Newlyweds swap ‘shoebox’ for suburban sanctuary
They moved from a rented one-bedroom inner-city shoebox to their very own home in the suburbs, and now they are making big plans for their future.
Newlyweds Nikhil Kamani and Nancy Patel recently moved in to Ellendale in Upper Kedron, a 227-hectare residential estate being developed by Cedar Woods Properties.
Adjoining the South D’Aguilar National Park, the leafy estate is under construction, with numerous builders on site.
Once completed, the masterplanned community will also be home to 40 per cent green space, which will be handed back to Brisbane City Council to operate as parkland.
Mr Kamani, a research and development manager, said the chance to live in a new house so close to the city was a real drawcard.
Their home was built by Metricon Homes.
“We outgrew apartment living and wanted to own a home of our own. We had a Metricon design we liked and we were just waiting for suitable land,” Mr Kamani said.
“As soon as the first sales release was announced at Ellendale we knew we wouldn’t get the same combination of a leafy village environment with proximity to the city elsewhere, so we jumped at it.”
Metricon’s Queensland general manager Peter Ryan said masterplanned urban villages such as Ellendale, were proving popular with prospective buyers.
“We have a lot of clients ask us about Ellendale. There’s no other masterplanned village like it in such close proximity to Brisbane’s CBD,” he said.
“In Nikhil and Nancy’s case, we were able to use Ellendale’s design standards to ensure we delivered a home that complemented the natural habitat while setting the benchmark for a quality residential development.”
Ellendale is 12km from the Brisbane CBD. Five of the nine releases have already sold out, with land in the remaining releases starting from $323,000.