Brisbane developer donates $10K from each property sale to charity
A luxury renovation at Paddington embracing smart technology and environmentally conscious designs is doing its part for the environment – in more ways than one.
The transformed Queenslander at Ross St, also known as Bellevue, was bought by a family of four for $2.36 million, a street record.
Solaire Properties who built the house are setting themselves apart from competitors, by committing to a $10,000 donation from the sale of any of their properties to be allocated to one of five environmental charities focused on animals, oceans, forests and education. The purchaser chooses the charity.
Solaire Properties focus on designing and building some of Brisbane’s most prestigious homes with the city’s leading architects.
Developer Harley Weston said: “Each and every one of our properties has a unique story of its creation and impact on environmental change and carbon reduction, whilst presenting as a high-end functional home.”
“We recycle the entire old house, we turn Gyprock into fertilisers for food production, we track every piece of timber in our homes from forest to the construction site and we power our homes on 27kW of Tesla batteries,” Mr Weston said.
New home owners Amelia and Andrew revealed what attracted them to purchase their first Solaire home and said giving back to the environment was undeniably a winning factor. “We began to become aware of all the hidden gems,” Amelia said.
“The highly effective use of cross ventilation that provides great breezes, the levels of insulation to help combat the Queensland heat, the Tesla batteries to store energy and reduce both our environmental impact and our electricity bill, the low chemical pool that will help keep skin rashes and dryness at bay for our children and also the removal of chemicals from paints and floor coverings for our babies.’’
The buyers chose to donate the $10,000 from the sale of their property to the Orangutan Foundation International Australia.