Big Future for Mini Displays

Date Released - September 20, 2014.

QM Properties’ Central Lakes Estate at Caboolture will soon be home to a new mini display village, which is to be built next to the Home and Land Centre.

The mini village, featuring homes from Bluewater, PA and DS Burns, DJ Roberts, and Simonds, will showcase five designs tailored for Central Lakes land sizes and position.

The village will coincide with QM’s release of the final stage of Central Lakes. Comprised of 44 lots, this final release will feature 17 highly sought after north-facing lakefront homesites.

“This land is our top of the range product at Central Lakes, and we are expecting a strong response from the market,” said QM Properties Sales Manager Damien Ross.

“The mini display village will feature homes that are perfectly integrated into the theme and size for this last stage of water front land.”

“Having the display so close to the land means that buyers can see their designs in the context of the land; it is easy to visualise,” he said.

The lakefront land has 20 metre wide frontages, so there is space to accommodate a big view with large four bedroom homes. Land size for their lakeside blocks ranges from 600–700 square metres, with space for pools, alfresco dining, and outdoor kitchens.

The size of land at Central Lakes is the key to its success over the past six years, according to Damien.

“Our land here is larger than all our competitions in the surrounding areas, with our homesites going up to 900 square meters,” said Damien.

“Now it is almost finished there is no guesswork about how it is going to look, which is something buyers are often nervous about that when land is brand new,” he said.

The buyers have also warmed to the covenant, which favours owner-occupiers as no land is sold to investors.

“This is obvious when you drive around the streets and see the gardens and well-kept homes, it is a real community here.”

“We have selected display homes that will work well at Central Lakes, particularly for the new waterfront land,” said Damien.

Simonds’ ‘Coco’ design features a white timber exterior with a New England style porch entry and touches of dark stained timber and traditional chocolate bricks.

‘Prague’ also highlights the white timber work and red brick exterior, with a classic low hipped roof line. Both homes have large alfresco dining areas off the dining and living zone.

PA and DS Burns have their ‘Central Lakes’ layout, which focuses on the clean lines of taupe rendered exterior and all white interior including the kitchens and bathrooms. The large stained timber deck extends the family room for casual dining and living.

DJ Roberts ‘Kira 240’ and Lotus ‘Koi’ are both modern designs that feature a latte rendered exterior, touches of maple coloured timber trim, and generous outdoor lounging and dining areas.

The $178 million Central Lakes development has strong water element throughout. It features a large recreational central lake, nature trails, 10 kilometres of bicycle paths, and a designer stone water-feature entry statement.

Central Lakes Estate reflects the quality streetscapes and community features that QM Properties is renowned for. QM Properties, who also created of the award winning Pacific Harbour, commissioned Place Planning and Design, the internationally acclaimed landscape company, to plan the development.

The stone water feature leads residents into a central avenue layout featuring native vegetation, public sculpture and bicycle and walking trails. The three hectare ornamental Central Lakes features impressive surrounding parklands, picnic areas, and barbeques. 40 hectares of land in the estate is devoted to open spaces and parks. This represents a staggering 20 per cent of the overall development area.

Landscaping echoes natural wetland forms and systems with contoured lawns, shady eucalypt trees, and planting of sedges and rushes at the waters’ edge. The natural lake has been designed to support a healthy eco-system providing aquatic habitats for a range of fish and bird life.

The walking trails link the Northern Eco Park and Lagoon Creek. This recreational core will feature wetlands and bicycle path sand restoration of native plant communities to provide a wildfire refuge.