Unique Wainuiomata ‘semi-retirement’ village
Unique ‘semi-retirement’ village being built in Wainuiomata expected to be popular
22 August 2008 – Marketing and construction has now begun of a new “semi-retirement village” by the Wainuiomata shopping mall which unlike others in the Wellington region will be home to residents who own their own title.
Being marketed by Harcourts Wainuiomata business owner David Selig, Woodland Mews, includes 50 two-bedroom townhouses, a number of which have already been sold off the plans.
Mr Selig says construction has already commenced on the Manx Developments’ project, conceived as “a semi-retirement village offering the ideal lifestyle solution for the over 55s”, and he expects the low-maintenance, well-located townhouses will prove very popular.
“This is the first retirement housing development in the Wellington region in which buyers, who in this case must be 55 plus, can actually own their own titles – so that’s a key point of difference we think will make Woodland Mews attractive.
“It’s also the only purpose-built retirement development in Wainuiomata so, once completed, it will mean older people in the area no longer have to leave their community in order to find modern, manageable, low-maintenance retirement housing,” Mr Selig says.
The fact that it’s ideally located within easy walking distance of the Wainuiomata shopping mall and other key amenities is a fantastic bonus.”
As Mr Selig explains, buyers have three house designs to consider, plus the choice of having a standalone home with an internal access garage, or a home with the garaging in between it and the neighbouring house. Each of the designs includes two double bedrooms; a bathroom; an open plan kitchen, dinette and lounge; and an internal access garage.
Each home will have a private courtyard outside while within the development there is parking for visitors and a park-like common area with seating and space for playing petanque.
The stand alone townhouses have a price tag of $298,000 while the adjoining townhouses are priced at $288,000, Mr Selig says.
Adjoining Woodland Mews is another Manx Developments’project, Woodland Grove, a subdivision comprising 22 three-bedroom townhouses which were all sold off the plans by Harcourts Wainuiomata.