Homes at The Arbour are the culmination of years of research and refinement. They are all single level, freestanding and of quality construction which among other things achieves high insulation ratings that complement cross ventilation and solar access to ensure a comfortable internal climate.
Our research highlighted the importance of privacy within your home. Thus a fundamental objective was to create an interior where you can feel relaxed, and secure without having to shut yourselves off from contact with the outside community. This has been achieved by opening the interiors onto private courtyards and in turn on to semi private communal parks or open vistas.
All homes at The Arbour have been designed to be as efficient as possible to minimise maintenance requirements and yet anticipate all likely space demands as you downsize from your current home.
The spacious living areas are deliberately oriented to capture northern sunlight via the raked ceiling and clerestorey louvered windows. They are buffered from the front door by a generous lobby area.
The main bedroom is separated from the living spaces by the ensuite and dressing area and is located away from the second bedroom to ensure the privacy of guests. The main and second bedrooms are both designed with sliding glass doors which open directly to your private courtyard creating a seamless flow throughout the house which certainly adds to the spacious feel.
The third bedroom has been positioned so that it can also act as a study, an extra guest room, or as an extension to the living space for that large family gathering depending on your requirements.
Oversized garages have been included which are noticeably larger than the standard requirement in order to provide ample room for extra storage. Your garage also extends through to a covered pergola that can act as a car (or boat) port or simply a shaded extension to your private outdoor space.
All homes have been designed to allow for flexibility and easy adaptation should your requirements change at a point in the future, allowing you to remain living in your dream home for longer.
One of the fundamental ways in which The Arbour is really different to other villages is the sustainable design across the whole precinct.
Most of the people who choose to call The Arbour home have a strong view on the environment and incorporate good environmental policy into their lifestyles. We incorporated this into our design by developing an environmental approach that is more than just ‘lip service’.
- Every home and courtyard is positioned to maximise solar performance and minimise energy consumption – north-facing windows capture sun in winter and shade in summer
- All homes are fitted with sustainable inclusions, such as bamboo flooring, 100% wool carpets and ‘time-of-use’ electricity meters
- There is an extensive water management system to harvests rainwater which is used to water gardens
- Each home is fitted with new technology ‘heat pumps’ which use ambient air temperature to heat water, these are 3 times more efficient than electric water heating systems