first_imgElements Retirement Living in Springwood is well underway with its latest stage of 16 three-bedroom and four two-bedroom homes due to be finished by November.BABY Boomers are getting the size of their retirement home “right” without sacrificing quality. Elements Retirement Living managing director Chiou See Anderson said retirees aged 53 to 71 were leading a trend to “right size” their home, wanting a single level home with a guest bedroom, private courtyard and good security.“A Queensland survey of 750 people shows they want to enjoy a beautiful, comfortable home with all of the mod-cons, but also expect to be able to just lock the door and hit the road,” Ms Anderson said. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoElements Retirement Living in Springwood“Larger-than-average showers with an integrated bench seat and no step or door make iteasier and safer for people who may develop mobility issues in the future.“There is also plenty of storage, so residents can hang on to a lifetime of possessions theyhave an emotional connection with. Downsizing shouldn’t mean giving up things you love.”Priced from $480,000 the homes have been designed to capture the breeze, with patios and outdoor entertaining. Elements Retirement Living in SpringwoodShe said the results were reflected in the latest stage of construction at the $60 million Elements village, at Springwood south of Brisbane, with 16 three-bedroom and four two-bedroom homes set to be completed by November.“The home design has been steered by the very specific needs of our residents,” Ms Anderson said.“Every consideration has been given to modern retirees’ busy lives, accessibility andcomfort, for example, we’ve used bamboo floors in the living and dining areas — they are easy to clean but they also have some ‘give’ which means they are more forgiving on backs, kneesand hips.center_img Elements Retirement Living in SpringwoodConnectivity has also been thought of, with Elements boasting its own private fibre opticnetwork in partnership with an Australian owned telco company.“Almost all our residents are technologically savvy and they happily go online to researchinformation, pay bills, book trips, shop or keep up with friends and relatives,” Ms Andersonsaid.“Having our own fibre optic network means our residents have access to the fastest possibleupload and download speeds.”The community also has a recently built Club Elements, a clubhouse designed for socialising, a wellness retreat, gym and pool and an authentic Zen garden for the ultimate relaxation.last_img

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