How to ‘rightsize’ into luxury

Source: The West Australian

Whatever your dream for your golden years, there’s one thing most of us have in common, and that’s to live in as much comfort and security as possible.

But if your dream after decades of working hard and raising children is to kick back in style and enjoy the finer things in life, it could be closer than you think.

We’ve teamed up with apartment-living experts, Blackburne, to explore how downsizing your home for the next phase of life can afford you the high-end lifestyle of your dreams.

So, are you ready for the good life?

‘Rightsize’ your home

Countless memories with family and friends —of course your home holds a special place in your heart. But with your kids out of the house living their own lives, it’s probably time to embrace a new chapter.

Blackburne Managing Director Paul Blackburne said there are a multitude of advantages to ‘rightsizing’ in your golden years.

“From freeing up cash to semi-retire or travel more, to letting go of gardens that have become a hassle, rightsizing your home for the next phase in your life is a wise move that can help you live the life you want,” he said.

Moving doesn’t just mean selling your home and buying something smaller. It gives you the opportunity to finally live in a locale you’ve always loved, with views, luxuries and amenities you’ve dreamed of.

If it’s a high-end lifestyle you’re looking for, rightsizing could help you afford a luxury apartment, like those at Blackburne’s newest resort-style development, The Grove Residences, in an unbeatable spot on the border of Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe and Claremont.

When you buy an apartment off the plan, you can secure today’s prices with no need to settle for two years. That means the developer will fund all construction costs and you only pay once it’s ready for move-in – ensuring you get plenty of time to plan for your move and sell your family home at a time (and market) that suits you.

Embrace your dream lifestyle

While money can’t buy love or health, it can certainly afford you the luxuries of life. From concierge and butler services on request to enjoying your morning coffee with a stunning panoramic view, now is the time to make your dream lifestyle a reality.

“The Grove is really unique in that there are almost no options for those wanting to downsize into prime areas like Peppermint Grove and Cottesloe,” Mr Blackburne said.

“The Grove is a six-star world-class resort style set of apartments and amenities for those looking for the finer qualities of life, in an area where luxury downsizing opportunities have been few and far between.”

With no maintenance, a lock-and-leave lifestyle and complete ease of living, apartments are a brilliant option in later life. And if making memories at home with family and friends is still high on your priority list, a luxury apartment is ideal for entertaining. You’ll have lots of room, high-end fittings and enviable amenities like a heated pool, thermal bathhouse, yoga centre and poolside private dining room at your fingertips to live your best life with your loved ones.

“Australia’s leading architects, interior designers, landscape designers and developers have come together to create The Grove,” Mr Blackburne said.

“It’s an incredible opportunity for ultra-high-end living.”

Experience the finer qualities of life within Perth’s most sought-after locale. The Grove is minutes from the town centres of Peppermint Grove, Claremont and Cottesloe so you can experience the best of what each has to offer. Visit the website to find out more.