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Vol 1. january 2012

Fairmont Homes Group Magazine

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Our guarantee is our promise to you For over 45 years, Fairmont Homes has been building great homes for South Australians. Our reputation is your guarantee of quality, and we back up this claim with a fifty-year structural guarantee. Visit one of our display villages, see the quality, feel the warmth, and picture yourself enjoying your new Fairmont home, confident in the knowledge that you have the best value and quality for your hard earned money.

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Lifestyle

Building and Investment

24 Affordable Homes

32 How to read a construction plan

26 First Home Buyers

33 Rear access blocks

Home Trends

28 Empty Nesters

33 Timber v steel frames

08 Colour

30 Homebuyer Stories: Carly Paradis and Andrew Fishlock Lorraine and David Mitchell Kim and Kym Tattersall

34 Energy efficiency

Introduction 06 From The Managing Director

11 Online Visualiser 12 Lifestyle 14 Entertaining 16 Alfresco 18 Exterior 21 Interior 22 Home theatres

35 Investment properties, subdivisions & Custom Homes 37 10 easy steps to building 38 Benefits of negative gearing 40 Property portfolios


“We hope you find our first magazine interesting and informative, and we also hope you find it inspiring, because building a new home marks the beginning of a new lifestyle. ” David Pickard.

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The Fairmont Group 42 Fairmont Homes and the community

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43 Thunderbirds sponsorship 44 Fairmont Sales Team 46 Subcontractor stories: Terry Blades Alan Key Bob Tresize 48 North Terrace carbon neutral

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50 RealtySA

67 Courtyard & Villa 96 Conventional

Developments

142 Affordable

52 South, Seaford Meadows

157 Split Level

54 Fox Hill, Nairne

162 Rear Access

56 Parkwood, Golden Grove

170 Two Storey

58 Almond Grove, Munno Para 60 30-year plan

Display Villages

62 Façades

178 Our 10 Display Villages

Cover: The Seaford display home at Seaford Meadows.


from the

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ello and welcome to the first edition of the Fairmont Homes Group magazine. It’s something we are very excited about, because it showcases the diversity, the innovation and professionalism of the Fairmont Group.

The Fairmont Group’s head office on North Tce, Adelaide.

Our welcoming reception at North Terrace.

Land for sale at Fox Hill, Nairne.

Inside you’ll find informative articles that encompass a wide range of issues pertinent to building a new home. Everything from interior design advice to investment properties is covered. You’ll find out about some of our loyal subbies (who have been working with us for over 20 years) and a few of our clients who have shared their happy stories. We employ some of the smartest, most forwardthinking people in the building industry, and many of them have contributed to the articles in this magazine. We believe it is a fabulous resource for anyone looking to build a new home, regardless of age and circumstance. We hope you find it interesting and informative, and we also hope you find it inspiring, because building a new home marks the beginning of a new lifestyle. Kind Regards,

David Pickard, Managing Director of the Fairmont Group. facebook.com/Fairmont-Homes twitter.com/builtforlife Website: fairmonthomes.com.au 6 Fairmont Homes Collection


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The Dramatic Scheme in the Capri Mk 2 on display at Port Elliot .

colour The grand colour-scheme of things. Colour is an expression of who we are; our personality, our mood, and the way we choose to interact with the world. It plays a part in the clothes we wear, the car we drive, and even in the food we eat. It’s no wonder, then, that it’s such an important part of creating a home. by Deb Piro

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n any home, lighting is the biggest consideration when choosing a colour scheme. Depending on orientation and design, the amount of natural light will vary from home to home. It’s amazing how different the same colour can look in different light. That’s why it’s important to see colour choices in-situ. That way, you get a true indication of how the colour scheme works. Rather than following colour trends (that change every few years), my best advice is to use colours that you like – ones that make you happy, and you feel will work with the style of your home. After all, you’re going to be living with it for quite some time. However, there are some general colour schemes I

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would like to share with you. These schemes have stood the test of time, and seem to create positive, relaxed environments. Natural Scheme - This colour scheme is defined as monochromatic (or minimalistic) because of its tonal values of the same colour. For example, white to cream to grey and charcoal. Muted tones have an impact of space and light, and create an impression of airiness. Often, walls and ceilings are painted the same (or similar) neutral tone, and things like cushions or throw-overs become the splash of bright colour, and the focal-point for expression. The natural scheme creates a sense of harmony and serenity in all homes, but particularly enhances those that face east/west.

Dramatic Scheme - This colour scheme is often layered with the deep, warm hues that we call ‘Earthy’. Intense colours like ochre yellow and flame orange, deep red and purple are part of the dramatic spectrum of this scheme. However, these colours can be confining, so they are best used in large, open-plan areas with high ceilings. This scheme is very much part of the current trend, where furniture (and colour) define zones within the open space. It works best in north/south facing homes where there is more natural light, or, conversely, in shady hills areas. Marine Scheme - This colour scheme incorporates the crisp and bright with the cool and serene. Greens, blues and whites


colour home trends

Marine Scheme - Sheffield on display at Port Elliot.

Natural Scheme - The Lucerne on display at Northgate.

The Marine Scheme can be seen on display in the Norwich at Port Elliot.

Natural Scheme - The Rockport on display at Munno Para West.

Dramatic Scheme - The Turin on display at Warradale.

create a similar feel to the Natural Scheme, but with a happier, more artistic feel. This is ideal for any home near the coast, but it is just as suitable and relevant for anyone trying to create a relaxed, holiday feel wherever they may live. By incorporating an outdoors of lush greenery and limed timbers, you can create your own tropical oasis using this blissful colour scheme. These, of course, are just suggestions, and, in the end, the decision comes down to you. If you would like to see how well these colour schemes present, just drop into any of our Fairmont Homes Display Villages in and around Adelaide.

Natural Scheme - The Granada on display at Nuriootpa.

Visit a Display Village near you for ideas on colour trends.

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online visualiser home trends

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The On-line Visualiser allows you to view and modify facades of the most popular Fairmont designs. Created by Powwow Media, the easy-to-use visualiser displays realistic, front-on visuals. All you have to do is choose a base design, and then start experimenting. You can change:

You can also change the accessories such as quoins and accents. There are literally thousands of different facades that you can create. Once you have decided on the ones you really like, you can print them out. All your choices are automatically listed next to the design, making it a fantastic resource for costing and building.

Doors – Choose your design, and colour or stain Walls – mix and match brick, stone and render, with choice of colours Roof – choose from tiles or Colourbond in lots of colours Windows – many styles and colours available Gutters – colours to blend or highlight your facade Fascia – plenty of designs and colours to inspire Downpipes – blend or highlight Garage Doors – a choice of finishes and colours

If you’re planning to visit one of our Display Villages, bring the printout of your designs with you, and speak to one of our Housing Consultants.

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home trends the australian way

The Fremantle on display at Munno Para West.

keeping the

aussie dream real by Deb Piro

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wning a home has always been the great Aussie dream, and, hopefully, it always will be. But, gradually, we seem to be losing sight of what the dream is all about – our aspirations tend towards the material, and we are seduced by the way things look rather than the way they feel. A home is about creating a space where you can feel at ease with family and friends, a place of love and laughter. There are, however, ways to enjoy the best of both worlds – a great house and a great lifestyle. But you need to do your sums, and know what you can afford. It’s about keeping the Aussie dream real. Here are some points you may find helpful: Preferred Style - Visit display homes to get an idea of the style of home you like, ones that suit your current lifestyle. It’s much better to see homes in their finished state, because you get a good idea of how they feel and work – ambience can’t be re-produced in a brochure. If you’re not sure of the type of floor-plan you want, open-plan designs offer more flexibility and provide more options to create a home that’s right for you. Think Ahead - It’s better to think ahead when building, rather than having to renovate later. There are many options that can be included at the time of building, saving money and disruption in the future. Things like an alfresco area under the main roof-line, a second bathroom, solar hot water service, extra bedroom, or a big enough casual/living area.

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Prioritise - The most important priority when building is the primary structure of the house. By that I mean the number (and size) of bedrooms and bathrooms, living space, outdoor space and garaging, etc. You also need to take into account the number and ages of the people who are (or will be) living in the home – Are the rooms big enough for your furniture? Is technology an important consideration? Are you planning to have a family? Is there enough storage? Secondary to all this is the fixtures and finishes – the lighting, flooring, bench tops, tap-ware and built-ins can all be decided upon before building commences. This can be a lot of fun because it’s where the building becomes your home. Just remember to stay within budget – the small ‘extras’ and ‘upgrades’ add up quickly. The Cost-effective Option - House & Land packages are the most cost-effective way to go. The Fairmont Group has more packages than any other builder in South Australia, offering you a greater choice of location and lifestyle. What’s more, these packages are part of meticulously planned developments that are close to transport, schools, shops, and medical centres. They cater for all demographics and represent a fantastic new start for people in all stages of life. I would like to wish you good luck with building your home. Just remember that to enjoy your home, you have to be able to afford to live in it – then it will be your Aussie dream. fairmonthomes.com.au


The Medford Mk 2 on display at Northgate.

Don’t over-commit financially to any design element; there is no joy in surrounding yourself with something that puts constraints on your lifestyle. Embrace the moment and enjoy the experience!

The Capri Mk 2 on display at Port Elliot.

The Sheffield at Port Elliot

The Fremantle on display at Munno Para West.

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The Madrid on display at Andrews Farm.

entertaining times by Deb Piro

B The Orlando on display at Munno Para West.

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entertaining home trends

The Monaco on display at Northgate.

The Norwich at Port Elliot.

The Sheffield at Port Elliot.

A home needs to have a practical, usable floorplan with the right amount of bedrooms and storage and the correct orientation for good heating and cooling.

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ut a home also needs to be fun; a place of laughter, birthday parties, romantic dinners, barbecues, and festive celebrations. After all, it’s the good times we remember, and that’s what really makes a home special to those who live in it. Fortunately, all Fairmont Homes have been designed with good times in mind. They are the ideal venue for intimate dinner parties and full-on celebrations. Living areas are open-plan, and are usually divided into meals and family areas. People sometimes use colour and decor to help define the two areas, but often it only takes the clever use of furniture to create a division. Lighting also

The Monaco at Northgate.

plays a part in segregating or unifying the living space. Simply by rearranging the furniture, two areas can become one larger room. And, by incorporating the alfresco area into the indoor space, you’ll have created a venue worthy of any large gathering. It’s this diversity that makes a Fairmont home a fabulous place to entertain.

The kitchen is also an integral part of modern entertaining, and can be used as social point for pre-dinner drinks or a chat with the master-chef. Outdoor kitchens or built-in barbecue/ovens are also becoming very popular, with alfresco areas being seen more as an extension of the home.

(See ‘Fresh Air Ideas’ article). Using potted plants, both indoors and out, helps create a seamless environment, and makes for an even more inviting living/entertaining area.

Most Fairmont designs also have a separate lounge room or home theatre (or both). These are great retreats, and provide their own kind of entertainment, whether it’s a place for the kids to hang out or families to share quality time together. How you choose to entertain is, of course, entirely up to you, but with many clever designs available, that choice is much more flexible than ever before. fairmonthomes.com.au

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home trends alfresco

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alfresco home trends

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lfresco is Italian for ‘fresh air’, but it has become such an ingrained part of our Australian lifestyle that its roots have almost been forgotten. These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a new home that doesn’t have an indoor/outdoor living area. The reason for this is simple: we have the climate that makes being outside very enjoyable (for most of the year, at least). The trend is to have a seamless connection from inside to the outdoors, creating a flow-through effect, and giving the impression of more indoor space. Some people prefer a solid extension from the main roof, while others choose a roof that can be opened and closed. The choice depends on your lifestyle, and how much light and air-flow you wish to have. To create an even more inviting situation, add a ceiling fan for those balmy summer evenings, and a gas heater for the cooler times. Some people also like to have clear, roll-down blinds for when it’s raining or windy. This is a particularly good idea for those with young children, as the alfresco area can double as a safe, outdoor playroom all year round. Another enhancing feature is timber decking. It looks great, and can add another dimension to the overall look of your home. If you have a sloping block, it’s almost an essential feature-not only does it provide a level outdoor extension, it creates an extra storage space underneath, where water tanks can be installed if the gradient is steep enough.

“we have the climate that makes being outside very enjoyable”

Then again, some people like to go the whole hog, and make the alfresco area the social centre of their home. Outdoor pizza ovens and built-in barbecues are very popular. These are features in themselves, and often incorporate bench space, glass or tiled splash-backs, and a bar area. Some people even go to the extent of installing a fully-kitted-out kitchen with range-hood or canopy. The aim is to have everything at your fingertips, so that preparing a meal is an integral part of any social occasion, whether it’s a family meal or a party with friends. Every alfresco area needs furniture. It has to look good, but it also needs to be weather-proof, UV-resistant, and easy to clean. There are plenty of reasonably priced options available today: timber or iron framed tables with glass tops look fabulous (with matching chairs), and there are some stylish looking aluminium settings available too. All these can be decorated with ecofriendly, cushioned fabrics. The other important consideration, from an aesthetic point of view, is the way your al fresco area appears from inside your home. To create that seamless flow-through effect, you really need to have sliding or bi-fold cafe-style doors that embrace the entire alfresco area, whether open or closed. Ideally, what you’re trying to achieve is a frameless view; it allows more light into the home, and creates a wonderful outlook. If you do have wall space, it can be incorporated into the outdoor vista by making it a feature wall, and accessorising it with large, earthenware pots or artwork. The key, with any home feature, is that it works for you, both practically and aesthetically. Enjoyment is the most important outcome of any design.

