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Families go in search of serenity

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The Australian dream for owning a home is changing. We still want to be homeowners, but there has been a shift in where we want that home to be.

According to home builder Oracle Platinum Homes, demand for acreage properties is rising, proof that buyers are more willing to sacrifice inner-city convenienc­e for space as a result of COVID-19.

Cameron Taylor, national marketing manager for Oracle Platinum, said that sales of its acreage properties had spiked significan­tly as families lean towards private open space over the more historical considerat­ion of proximity to the CBD.

“Clients are willing to buy in emerging suburbs, further from metropolit­an areas, as many are working remotely or have flexible working arrangemen­ts,” Mr Taylor said.

“They are opting for more affordable land and upscaling their home, sometimes to house two or three generation­s.”

Mr Taylor said there was also a trend for people wanting to skip a rung on the property-buying ladder, opting to build larger family homes with a potential granny flat to house parents now rather than later in life.

“We’ve also had a number of interstate buyers, from Sydney and Melbourne, looking to downsize their mortgage and upgrade their lifestyle and we specialise in homes designed to accommodat­e that.”

Oracle Platinum director Elia Orel said acreage living was a core pillar of the company’s business and it would soon open an creage display home at Mahoney’s Pocket Estate in Woodhill.

“We wanted to demonstrat­e a home with an attached granny flat and our Woodhill acreage display home features the latest trends and styles in its extravagan­t design,” she said.

The style has been dubbed Palm

Springs Boho and the entertaini­ng and living areas are the heart of these homes, which include an open-plan kitchen and dining room that flow into an internal formal dining room inside or outside to a large alfresco area.

Ms Orel said they had also had a significan­t uptake of their attached granny flats, which measure about 100sqm and give a homeowner the opportunit­y to have extended family living close by.

Mr Taylor said: “The key is finding a home design that not only fits your requiremen­ts but embraces your surrounds and maximises the practical and seamless flow from indoor to outdoor living, so you really can make the most of your block.”

 ??  ?? Oracle Platinum Homes’ Arcadia 48 Grande with Palm Springs Boho facade
will soon be on display at Woodhill
Oracle Platinum Homes’ Arcadia 48 Grande with Palm Springs Boho facade will soon be on display at Woodhill

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