LIFESTYLE IS IN DEMAND
It’s no secret Baby Boomers are downsizing and swapping their great Australian dream home for low maintenance and lifestyle, with Halcyon hitting the nail on the head within their evolving community portfolio.
The Queensland developer has notched up almost $1 billion worth of projects over 14 years, completing four projects on the Gold and Sunshine coasts, and another three under way.
Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann said in a bid to meet demand, the company would focus on Queensland’s booming southeast.
“We see the market changing for Baby Boomers; they are living longer, children are staying home longer and the elastic band on life is stretching, so we are adapting to meet those needs,” Mr Geissmann said.
“Buying for lifestyle has never been stronger among our homeowners, and that’s what drives our vision for each community.
He said Halcyon was the first lifestyle community developer to embrace the Liveable Housing Design guidelines, which encouraged an “age in place” option.
“All homes are designed to silver standard, with no-step entry points, wider hallways and larger floor plans,” he said. “The Halcyon superior energy rating puts money back in your pocket through the use of environmentally sensitive materials, reducing the carbon footprint and operation quotes. The homes are more comfortable to live in and cheaper to run, with the superior energy rated homes seeing savings of over $3000 per year.”
Last year, Halcyon launched its biggest project to date, the $300 million Halcyon Greens at Pimpama. “Halcyon sold 10 exclusive golf-front homes within days of release.”
Halcyon Lakeside, at Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast has a $5 million state-of-the-art Recreation Club. And Halcyon Glades, Caboolture North, has a recreational club with all the trappings of a fivestar resort and dog owners have access to more than 5000sq m of park with an off-leash space.
Halcyon projects are aimed at ageing in place. Halcyon Greens golfing community (right) at Pimpama.