­ered af­ford­able, low-main­te­nance liv­ing.

“This gap in hous­ing styles is called the ‘miss­ing mid­dle’ – some­thing in be­tween a typ­i­cal block of land with a house on it and an apart­ment,” he said.

“A lot of peo­ple have busy life­styles and they don’t want to wres­tle with the gar­den ev­ery week­end but they still want a beau­ti­ful home with plenty of space that has out­door liv­ing ar­eas.”

Stock­land re­cently an­nounced the ac­qui­si­tion of a 2.84ha site at Glen­dalough, 4.5km north of the Perth CBD, with plans to de­liver 100 ter­race homes in a walk­a­ble com­mu­nity set­ting. At the Cal­leya com­mu­nity in Treeby, the new Vis­age medium-den­sity precinct de­signed by prac­tice Hames Sharley will even­tu­ally com­prise 130 turnkey ter­race homes.

Hames Sharley ar­chi­tec­tural project leader Ryan Dun­ham said the team had used the past for in­spi­ra­tion.

“We’re re­vis­it­ing the muchloved Aus­tralian ter­race home and in­tro­duc­ing some nec­es­sary de­sign el­e­ments to al­low for more nat­u­ral light, ven­ti­la­tion and to sup­port com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment along the street,” he said.

“The old ter­race homes had a great re­la­tion­ship with the street and cre­ated op­por­tu­ni­ties for neigh­bours to meet.

“We wanted to in­vest in cre­at­ing a com­mu­nity and pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties to get to know your neigh­bours by mak­ing sure we cre­ated a great re­la­tion­ship be­tween the houses at Cal­leya with us­able and friendly out­door spa­ces. It was also im­por­tant to en­sure the homes were com­fort­able year-round, bring­ing in as much nat­u­ral light as pos­si­ble and util­is­ing sun­light and cross-ven­ti­la­tion to ei­ther cool the house in sum­mer or warm it in win­ter.”

The court­yards in the Vis­age ter­race homes were also de­signed to take ad­van­tage of the sea­sons, cap­tur­ing win­ter sun­light but also pro­vid­ing shade in sum­mer. Some homes in­clude kitchen benches which ex­tend into court­yard spa­ces, blurring the dis­tinc­tion be­tween in­side and out.

Ter­race home pack­ages start at $429,000 for a two-bed­room, two-bath­room Fan­ta­sia home, which in­cludes a garage.

There are three-bed­room, two-bath­room op­tions in­clud­ing bal­conies from $475,000.

To reg­is­ter your in­ter­est, visit the Cal­leya sales and in­for­ma­tion cen­tre on Cilantro Park­way, call 13 52 63 or go to www.stock­land.com.au/cal­leya.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the Cal­leya Vis­age streetscape and liv­ing ar­eas in the ter­race homes.

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