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No reservations about living here

Modern, contemporary and bright, the purpose-built apartments at The Reserve offer retirees desirable living options.

Located within Alchera’s Weeronga Village in Willagee, the 36 new apartments – designed by Peter Hunt Architect – present a range of choices, allowing buyers the freedom to lead the lifestyle they want.

Alchera Living CEO Alan Marshall said affordability often topped the list for many people when it came to choosing where to retire but added quality, comfort and convenience should not be overlooked.

“Affordability is important; however, this shouldn’t mean you compromise on space and creature comforts, especially when downsizing from a large family home,” he said.

The apartments start at $399,000 and come in four varieties with different floor plans – The Winthrop, The Melville, The Murdoch and The Kardinya.

“People within that age group like things to be uncluttered, contemporary, neutral so they can personalise the space,” Peter Hunt Architect Managing Director Ron Edenburg said.

“There is also an appreciation of the qualitative aspects of the living accommodation such as stone benchtops in the kitchen, hard tiling in bathrooms, contemporary fittings and so forth.”

As for the facade, Mr Edenburg said they tried to distance themselves from the run-of-the-mill look of a typical apartment complex.

“For example, we played around with the geometry a little bit to free those balconies, giving us a more interesting facade and wider balconies.”

Mr Edenburg said generosity underpinned the design of the apartments.

“Generosity in terms of the living spaces, daylight, the balconies, the large corridors,” he said. “It isn’t a tight compact apartment – it is intended to be spacious to appeal to the over 55s.”

The apartments were built to adapt to people’s needs as they aged, according to Total Project Management Managing Director Tony Papalia, who managed the project.

“You need to achieve two things – people who move in need to see and feel that it looks like a regular apartment and the apartments need to be able to accommodate changes as they become necessary,” he said.

“For example, there are no steps or hobs in the system and the shower screens can be removed.

“We also have reinforced walls so when people do need to have grab rails, they can be fitted. The apartments are designed to be readily converted.”

The residences come with a spacious storeroom and secure basement parking with the potential to acquire a second bay.

They typify a lock-and-leave lifestyle and also an opportunity to join a vibrant community.

There are regular yoga classes and community events – a perfect way to socialise and maintain a regular exercise regime.

Alchera’s Weeronga Village features a heated indoor swimming pool, fully fitted gymnasium, newly refurbished social centre, communal grounds with landscaped gardens and multiple barbecue facilities.

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