The Avignon Alfresco is on display at Nuriootpa and is open Mon, Wed, Sat and Sun 1.30 to 5pm. Fairmont Homes Collection 17


exterior trends by Deb Piro

The exterior of your home is a statement to the outside world; the face you present to people who may never set foot inside. Entrance to the Waverley display home at Blakeview Grove.

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exteriors home trends

The Madrid on display at Andrews Farm.

The Lucerne on display at Northgate

The Ashborne on display at Blakeview.

The Barcelona on display at Noarlunga Downs

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The Turin at Warradale.

The Birch on display at Mt Barker.

he exterior of your home is also a part of your lifestyle, as more and more of us choose to embrace our outdoor spaces, and use them as an extension of the home. Design Trends - As the cost of living goes up, and people work more hours, homes are no longer just a place to eat and sleep - they are havens that people want to enjoy to the fullest, as a reward for all the hard work they’ve done to achieve it. That’s why we are seeing a trend towards outdoor environments. Things like al fresco areas (see ‘Fresh Air Ideas’ article), interactive garden designs, and decorative touches like water features and sculptures. Even outdoor kitchens are

becoming more popular as back yards are increasingly seen and used as an integral part of our homes. Material Trends - The use of natural materials and textures continues to be a strong influence in modern homes – stonework, bricks, render and large format tiles can be seen in the walls, porticos and walkways of many contemporary designs. Gaining in popularity is the 60’s style home, with angled skillion rooflines that are cantilevered and/or flat termed. Green Trends - Being (and being seen as) ‘green’ is a continuing trend amongst home buyers. It is also a strong marketing vehicle for manufacturers and retailers. People are

now turning to the beauty of nature and sustainable living. We are using plants to decorate courtyard areas, and creating green nooks that are easy to maintain and don’t require much water. Even the colour green is in fashion at the moment. Fairmont Homes has an amazing array of exterior designs to choose from. The range of materials, and the way they are used make for some stunning looking homes. You can see the range at the back of this magazine, but to truly appreciate how well the textures work together, you must visit one of our Displays Villages next time you’re out and about. fairmonthomes.com.au

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interiors home trends

The Birch at the Mt Barker Display Village.

The Waverley is on display at Blakeview.

interior

trends

by Deb Piro

Today, there are more choices than ever before, the colours and textures are virtually limitless. Stick to the basic design formula of ‘less is best’. It’s less about formality, and more about comfort and function – you can’t go wrong if you surround yourself with things you love, and feel at home in.

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hen it comes to interior design, the over-riding consideration in most people’s minds is not cost, but rather the longevity of what they are choosing – will they still like it in a couple of years time? Home decor often follows clothes fashion, and so tastes are constantly changing. For example, grey is currently the new black. There are no certainties in design, which is why some people agonise over decisions, but there are general trends which can help create the look you want now and into the future. Colours - Nature is playing a big part in the way we think, and how we like to express ourselves. Botanical greens, earthen browns and mineral inspired greys, charcoals and other ‘neutral’ colours are being mixed with vibrant ‘Global’ colours, like rusted reds,

purples, oranges, yellows and lime greens. They are on the opposite ends of the colour wheel, and complement each other beautifully. Textures - Timber, metal, stone, glass and fabric are the key textures found in most homes. Again, the trend is toward the natural, environmental look. Flooring is a choice between large-format porcelain tiles, timber or bamboo, or woollen carpet – all reflect nature in its simplest form. Glossy cabinets using two-pac paint or laminates combine beautifully with composite stone bench-tops and/or glass splash-backs. Frosted glass and stainless steel is another popular combination. In all these choices, practicality is a huge consideration, because our leisure time is too important to be taken up by maintaining appearances. What’s old is new - The days of white minimalism are fading, and boldly being replaced by nostalgia. We are seeing more vintage and antique pieces complementing brightly patterned wallpaper and textured

The Lucerne can be viewed at Northgate

fabrics – in fact, anything glamorous, bold and exciting is hot at the moment. Wall hangings, antique picture frames, oversized mirrors with a Moroccan flavour have also become very popular. We are now seeing an individualistic approach to decor, inspired by history, culture, and past trends. Wallpaper - There is a huge resurgence in wallpaper, and the variety is wonderful highly patterned and textured flock, brushed metallic and foil, floral and paisley, bold scrolls and oriental brocades in exaggerated, oversized motifs. They sound overwhelming, but used sparingly as a feature wall, or coordinated with lampshades and fabrics, you can create something stunning. Next time you’re passing one of the Display Villages, drop in and see what can be achieved with smart use of colour and texture – you’ll be surprised by what affect the smallest touches have on a home’s presentation. There are lots of stunning ideas fairmonthomes.com.au Fairmont Homes Collection 21


The Luerne on display at Northgate.

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The Monaco on display at Northgate.

nd why wouldn’t you? The technology today is amazing - wall-mounted, large flat screen TVs (with the option of 3D), High Definition pictures, surround sound systems and an amazing amount of DVD’s, games and internet options. It’s becoming an important part of the family culture. The first consideration when planning a Home Theatre is its location. Ideally, it should be at the opposite end to the bedrooms. That way, people who wish to go to sleep won’t be disturbed by the latest action blockbuster. Then, of course, you’ll need to choose the decor for your Home Theatre.

by Deb Piro

The extra room in a home was almost always used as a formal lounge, but now the trend is to make it a home theatre.

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theatres home trends

The Sturt is on display at Mt Barker

The Waverley at Blakeview.

The home theatre in the Monaco, Northgate.

Like most real theatres, the trend is towards the plush and comfortable – thick carpet, large comfortable chairs and heavy drapes look the part, and enhance the acoustics of the room. Insulating the internal walls can also help the acoustics as well as reducing noise to the adjoining rooms. Minimalistic built-in cupboards look sleek, and are the perfect place to hide all the hardware (DVD player, computer game console, stereo system etc) DVDs and games. It also helps conceal all the cabling. If you’d like to go the extra yard, install a wall mounted TV and surround-sound speakers. All the cabling can be hidden in the wall cavity, giving the room a very luxurious feel. And, while we’re on the luxury band wagon, you can also opt for a remote that controls the audio-visual, sets the

mood-lighting, and opens or closes the drapes. Of course, this kind of advanced system needs the expertise of a qualified specialist. If the home you are looking at is not big enough for a Home Theatre, there is an affordable option that can be incorporated easily into any Fairmont Home. Simply by moving a section of an exterior wall towards the eave, you create an internal niche. This provides the perfect spot for your TV and cabinet. It looks neat and stylish, and allows more space for a lounge and coffee table. You may even like to make a feature of the niche by wallpapering or painting it in a bold, solid colour. See the article on Interior Trends. Fairmont Homes Collection 23


lifestyle affordable homes

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The Chic on display at Andrews Farm.

The 2nd bedroom in the Chic.

here’s no doubt that buying a home is a huge financial commitment, and, for many people, that commitment has become a lot harder. Prices for homes have sky-rocketed over the last ten years, forcing many people out of the buyers’ market. It is something that the Fairmont Group decided to address. Managing Director, David Pickard, was determined to create a range of homes that were financially accessible. “Since its inception, over forty-five years ago, Fairmont Homes has been about building homes for all South Australians,” says David. “And that hasn’t changed. Everyone deserves their chance to own a good quality home.” So, the Fairmont team of planners, designers and project managers put their heads together, and came up with a contemporary series of energy-efficient homes called the Affordable Collection. In partnership with the Salisbury Council and Homestart, the Affordable Collection formed a part of a new land-release at Salisbury East. It was the first higher-density development of its kind in South Australia, and set the benchmark for further projects.

“We are very proud of the Affordable Collection,” remarks David. “Nothing has been compromised – the quality of construction, the finishes, fixtures and fittings, the way the designs work – everything has been built to our own high standards. The only concession is that these homes are designed for smaller blocks.” That concession, for many people, is actually an advantage. It means less maintenance and less water usage. The Affordable Collection has been designed to incorporate the outdoors into the overall plan of the home. In essence, outdoor areas and courtyards become an extension of the home, creating a greater sense space, and providing more natural light. They are also extremely energy-efficient, cutting down the cost of living. Over the last few years, the Affordable Collection has proved very popular, not just with young couples, but also with emptynesters who are looking to down-size. Today, it represents at least 15% of new land releases developed by the Fairmont Group. For many, the dream of owning a home has returned. See page 142 to view our affordable collection.

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lifestyle first home buyers

The Waverley on display at Blakeview Grove.

first choice for a first home

A home is a great investment, not only financially, but as a lifestyle choice. Buying a Fairmont Home means you’re doing very well in both.

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t’s fair to say that Fairmont Homes has more to offer South Australian first home- buyers than any other builder. First of all there’s the sheer number of designs available, as well as the freedom to modify any of them. Then there’s the functionality and the quality built into each design, and the choice of fixtures, fittings and finishes. And then there’s the home and land packages – no South Australian builder has as much land for sale, or offers young home-buyers more locations in which to build. Wrapping all this together is Fairmont Homes’ competitive price structure. First-home buyers are also able to take advantage of Government grants, which are maximised when building a new home (as opposed to buying an existing home). It helps open a lot of doors (literally) and gives people more freedom to choose the style of home they want. Sales Assistant for Fairmont Homes, Skye Utting, says there is more choice than ever before. “We have some fantastic options for young people looking to buy their first home,” says Skye. “We have courtyard villas in traditional and contemporary designs. We have fantastic family homes, and we have the new Affordable Collection of affordable homes. There really is something for everyone.” Fairmont Homes cater for all tastes and lifestyle choices. You can be as funky or traditional as you like. All the homes are designed to work on different levels – a threebedroom home from the Affordable Collection, for example, works just as well as a young couple’s pad as it does a small family home.

The Capri Mk 3 on display at Blakeview Grove.

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he time has come – the kids have flown, and you’ve become empty-nesters. In many ways, it’s a good thing (less cleaning, it’s quieter, and you have more freedom), and marks an amazing new stage in your life. The family home that once seemed so packed with life is now a lot more sedate, and there are areas of the home that are no longer used. It’s been a wonderful place to raise your children, and it’s become a great asset, representing an opportunity to reward yourself for a job well done.

The Fremantle on display at Munno Para West.

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By making the decision to down-size, you potentially free up substantial capital, and, at the same time, take a positive step towards the next stage of your life. David Pickard, Managing Director of the Fairmont Group, believes there is no down side to down-sizing. “It makes perfect sense,” says David. “Moving into a smaller home can actually improve your lifestyle and well-being. It’s all part of a renewal phase; a chance to rediscover your individuality, and do the things you’ve always wanted.


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Down-sizing will significantly increase your cash flow simply by reducing mortgage repayments, rates, maintenance costs and energy bills.” And for those lucky enough not to have a mortgage, the excess cash could be used to build a second home (as an investment property), or to splurge on something special. Whatever your situation, Fairmont Homes has a fantastic range of courtyard homes and smaller family homes that have been designed with empty-nesters in mind. They offer a cosy reassurance, yet there’s room to spread out, have your own space, and entertain.

