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Catering to the downsizing community at Como

Completed in July this year and opening its doors in August, M/Group’s M/26 Apartments by Match development aims to increase housing diversity in the sought-after suburb of Como.

Described by M/Group Managing Director Lloyd Clark as filling a gap in the Como property market, the 40-apartment boutique development featuring one and two-bedroom apartments with large balconies has been designed to cater to residents of the suburb who are looking to downsize whilst remaining in the area they know.

“We couldn’t imagine living in a suburb for most of our lives only to find it had very few home options for when it became time to downsize,” he said.

“The challenge for us, of course, was to create an environment that could make the transition from large-home living to an apartment as simple and stress-free as possible.”

Drawing on Como’s reputation for large, luxurious houses, Mr Clark said M/26 catered to people who were well accustomed to quality and who did not want to sacrifice their lifestyle simply because they were downsizing, though he said the development’s appeal extended to other buyers too.

“You only have to visit the M/26 by Match display apartment to experience a standard of luxury that is unique, not merely to Como, but across Perth,” he said.

“Each luxury apartment has been designed to exude elegance and sophistication, with an importance placed on space, light and airflow.

“Attention to detail has been paramount, as our intention was to create an atmosphere that melded into the Como environment. And while the apartments have been designed for a downsizer market, there are many other market groups, such as young professionals, who are attracted to these qualities and the proximity to Perth’s CBD.”

According to Mr Clark, there are two colour schemes available to buyers; light and airy Hamptons-style and bold and moody Manhattan. Floor plans allow each apartment to open up and make the most of the stunning location with full-height glazing.

Located along tree-lined Mary Street, M/26 is a short walk to Como’s popular cafe strip, famous art deco Grand Cygnet Cinema and the Swan River, and boasts easy access to the freeway and CBD.

A majority of the apartments offer views of the river and Perth city, while the visual appeal of the development itself has been carefully considered, featuring a sculpture artwork by Ayad Alqaragholli at its entrance.

“The apartments and their location have already proved to be extremely popular with residents,” Mr Clark said.

“This has been particularly beneficial for those who opted to use their apartment as an investment. Renters just love the space and many opportunities have been snapped up after the first opening.”

One-bedroom apartments at M/26 are priced from $395,000, while two-bedroom options range from $550,000.

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