Willam a place to call home
A NEW development in Newport is designed for buyers who think outside the square.
The Willam will feature 15 garden villas and 24 terrace homes set around a landscaped piazza-style podium level.
“The design has an owneroccupier focus, as opposed to a lot of modern projects being built around Melbourne that have got more of an investor focus,” Domain Hill Property Group managing director Peter Cahill said. “They are not your conventional apartment stock. That was a very deliberate design direction so that we’re not flogging just another apartment like the three trillion already around Melbourne.”
The single-storey garden villas will be at ground level, along with the development’s car park. Most villas have two bedrooms, with a single onebedroom design still for sale.
They will feature an open- plan kitchen, meals and family area opening to a deck and private courtyard. There’s a choice of one or two bathrooms.
The Willam sales manager Kelly Whitten said many of the villas would face north towards neighbouring Armstrong Reserve.
The views from the terrace homes also appeal.
“Many have fantastic views. From the top level you are either looking over the bay, the West Gate Bridge, the city, the Melbourne Star observation wheel or alternatively north into the park,” Ms Whitten said. “Others have a rooftop looking back over Williamstown. There are really no bad vistas.”
Most terrace homes are two levels, with an open-plan kitchen, meals and living area leading to a balcony on the lower level and two bedrooms, an ensuite and bathroom upstairs.
There are also a few single- storey terrace homes and two 158.3sq m, three-bedroom designs with a rooftop deck.
Designed by architects KUD, the Paine St project has been popular with young buyers and downsizers, many from the local area or keen to return to it.
On the site of an old timber yard, Willam is a 10-minute walk to Newport railway station and The Strand which hugs the waterfront to Williamstown.
Mr Cahill said Willam offered excellent value for money in an area where house values typically ranged from $750,000 to $1.25 million.
Terrace home prices range from $725,000 to $1.35 million and garden villas range from $495,000 to $695,000.
For more details phone Kelly Whitten on 0466 911 058, visit the display suite at 6 Paine St, Newport, or go to thewillam.com.au