Ideal home for the car col­lecter

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Liftout: News -

DOWN­SIZ­ERS are faced with many ques­tions; how many rooms are needed, will the fur­ni­ture fit, is there enough stor­age, for ex­am­ple.

Ac­cord­ing to Balti­nas Made’s Barry Balti­nas park­ing is also essen­tial.

"There are down­siz­ers who are very keen to make the switch to in­ner-city apart­ment liv­ing with all the con­ve­niences it of­fers but they’ve built up beloved car col­lec­tions that they’re just not ready to part with," he said.

"As a car en­thu­si­ast my­self, I re­alised that we as de­vel­op­ers have to re­spond to these very real needs of a unique slice of the down­sizer mar­ket or they just won’t see how they can leave their tra­di­tional homes, de­spite want­ing to for rea­sons such as main­te­nance and life­style and a de­sire for sin­gle-storey liv­ing."

As a re­sult each pent­house at Balti­nas Made’s Camilla Res­i­dences will of­fer enough se­cure garage space for five cars.

The sub-pent­houses will come with a four-car garage, and two other res­i­dences will have four car bays.

Mr Balti­nas said there had been in­ter­est from buy­ers con­sid­er­ing pur­chas­ing both pent­houses to be able to get a 10-car garage, and it was not just car col­lec­tors look­ing for pre­mium park­ing op­tions.

"Many down­siz­ers are shift­ing out of their big homes but bring­ing their older chil­dren or age­ing par­ents, or both, with them and they need more than the typ­i­cal two or three car bays on of­fer," he said.

"Even though in­ner-city liv­ing pro­vides the pos­si­bil­ity of car-less or one-car liv­ing, these buy­ers also want the op­tion to park four or five cars if need be."

For more in­for­ma­tion go to camil­lares­i­ ■

An artist's im­pres­sion of Camilla Res­i­dences

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