The Fairmont Homes range has design flexibility, enabling you to create the look and feel you want to achieve – after all, it’s the time to start putting yourself first. “We have the experience and the expertise to create any kind of home,” remarks David. “And we have the resources to build very efficiently and cost-effectively, without sacrificing the quality of workmanship.” Visit our website for lifestyle options for down-sizing: fairmonthomes.com.au

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lifestyle client stories

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Carly Paradis and Andrew Fishlock were originally looking to renovate and extend their Dover Gardens home, but eventually decided to demolish and rebuild. “We had a few designs drawn up for the renovation,” says Carly, “but it turned out we could get a brand new home for about the same price.” So the young couple began searching the length and breadth of Adelaide looking through display homes, trying to find their perfect design. “We were very definite about the kind of floor plan we were after; we didn’t want to go down the modification track with anything we bought.” remarks Carly. “I reckon we looked through every display home in Adelaide.” After months of searching, Andrew came home one Sunday afternoon with the exciting news that he thought he’d found their perfect home. And sure enough, he had. The Avignon (Alfresco) was exactly what Carly and Andrew had been looking for. “It was so amazing walking into the display home,” recalls Carly. “It was everything we imagined our home would be.” The deal-sealer for Carly and Andrew was the large master bedroom (to hold their antique sleigh bed) and the ensuite (with separate toilet). “I can’t tell you how happy I was to see that en suite,” smiles Carly. “Two separate wash basins with their own storage area, a separate toilet, and a huge shower – it was bliss, no more having to share bathroom space!” Now that Carly and Andrew are living in their own Avignon, the home is living up to their high expectations. It is perfectly designed for the east/west orientation of their block, allowing maximum light through the north-facing living area. “It really is a fabulous area for entertaining,” remarks Carly. “The kitchen, dining and living areas are open and light, and the outlook to the alfresco garden is delightful. It couldn’t have worked out better if we’d designed it ourselves.” The choice of The Avignon is a long term one. The couple hope to have children one day, so they wanted four bedrooms and a place to escape to. “We did a lot of research before choosing The Avignon,” says Carly. “The way this home is zoned really appeals to us. Our bedroom and the home theatre are separated from the other three bedrooms and bathroom by the kitchen and living area. It works for us now, and it will work if we have children. We are really, really happy!” See page 128 to view The Avignon. Similar home - The Avignon Alfresco is on display at Nuriootpa and is open Wed, Sat and Sun 1.30 to 5pm. 30 Fairmont Homes Collection

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Lorraine and David Mitchell built their first home with Fairmonts in 1993. They were moving from Whyalla to Adelaide for work purposes, and looking to build a family home in the southern suburbs. “With four kids at home in Whyalla things we’re getting a little cramped,” smiles Lorraine. “So we needed to find something that could handle the Mitchell tribe. The Fairmont designs suited us best, and they were very well priced.” The Mitchells purchased a house & land package from Fairmont Homes in May 1993, and they moved in on Christmas Eve that year. They spent eleven fabulous years in their Woodcroft home before deciding to move again in 2004. “By this time, we had seven children,” laughs Lorraine. “The last two were twins, which was a bit of a surprise.” They purchased a large block of land in Flagstaff Hill, and again chose a Fairmont Homes design – The Tusmore. Fairmonts were able to modify the design to incorporate six bedrooms and a study. “Because the block is over 800m2, we were able to extend the design sideways,” explains Lorraine. “So where the double garage normally is, we had two bedrooms, and then put the garage next to the bedrooms.” Over the last five years, the two eldest children have moved out, leaving only seven Mitchells at home, but everyone is quite happy where they are for the time being. “It’s nice to have a bit more space,” says Lorraine. “But, still, there are not too many dull moments in the Mitchell household.” When the time eventually comes to downsize, Lorraine and David will definitely look at building with Fairmont Homes. “They have always had lots of time for us,” remarks Lorraine. “Even when we were looking for land, they helped us out. The whole process was a very positive one.” If you happen to catch the Fairmont Homes TV commercial, you’ll see the Mitchell family play a starring role.


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Kimberley and Kym Tattersall are very happy first home buyers. They bought a house and land package at Seaford Meadows in 2008, and moved into their new home just before Christmas that year. “Fairmonts said we’d be in before Christmas,” smiles Kimberley, “and they worked very hard to make it happen; we spent a magic first Christmas in our six-day old home.” Kimberley and Kym chose The Memphis from Fairmont Homes Courtyard & Villa range, with a slight modification to the design. “All we did was opt for a flat bench-top in the kitchen,” explains Kimberley. “It really opens up the room, and is brilliant for entertaining. Fairmonts were really helpful during the whole planning process.” Being first homebuyers, the young couple were looking for a smaller home, but one that didn’t compromise the things they really wanted – namely, two bathrooms and two separate living areas. “I love the layout of our home,” says Kimberley. “The main hallway opens up into a lounge that lets in heaps of light, and gives us the extra living space we were looking for.”

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Kimberley also likes the way the second of the three bedrooms has its own hallway, providing another private space, away from the living areas. “But my favourite part of the home is the area out the back. The kitchen/living/dining space looks fantastic, and the large windows along the back wall give us a great view of the yard.” The decor in some of the Fairmont Display Homes inspired Kimberley and Kym’s colour scheme. “We’ve chosen quite neutral tones,” says Kimberley, “but the feature walls in our main bedroom and family room have added a touch of vibrancy, and it looks brilliant.” From start to finish, Kimberley and Kym were impressed with the service that they received from Fairmont Homes, and they were particularly happy with their finished product. “It all went so smoothly. Now we have our own place to come home to.” See page 73 to view The Memphis. This home is on display at Andrews Farm and is open Mon, Wed, Sat and Sun 1.30 to 5pm.

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building & investment construction plans

understanding construction plans Looking over the plans to your home is very exciting – it’s the black and white evidence that your dream is about to become a reality. There are a number of plans that you will be asked to study, all giving different information about the way your home will look and function. It is important that you are able to understand the plans, and make sure they represent exactly what you want. Floor Plan - Probably the most recognisable of all plans, it shows the overhead view of a home, with dimensions (usually in metres or millimetres) of every room and space. It also shows placement of sinks, cabinets, wall heaters, air-conditioning, stairs (in two-storey homes), and windows. Window dimensions are shown as Height X Width. Site Plan (and Drainage Plan) - The site plan is also an overhead view of a home, but shows it in relation to its boundaries. There are no detailed room measurements. Instead, measurements are constained to the block size and the overall dimensions of the home. It also shows services to the site (electricity, water, gas, and phone), sewerage

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pipes, trees, retaining walls (if any), and distances from the home to the street, neighbours’ fence-lines, and easements (if any). Elevations - Elevations are the front, sides, and rear views of a home. All architectural detail – roof pitches, architraves, etc – as well as windows, doors, balconies, porticos and all exterior finishes (brick, render, stone), are shown. Section - A section is a cut-through of a home. It shows internal elements, and where they sit in relation to each other and the height of the house. Basically, it’s an internal elevation depicting things like cabinets, robes, doors, and stairs. It also describes the finishes where applicable. If you don’t understand something about a plan, then please seek clarification. There are no silly questions when it comes to building your home. Fairmont Homes’ consultants are more than happy to discuss or explain any aspect of the planning and building process with you. Speak to your Housing Consultant at any time during the build of your new home.


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The Fairmont Group is building a greater mix of residential housing than ever before. Part of that mix is rear-access allotments. Typically, these allotments face a reserve or open space, and tend to be narrower, courtyard sub-divisions. As the name suggests, car access to the home is via a laneway at the rear of the property. Depending on your lifestyle, this option has many advantages. To start with, you’ll have a home opposite a park or reserve; it provides a nice outlook and makes a fabulous play area for children, or a place to socialise with neighbours and friends. From an aesthetic point of view, the facade of your home is not encumbered by a garage or driveway (since there is no front access for a car). Planning Manager of the Fairmont Group, Rob Ventura, is a big fan of rear access blocks. “I personally think they provide more options,” says Rob. “You could secure a boat in your back yard, or you could build a carport that doubles as an undercover entertainment area, or you could create a beautiful alfresco environment. All the while, the front of your home remains uncluttered and picture perfect.” Floor plans and design choices for rear access blocks are also slightly different from the norm. They allow for some creative thinking and individual expression. “We have some fantastic designs,” says Rob. “Our Affordable Collection is particularly suited to rear-access blocks, especially the contemporary double-storey homes. But our team of architects also work on individual projects, creating amazing one-off homes to suit individual needs and tastes.” Variety and individuality is something the Fairmont Group is trying to incorporate in all of their new land releases, and, in the process, build better communities. Speak to a Housing Consultant about rear access home design options.

There’s more to designing a modern home than just layout and appearance. Design is also about reducing energy costs, and, for many people, it’s about being environmentally friendly. That means using sustainable materials to help minimise the carbon footprint. In fact, more and more people are taking a personal stand to help the environment wherever possible.

One of the most sustainable, eco-friendly ways to build is with timber. Unlike steel-frame homes, timber is a natural, renewable product that is free of toxins. Across the nation, trees are being planted at a greater rate than they’re being harvested, resulting in a net absorption of greenhouse gases. In 2005, Australian native forests absorbed an estimated 56.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, reducing greenhouse omissions by some 10%.* This is in direct contrast to the production of steel, where iron ore is mined and smelted, contributing significantly to greenhouse omissions. Managing Director of the Fairmont Group, David Pickard, is in no doubt about the virtues of timber over steel. “I began my career in the building industry as a carpenter,” says David. “I love working with timber. It’s so versatile, very strong structurally, looks beautiful, and feels warm and inviting. And it is more affordable than steel.” Of Australia’s 147 million hectares of public native forests, only 6% is set aside for possible harvesting (and replanting). Currently, around 1% is being used for this purpose.* “As we progress as a company, we are doing a lot more than just building homes,” remarks David. “We are creating highly desirable, fully-functional communities that are energy efficient, with some being carbon neutral.” Fairmont Homes has always built with timber, and will continue to do so in the future. All designs come with a 50year structural guarantee.

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building & investment energy efficiency

six stars

- that save you money

All Fairmont Homes have a 6-star energy rating. It sounds good, but what does it mean exactly? Well, it’s the way a home is designed and built to minimise energy use. To achieve a 6-star rating, a lot of consideration has to be put into its construction. Things like site orientation, layout and zoning, insulation, windows and shading, ventilation, and draught proofing. “The site orientation is the starting point with any design,” says Rob Ventura, Fairmont Homes Planning Manager. “Ideally, you’re looking for a north/south orientation, to maximise the northern solar exposure.” In this case, living areas should face north, and have full length windows to capture the low winter sun. At the same time, north facing rooms need shading for the summer. Both these outcomes can be achieved with clever design. By allowing in natural light, artificial lighting doesn’t need to be used as much, keeping energy costs down. Insulation is another important factor in keeping energy costs down. It can keep a house up to 10C cooler in summer and up to 5C warmer in winter. “Basically, what we’re doing with our 6-star rated homes is keeping heating and cooling costs to a minimum,” says Rob. “Our aim is to

build homes that naturally maintain a temperature of 18C – 25C, so the air-conditioner is only needed in very cold or very hot weather.” There are lots of calculations that go into working out window space; how much is needed and where it should be positioned. Basically, window space should be less than 25% of the total floor area, with an ideal positioning of 60% north, 30% south and 10% east/west. This is based on a north/south orientated home, and would be modified for east/west orientation. “There’s also the various glazing values to consider,” explains Rob. “These values determine the amount of thermal energy that flows in and out of a home.” Controlled ventilation (and orientating a home within 45 degrees of the prevailing summer breeze) is important for keeping a home cool in summer. Draught-proofing doors and windows prevents up to 25% of heat loss during winter. “Every Fairmont Home is designed for maximum energy efficiency,” states Rob. “And each home has its little quirks that have to be taken into account, but that’s part of the expertise we have on offer at Fairmonts.” Speak to your Housing Consultant about saving energy in your new home.

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subdivision & custom homes building & investment

subdivision

...it all adds up

There are two main reasons why people choose to subdivide: as an investment; or to free up the money they have in their home.

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In case one, people have purchased some land or a house (which they will demolish) for the specific purpose of building a number of townhouses, units or apartments in which they hope to make a profit by selling (or renting). In case two, people are prepared to demolish the home they live in, subdivide their property (usually in half) and build two, new, smaller dwellings. They will live in one, and sell the other, with the expectation that the money they receive for the second home will pay for theirs, (and possibly even free up a large sum of money). Typically, this is the domain of empty-nesters who are looking to downsize, but don’t want to move away from their location. In either case, Fairmont Homes offer choice and flexibility, and have the experience and expertise to create exactly what you want. They have a huge range of Courtyard and Villa homes, and their Collection of affordable housing is ideally suited to smaller allotments. But, Fairmont Homes also offer a completely individualised, architectural service*.

custom homes for all customers

You probably know that Fairmont Homes has a wonderful selection of designs that suit a wide range of homebuyers. And you may also know that all of these designs can be modified to suit individual needs. But did you know that Fairmont Homes offer a complete custom design service?

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“We help a lot of people with subdivision developments,” says Rob Ventura, Fairmont Homes Planning Manager. “We have a top team of architects and drafts-people, with a combined experience of over 40 years, who have been involved in some fantastic projects. And we can work to any budget, not just the higher-end of the market.” As well as the actual design of the home, there’s a lot of ground work that needs to be organised: things like working through the relevant council’s development guidelines and zoning requirements, applying for planning consent, land division applications, identification of proximity to services etc; the list is quite considerable. “Yeah, it’s no picnic, that’s for sure,” smiles Rob. “But we can help you through all that; we’ve done it thousands of times. In the end, it’s about getting your investment off the ground for a realistic price, and that’s the service we provide.” Whichever way you look at it, subdividing can be very profitable. Call our Head Office, to speak to a Fairmont Homes professional about sub-dividing your block, on 8112 3112.

That’s right. If you want a home that is uniquely yours, designed specifically to your needs, the Fairmont team of architects can create it for you. And, what’s more, they can work to all budgets, even first home-buyers. That’s what 40 years of architectural design and drafting expertise brings. So, if the thought of something truly individual appeals to you, visit one of the Fairmont Home Display Villages and have a chat to a Sales Consultant. fairmonthomes.com.au Fairmont Homes Collection 35


For a comfortable, energy efficient home start at the top

Balancing your home comforts with a climate friendly home that uses less energy is a tall order, so it’s a good idea to start at the top. Before you choose your roof make sure you’re comfortable with its thermal performance – make sure it’s made from new COLORBOND® steel with Thermatech® solar reflectance technology. New COLORBOND® steel with Thermatech® reflects more of the sun’s heat in summer, creating a cooler roof and a more comfortable home when

used with standard levels of insulation. That means less work for your summer air-conditioning, and that’s good news for your energy bill and our climate. Turn down the air-conditioning and turn up the style All of this means you have a much wider choice of roofing colours that will help lighten your energy load. By how much? Well, in moderate to hot climates with standard insulation, COLORBOND® COLORBOND® steel steel with with Thermatech® can Thermatech® reduce your home’s acts like added annual cooling energy insulation for consumption by up your home. to 20%*.

