Norwood facility goes from aged care to luxe living
The 9596sqm site of a former aged care facility in Norwood is set to be transformed, giving people of all ages the chance to own a slice of Adelaide’s sought-after leafy eastern suburbs.
Situated on Beulah Rd between George St and Queen St, and just one street from The Parade, the former Anglicare site will feature 16 Torrens Title houses, and eight blocks of land – three of which have already sold.
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Designed by Studio Nine Architects and with gardens to be created by Oxigen, eight of the ‘George and Queen’ houses will be fully-detached four-bedroom homes, and another eight will be semi-detached three-bedders.
Development and Advisory Managing Director, Ben Yates, said George and Queen offered a rare opportunity in arguably Adelaide’s most popular suburb.
“Norwood is so tightly held, I don’t think you’ll see another opportunity like this for a very long time,” Mr Yates said.
“It’s a whole block, from George St to Queen St – to acquire a block of this size and to be able to masterplan it and think through every aspect of the design offering, it really is unique.”
Demolition of existing buildings is expected to commence later this year, with construction at the George and Queen development anticipated to start next April.
Residents are expected to start moving in late 2020.
The eight vacant land allotments, which range from about 240sqm to about 400sqm, start from $575,000, while the townhomes are priced from $1.6 million.
With just 24 homes on the almost 1ha site, Mr Yates said he felt it was important to create a development that was in keeping with the suburb’s feel, and not simply cram in as many homes as possible.
“There certainly could have been more but we wanted to bring on a development that didn’t just max out the potential of the block, but one that was commensurate with the area, the size of blocks and land holdings and product offerings,” Mr Yates said.
“Our vision was to design standout, luxury homes in this highly-sought after location, and this is what we have delivered.
“With wide street frontage, north facing back yards, two or three car parks and rear lane access, these town homes are a unique offering, the likes of which do not exist in the area.”
The property was previously purchased by Life Care in 2013 with a view of creating an $89 million five levels of independent-living complex. Those plans were scrapped in November 2017.