Baby Boomer generation has desire to ‘‘right-size’’
An over-50s lifestyle developer is offering open-plan living, generous-sized bedrooms, designer kitchens and greater storage in all new home designs.
Large-scale living will come as standard in Halcyon’s “2020’’ home collection.
The 2020 home collection comes as Halcyon continues to lead the over-50s market by defying a slowdown in the property market recording 50 sales in less than two months.
Aimed at supporting “rightsizing’’ rather than downsizing, the 10 architect-designed homes are based on feedback from Halcyon home owners and buyers.
Halcyon joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said the changes reflected the Baby Boomer generation’s desire to ‘‘right-size’’ their home as they upsize their lifestyle.
“These homes are designed to suit the modern senior who doesn’t want to sacrifice on space, luxury or comfort as they begin their unretiring lifestyle,” Dr Geissmann said.
“The 2020 homes have more living and bedroom space than ever before, so you can bring your furniture with you without worrying about it fitting into your new home.
“Our designer kitchens are larger, have more storage space and created with entertaining and family dinners in mind.”
Entertainment-oriented buyers also have the option of adding an outdoor kitchen to their rear patio that can comfortably fit a six-seater outdoor setting, perfect for Queensland’s subtropical lifestyle.
n All master bedrooms comfortably fit a king-size bed and bedside tables
n Larger walk-in robe in master bedroom
n All secondary bedrooms can fit a queen-size bed and bedside tables
n Larger indoor and outdoor living areas with seamless open-plan living
n Bigger kitchens with more storage space and walk-in pantry
n Design options to add (or remove) extra storage
n Bluetooth technology for controlling lighting and keeping tabs on power usage