One of the world’s most advanced building materials With the addition of Thermatech®, COLORBOND® steel can now give you more of everything that Australians have loved about COLORBOND® steel for the past 40 years – wider choice of thermally efficient colours, a longer lasting roof because of reduced heat stress, and timeless beauty. That’s cool for everyone.

Every colour lightens your energy load The really clever thing is Thermatech® boosts what is known as solar reflectance for all 20 standard COLORBOND® steel colours – even the darker ones. In fact it’s here Thermatech® makes the biggest difference, some darker colours now have double the solar reflectance without changing their appearance. It’s like having added insulation, at no added cost. COLORBOND®, Thermatech® and BlueScope are registered trade marks of BlueScope Steel Limited ABN 16 000 011 058. * Depending on level of insulation, building shape and function. Average reduction is about 5%. FHC32559i

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steps to building building & investment

“We built with Fairmont, because they were the best value builder, and we got the home we always wanted.” Anita, Marcus and Amelia, Gilles Plains.

10 easy steps to building The thought of building a new home is very exciting. It also makes a lot of sense because you are creating something which ideally suits your lifestyle. However, thinking about the design and decor is really just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, there are quite a few steps that need to be taken before building even begins. Fairmont Homes has been a leader in the building industry for over 45 years, and helped over 20,000 South Australian families create the home they’ve always wanted. So don’t worry, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Step 1 – Budget

Step 6 – Preparation

The first thing you need to work out is how much you have to spend on buying land and building a house. This probably means visiting your chosen financial institution to see how much you can borrow.

This is all taken care of by Fairmont Homes. We organise an engineer to complete a soil report, we draw up the plan of your home, and we do all the council approval work.

Step 2 – Land

Step 7 – Finance and Land Transfer

Choose where you would like to live. (Or ask us about out our home and land packages).

This is where you commit to your home. You apply for finance through your financial institution, and then provide us with their written approval. You will also need to see a Land Broker to transfer the land into your name.

Step 3 – Design Select one of our fantastic designs. Everything, from courtyard villas to two-storey family homes, is available. And, of course, you can modify any of our designs to suit your individual needs and taste. We can also work with you on your own plan and design.

Step 4 – Consult Our consultants will help you create the home you want, and provide you with an accurate quotation.

Step 5 – Contract A very exciting step – you’re happy with the design and quote, now it’s time to sign a Building Contract and pay your deposit. Your dream has just become reality.

Congratulations! You are now a home-owner. (Well, on paper, at least).

Step 8 – Selections While all this has been going on, no doubt you have been thinking about decor selections. Now it’s time to make some firm decisions.

Step 9 – Builder’s Interview We’ve done our preparation (building of your home has been approved by council) and you have done yours (chosen colours, fixtures and fittings). Now it’s time to meet with the builder for final sign-off. Construction is not far off now.

Step 10 – Footings The footings of your home are the beginning of the construction process. Your home will be completed within the agreed time, and to your satisfaction. Fairmont Homes Collection

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building & investment negative gearing

expert advice how to own an investment property for $150 per week

Brett Graham is the Chief Financial Officer of the Fairmont Group. He is a Chartered Accountant, with over 30 years experience in all aspects of finance. Even if you have no equity or savings, and have to start from scratch, an investment property is a very realistic option – you already have two backers: the taxation department and your potential tenant. Of course, there is one other major backer that needs to come to the party – your financial institution. Let’s assume that’s all okay, and you can borrow up to $300,000 on a house and land package. I will show you how that $300,000 property will only cost you $150 per week to repay, and be conservatively worth $375,000 in five years time. Here’s how it works: 1. You spend $300,000 on a house and land package. The 350m2 land cost you $140,000 and the three-bedroom house $160,000. 2. The taxation department will allow you to claim 3% depreciation against the cost of the house. In this case, $4,800. (3% of $160,000) 3. You rent out your home for a very reasonable $300 per week. Over a year, that’s $15,600. 4. Let’s say you’re paying 8% interest on the $300,000. You’re repayments work out to be $24,000 per year. 5. Time for a little arithmetic: Take away your annual rental income from your annual loan repayments ($15,600 from $25,500). That equates to a cash shortfall of $8,400. You can claim this as a tax deduction – it’s commonly known as negative gearing, because the cash in is less than the cash out. But, remember, you can also claim $4,800 in depreciation, bringing the total tax deduction of your investment property to $13,200. 6. More arithmetic: Let’s reasonably assume your marginal tax rate averages out to 31.5 cents in the dollar. Applying that rate to the $13,200 gives you a tax break of $4,158. 38 Fairmont Homes Collection

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At some point the economy will recover from the effect of the Global Financial Crisis. The undersupply of housing in Australia, together with the delay in decision making by future home owners will provide a golden opportunity to build an investment property. 7. Even more arithmetic: deducting the $4,158 from $9,900 (your actual cash outgoings) gives your actual repayments per year. In this case, it works out to $5,742 per year, or a touch over $100 per week. To this, you will need to add council rates (and other smaller charges like the Emergency Service Levy) as well as paying off the principal on the loan. In this case, around $50 per week seems reasonable, giving you a total weekly outgoing of just $150 per week! Okay, say you’ve now had your home for a year. From an investment point of view, any value of your property over $305,742 ($300,000 cost of property + $5,742 actual loan repayments) is a net capital gain. That’s less than a 2% increase in value. Historically, house price growth is much higher and during economic upswings can rise 5-7% in one year. Even if the average increase was an achievable 5% per year for the first 5 years, your investment property would be worth around $375,000. You’re break-even point after those 5 years (taking into consideration increases in the home loan rate) would be around $329,000. So, for an investment of $150 per week for five years, you would have made a net capital gain of around $50,000 in normal economic conditions. Not a bad result. Of course, this is just an example, and you would need to seek financial advice pertinent to your own circumstances. Note well that negative gearing works in regular housing markets where house prices rise steadily and is innefficient when prices are stable or decline. Speak to your Financial Institution for specific advice on negative gearing.


Even if the average increase was an achievable 5% per year for the first 5 years, your investment property would be worth around $375,000.

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building & investment property portfolios

how to build a

property portfolio

James Turcinov is a full-time property developer/investor, and has just established a unique self storage facility. He once fulfilled many roles in IT, and, most recently, was involved in sales & marketing in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

by James Turcinov

Some people can’t work out how property investors, like myself, obtain enough money to get started. They assume a large inheritance, a privileged background or a high paying job. I had none of those things, and yet my property portfolio is now quite significant, and continues to grow. And, it literally pays for itself. Let me share with you how I got started. In 2003, I bought a home for $210,000 as an investment property that I rented out for $240 per week. That was all good; the rent almost covered the mortgage. I went back to the bank to borrow more money for a second investment property, but they weren’t so keen this time. So, I did some research, spoke to some experienced and reputable people (my accountant, local council planners, my conveyancer and surveyor), and discovered that my investment property was big enough to sub-divide into three separate allotments. Great, I thought, three houses means three times the rent. I approached a number of builders, and eventually settled on Fairmont Homes. Quite simply, they offered me the best choice at the best price, and were really generous with their time and advice – it made dealing with the council, SA Water, and the Lands Titles Office much easier. Anyway, I took my proposal to the bank, and they were happy to lend me the $400,000 I needed to build the three new houses. So, why would they do that when they’d refused to lend me just over half that amount to buy a second investment property? The answer is simple, subdiving and building is a much better investment than buying. I’ll show you what I mean: I bought my investment property for $210,000. I owed pretty much all of it to the bank. By subdividing and building, my loan increased to $610,000 ($400,000 to build three homes), but the new homes were valued at $300,000 each, making the property worth a total of $900,000. That automatically gave me equity of just under $300,000. You beauty! The bank could see that it was a good investment and so could I. And what made it even better was that the rental revenue was pretty much on par with the loan repayments. Along with generous tax concessions for depreciation on new homes, my three new properties were able to be neutrally geared. That means they pay for themselves!

Since then I have bought other blocks of land, sub-divided and built. I have also kept my relationship with Fairmont Homes, because they are supportive and involved, offering advice and guidance like it was their own investment. And, of course, they have a quality product. Having said all that, there is more to subdividing and building than just buying land. You have to do your due diligence, and constantly be on the lookout for the right land. Things like significant trees, steep slopes, and problems with connecting utilities can make the difference between a great investment and a disaster. My advice is to do what I did – research all the subdivision protocols, scour the real estate pages and websites, and approach experienced and reputable people for advice, asking them lots of questions. Believe me; the hard work really does pay off. Good luck! Talk to a Fairmont Housing Consultant about sub-dividing your block.

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Thinking of subdividing

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Like all successful companies, the Fairmont Group actively supports clubs, communities and charities through sponsorships and donations. Managing Director of the Fairmont Group, David Pickard says it’s about giving something back to people. “I know it sounds a bit cliché,” remarks David, “but that’s the essence of it all. We are a proud South Australian company, one that has been built on the support of South Australians, so there’s no question about returning that support.” The Group is heavily involved with sporting clubs, including being major sponsor of the Norwood Football Club for the last four years. In 2010, the company also became a sponsor of Netball SA, and, in 2011, the premier sponsor of the Adelaide Thunderbirds. Amateur netball, football, soccer, tennis and athletics clubs across the state have also been supported by the Fairmont Group. “On a community level, we tend to help clubs and organisations that are affiliated with our contractors or employees,” says David. “It’s another way of showing our appreciation for the contribution they’ve made towards the success of the business.” A number of long-serving contractors donate their time towards Variety the Children’s Charity by participating in The Variety Bash. Each year, the event is sponsored by the Fairmont Group, and David Pickard has been personally involved in two of them. The company also supports many other community associations and events, things like Christmas Carols. “It’s all part of our commitment to building better communities,” says David. “We feel it’s our responsibility to make a positive contribution to society, and it’s a responsibility we are happy to fulfil.” fairmonthomes.com.au. 42 Fairmont Homes Collection

Top: Anniversary Apartments at Christie Downs is an innovative, affordable housing project developed by Junction Housing, a leading affordable housing provider, comprising 21 high-density dwellings designed to 6-star energy efficiency Southernstandards. Junction Working in partnership with Fairmont Homes, who designed and constructed the project, and supported by the Wyatt Benevolent Institution, HomeStart Finance and State and Federal Governments, the project sets new standards in affordable living. Bottom left: Supporting the Variety Bash. Bottom right : Scenes from the Fairmont Homes’ annual staff and subcontractors picnic, held in Bonython Park.

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pink Fairmont Homes is proud to be the Premier Partner of the Adelaide Thunderbirds. Last season saw the girls sporting a fabulous new pink outfit, which really looked eye-catching on court, and received the thumbs-up from the fans. Star player, Emily Beaton, is a Fairmont Homes ambassador, and puts in a fabulous performance off the court in our corporate TV commercial. “I’m really happy to give something back to Fairmont Homes,” says Emily. “They are such a great supporter of sport in South Australia, and their sponsorship of the Thunderbirds is really appreciated, and gives us a lot of confidence moving ahead.”

Inset photo: Some of the Adelaide Thunderbirds select finishes for the home at Blakeview Grove.

Fairmont Homes is proud to be the Premier Sponsor of the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

As a part of a Fairmont Homes Fundraiser, Emily and some of the other Thunderbirds also helped to decorate a display home at Blakeview Grove Estate. “With the help of an interior designer, we choose some of the colour schemes. It turned out really well, and the home sold pretty quickly, so that was a great result.” Fairmont Homes would like to wish Emily and all the Thunderbirds all the best for the 2012 season, and would encourage anyone who enjoys live sport to go and see them in action. It’s fast paced and full of excitement, and something the whole family can enjoy. For more information, visit adelaidethunderbirds.com.au Fairmont Homes Collection 43


the fairmont group our sales team

Going the ex All of us at Fairmont Homes are proud of our reputation as a leading South Australian builder. Many people come to us because we are so highly regarded. However, it’s not just our homes that win people over, it’s our people. We think our Sales Consultants are the best in the business, not only because they have a wealth of experience – most have been with us over for over 10 years – but because their professionalism and willingness to go the extra yard is unsurpassed. Mike Cronin, who has been a Sales Consultant with Fairmont Homes for 27 years, says it’s not just about selling homes. “I wish it was that simple,” he jokes, “but really, it’s about talking to people, ascertaining their needs, and doing your best to create the right outcome. A lot of people bring in their own plans, and we’re happy to work through them to find a solution.” Building has evolved into a dynamic industry, encompassing a whole range of issues, from 6-star energy ratings to design encumbrances and infrastructure. There’s certainly more to building than meets the eye. Another of our sales team, Michael Underwood, believes we’re becoming much smarter in the way we are planning and building. “There’s a lot more to consider these days,” says Michael. “Energy efficiency is a big thing – new homes must have a 6-star energy rating – and there are many other council regulations that need to be adhered to.” Our Sales Team do much more than sell Fairmont Homes (and land) – they provide design advice and costings of individual 44 Fairmont Homes Collection

plans, liaise with councils, go through financial processes, and generally simplify the building process for our customers. And they do this quickly and efficiently – in a lot of cases, plans can be drawn up and costed within days. “It’s certainly not a matter of ‘sign on the bottom line and see you later’,” says Michael, “We take a pragmatic view, and offer realistic advice, so there are no surprises or letdowns. Building a home should be a positive and exciting experience. From our point of view, there’s a lot satisfaction in making it an enjoyable one.” Our sales team must be doing something right, because they’re seeing more and more people returning to build their next house, whether it’s an upsize, downsize or just a change. Mike and Michael are even seeing the children of people they sold to years ago. Fairmont Homes’ sales consultants can be found in each of our 10 display villages north and south of the city. Feel free to speak to them the next time you’re visiting.


