Ivy Picnic Point development by Mark Kratzmann and Don Moffat to help develop homes in India

Ivy Picnic Point development by Mark Kratzmann and Don Moffat to help develop homes in India
Ivy Picnic Point development by Mark Kratzmann and Don Moffat to help develop homes in India

Former Davis Cup player Mark Kratzmann and business partner Don Moffat have teamed up to create a riverfront property developer on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Unique in its direction, the residential development called The Ivy Picnic Point will also aid in the development of houses in India.

For every apartment sold in the 37 apartment building, a house will be built in India. There are also two penthouses. Kratzman says he and his family are set to move in to one of the apartments.

“This really has been a dream 40 years in the making, and I have so much faith in the end result that my family and I are counting down the days until we can move in with another 36 residents."

The Kratzmann Group has partnered with not-for-profit organisations Habitat for Humanity and B1G1 to build the houses.

More than 40 percent of The Ivy Picnic has sold, with 15 of the 37 two and three bedroom apartments recently snapped up.

Kratzman said a number of the buyers hail from Melbourne and Sydney, who have been drawn to the Sunshine Coast because of the warm climate and the developments waterfront location and lifestyle.

The project, The Ivy Picnic Point, is located on the Picnic Point Esplanade, looking out to Channel and Goat Island.

Speaking on the development in India, Kratzman noted that more than 73 million families in India do not have access to proper shelter.

“Habitat for Humanity supports people who have lost their homes in natural disasters or cannot afford to build their own houses,” he said. 

Ivy Picnic Point development by Mark Kratzmann and Don Moffat to help develop homes in India

“Having recently travelled to India, I visited the Bawana slum in Delhi and was confronted with images of open sewers, children playing in widespread rubbish, and families with no access to clean drinking water.”

“It’s heartbreaking to see people – children included – living in such extreme poverty and poor sanitation and I’m determined to play a role in transforming the lives of those in need.” 

“It’s hard to fathom the troubling conditions these communities face on a daily basis and I certainly don’t take for granted how incredibly lucky we are to have such a high standard of living in Australia.”

“We’re excited to be helping transform many of the slum’s shanty homes into real houses with safe sanitation, and have received an overwhelmingly positive response from The Ivy Picnic Point buyers, who have embraced the initiative with open arms.”

The Ivy Picnic Point features a communal barbeque area, lap pool, steam room and gym, with all apartments incorporating Smeg and Miele appliances.

To find out more about the development, click here.

Prices start from $499,000.

 

 

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Sunshine Coast Residential Development

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