What buyers need to know about Haven townhomes in Altona North: Five minutes with Stockland's Cara Bawden

Situated in the city’s inner-west, the project boasts a collection of two, three and four-bedroom townhomes designed by the award-winning SJB Architects.

What buyers need to know about Haven townhomes in Altona North: Five minutes with Stockland's Cara Bawden
What buyers need to know about Haven townhomes in Altona North: Five minutes with Stockland's Cara Bawden

Stockland’s new townhome development, Haven, is a combination of sustainable features and open spaces in Melbourne’s Altona North.

Situated in the city’s inner-west, the project boasts a collection of two, three and four-bedroom townhomes designed by the award-winning SJB Architects.

We recently spoke with Cara Bawden, Stockland's Senior Development Manager, Built Form Victoria to discuss the popular development and why buyers can't seem to get enough.

Jordan Fidler: What are the highlights of Haven and what is attracting buyers to the project?

Cara Bowden: As well as a broad range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom sustainable townhome options, we are finding that our customers are drawn to the convenience and connection of Haven. Located only 11km from the CBD and with a number of transport options, proximity from Haven to the West Gate Bridge and future tunnel is a real asset.

The townhomes at Haven will be nestled around a future park & playground, and residents will also be able to enjoy the abundance of local cycling trails, parklands and reserves in Altona North. Enticing locals and visitors alike, Altona North offers an abundance of local shops and retailers, numerous school and education options, medical centres, job opportunities and recreational activities. Haven truly puts convenience first.  

JF: What was the brief for SJB Architects?

CB: SJB Architects were selected for their experience in delivering award winning developments and in particular had demonstrated their credentials in townhome architecture. They were briefed to utilise contemporary design principles in conjunction with the Stockland Standard to design homes with a strong sense of address that create a flow between interior and exterior living. The Stockland Standard has been developed by our in house design team to set priorities for liveable, active and desirable communities nationally. 

Our kitchen and bathroom designs were inspired by the industrial heritage of Altona North and the interiors palettes include both black and chrome fixtures. Finally, with so many leisure options around Haven, we know our residents will want to move in and start enjoying the local area so we have focused on designing a turn-key offering, with all landscaping complete and a focus on low maintenance living.

JF: Where have buyers come from, and who is the development appealing to?

CB: We have a mix of people moving out of the CBD, people looking to move into the Inner-West and closer to the CBD, and locals who love the area and wanted to move into a Haven home. From first home buyers to families and investors; there is something for everyone at Haven in terms of style, budget and lifestyle preference.

In terms of enquiries, we are seeing a large pool of first home buyer enquiry, due to Haven’s competitive ‘from’ price of $605,000*. We also have a volume of upgrader downsizer and investor audiences enquiring at Haven.

JF: What else does the Haven Community offer residents?

CB: Haven is within walking distance to a range of amenities that will be offered throughout this exciting new precinct. There is a future Hobsons Bay Community Centre that will be walking distance from Haven, as well as a future 3ha active open space. Haven also offers customers the peace of mind of purchasing with Stockland, one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups, with over 60 years’ experience in delivering quality residential communities.

Jordan Fidler

Jordan Fidler

Jordan is a journalist at Urban.com.au

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