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Graeme Baird 0417 717 057 North

John Baker 0417 862 214 North

Graham Barns 0438 122 778 North

Sandy Bellinger 0411 124 653 North

John Coats 0417 880 412 South

Michael Cronin 0413 116 999 South

Frank Criscitelli 0408 829 045 South

Jeff Drewett 0418 448 829 North

Brett Linford 0414 961 100 South

Paul Napier 0413 604 000 North

If you have an enquiry feel free to call and speak to any of our friendly sales consultants or call the office on 8112 3112. Peter Szolga 0402 144 362 North

Michael Underwood 0411 551 220 South

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the fairmont group our subcontractors

alan key Alan Key has carpentry in his blood, and has worked with Fairmont Homes for over 30 years. One of his sons, Adam, works with him in his business, and his other son, Daniel, has a carpentry business of his own. “We’re aiming to be the longest serving family name at Fairmonts,” jokes Alan.

terry blades Terry Blades has been a plumber all his working life, and subcontracted to Fairmont Homes since the company was formed. “We were very busy back in those days,” recalls Terry, “and nothing much has changed from that point of view.”

bob tresize Bob Tresize has been a subcontracted brick-layer to Fairmont Homes for the last 28 years. Living at Gawler with his wife, Robyn, he has been involved in countless projects in the Northern areas of Adelaide. “Recently I’ve been doing some work at Blakeview,” says Bob, “but I have helped build houses on Yorke Peninsula and Port Pirie. I’m heading up to Orroroo next week.” 46 Fairmont Homes Collection

Terry and his wife, Yasmin, run their own company, Leibrooke Plumbing. They fit out the Fairmont Homes in the northern suburbs, as well as The Ferns and Golden Grove Lifestyle SA villages. “The great thing about working for Fairmont is that they trust us to do our job,” remarks Terry. “They have a lot of experience, and plan everything really well, so the work flows. We don’t have to wait around for other trades when we have a job to do.” When Terry isn’t being a plumber, he likes to play golf and go on mountain climbing holidays. “The golf is to learn patience,” jokes Terry. “But me and the family really enjoy mountain climbs. We’ve done the Base Camp walk around Everest, and climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as walks around Tasmania and New Zealand. They’ve all been fantastic experiences.”


Alan spends most of his time in the north of Adelaide, doing the second fix for homes at Blakeview, Gawler, Craigmore, Barossa Valley, and even up to Yorke Peninsula and Port Pirie. “Yeah, there’s a bit of travelling involved,” remarks Alan, “but the work is good and regular, and we always get paid on time. I’ve seen the company grow from a small family business to a big company, and through all the changes, the integrity of the company has been maintained. That’s why I’m still working for Fairmont Homes.” In his spare time, Alan likes to go fishing, particularly game fishing, playing the odd round of golf, and riding his bike. “I used to race with the bike a few years ago, when I was a bit younger,” says Alan. “Now I just take it easy. It keeps me fit, and is supposedly good for me. That and the odd weekend of fishing will do me.”

The travel suits Bob because he likes to keep active, and enjoys being outside. That’s why, when he gets the odd free day, he goes fishing. “Particularly beach fishing,” says Bob. “It’s great being out there; the far west coast is just terrific.” Each year, Bob also donates his time, and his mechanical abilities, to Variety the Children’s Charity. “We go out to the country and fix peoples cars. Just to get them running smoothly, and make life a bit easier for the families of sick and disadvantaged children. I’ve been doing it for nine years now, and David Pickard has donated over $40,000 to the cause. It’s really appreciated.”Another donation was also very much appreciated by Bob: A few years ago, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and was successfully treated with the help of equipment donated by The Pickard Foundation. “Working with Fairmont Homes is like working with friends,” explains Bob. “Every site I go to, I know people. If there’s a problem, I can speak to someone about it, and we’ll work it out. There’s a lot of support for the trades, and they always pay on time. Fairmont Homes has been very good to me over the years.”


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here is no doubt that the environment is playing an increasingly important role in the way we live, and the way we plan to live. Whether or not you believe in climate change, environmental issues continue to be a priority with all forward thinking businesses and households. This is a positive thing; as we become more energy conscious, we become more efficient in the ways we use energy. Brenton Allen, Operations Manager of the Fairmont Group, says that environmental issues have had a marked effect on the Fairmont Group, and the way they plan new developments. “Seaford Heights will be a watershed development for us,” comments Brenton. “It’s the first subdivision in which our carbon foot print has been independently measured, and then offset through the acquisition of carbon credits. All the planning and construction we have been involved in at Seaford Heights has been carbon managed. And this has become the benchmark.” That benchmark has even been applied to the Fairmont Group’s corporate operations. At the beginning of 2008/09 financial year, the Group undertook a detailed energy and omissions assessment, and prepared a comprehensive Carbon Management Plan to reduce carbon emissions. It was devised and audited by Balance Carbon, a local firm of energy and emissions management specialists, and implemented in July 2009. “The first thing they looked at was the way we managed our fuel consumption and waste generation,” says Brenton. “For example, we were using too much paper – you probably can’t imagine

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how many plans we draw up and then photocopy, then modify, etc – and when you look at it from an energy point of view, the figures are quite amazing.” By June 2010, the Group had reduced its carbon emissions by 2.5%, even with a 14% increase in full-time equivalent staff over the same period. It was largely achieved by storing more information electronically, and, therefore, reducing the amount of hard copy production. This financial year, Balance Carbon will be assisting us with implementing and managing other initiatives. They will be based around the more efficient use of lighting, heating and cooling. The remaining carbon emissions are being offset, making the Fairmont Group 100% carbon neutral. “We are adhering to Australian and International standards and protocols when we talk about the Fairmont Group being carbon neutral, but the whole process also encourages lateral thinking,” says Brenton. “For example, we might not jump on a plane to have an interstate meeting; we’ll have a video conference instead. Or, since the tram now runs right outside our building, we’d hop on that rather than use our cars.”


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RealtySA? Realty SA is a licensed real estate agent, involved in the sales and marketing of the Fairmont Group’s land developments and property sales. The company deals with builders and developers who are looking to invest in prime locations, but also sells directly to the public.

Above: The Realty SA Team. From left: John Simonetti, John Stimson, Laura Hart, Melissa Shine, Deanne Krznaic, Craig Dodt, Nikki Hill, Maurice Jones, Brenton Allen.

Builders Many of Adelaide’s top builders use Realty SA to find land for their clients. It’s no use having a great home design if you don’t have the right location in which to build it.

Developers These days, more medium density subdivisions are being incorporated into land releases, and developers contribute to the overall housing mix by providing higher density, apartment-style living options.

Over the last five years, Realty SA has sold around 2,500 allotments – that averages out to ten per week – and is currently involved in the sales and marketing of some of South Australia’s largest land releases, including the magnificent new Fairmont subdivision at Seaford Heights. If you are looking for a place to build or are interested in a Fairmont Home & Land Package, call Realty SA on 8112 3133.

Public Lots of people are looking for the right piece of land. Realty SA offers the new home-builder everything from smaller courtyard allotments to large family plots in dozens of fantastic locations across South Australia. And while people can choose whichever builder they prefer, Fairmont Homes always has exciting Home & Land packages on offer.

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Land sales and development at Seaford Meadows began in 2005, and the response from people was immediate and enthusiastic. Catering for buyers in all stages of life, and with varying budgets, the estate has grown quickly, and continues to attract people looking for a wonderful, southern suburbs lifestyle. John Simonetti, Realty SA Sales Manager, is not surprised by the success of Seaford Meadows. “Well, for a start, there’s the location – just a kilometre away from Seaford and Moana beaches – you can’t get much better than that,” says John. “But it also has a lot to do with planning – there’s a lot of consideration that goes in to making a place like Seaford Meadows work. Things like the infrastructure, the open spaces and facilities. We’re not just selling land, we are building a community.” Part of the initial development included building a medical centre, establishing a bus route, and creating parks and reserves that are no more than 200 metres away from any allotment. Now the second major phase of Seaford Meadows is underway, with even more diversity in land use, and a greater range of facilities. “It won’t be long before Seaford Meadows has its own neighbourhood shopping complex and a new child-care centre,” says John. “We’re also creating a huge, multi-purpose park for social and sporting pursuits. And there are many other new initiatives to be implemented as the stages are developed.”

A new Display Village is about to commence construction, and will showcase the varying lifestyle options available at Seaford Meadows. Unlike most developments in the region, land has been zoned for double-storey apartments and terraced homes. “It creates a wonderful mix of architecture, and attracts a greater diversity of people,” explains John. “The area is really taking off, and we want to offer something for everyone, even people who are looking to invest.” Most of the blocks at Seaford Meadows face north/south to capture more sunlight and reduce energy costs. The land is either flat or slightly undulating, and the soil conditions are ideal for building. This means homes can be built costeffectively, with minimum running-costs. Seaford Meadows is part of Adelaide’s vibrant south, with its marvellous, pristine beaches, and world-class wineries. It’s also an easy commute to the city, and a leisurely drive to Victor Harbor and the South Coast. There are plenty of schools (public and private) shopping precincts (including Colonnades, just down the road, and the Seaford Shopping Centre within walking distance) and medical facilities (hospitals, clinics and surgeries). “In a few years time, the Noarlunga railway line will be extended to run by Seaford Meadows,” informs John. “It will make living here even more desirable. You’ll be able to walk to Seaford Meadows train station and travel directly to Colonnades or the city in comfort. The whole project is very exciting, and has amazing potential.” For more information, visit southatseafordmeadows.com.au

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The Adelaide Hills is one of South Australia’s biggest tourist attractions. It isn’t hard to see why – beautiful scenery, quaint townships, and tree-lined roads leading to all kinds of unexpected treasures like boutique wineries, restaurants and idyllic picnic spots.

Adding to the sense of freedom is the very generous allotment size, and the number of mature trees – it really does feel like the country. And building at Fox Hill couldn’t be simpler; the soil is ideal and the gradient is gentle. All that’s required is the desire to live in this beautiful part of the world.

But the real beauty of the Adelaide Hills is its proximity to the city, particularly since the transformation of the South Eastern freeway. It has opened up the region for people who are looking for a country lifestyle without being too far away from the city. And that’s exactly what is on offer at Fox Hill Estate.

The area is also rich with facilities; everything you could need is within easy reach at Mount Barker – very good public and private schools, shopping precincts, a cinema complex, hospital, sporting clubs – you name it, it’s all just down the road.

Situated on the edge of the quiet township of Nairne, Fox Hill lies on a gently sloping site, bounded by the town and open space, set amongst rolling hills and winding valleys. “It really is the best of both worlds,” says John Simonetti, Realty SA Sales Manager. “A peaceful, rural environment just five minutes away from Mount Barker, and twenty-five minutes from Adelaide.”

“Getting to Adelaide for work or pleasure is also very easy,” points out John. “It’s five minutes to the freeway, and twenty to the tollgate. Or you can catch a bus or train into the city. Travel time is no longer a factor when considering a move to this neck of the woods. It takes longer to travel a couple of suburbs in Sydney or Melbourne.” There’s no doubt that the Adelaide Hills has much to offer for those looking for a sophisticated, rural lifestyle. Fox Hill Estate is the ideal destination, and the perfect setting in which to create that lifestyle. For more information, visit foxhillnairne.com.au

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Nestled among the gums on the rural fringe of one of South Australia’s oldest towns, Nairne, Fox Hill is a place to build a home in every sense of the word. The estate features 76 generous lots, surrounded by natural beauty and just a short stroll from the historic timber-and-stone charm of the town centre. Sensible encumbrances, all services, close to reserve & playground.


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Parkwood represents a rare opportunity to build in an established suburb. And not just any suburb, Parkwood is situated in the heart of Golden Grove, one of the most awarded suburbs in Australia. Limited to just 100 allotments, this gently undulating pocket of land is surrounded by beautiful homes and well-established gardens. The development will cater for people in all stages of life, and everything from courtyard blocks to traditional size blocks are available. There are also some larger blocks (up to 900m2), and fifteen percent of the land is designated as Affordable Housing. “Parkwood is going to be a delightful place to live,” says John Simonetti, Realty SA Sales Manager. “The surrounding area looks beautiful, and the entrance is bordered by an existing, leafy reserve.” Another two areas of open space will be incorporated into the 8-hectare site, giving the development a pleasant, community feel.

