7 October 2007
Queensland developer Heritage Pacific has launched its eagerly-anticipated Intelligent Home range at its Genesis community in Coomera, delivering a range of benefits including radically-lower water and power usage.
The groundbreaking designs have been inspired by the company’s award-winning home Innovation House 2, which was also located at Genesis and showcased eco-friendly architecture and sustainable living.
The Intelligent Homes, to be built in the Bunya precinct, will include a range of passive and active features to simplify living and provide the perfect, flexible living environment for all phases of family life.
Genesis Project Manager Stephen Harrison said the new Intelligent Home range was a watershed for Heritage Pacific and set a new benchmark for the Australian housing industry.
“We are incredibly proud of the Intelligent Home range and we believe it represents the future of housing,” Mr Harrison said.
“It has been meticulously designed from the ground up to incorporate everything we have learned about eco-friendly home design over more than two decades of planning communities.”
Buyers snapped-up two of the homes, which start from $539,900 and range up to $879,900, immediately after the range was launched. The range includes 33 homes which have been individually designed for each lot and include a variety of low and high set and split level homes.
Genesis has been inundated with interest on the homes since it previewed them to its VIP customers recently and expects them to sell out quickly.
The homes can be bought now with settlement delayed until completion in about six months, meaning buyers can pocket the capital gain on their property during construction while leaving their money in the bank.
Mr Harrison said Heritage Pacific planned the Genesis community to be in harmony with nature, starting with a layout that uses the natural topography to minimise cut and fill.
Homes are then placed on site with the correct solar orientation to minimise the need for heating and cooling. To conserve water, all landscaping is done with drought-tolerant local native plants.
Each home in the Intelligent Home range features dual water reticulation and a Colorbond rainwater tank plumbed into the house with “rainbank technology” that uses townwater only when the tank is low.
The Intelligent Homes are packed with other water-saving features including a digital readout in showers to show water temperature and consumption and “smart-flush” toilets.
To save energy, the homes feature sensor lights and energy-efficient lighting to 90 per cent of the home as well as open-plan interior living areas that are integrated with shaded alfresco areas to enhance cross-flow ventilation.
The homes have been future-proofed with high-speed fibre-optic cable running all the way into each home. Data points are also provided throughout each home to maximise the convenience to owners.
The alfresco living spaces in the new homes will include power, television and gas connections, while designer kitchens will feature state-of-the-art appliances and an integrated waste disposal system.
Once Genesis is completed it will incorporate more than 700 homes in a prime location on the eastern side of the M1 (Pacific Motorway), 35 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise.
The development has met with spectacular sales success recently, with the first 22 homesites in the Bunya release selling out in just three hours for a total of $6.6 million.
For more information phone (07) 5519 3933, visit www.genesiscoomera.com.au or visit the Genesis Sales Centre on the corner of Picnic Creek Drive and Daintree Drive, Coomera, open seven days 9am-5pm.
ENDS: Media enquiries to Ben Ready on (07) 3221 7133 or 0415 743 838.