McKinnon Edition school zone development raising the grade


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The McKinnon Edition townhouses are raising the grade for homes near the suburb.

A townhouse development coming to the coveted McKinnon Secondary College zone is aiming for an A-plus from buyers.

The McKinnon Edition project on Prince Edward Ave has been designed by developer New Horizon Group as a step up from the typical townhouse offering in the area.

Double garages, 3m-high ceilings, airconditioning in every living room and bedroom, as well as Miele appliances, all raise the grade, according to Castran Gilbert director Tim Brown.

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“Everything is a reasonable step up for McKinnon,” Mr Brown said.

“Buyers are becoming far more educated, and the proliferation of home renovation shows has given them a much better understanding of what is quality and what is rubbish.”

The townhouses gets top marks for its stone and timber-veneer kitchens.

With three- and four-bedroom floorplans, the hub of daily life is an open-plan living zone with timber floors and plenty of windows to provide natural light.

Stone benchtops and splashbacks in the kitchen join a mix of timber veneer and two-pack cabinetry. Stone benchtops also feature in the bathrooms, along with chrome tapware.

Opulent main bedrooms provide mums and dads with a quiet space away from the kids.

A courtyard provides space for greenery and a breath of fresh air for each townhouse. Some also have a terrace on the upper level.

Four of the 18 recently launched townhouses have already sold, with two of the buyers already living in the sought-after school zone.

Bathrooms have been designed with family living in mind.

The developer is also open to alterations, removing all carpets from one residence and relocating a laundry to suit another buyer.

A train line at the end of the street adds to the appeal, but it is the quiet location winning over most buyers.

Outdoor spaces provide a green backdrop to daily life, and a space to enjoy warmer weather.

“It is very, very quiet — there’s no traffic other than the people who live in the street,” Mr Brown said.

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Three-bedroom townhouses are priced from $1.1-$1.249 million, while the four-bedroom residences cost $1.25-$1.349 million.

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