“You couldn’t get a much better location.”

Parkwood Estate is also very conveniently located, adjacent to Bicentennial Drive. “It’s brilliant for public transport,” remarks John, “and Golden Grove Village is just down the road. You couldn’t get a much better location.” The development is also close to a range of schools, particularly Golden Grove Primary, child-care centres and doctors’ clinics.

“The tone has already been set at Golden Grove,” says John. “Our aim is to blend Parkwood into the existing neighbourhood, and create a highly-desirable place to live. It already has a lot going for it, and we intend to make it even more special.”

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Munno Para is situated in the rapidly developing northern suburbs. Within it lies one of the most anticipated new land releases – Almond Grove. Once an almond orchard, this significant parcel of land is soon to become six hundred allotments of prime real-estate. Almond Grove is convenient to a host of facilities, transport routes and holiday destinations. Munno Para Shopping Centre and Elizabeth City Centre are just down the road. The Northern Expressway, bus and train routes are all close by. There are excellent schools, private as well as public, within a short radius of the development. And, as far as location goes, you have a big head start to the Barossa and Clare Valleys, Yorke Peninsula and The Flinders Ranges.

“There will be something for everyone at Almond Grove.”

Realty SA Sales Manager, John Simonetti, believes Almond Grove will be one of the best locations in the Northern Suburbs. “It’s really close and convenient to so many facilities and services,” remarks John. “Even travel time to the city has been significantly reduced by the new Northern Expressway. And then you have the estate itself, it will be a charming place to live.” From a lifestyle point of view, Almond Grove has been designed for people in all stages of life, and all budgets. Everything from terraced blocks to large family spreads will be part of the subdivision. Most of the allotments are north/south facing for energy efficiency, and all have favourable conditions for building. “There will be something for everyone at Almond Grove,” says John. “We’re allocating a lot of open space within the community, and this will help create a wonderful, safe environment for residents to enjoy.”

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n February 2010, the South Australian Government released its 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide. It identifies areas of potential growth, sets out plans, and creates a vision for Adelaide over the next thirty years. Much of it has to do with urban renewal and improved transport systems, which will have a dramatic effect on Adelaide, both in the way we live and the way we are perceived.

From a development point of view, we are entering an exciting era of growth and renewal. Already, with our Seaford Meadows project we have taken a different approach to planning. It’s no longer a matter of just subdividing land and building homes, it’s about creating better communities. It’s something we are very passionate about, and totally committed to.

The Plan proposes to renew about 20% of existing urban areas. Much of this renewal is earmarked for sites adjacent to established transport routes, for example, Port Road. Most of the growth is expected to be in the north of Adelaide, in areas like Roseworthy, Gawler, Munno Para, Angle Vale and Virginia/Buckland Park. Growth will also occur in Mt Barker and, to a lesser extent, in the south. All new developments will have a greater proportion of medium density housing.

There are two major projects we are about to commence developing which will see great communities evolve. One is at Blakeview East where we have just been announced as the successful developer by LMC to create a 107ha community immediately to the north of our Blakeview Grove estate. It will have a state primary school, neighbourhood centre, sporting field, linear park and a community centre in amongst the almost 1700 homes. At our Seaford Heights community we will create sites over 1300 dwellings with a main street based neighbourhood centre and a private primary school and a district level park. Both of these communities will be fully carbon managed.

So, what does that mean for the new home-buyer? Well, it’s all good – it means more choice in home design and location, and better access to services and transport. And, for the Fairmont Group, it means the freedom to create a wider range of home options. For the first time in our history, the Fairmont Group is looking at building 3-4 storey apartment and townhouses.

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It means providing a whole range of lifestyle options to cater for people in all stages of life – everything from funky apartments (including lofts above shops) to traditional family homes, will be part of the mix. Added to this, we’re planning (and, in some cases, building) main street shopping centres, schools, medical and community centres, nursing homes, retirement villages, sports grounds, commercial and employment precincts, as well as capitalising on existing and proposed transport routes.


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129 Langdon

109 Sturt

105 Lawson

121 Toronto

104 Leabrook Mk 3

96 Vermont

100 Mason

111 Waverley

86 Kent

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Two Storey

146 Bella

157 Carson Split

170 Eden

144 Chic

158 Madeline Split

175 Harrison

149 Cosmo

159 Adele Split

177 Highgrove

150 Contempo

161 Riley Split

173 Newport

155 Deco

160 Whitmore Split

174 Rialto

154 Franklin

171 Riviera

142 Ivy

172 Soho

148 Neo 147 Nova - Two Storey 153 Novello 156 Orion 143 Trend 145 Urban 151 Vogue 152 Wellington

Rear Access 163 Collins 166 Edmund 169 Heston 164 Maxwell 165 Nelson 167 Tempo 168 Torino 162 Waratah- Two Storey

66 Fairmont Homes Collection

176 Windsor


Georgia

3

1

1

1

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

103.69

porch

0.55

garage total

19.52 123.76

overall dimensions width

7.96m

depth

17.83m

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Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

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3

2

1

1

Albany

courtyard & villa

area living

m2 119.53

ver/porch garage total

7.54 21.85 148.92

overall dimensions width single garage depth

7.40m 25.61m

Š Copyright

68 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Sicily

3

2

1

1

courtyard & villa

area living portico garage total

m2 126.33 1.27 19.24 146.84

overall dimensions width single garage depth

7.93m 21.18m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

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3

2

1

2

Madrid on display at Andrews Farm

courtyard & villa

area living

m2 127.29

portico garage total

1.27 36.10 164.66

overall dimensions width single garage

7.93m

width double garage 10.69m depth

21.58m

70 Fairmont Homes Collection

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Portobello

3

2

1

2

courtyard & villa

area living

m2 128.87

portico

2.17

alfresco

10.82

garage

36.12

total

177.98

overall dimensions width double garage 10.80m depth

21.55m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

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3

2

1

2

Corsica on display at Warradale

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

129.47

porch

1.92

carport total

37.54 168.93

overall dimensions width single carport

8.48m

width double carport 11.43m depth

21.00m

Š Copyright

72 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Memphis

3

2

2

2

on display at Andrews Farm

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

129.78

porch

1.79

carport total

37.52 169.09

overall dimensions width single carport

8.82m

width double carport 11.77m Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

depth

19.41m

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3

2

1

1

Fremantle

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

130.06

porch

2.26

carport total

20.86 153.18

overall dimensions width single carport depth

9.00m 19.50m Š Copyright

74 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Evandale

3

2

1

1

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

130.20

porch

1.87

alfresco

10.15

garage

21.09

total

163.31

overall dimensions width single garage depth

8.14m 23.97m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

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3

2

2

2

Hamilton

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

131.97

porch

1.92

carport total

37.54 171.43

overall dimensions width single carport

8.80m

width double carport 11.75m depth

19.71m

Š Copyright

76 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Crete

3

2

2

2

on display at Warradale

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

135.37

porch

1.44

alfresco

11.24

carport

36.57

total

184.62

overall dimensions width single carport

8.85m

width double carport 11.80m depth

20.61m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

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3

2

2

2

Lincoln

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

140.03

porch

1.40

carport total

37.35 178.78

overall dimensions width double carport 11.57m depth

20.22m

Š Copyright

78 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Norwich

3

2

2

2

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

139.15

porch

1.43

carport total

37.52 178.10

overall dimensions width single carport

8.82m

width double carport 11.77m Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

depth

19.71m

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3

1

1

2

Portia

courtyard & villa

area living

m2 139.33

portico garage total

3.61 41.35 184.29

overall dimensions width double garage 13.00m depth

16.86m

80 Fairmont Homes Collection

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Medford Mk 2

3

2

1

2

on display at Northgate

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

139.69

porch

0.85

garage total

38.31 178.85

overall dimensions width double garage 11.38m depth

20.01m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

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3

2

2

1

Camelot

courtyard & villa

area living

m2 145.31

portico

1.60

alfresco

17.22

garage

22.17

total

186.30

overall dimensions width single garage depth

8.47m 27.77m

Š Copyright

82 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Rockport

3

2

2

2

on display at Munno Para West

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

147.69

porch

2.67

carport total

36.68 187.04

overall dimensions Š Copyright

width double carport 11.65m depth

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

20.00m

Fairmont Homes Collection 83


3

2

2

2

Lucerne on display at Northgate

area

148.89

porch

1.37

verandah

9.07

total

HIA

NER

WIN

no on d isplay at

te

RD AWA

rth

m2

living

garage

9

ga

courtyard & villa

2 00

37.40 196.73

overall dimensions width double garage 11.50m depth

20.14m Š Copyright

84 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Bradford

3

2

2

2

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

151.79

porch

2.97

garage total

36.72 191.48

overall dimensions width double garage 11.50m depth

19.48m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 85


3

2

2

2

Kent

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

154.26

porch

1.34

carport total

37.35 192.95

overall dimensions width double carport 11.75m width double garage 11.60m depth

20.20m Š Copyright

86 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Chatswood

3

2

2

2

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

154.94

porch

2.04

alfresco

11.71

carport

37.98

total

206.67

overall dimensions width double carport 11.76m width double garage 11.61m depth

21.26m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 87


3

2

2

2

Hamlet

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

154.41

porch

6.62

alfresco

10.98

garage

38.34

total

210.35

overall dimensions width double garage 11.28m depth

23.19m

Š Copyright

88 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Turin

3

2

1

2

on display at Warradale

courtyard & villa

area living portico garage total

m2 158.57 2.58 38.72 199.87

overall dimensions width double garage 11.40m depth

21.80m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 89


3

2

2

1

Willow

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

159.31

porch

3.37

alfresco

17.43

garage

23.79

total

203.90

overall dimensions width single garage depth

8.68m 31.16m

90 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

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Lamont

3

2

1

2

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

169.18

porch

2.45

verandah

4.65

alfresco

16.19

garage

37.93

total

230.40

overall dimensions width double garage 12.20m depth

21.85m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

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4

2

2

2

Everton

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

171.54

porch

1.57

alfresco

18.26

garage

37.50

total

228.87

overall dimensions width double garage 12.00m depth

21.47m

Š Copyright

92 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Ventura

3

2

2

2

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

174.43

porch

2.64

alfresco

15.18

garage

38.38

total

230.63

overall dimensions width double garage 11.86m depth

23.53m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 93


3

2

2

1

Belmont

courtyard & villa

area living

m2 175.40

portico garage total

2.07 21.03 198.50

overall dimensions width single garage depth

8.00m 27.37m

Š Copyright

94 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Hudson

3

2

2

2

courtyard & villa

area

m2

living

182.67

porch

1.70

verandah garage total

5.43 40.63 230.43

overall dimensions width double garage 11.00m depth

26.04m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 95


3

2

1

2

Vermont

conventional

area

m2

living

117.34

porch

1.92

alfresco

12.25

garage

35.66

total

Š Copyright

167.17

overall dimensions width double garage 16.67m depth

12.09m

96 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Oakley 3 & 4

3/4

2

2

2

conventional Oakley 3 area

m2

living

130.08

porch

2.68

carport total

40.62 173.38

overall dimensions width double carport 16.76m width double garage 16.61m depth

Oakley 4 area living porch carport total

14.73m

m2 143.46 2.68 40.62 186.76

overall dimensions width double carport 16.76m width double garage 16.61m depth

16.42m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

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3

2

2

2

Executive 146

conventional

area living

m2 144.40

verandah carport total

6.58 35.40 186.38

overall dimensions width double carport 16.55m width double garage 16.40m depth

Š Copyright

14.73m

98 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Sienna

3

2

2

2

conventional

area

m2

living

146.38

porch

1.02

garage total

36.78 184.18

overall dimensions width double garage 11.50m depth

18.52m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 99


3

2

2

2

Mason

conventional

area

m2

living

146.61

porch

2.93

carport total

36.36 185.90

overall dimensions width double carport 14.92m

Š Copyright

width double garage 14.77m depth

16.44m

100 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Capri Mk 2 & Mk 3

3

2

1

2

Capri Mk 2 on display at Pt Elliot Capri Mk 3 on display at Blakeview

conventional Capri Mk 2 area

m2

living

146.57

porch

1.47

alfresco

11.04

carport

37.50

total

196.58

overall dimensions width double carport 11.65m width double garage 11.50m depth

19.37m

Capri Mk 3 area

m2

living

147.37

porch

1.47

alfresco

11.04

carport

37.50

total

197.38

overall dimensions width double carport 11.65m Š Copyright

width double garage 11.50m depth

19.63m

Mk 3 Option Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 101


3

2

1

2

Nevada

conventional

area

m2

living

148.95

porch

1.39

garage total

39.42 189.76

overall dimensions width double garage 15.20m depth

Š Copyright

14.87m

102 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Oliver

3

2

2

2

conventional

area living

152.03

porch

1.80

carport total

Š Copyright

m2

36.30 190.13

overall dimensions width double carport 16.00m width double garage 15.85m depth

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

14.03m

Fairmont Homes Collection 103


4

2

2

2

Leabrook Mk 3

conventional

area living

m2 163.58

verandah carport total

6.58 36.00 206.16

overall dimensions width double carport 16.55m width double garage 16.40m depth

16.92m Š Copyright

104 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Lawson

3/4

2

2

2

on display at Trott Park

conventional

area living verandah carport total

m2 168.11 6.58 36.00 210.69

overall dimensions width double carport 16.55m width double garage 16.40m depth

17.84m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 105


4/5

2

2

2

Executive 170

conventional

area living

m2 167.43

verandah carport total

7.66 36.00 210.09

overall dimensions width double carport 16.86m width double garage 16.71m depth

Š Copyright

16.82m

106 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Arizona

4

2

2

2

conventional

Š Copyright

area living verandah carport total

m2 167.87 25.60 43.20 236.67

overall dimensions width single carport 24.38m width double carport 27.33m depth

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

9.07m

Fairmont Homes Collection 107


3

2

2

2

Barcelona

conventional

area

m2

living

170.03

porch

0.96

alfresco

17.06

garage

40.64

total

228.69

overall dimensions width double garage 12.50m depth

22.78m

Š Copyright

108 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Sturt

3

2

2

2

on display at Mt Barker

conventional

area living portico carport total

m2 178.08 3.61 37.20 218.89

overall dimensions width double carport 15.87m width double garage 15.72m Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

