Bespoke development inspired by Mother Nature

Tamra CarrThe West Australian
17 Clydesdale Street, Como.
Camera Icon17 Clydesdale Street, Como. Credit: Supplied.

Como’s homebuying market will be handed a new collection of sustainable homes, with construction expected to start on the Griffin Group project in five weeks.

Abode Como will be parkland-facing on Clydesdale Street and offers two townhouses and 12 apartments starting from a competitive $545,000.

So far home hunters have snapped up the development’s entire three-bedroom apartment offering and capitalised on the State Government’s 75 per cent off-the-plan stamp duty rebate, which constituted more than $20,000 in savings.

Though enticed by the financial incentives, Abode Como has also ticked boxes for buyers with its impressive green credentials, including photovoltaic solar panels, central water heating and energy-efficient design with natural light maximisation and good cross ventilation.

The sought-after location opposite Neil McDougall Park provides buyers with views and access to breathtaking green space, which is also heavily reflected in the housing project’s nature-inspired design.

Carrier and Postmus Architects (CAPA) Director Justin Carrier said the goal was to showcase a relationship between Abode Como and Neil McDougall Park.

Carrier and Postmus Architects (CAPA) Director Justin Carrier said the goal was to showcase a relationship between Abode Como and Neil McDougall Park.
Camera IconCarrier and Postmus Architects (CAPA) Director Justin Carrier said the goal was to showcase a relationship between Abode Como and Neil McDougall Park. Credit: Supplied.

“The material palette of Abode is warm, inviting and reflects the historic material textures and scale of existing architecture in the area,” he said. “A mix of painted crisp steel edges, face brickwork and coloured concrete panels provides a rich, modern and robust palette which will stand the test of time.

“Abode will be a building that ages well and requires minimum ongoing maintenance for residents.

Abode will be a building that ages well and requires minimum ongoing maintenance for residents.
Camera IconAbode will be a building that ages well and requires minimum ongoing maintenance for residents. Credit: Supplied.

“Coupled with an integrated landscape approach, the aspiration is that along with materials that weather well over the years, a maturing landscape will see Abode becoming richer with time.”

The apartment and townhouse interior selections are also a nod to Earth phenomena, with Dawn and Dusk schemes set to elevate the functional open floor plans.

Inspired by rising sun tonal hues, the Dawn scheme includes crisp white cabinetry, golden oak, matte black tapware and warm grey tiles.

Alternatively, buyers may choose the ambience of the disappearing sun, characterised by moody Perugian walnut cabinetry offset with a bespoke warm grey and brushed gold tapware and finishes.

No matter the selection, each home will enjoy Caesarstone benchtops with mirror shimmer, a luxe marble-look kitchen splashback and herringbone feature tiles in the bathrooms.

Herringbone feature tiles take pride of place in the bathrooms.
Camera IconHerringbone feature tiles take pride of place in the bathrooms. Credit: Supplied.

Each home will have large terraces and balconies providing serene vistas and additional outdoor living separated from the interior with full-height sliding doors and glazing.

Griffin Group Brand Manager Cassandra Emmerson said the development added flavour to the streetscape.

“The landscaped entry walk and townhouse forecourts are an extension of the park,” she said. “By bringing in the picturesque nature of Neil McDougall Park into Abode Como, we ingrain its connection to this important asset for the residents.

“The use of seasonal trees and plantings will also add to the experience and connection with the natural environment, through colour, texture and aromas.

“Abode also offers both apartment and townhouse living, giving residents a varied mix of living typologies to choose from.

“By encouraging a mix of residents, from young couples, downsizers and families, it promotes rich communities within.”

Abode Como will be close to the popular Mends Street precinct, South Perth foreshore and a thriving culture of shopping and dining.

Two-bedroom, one-bathroom and two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, as well as three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouses are still available for purchase.

For more information, visit www.griffin-group.com.au/abode-como.

17 Clydesdale Street, Como

Beds: 2-3

Baths: 1-2

Price: From $545,000

Agent: Griffin Group

Contact: Caroline Bicknell, 0473 331 800

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