De­vel­oper says apart­ment liv­ing holds strong ap­peal

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS - Chloe Fraser

Apart­ment liv­ing is on the rise in Rock­ing­ham with buy­ers favour­ing the lo­ca­tion and con­ve­nience of apart­ments over tra­di­tional sub­ur­ban homes, a de­vel­oper says.

The prop­erty group be­hind the newly con­structed Azure Beach­side Apart­ments in Rock­ing­ham said the project had at­tracted sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­est from lo­cal owne­roc­cu­piers, with more than 80 per cent of buy­ers com­ing from sur­round­ing sub­urbs.

Lo­cated on the cor­ner of Flin­ders Lane and Em­press Cor­ner, the com­plex fea­tures 51 one, two and three- bed­room apart­ments over seven storeys, priced from $ 399,000 to $ 599,000.

Nearly two years af­ter con­struc­tion be­gan, buy­ers last week­end re­ceived the keys to their new homes.

The apart­ment life­style holds great ap­peal to Fred and Lois John­son, who were among the first res­i­dents to move into the apart­ment com­plex.

Re­cently re­lo­cat­ing to Rock­ing­ham from South Aus­tralia, the cou­ple were among 60 per cent of the project’s buy­ers who bought an apart­ment off- the- plan ei­ther be­fore or dur­ing the con­struc­tion pe­riod.

Mrs John­son said the level of fin­ish and de­sign, the ocean views, and the lo­cal­ity of the com­plex lifted it above oth­ers.

“We were look­ing to down­size and for some­thing with low- to- no main­te­nance,” she said.

“Rock­ing­ham has re­ally a re­laxed vibe. It’s got all the ser­vices you would need but with a coun­try town feel.

“The apart­ment also has a lot of ap­peal and a lot of in­di­vid­u­al­ity.”

Pic­ture: Chloe Fraser

Fred and Lois John­son are among the first res­i­dents to move into the Azure Beach­side Apart­ments in Rock­ing­ham.

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