depth

19.60m

Fairmont Homes Collection 109


3/4

2

2

2

Seaford on display at Seaford Meadows

conventional

area living

m2 175.19

portico garage total

3.48 35.70 214.37

overall dimensions width double garage 12.32m depth

21.55m Š Copyright

110 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Waverley

3/4

2

2

2

on display at Blakeview

conventional

area living

m2 176.86

portico

2.76

alfresco

16.50

carport

39.43

total

235.55

overall dimensions width double carport 12.57m width double garage 12.57m depth

22.40m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 111


3

2

2

2

Sheffield on display at Pt Elliot

conventional

area living

m2 181.17

portico carport total

4.06 37.67 222.90

overall dimensions width double carport 15.97m width double garage 15.82m depth

19.60m

112 Fairmont Homes Collection

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Sorrento

3/4

2

2

2

conventional

area

m2

living

181.34

porch

5.38

alfresco

15.65

carport

37.68

total

240.05

overall dimensions width double carport 14.97m width double garage 14.82m depth

19.84m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 113


3/4

2

2

2

Colorado

conventional

Š Copyright

area living

m2 182.01

verandah

19.14

alfresco

32.06

carport

43.20

total

276.41

overall dimensions width single carport 23.81m width double carport 26.76m depth

13.86m

114 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Sanur

3/4

2

2

2

conventional

area living

m2 183.31

portico

1.92

alfresco

12.25

garage

40.39

total

237.87

overall dimensions Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

width double garage 16.00m depth

18.35m

Fairmont Homes Collection 115


4

2

2

2

on display at Mt Barker

Oakbank on display at Mt Barker

conventional

area living

m2 182.91

verandah garage total

9.30 35.85 231.03

overall dimensions width double garage 15.01m depth

19.83m

Š Copyright

116 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Orlando

3/4

2

2

2

conventional

area living verandah carport total

m2 184.84 6.32 37.13 228.29

overall dimensions width double carport 14.39m depth

18.42m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 117


3

2

2

2

Reidel

conventional

area

m2

living

189.67

porch

5.38

alfresco

18.44

garage

39.82

total

253.31

overall dimensions width double garage 17.50m depth

18.62m

118 Fairmont Homes Collection

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Boston Mk 2

3/4

2

2

2

on display at Seaford Meadows

conventional

area living verandah carport total

m2 189.85 5.62 36.00 231.47

overall dimensions width double carport 15.65m width double garage 15.50m depth

18.12m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 119


3/4

2

2

2

Harvey

conventional

area

m2

living

189.89

porch

3.00

alfresco

14.46

garage

37.76

total

245.11

overall dimensions width double garage 14.00m depth

21.50m

Š Copyright

120 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Toronto

3

2

2

2

conventional

area living verandah garage total

m2 191.20 11.32 39.78 242.30

overall dimensions width double garage 20.94m Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

depth

15.59m

Fairmont Homes Collection 121


4

2

2

2

Monaco on display at Northgate

conventional

area

m2

living

190.43

porch

1.75

alfresco

15.43

carport

36.00

total

243.61

overall dimensions width double carport 13.85m width double garage 13.70m depth

21.50m

Š Copyright

122 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Avignon Alfresco

4

2

2

2

on display at Nuriootpa

conventional

area living verandah

m2 194.23 6.79

alfresco

17.06

carport

42.06

total

260.14

overall dimensions width double carport 16.95m width double garage 16.80m Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

depth

19.83m

Fairmont Homes Collection 123


4

2

2

2

Birch on display at Mt Barker

conventional

area living

m2 196.35

verandah carport total

7.10 38.34 241.79

overall dimensions width double carport 16.50m width double garage 16.35m depth

18.42m Š Copyright

124 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Milano

5

2

2

2

conventional

area living verandah

m2 196.49 6.89

alfresco

22.53

garage

37.63

total

263.54

overall dimensions width double garage 15.83m depth

19.44m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 125


4

2

3

2

Netherby

conventional

area living

m2 209.67

verandah

6.88

alfresco

12.25

carport

36.59

total

265.39

overall dimensions width double carport 17.05m width double garage 16.90m depth

18.80m Š Copyright

126 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Regent

4

2

2

2

conventional

area living verandah

m2 211.20 9.39

alfresco

20.01

carport

37.25

total

277.85

overall dimensions width double carport 16.00m width double garage 15.85m depth

22.14m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 127


4

2

2

2

Avignon

conventional

area living

m2 211.30

verandah carport total

6.79 42.06 260.14

overall dimensions width double carport 16.95m width double garage 16.80m depth

19.83m

Š Copyright

128 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Langdon

4

2

2

2

conventional

area

m2

living

211.43

porch

6.79

alfresco

18.00

garage

41.92

total

278.14

overall dimensions width double garage 16.80m depth

19.83m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 129


3/4

2

2

2

Morocco Great Corner Allotment Design

conventional

area

m2

living

172.04

porch

4.00

alfresco

11.91

garage

41.34

total

229.29

overall dimensions width double garage 13.34m depth

22.37m

Š Copyright

130 Fairmont Homes Collection

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.


Florence

5

2

2

2

conventional

area living verandah

m2 213.83 6.84

alfresco

22.39

carport

38.94

total

282.00

overall dimensions width double carport 16.97m width double garage 16.82m depth

20.50m

Š Copyright

Photographs and elevations are for illustration purposes only. All room sizes are approximate.

Fairmont Homes Collection 131


4

2

2

2

Ashborne on display at Blakeview

conventional

201

0

HIA on

area living

m

2

disp

k lay at bla

213.99

portico carport total

4.06 37.50 255.55

overall dimensions width double carport 16.07m width double garage 15.92m depth

21.10m

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3

2

2

2

conventional

area living verandah carport Š Copyright

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m2 219.15 37.11 36.00 292.26

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14.55m

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2

2

2

Berkley

conventional

area

m2

living

220.28

porch

3.86

alfresco

19.21

garage

38.28

total

281.63

overall dimensions width double garage 16.47m depth

20.90m

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Spacemaster 222

4

2

3

2

conventional

area living verandah carport total

m2 222.06 6.84 36.59 265.49

overall dimensions width double carport 16.97m width double garage 16.82m depth

20.32m

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2

3

2

Granada on display at Nuriootpa

conventional

area living

m2 222.55

verandah front verandah side carport total

6.84 4.74 39.20 273.33

overall dimensions width double carport 17.21m width double garage 17.06m depth

21.12m

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Spacemaster Mk 2

4

2

3

2

conventional

area living portico carport total

m2 222.59 4.42 36.47 263.48

overall dimensions width double carport 17.07m width double garage 16.92m depth

21.10m

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2

2

2

Boulton

conventional

area

m2

living

223.59

porch

1.84

alfresco

20.40

garage

41.77

total

287.60

overall dimensions width double garage 16.61m depth

23.52m

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Salerno

4

2

3

2

conventional

area living

m2 238.24

portico

3.60

alfresco

27.24

garage

35.64

total

304.72

overall dimensions width double carport 16.57m width double garage 16.42m depth

22.72m

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2

2

2

Baxter

conventional

area

m2

living

239.55

porch

3.53

alfresco

15.48

garage

41.57

total

300.13

overall dimensions width double garage 16.55m depth

20.98m

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Geneva

4/5

2

2

2

conventional

area living verandah garage total

m2 249.82 6.59 38.22 294.63

overall dimensions width double garage 16.81m depth

20.52m

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Ivy

2

1

1

1

affordable area living

m2 74.75

verandah

4.00

carport

18.00

total

96.75

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Trend

3

2

1

1

affordable area living porch carport total

m2 97.37 1.56 18.76 117.69

overall dimensions width single carport depth

8.00m 16.60m

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Chic

on display at Andrews Farm

3

1

1

1

affordable area living

m2 104.38

porch carport total

0.70 18.42 123.50

overall dimensions width single carport depth

8.00m 16.86m

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Urban 3

1

1

1

affordable area living porch carport total

m2 104.92 1.06 17.13 123.13

overall dimensions width single carport 10.97m depth

15.03m

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Bella 3

1

1

1

affordable area living

m2 105.15

porch carport total

1.08 18.00 124.23

overall dimensions width single carport 11.33m depth

14.00m

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Nova - 2 Storey

3

1

1

1

affordable area

m2

living - ground

50.70

living - upper

55.31

porch

2.29

balcony

1.71

verandah

4.61

carport total

17.10 131.72

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9.00m

depth

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Neo 3

1

1

1

affordable area

m2

living

106.70

porch

0.69

carport total

18.51 125.90

overall dimensions width single carport depth

8.00m 17.64m

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Cosmo 3

1

1

1

affordable area

m2

living

109.66

porch

1.75

carport total

20.15 131.56

overall dimensions width single carport depth

9.00m 17.18m

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Contempo 3

2

1

1

affordable area

m2

living

114.13

porch

1.44

carport total

19.38 134.95

overall dimensions width single carport depth

8.00m 18.20m

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Vogue 3

2

1

1

affordable area

m2

living

114.30

porch

1.75

carport total

20.15 136.20

overall dimensions width single carport depth

9.00m 17.18m

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Wellington on display at Munno Para West

3

1

1

1

affordable area living

m2 115.86

verandah

13.87

carport

19.87

total

149.60

overall dimensions width single carport depth

17.96

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Novello

3

1

1

1

affordable area living porch garage total

m2 116.15 1.75 20.15 138.05

overall dimensions width single carport depth

9.00m 17.78m

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Franklin on display at Munno Para West

