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Newman townhouses a sign of maturing market in leafy east

Newman Residences in Carnegie by developer Big
Written by The ReReport

The Newman Residences in Carnegie by BIG Developments have a rare side-street location.

Once upon a time the ideal Melbourne family home was a house on a leafy suburban street in the city’s eastern suburbs.

It’s still on the shopping list but busier lifestyles have made larger townhouses in the same space a more desirable — if rarer — commodity, according to Marshall White Projects director Leonard Teplin.

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With five townhouses offering a mix of three and four bedroom floorplans on a quiet side street, the Newman Residences in Carnegie represent the balance between busy lifestyles and the hallmarks of yesteryear.

Newman Residences in Carnegie by developer Big

Open-plan living spaces are a key feature of the development.

“It’s a maturing of the market,” said Marshall White Projects director Leonard Teplin.

“It’s basically 25 square (230sq m) family homes.”

Unlike the suburb’s older homes, these have been designed for families.

Open plan design encourages a light and a sense of space, while extensive glazing enhances the effect.

Newman Residences in Carnegie by developer Big

The double-storey design includes expansive glazing on both levels.

Megowan Architectural have still maintained a clear distinction between spaces for rest and play, zoning the bedrooms upstairs.

“They have thought about how the modern family lives,” Mr Teplin said.

“Be that young families or those with grown up children.

“They are bigger than many houses inside.”

Newman Residences in Carnegie by developer Big

The kitchens at the Newman Residences come with island benches to keep the home chef connected to the open-plan living spaces.

And with space for a 10 or 12 seat dining table the living spaces are equally suited to entertaining and family life.

Spotted Gum floors, Ilve appliances and Caesarstone benchtops in the kitchen and walnut veneer timber feature walls all add to the appeal. Each comes with a double garage.

BIG Developments have also been open to making some modest changes to the features.

Newman Residences in Carnegie by developer Big

The design by Megowan Architectural highlights the projects leafy location.

“They have really considered what people want in their homes,” Mr Teplin said.

“And the fact that buyers are responding and engaging days it all.

“It’s testament to the fact that these guys want to build family homes.”

Two young families have already bought at the development, with the family-friendly neighbourhood drawing them in.

The side-street location is rare, and likely to stay that way under current planning arrangements, Mr Teplin said.

Newman Residences in Carnegie by developer Big

The bedrooms come with a healthy dose of styling that makes the most of natural light.

A timber-lined facade and landscaping have been used to blend it in with the streetscape.

Construction will start shortly with demolition works on site.

Prices start from $1.3 million and top out at $1.7 million.

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