The Malton Launches

Construction on The Malton has commenced with proposed completion set for August 2019. The development is aimed at the “downsizing” over 55s market, with a combination of heritage features, luxury details and lock-up-and-leave capabilities. The design draws on the heritage façade, bringing together classic design values, the latest in appointments and spacious, light-filled living.

 

 

The new display suite showcases all the unique features of this exciting new development, including generous living areas, stone floors in bathrooms, European appliances in kitchens and premium finishes.

 

 

In keeping with our commitment to delivering quality homes shaped around the way people live, this limited collection of quality 3 bedroom garden homes and unique penthouse style apartments can be customised to reflect the personal style and needs of the home buyer.

 

 

 

To find out more about this rare opportunity, visit themalton.com.au to make an appointment.

Grand Finalists in 2018 UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence

At Central Element, we believe that our work speaks for itself – our commitment to quality work and superior fittings have always won us industry approval and praise from our partners as well as our customers.
Which is why we are thrilled to announce that we are a finalist in four categories in the 2018 UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence (Urban Development Institute of Australia).
These prestigious awards recognise innovation, sustainability, industry leadership and excellence in urban development.

 

AURA

Pymble – Excellence in Medium-Density Development: Below 100 Dwellings
Aura is Central Element’s flagship development. The striking architecture created by PBD Architects uses a stunning mix of natural and modern materials. Glass balustrades ensure that sweeping views are optimised. Nestled within established trees on Pymble’s hilltop, the development contains 79 generously sized residences released at an above-average market price due to their superior design and quality finishes. Kitchens and bathrooms feature stone and concealed lighting for a timeless finish, while open-plan living areas provide luxurious spaciousness .

 

CAPRI

Point Frederick – Excellence in Small-Scale Infill Development and Excellence in NSW Regions Development (two awards)
Part of Central Element’s revitalisation of the Point Frederick area, Capri’s visionary architecture is the work of White + Dickson Architects. The design incorporates 20 luxurious apartments consisting of 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments, with all apartments above level one offering water views.
The building was created as three separate ‘wings’ and is situated within winding waterways, surrounded by lush parklands and a beautiful foreshore.

 

ALBANY

Point Frederick – Excellence in NSW Regions Development
The Albany was designed by award-winning architects Marchese Partners and consists of 54 stunning architectural residences with a range of studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments. The design ensures water views are optimised, whilst also providing privacy for residents. The building’s appeal is enhanced by lush landscaped gardens.
Interiors in the development combine natural finishes with a modern aesthetic and feature luxurious Italian fittings in the kitchens and bathrooms, allowing for effortless entertaining.

Living The Downsizing Dream

Meet Tom and Linda Greene

Husband and wife Tom and Linda have been together for over 27 years and married for 22. They’ve recently sold their business to pursue some adventures, including a five-month European trip. After buying two apartments in MERA in Cammeray (which they amalgamated into one), they spent a lot of time working with Central Element to customise their purchase, so it will be perfect when they move in next year. Here they tell their story – and their journey with Central Element.

 

Why the move?

Tom: We lived at Walsh Bay for 15 years in a two-level penthouse. When we sold the business, we knew we were going to be living differently, so we decided to downsize in size and value, to release capital and go on an amazing trip.

Linda: We lived in Cammeray for 10 years on and off before that and we loved the area. Walsh Bay is fabulous, but there is a lot of development there now and the building is over 15 years old. So moving to MERA is lovely as it’s new and fresh and everything is at that luxury end.

 

How have you made your apartment your own?

Tom: It’s been a lot of work in planning for us, but it’s been worthwhile as we’ve ended up exactly with what we’ve wanted.

Linda: Central Element has been good because even though we’ve bought off the plan, we’re getting more of a bespoke apartment. We’ve been able to say this is where we’d like light switches and this is where we’d like electrical points. When we move in everything will be exactly as we want it and exactly as we imagined. It will all just fit. We’ve added extra wardrobes, moved the kitchen island bench to make it a walk around, and because we got in so early, we’ve moved the island bench and increased the window size. The bathroom is going to be really beautiful. It’s already lovely because of the heated towel rails and underfloor heating, but we’ve also added under bench lighting on a dual switch so we can use that as a night light. We’re turning one of the bedrooms into a study so we removed a wardrobe and added extra data points. We were even able to consolidate two apartments to get the size we wanted.

 

What are you looking forward to about living in MERA?

Linda: Feeling settled and saying wow, we made the right choice; it was a good decision. I’m looking forward to feeling that it all flows, it all works and looking forward to seeing the landscaping. It marks the beginning of the great next chapter.

 

How did you find the Central Element experience?

Linda: Our perception of Central Element started in the initial stages with our dealings with Ray White – Nicole and Tim were responsive to every request. They would take information from us and feed it back to CE and CE would then respond quickly. Things were resolved quickly, which was good. When we got to our wrap up meeting we had the architect, the designer, Central Element’s David Goldman, as well as Nicole and Tim from Ray White. We walked out of that meeting and thought – this has been a good decision. Because when we walk into our apartment we want to say, “This is great, this is what we were expecting”.

