Now Living’s New Range finds favour at Drummond Precinct
Now Living has become the first builder to sign a sales contract at the new Innovo at Drummond precinct in Ellenbrook, with buyers displaying keen interest in the innovative designs on offer ahead of the development’s official launch next month.
The leading residential builder has designed a range of green-title terrace homes for the precinct in partnership with developers of Ellenbrook, LWP Property Group, in a move set to deliver new diversity and affordability to the Perth market.
The Range by Now Living offers two, three and four-bedroom house and land packages, starting from just $349,990.
The Kivits family has become the first to snap up one of the new range, ending an eight-month search for a new home by securing a four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence at Innovo at Drummond for under $400,000.
Located opposite the new Ellenbrook Town Centre park, the Now Living home brings a touch of Subiaco to Ellenbrook with a stylish elevation and clever design offering generous living space on a narrow frontage lot.
“I’d been actively looking for a while and wasn’t sure whether I wanted to build new or to buy established,” said Michelle Kivits.
“The home has a narrow frontage but clearly they’re getting a lot in there – we’re not giving anything up other than a big yard.
“Aesthetically it looks really great, and you think of Subiaco when you look at the streetscape.”
Now Living – a division of Western Australia’s largest homebuilder, BGC – is one of four residential builders partnering with Ellenbrook developers LWP Property Group and the Housing Authority to deliver innovative new housing products at Innovo at Drummond.
Now Living’s former General Manager Troy Gorton said that the rise of narrow frontage lots makes good design and working closely with land developers more important than ever.
The Kivits plan to move into their new home on completion next year, with one of the bedrooms to be converted into a study or home office. The family were also able to customise the home to suit their lifestyle and chose to upgrade their kitchen – key for their 23-year-old daughter Hannah, who is a pastry chef.
The icing on the cake was the fact that their new home would be turnkey – meaning the Kivits would take the keys to a fully completed house, with nothing left to do.
“When we’ve built before they haven’t been turnkey, and that meant when moved in it was around another $40,000 to $50,000 to complete the house by the time we got curtains, carpets, painting and so on. You don’t think about that at the time,” said Ms Kivits.
“Even to buy an established house, you’d be looking at another $30,000 to paint it, spruik up the gardens, redo the carpets and so on… to make it your own.”
Ms Kivits said the family was also delighted with the location of their new home, with a range of parks, shops and cafés on their doorstep.
“We spent months looking for the right house as well really wanted to make sure we were getting value for money – and really this has ticked all those boxes,” she said.
“Now Living have been fantastic to deal with every step of the way, and we’ve secured a fantastic new home in a great location for a great price. What’s not to love?”