05 Oct Personal Lifts On Way To Becoming Standard Inclusion In Residential Developments
Personal lifts are no longer out of reach. No more heavy lifting of groceries from the garage up the stairs or having to downsize to a retirement village. Private lifts offer the ultimate in convenience
With an ageing population, it has never been more important for residential housing developers to innovate when it comes to making new homes more accessible.
Di Carlo Property Group and Urbanyte’s new prestige Coorparoo development, The Lodges – Stirrat, features personal lifts making the homes ideal for families, retirees and people with disabilities who need lift access.
Paul Liddy, from Belle Property, said “Many of The Lodges 15 residences have one lift per terrace house. Private lifts and maintenance are now affordable for residential projects,” he said.
“Where they were previously price prohibitive, slow and maintenance was a concern, these Italian made lifts are commercial quality and can be fully maintained for around $400 a year.”
“This is not a common feature in two and three-story constructions, but with so many buyers downsizing and wanting to live close to the city, the lifts provide the ultimate in convenience and flexibility.”
Paul said having a personal lift can solve a range of challenges. “With land at a premium, developers must build up rather than across to accommodate all the features expected by buyers from a modern, inner-city development. Incorporating lifts within two and three storey homes means older people with mobility issues can enjoy all the benefits of a luxurious, bespoke and convenient property without having to move to a village style development,” he said.
“A personal lift is also ideal for residents with a beloved ageing family pet, or for families looking to care for an ageing parent – the need to accommodate older and less mobile family members or to just future proof a home.”
The Lodges-Stirrat is a boutique development of fifteen luxurious, freehold terrace homes featuring three to four bedrooms, multiple bathrooms and powder rooms, private balconies, luxury European appliances, large outdoor courtyards, secure garages and spacious living areas. Paul said Coorparoo is one of Brisbane oldest suburbs.
“Over the past few years, the suburb has been rejuvenated with the growth in cafes, restaurants and new shopping precincts. It is a wonderful mix of urban and heritage and only four kilometres from Brisbane CBD and is a great place to live and still relatively undervalued,” Paul said.
“Stirrat Street is a beautiful location with lots of trees and old Queenslanders and looks west offering an elevated aspect overlooking Mt Coot-tha and the surrounding hillsides of Coorparoo. It is close to an endless variety of lifestyle amenities.”
“This development fills a need in the area for people, such as emptynesters and retirees, who have lived in Coorparoo their whole lives and would prefer to stay in the local area but need to down size from their Queenslander or large family home.”
“With a range of 3 and 4 bed options, The Lodges – Stirrat are extremely affordable starting in the mid $800K.”
Property details: ARCHITECT Platinum Design Architects
INTERIOR DESIGNER Leigh Way Designs
NO. HOMES 15 terrace homes