In the Press: Mera in Cammeray, a dream for downsizers on the North Shore

Our Mera Cammeray development was recently featured on realestate.com.au and news.com.au as a superior choice for price and size for couples looking to downsize.


DOWNSIZERS on the north shore are facing limited options when deciding to sell and move, despite a string of new developments.

Many downsizers are priced out of the market for suitable properties that meets their needs.

Chadwicks Real Estate selling agent Noel Zammit said a lot of developments were too expensive for them.

“If the average house price is $1.9 million on the north shore, there really isn’t much available for those who don’t want to live in apartment blocks,” he said. “A lot of downsizers don’t want huge strata fees and since they are used to living in houses, they want something smaller like a villa with a garden.”

These types of developments were not being built because it was difficult to get approvals, he said.

“For developers its difficult to get approval for villas as council doesn’t allow subdivisions into smaller blocks,” he claimed.

Mr Zammit said he has spoken to many would-be downsizers who wanted to sell but couldn’t afford to buy in the same area.

“Unless they have a $3 million home, many would love to downsize, but can’t afford anything in the area that suits their needs, so they stay put, which makes it hard for families to buy houses,” he said.

McConnell Bourn selling agent Scott Farquhuar said options were limited for downsizers wanting to stay on the upper north shore.

“Trying to get a free standing single level property, with an easy to care garden, walking distance to the station is really hard to find,” he said. “While there are apartments around, most downsizers don’t want that, as they come from large houses on a big block.”

Mr Farquhuar said while it Is what it is, it does make it hard for downsizers to stay in their community.

“If they do find something, it is most likely going to be hotly contested,” he said.

Downsizers Tom and Linda Greene said finding a suitable north shore place was hard to come by.

“The choices were certainly limited in the price/size/quality combinations that we were looking for on the north shore,” he said.

The couple are planning to move from a two-storey Walsh Bay penthouse into one of the 14 two- and three-bedroom apartments on offer at MERA in Cammeray, which is due to be completed by 2019.

“We loved the MERA development, as having everything brand-new and fresh was what we wanted,” Mrs Greene said.

This article was originally featured on realestate.com.au

In the Press: The Malton is a development with a historic significance

The Malton Beecroft was recently featured on realestate.com for its artistic appeal and suitability for downsizers. Designed by the architect responsible for the Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park, The Malton boasts boutique-style living with a strong sense of community. 


The Malton Beecroft is an over 55s development with an amazing connection to one of Sydney’s most significant landmark buildings.

One of the two houses on the development site at 6-8 Malton Rd, Beecroft, was designed by the architect responsible for the Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park.

The boutique complex spans two blocks and incorporated into the design are two existing houses that have historic significance.

The inter war house built in 1941 at 6 Malton Rd was designed by architect C. Bruce Dellit, who also designed the Anzac Memorial. Dellit was a pioneer of art deco styling in Sydney.

In 1929, he won a design competition for an Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, beating more than 100 other entrants. The building with a striking stepped silhouette, which features the sculptures of Raynor Hoff, was completed in 1934, five years later.

It has been acclaimed as Australia’s finest example of monumental Art Deco architecture.

The Federation bungalow at 8 Malton Rd was built in 1914. It is believed the house was designed and built by local William Nixon.

Kevin Dearlove from Stone Real Estate, Beecroft said the facades of both houses would be restored. The Federation house interiors are also intact and include high skirting boards, picture rails and restored fireplaces.

“There has been heavy consultation with the council and others to ensure that it is a joint

effort to restore rather than rebuild,” Mr Dearlove said.

During the planning stages of the development, the team at Stone Real Estate conducted interviews with local downsizers to find out what they wanted in a home.

Mr Dearlove said the trends were as clear as glass.

“They are looking for brand new, quality living where they can lock up and go,” Mr Dearlove said. “They don’t want to or need to downsize to multi-level apartments — they want boutique-style living in a small community, surrounded by people they know and trust.”

Increasingly, downsizers are not willing to give up the little things that bring joy into their lives.

“They want a garden and pets,” Mr Dearlove said.

This wish list was taken on-board by Stone Real Estate and developer Central Element, both working in tandem on the project.

The boutique complex has 10 dwellings — four semi-detached houses, four garden apartments and two penthouse apartments. All have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car spaces. The penthouse apartments have a double-sided lift so each property contains its own foyer entrance.

The buyers guide is in the range of $2.25 million-$2.75 million. Three of the garden apartments have already sold off-the-plan.

“People want to stay in the local area, near the golf club, their networks, the village,” Mr Dearlove said. “This style of development suits them.”

The three-bedroom residences have premium finishes such as timber floors, classic colour schemes and copious storage. Working with Central Element, buyers will be able to customise their new homes.

This article was originally featured on realestate.com.au

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