13 August, 2018
Jan Saggers – Mount Claremont (Lucent Claremont Buyer)
- What attracted you to this development? Was the ability to have input into the design an attractive feature?
I was keen to live around the Claremont oval as my father played footy for Claremont and has always been a devoted Tigers fan, so I feel like I grew up around the oval. Also, it’s so close to the train station and other great public recreational amenities such as the gym at the footy club, the tennis club, the golf club, the swimming pool, and the Lake Claremont Nature Reserve. Within walking distance is Claremont Quarter and all the services associated with a town centre. In addition, this precinct development is Perth’s first Multi-Age Precinct (MAP) and will have an on-site service provider, Amana Living, who will offer a wide array of lifestyle and aged care services to precinct residents of all ages, not to mention the wider community. The fact that the precinct will also have on-site cafes and a small supermarket was another huge drawcard.
Being able to have input into the design of my apartment was fantastic. While the original architect design was already very attractive, I had a list of 14 minor changes I wanted, all of which Celsius happily accommodated.
“Being able to have input into the design of my apartment was fantastic. While the original architect design was already very attractive, I had a list of 14 minor changes I wanted, all of which Celsius happily accommodated.”
- Can you tell us how you were able to apply this concept to your dream apartment?
In my ‘dream apartment’ I always wanted to have a small number of large rooms rather than a large number of small rooms, so being able to turn a 3-bedroom space into two large bedrooms (including a study area) and to increase the size of the open plan living area, was really attractive to me. Also, the architects were able to create a small entry foyer, provide additional storage, and tweak a few other things to enable me to easily accommodate all my favourite pieces of furniture.
- What do you feel is currently lacking in the premium apartment space?
Many of the other developments I’ve visited lack a sense of vibrancy and community. The Claremont development feels different to me. It has a soul, not to mention cats and dogs! I also like the shared community spaces, the oval in particular.
- What is your reason for ‘right-sizing’ and what benefits appeal to you? (Lifestyle? Circumstance?)
I’m in my mid-50s with three young adult children, one of whom has already left home and two of whom are likely to leave home in the next few years. Our 4-bedroom 2-bathroom home is not designed for one; it’s a family home and should be used as such. The idea of living around the Claremont oval where I’d have my own space, but be able to step out my front door into a vibrant community, is really attractive to me.