FROM CARBONE DEVELOPMENTS
Carbone Developments’ latest boutique apartment offering, Breeze, has attracted significant buyer interest, with 80 per cent of apartments already sold off-the-plan, and construction completion expected in Q2 2024.
Redland Bay provides the breezy backdrop for the 24-apartment complex, designed with relaxed living in mind, featuring larger-than-usual floorplans and commercial space on the ground floor. Many of the apartments even get bay views.
Marketing and Sales Manager at Carbone Developments, Heidi McCoullough, expects the development to sell out soon, prior to completion, as did their last project Bay House, just next door
“There isn’t a lot of apartment supply in Redland Bay. We’re seeing a lot of local downsizers opting for apartment style living, as it’s low maintenance, safe, a ‘lock and leave’ solution if they want to travel and is conveniently located to the local amenities. They love the Redland Bay area and would prefer not to leave,”
Ms McCoullough said.
“The nearby Redland Bay Village shopping centre has been reactivated with a new Woolworths, retail, cafes and specialty stores, so when I think of my buyers, they’re looking at our project from a retirement, downsizer perspective and in the longer term, they may not be driving, but still have convenient access to supermarkets, doctors, dentists and cafes. Having those conveniences is essential to keeping the older demographic in Redland Bay rather than having them leave.
“I’m involved in many aspects of the project, including the design, interiors, marketing and sales, so I am working one-on-one with the buyers, and really understanding what it is they are looking for. I see the project through from when we first buy the site to handing over the keys to our buyers. Seeing something on paper come to life and having clients move in, that’s something that I love.”
And while reports of labour and material shortages have dominated news headlines recently, Ms McCoullough says Carbone Developments can rely on its 20+ year reputation in the industry to attract quality sub-contractors.
“We’re lucky that we’re both the developer and builder of the project; we have all of our subcontractors that we work with ready to go. Yes, trades are in high demand, so it does have its challenges at times, but we’ve been building and developing for over 20 years, so we have quality and loyal tradesman,” said Ms McCoullough.
“For us at Carbone Developments, having the ability to develop and build something so special in an area that needs this style of housing, is great. It’s nice for the locals who are downsizing to stay within the area they love, rather than having to move elsewhere.”
Breeze is located at 136 Broadwater Terrace,