With Carlo Amerio as one of the founding directors of Savannah, this innovative lifestyle development targets retirees, but has a range of feature applications to this commission. The master plan consists of 170 detached houses designed as relocatable homes, but with the feel of secure permanent homes. The purchasers buy the building and rent the lot – as you would in a caravan park. This innovative purchasing format allows retirees to obtain rent assistance if applicable whilst living in their own home, and avoids the body corporate regulations which caused so much drama in multi-dwelling developments.
The gardens are maintained by the management, as are the extensive community facilities. The focal point of the development is the community hall with function room/dance floor, lap pool, gym, art room, cinema and workshop all for resident’s use.
The houses are of a traditional design tailored to the client market, with excellent thermal qualities and compact but spacious feel.
- Date : 2007
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- Construction Cost: $8.6m