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Enviably green

Apartments at a Brighton developmen­t have slated a brighter future for our environmen­t, writes Nathan Mawby


ABRIGHTON developmen­t with 8.2-star energy efficiency is set to give the environmen­t a helping hand. Slate House is the latest project from Lucent — known for sustainabl­y-minded apartment complexes — which has partnered with well-regarded Brighton locals, Maynard Architects.

The result will be a carbon-neutral, fossil-fuel-free build, where renewable energy powers Gaggenau appliances and clever thermal design keeps homes comfortabl­e year round, without residents having to turn on heating or cooling.

Even the slate tiling that gives the project its name helps keep energy use down.

Nick Johnstone’s Bert Geraerts said the combinatio­n had won over buyers for two of the project’s 14 homes since works started on the foundation­s.

In addition to the environmen­tally sound design, they had liked the inclusion of void ceiling heights of up to 4.9m, American oak floors, natural stone surfaces, timber joinery and a verdant garden outlook.

Mr Geraerts said home interiors would average about 135sq m, but the three-bedroom penthouse would span 190sq m with a further 110sq m terrace.

Ground level apartments will have courtyards of up to 115sq m.

“A lot of locals are looking to fasttrack their retirement and will buy this plus a place in the country,” he said.

The developmen­t at 7 Bleazby Avenue is about 350m from the cafes, boutiques and train station at Brighton’s much-loved Church Street.

Two-bedroom apartments cost from $1.2-$1.6m. Three-bedroom homes start at $2.25m, with the penthouse topping out at $3.65m.

For more informatio­n, book an appointmen­t to see the display suite at 103 Church Street, Brighton, call Bert Geraerts on 0418 514 090 or see slatehouse.com.au

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