Tranquil by name and nature, a Hampton East development has been designed to leave residents feeling good with resort-style living and help for the homeless.
Units in Marcopolo Property’s Casa Tranquila project at 19 King St have a contract clause that requires 0.1 per cent of future sales be donated to the Homes for Homes charity.
It works out to $500 for a $500,000 property.
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The project is expected to donate about $97,000 from its 139 apartments combined once fully sold, and more as homes sell in the future.
The development will officially launch in February, but has already notched 28 sales, with more expected before the end of 2022.
Casa Tranquila sales director Chad Arbid said the building’s name translated to “home of tranquillity” and would deliver that concept with a location in a calm side street, a concierge in the building tasked with tackling residents’ daily needs to give them more free time and a hotel-style lounge featuring a bar and fireplace where they can unwind with a wine.
“Everything about this project is tranquil and calm,” Mr Arbid said.
“The idea is that it will be a resort lifestyle you can enjoy all year.”
David Chandler architects designed the project’s two buildings with views to gardens perfumed with jasmine and magnolias.
An outdoor area with a barbecue will encourage residents to spend time among the greenery, and some ground-level abodes connect directly to it via courtyards.
All apartments will feature open-plan living spaces with engineered oak floors as well as stone benchtops in the bathrooms and kitchens.
Sizes will range from 46sq m to 70sq m for one-bedroom homes. Two-bedroom offerings will have 65-92sq m floorplans, while three-bedroom homes will span from 97sq m to 150sq m for the $1.77m penthouse. The measurements do not include outdoor terraces.
A pair of share cars will be kept at the building, though each residence comes with at least one car park and two for three-bedroom residences.
Casa Tranquila is expected to be completed in 2025.
While downsizers have dominated sales so far, one-bedroom apartments are priced from $430,000 ($510,000 with a study) to $610,000, and have attracted first-home buyers.
Two-bedroom units cost from $580,000-$860,000, three-bedroom homes from $970,000-$1.77m.
The developers are also open to having key workers including nurses, teachers and emergency service operators rent a home for five years with the prospect of buying it at the end of the lease for a price agreed when they sign a lease.
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