High tech housing underway in the The Hills
Construction has commenced on a futuristic residential project, in Sydney’s northwest, featuring voice command home automation and a circadian rhythm lighting system.
The 74-architect designed ‘smart’ townhomes, currently selling off the plan, are part of a new 6ha masterplanned community at Norwest called Essentia. Each property will also include an integrated home battery storage system designed to reduce power costs plus rainwater recycling and double glazing.
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Among its hi-tech features is a circadian lighting system has been designed to keep residents alert during the day time hours and ease into sleep at night.
It adjusts the lighting warmth and colour depending on the time — it is more blue during awake time and warmer in the evening to assist with sleep.
The state-of-the-art home automation is voice controlled and is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home.
Residents will also be able to relax at a special Wellness Centre to be built at the estate — also powered by solar energy — featuring a swimming pool, gym, yoga area and clubhouse.
Mulpha Developments Executive General Manager, Tim Spencer, said last week’s soil-turning ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate this important milestone with the people involved in this special project.
“We understand we are not just building great homes, we are creating a place of wellbeing, economic opportunity and community,” he said.
“Essential will be the first large-scale residential development in Australia to have fully integrated solar and battery storage solutions for residents.”
Mulpha, is the parent developer of Norwest Business Park and the creator of Bella Vista Waters, Central Park and Sanctuary Cove, Queensland.
Essentia is located on the border of the newly created suburb of Norwest and recently realigned Bella Vista, which were approved by the Geographical Names Board last year.
The site will also feature a landscaped “riparian corridor” with natural waterway and native plants.
The estate also comprises of 33 large homesites ranging in size from 700 sqm to 750 sqm. These prestige allotments, which will attract housing similar to that of Bella Vista Waters, were released onto the market in September last year with earth works now completed, including grading of blocks and guttering.
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