3

1

1

1

affor affordable area living

m2 120.44

verandah carport total

8.76 19.50 148.70

overall dimensions width single carport 14.10m depth

14.00m

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Deco

3

2

1

1

rdable affordable area living porch carport total

m2 122.74 1.75 20.15 144.64

overall dimensions width single carport depth

9.00m 17.78m

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Orion 3

2

1

1

affordable area living

m2 122.74

porch carport total

1.75 20.15 144.64

overall dimensions width single carport depth

9.00m 17.78m

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Carson split

3

2

1

1

split level

area

m2

living

119.58

porch

1.67

alfresco

12.07

garage

23.31

total

158.63

overall dimensions width single garage depth

8.20m 21.24m

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2

1

1

Madeline split

split level

area living

m2 124.85

portico garage total

1.52 19.24 145.61

overall dimensions width single garage depth

7.93m 21.22m

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Adele split

3/4

2

2

2

split level

area

m2

living

160.13

porch

2.39

garage total

38.72 201.24

overall dimensions width double garage 11.40m depth

21.84m

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2

2

2

Whitmore on display at Trott Park

split level

area

m2

living

174.72

porch

3.07

alfresco

16.10

garage

39.81

total

233.70

overall dimensions width double garage 12.50m depth

22.16m

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Riley split

3

2

2

2

split level

area living portico garage total

m2 175.19 3.48 35.70 214.37

overall dimensions width double garage 12.32m depth

21.55m

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1

1

1

Waratah - 2 Storey

rear access

area

m2

living - lower

50.70

living - upper

55.31

porch

2.29

balcony

2.29

verandah

4.45

garage total

24.86 139.90

overall dimensions width

6.15m

depth

16.10m

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Collins

3

2

1

2

rear access

area

m2

living

120.10

porch

1.80

alfresco

9.35

carport

38.87

total

170.12

overall dimensions width double carport depth

8.90m 24.00m

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2

1

1

Maxwell

rear access

area living

m2 121.03

porch

1.43

alfresco

12.00

carport

26.58

total

161.04

overall dimensions width double carport depth

8.00m 23.85m

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Nelson

3

2

1

2

rear access

area living verandah

m2 157.69 6.47

alfresco

21.52

carport

40.91

total

226.59

overall dimensions width double carport 11.30m depth

26.50m

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2

2

2

Edmund

rear access

area living

m2 160.53

verandah carport total

5.53 38.31 204.37

overall dimensions width

10.00m

depth

25.70m

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Tempo

3

2

2

2

rear access

area living

m2 162.92

porches

6.52

alfresco

19.46

garage

38.50

total

227.40

overall dimensions width double garage 11.69m depth

24.60m

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3

2

2

2

Torino

rear access

area living

m2 174.81

verandah carport total

7.70 38.74 221.25

overall dimensions width double carport 11.41m depth

26.50m

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Heston

3/4

2

2

2

rear access

area living porch

m2 178.21 3.77

alfresco

25.16

carport

36.00

total

243.14

overall dimensions width double carport 13.00m depth

24.50m

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1

1

1

Eden

two storey

area

m2

living - ground

62.63

living - upper

62.63

porch

3.02

balcony

3.02

carport

18.30

total

149.60

overall dimensions width single carport depth

9.50m 10.10m

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Riviera

3

1

1

1

two storey

area

m2

living - ground

63.00

living - upper

63.00

verandah

7.20

balcony

7.20

carport

18.00

total

158.40

overall dimensions width single carport depth

9.00m 12.00m

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1

2

1

Soho

two storey

area

m2

living - ground

79.20

living - upper

79.20

porch

8.40

balcony

7.26

carport

18.30

total

192.36

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Newport

4/5

2

2

2

two storey

area

m2

living - ground

101.07

living - upper

112.95

verandah

5.66

alfresco

11.88

garage

37.86

total

269.42

overall dimensions width double garage 11.16m depth

17.07m

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2

2

2

Rialto

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m2

living - ground

120.00

living - upper

105.92

porch

1.60

balcony

6.33

garage

38.84

alfresco

10.40

total

283.17

overall dimensions width double garage 11.30m depth

19.22m

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Harrison

4

2

3

2

two storey

area

m2

living - ground

113.27

living - upper

133.45

porch

7.83

balcony

7.83

alfresco

37.07

garage total

38.47 337.92

overall dimensions width double garage 11.50m depth

21.80m

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4/5

2

2

2

Windsor

two storey

area

m2

living - ground

130.71

living - upper

124.54

porch garage total

4.05 39.00 298.30

overall dimensions width double garage 17.16m depth

13.86m

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Highgrove

4/5

2

2

2

two storey

area

m2

living - ground

155.18

living - upper

131.04

porch

4.80

balcony

4.80

garage

39.00

total

334.82

overall dimensions width double garage 16.31m depth

19.25m

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the fairmont group display villages fairmont homes display villages

andrews farm Memphis, Chic and Madrid.

Each of the three homes on display, offers a choice of a different façade, so you’re bound to find a look that suits your taste. From a more conventional bay-window, brick frontage to a more contemporary rendered portico, your home will make a statement you’ll enjoy every time you arrive home. The range of home sizes at Andrews Farm are from a very affordable 123 squares with The Chic, up to a larger family home of 160 squares with The Madrid.

The Memphis is wonderfully functional, looks great and is the perfect first home.

The Madrid can be described as a young professional pad or young family home. This home is a contemporary new design. It’s snazzy, full of clever ideas, and lends itself beautifully to individual flair and creativity.

The Chic is as cute as a button and designed to make the most of a narrow width block. It manages to fit 3 bedrooms and all the essentials for a budget to suit almost anyone. You cannot go past the Chic for value for money.

The beauty of walking around a display home allows you to visualise your own furniture in the rooms and actually see how the carefully-planned home layout will work for you. Of course, you can feel free to imitate any of the stunning décor ideas you see portrayed in the homes. They are our gift to you and may help you get the most out of your own home, when you decide to build with Fairmont Homes.

Andrews Farm Display Village, Kerang Street Opening hours Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

blakeview grove Waverley, Ashborne and Capri Mk 3.

Each of the three homes on display, offers an excellent choice of good-sized family homes and is a must-see village for people with a growing family. The range of home sizes at Blakeview Grove are from an affordable 147 squares with The Capri Mk 3, up to a more substantial family home of 216 squares with The Waverley. Blakeview Grove Display Village, Springvale D  rive. Opening hours Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

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The Waverly has so much going for it. It’s a home designed for modern lifestyles, with the attention to detail people are looking for, as well as being a very attractive home. It is available with a double garage and two roller doors included, as well as the front rendered façade.

A 4-bedroom home with a dedicated home theatre, massive kitchen, and a lounge with columns – it sounds impressive. And that’s probably the best word to describe The Ashborne. It’s no surprise it was awarded the HIA best display home among it’s competitors in 2010.

There is in no doubt about the appeal of the Capri Mk3. It’s such an adaptable home. It’s perfect for first home-buyers, families with one or two children, or empty-nesters looking for something a bit smaller.


playford alive munno para west

Fremantle, Rockport, Orlando, Franklin and Wellington. You may be searching for your first home, or you could be looking for a place to see you through your retirement. Either way, The Fremantle is the ideal choice. This three-bedroom, courtyard home has all you need to create a place that is uniquely yours.

The timber elements in the contemporary facade of The Rockport give the home a distinctive presence; particularly the timber-look garage door. The verandah (which encloses the front lounge) also adds depth and character to the design. The front is the ‘quiet’ part of the home. The formal lounge (or dedicated home theatre) is a delightful retreat, and is a great first impression of what lies within.

The Orlando has been designed to be just about anything you want it to be: a family home, a large empty-nester, an entertainer, a grand retreat, or something completely individual to your lifestyle. And it does it all with a great sense of style.

The five homes on display reflect the look of the future, each with a stunning street presence. The range of home sizes at Playford Alive range from 130 squares with The Fremantle up to the larger family home of 184 squares with The Orlando. Munno Para West (Playford Alive) Display Village, Flynn Street.Opening hours Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

The Wellington is a federation style home but we’ve given the interior a modern treatment. From the central, open-plan living area to the shared en-suite for the main and second bedrooms, this design is suitable for couples, small families or empty nesters. Also suitable for this market is the Franklin, another classic federation-style home which comprises of three roomy bedrooms surrounding a central kitchen, family and meals area.

northgate Monaco, Medford Mk 2 and Lucerne

The Monaco has great street presence with it’s stepped-back feature, offering a secluded front entrance. The home theatre and alfresco area, four good-size bedrooms and family room, as well as loads of storage space, will ensure each member of the family is catered for. The Medford Mk 2 delivers a family home for a narrow block. With two bathrooms and three bedrooms, this home is always a favourite. The adaptable Lucerne is so good the HIA awarded it the best in it’s range.The layout suits everyone whether they are down-sizing or just starting out. The optional facades are so unique, you are bound to find one that you like. Three bedrooms, a home theatre, living and dining zones and a double garage - all on a 12m width block. It’s all here.

The range of home sizes at Northgate range from 178 squares with The Medford Mk 2 up to the slightly larger home of 190 squares with The Monaco. All three homes offer substantial living zones for the sometimes diverse family unit, no matter what it’s size. Northgate Display Village, Folland Avenue Opening hours Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

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Barcelona, Avignon Alfresco, Granada.

The range of home sizes at Nuriootpa range from 194 squares with The Avignon Alfresco, up to the larger home of 222 squares with The Granada. The Nuriootpa stable of homes on display, offer fantastic buying for your money. All are large, well-appointed, creative home designs which cater for the needs of the owners today and well into the future.

Don’t be fooled by its 12.5m frontage, The Barcelona is a spacious, ultra-modern and very trendy 3-bedroom home. It’s packed full of innovative features that complement the contemporary design inside and out. The free-standing parapet wall in front of the entrance way is a bold statement about what lies within. The Barcelona is perfect for people who embrace new things and enjoy being a part of the contemporary culture. This point is highlighted beautifully by the unusual orientation and design elements of the kitchen. The side-facing kitchen looks onto a designated alfresco area, perfect for entertaining. The Barcelona is also on display at Noarlunga Downs. The winner of HIA award for Best Display Home in 2007, is The Avignon Alfresco. There’s no doubt that it’s one of the best family homes on the market. The living areas and use of space is in this home, is outstanding. There is also an option to enclose the alfresco area as a games room if desired. The Granada sounds impressive, and, with its clever design, large 222 squares of living area and excellent features, is very impressive. It is an extremely functional home that is perfectly suited to the demands of a modern family. It allows for time alone and gives family members their ‘own space’, but it’s also a great place to entertain and feel part of a happy family.

Nuriootpa Display Village, Dempster Street Opening hours Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

port elliot Norwich, Sheffield, Capri Mk2

The range of home sizes at Pt Elliot range from 139 squares with The Norwich, up to the larger home of 181 squares with The Sheffield. The coastal location is ideal for this suite of homes and will appeal to all ages. Port Elliot Display Village, Clark Terrace O  pening hours Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

The classic lines of The Norwich give this courtyard home a traditional feel without compromising its modern design features. The designers at Fairmont Homes have excelled at blending the traditional with the contemporary. It would make the perfect retirement haven. The design of the home lends itself beautifully to a coastal lifestyle, and we’ve given the decor a seaside flavour.

The modern lines and strong facade with portico entranceway give The Sheffield an imposing street presence. It’s a home that will be very much admired. At the front of the home is a dedicated home theatre, complete with a recess for a large, flat-screen TV. The room could alternatively be made into a formal lounge or a large fourth bedroom. Another fantastic feature is the computer room (or study). The space has been designed to accommodate two work-stations, allowing for flexibility and privacy.

Like an updated sports convertible, the Capri Mk2 has all the performance of its predecessor, but Fairmont Homes has added a few extra features and a sleek new look. The adaptable floor layout and alfresco area will tick all the boxes for the fastidious home-buyer looking for a great investment. 180 Fairmont Homes Collection


mt barker Birch, Oakbank and Sturt.

Semi-rural living is becoming more and more popular as people look to combine quality of life with modern lifestyle. Land is generally more affordable, and people are able to build bigger homes.The Birch is a traditional-style 4-bedroom home with Dutch gables, concave verandah, rendered quoins, plus more country-inspired features sure to please those looking for a treechange. It’s all here. Just add the family. The Oakbank has a huge kitchen, four large bedrooms, dedicated lounge, secure entrance through the garage, plenty of storage, and an open family/ entertainment area, The home even boasts a rear-access roller door from the garage, so there’ll be no more excuses for walking through the home to get to the tools or lawn-mower. And, what’s more, it looks brilliant.

The range of home sizes at Mt Barker range from 178 squares with The Sturt, up to the much larger countryestate type home of 221 squares with the aptly-named Oakbank. Mt Barker Display Village, Greenfield Street. Opening hours Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

Modern, sleek and attractive, The Sturt is the sophisticated home you’ve always wanted. In The Sturt, Fairmont Homes have designed a wonderfully practical floor plan and created a beautiful home around it. The rendered facade with quoin detailing and a bold, contemporary portico is a stunning first impression.

seaford meadows Boston Mk 2, Seaford and Toulon.

Like the ideal beach-house holiday, The Boston Mk 2 is an ample 4-bedroom home designed for entertaining and chilling out. There is a separate lounge area for relaxing in, and a large family area for more active socialising. The Seaford includes many things not usually standard in most new homes. For instance, the double garage, portico entrance and front two-tone rendering are all included in the price. The family area is square, and this allows for greater scope when it comes to placing furniture. For a courtyard villa home, The Toulon really packs a punch. For a start, this home has almost 140 square metres of floor space, and the way the space is used is very clever. The cleverness begins as soon as you step inside. The front of your home becomes your own separate business centre, giving you a beautiful environment in which to work and invite clients.

The range of home sizes at Seaford Meadows range from 136 squares with The Toulon, up to the much larger home of 211 squares with The Seaford. Seaford Meadows Display Village, Flag Street Opening hours Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

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Crete, Corsica and Turin.

The range of home sizes at Warradale suit those people wishing to build two homes on a block or those on a budget. They range from 129 squares with The Corsica, up to 197 squares with The Turin which has the option of 2.55m ceilings (as displayed). Warradale Display Village, on the corner of Eucla and Sturt Roads. Opening hours Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Property is highly valued these days – it’s pretty hard to find a home or piece land that’s not a good investment. However, to maximise the potential of such an investment, you have to think smart. If you live in a four-bedroom home on a larger, family-sized block, all the kids have moved out and you’re left with too much space. One option is to sell the house and buy something smaller, but then you may have to move from the area you like. The alternative, and potentially better investment, is to sub-divide your block, build two new courtyard homes, live in one and sell the other. The Crete, Corsica and Turin all allow you to do this. Now that’s smart. All three homes offer 3 good-size bedrooms, two bathrooms and substantial living areas, which will ensure this is a great investment option.

trott park Portobello, Lawson and Whitmore.

With the demand for home designs which can be altered to take advantage of a sloping allotment, Fairmont Homes present the 3 home designs at Trott Park: The Portobello, The Lawson and The Whitmore. All three home designs still work exceptionally well on a standard flat block as well. Trott Park Display Village, Bayley Circuit. Opening hours Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

The Portobello’s impressive interior is further enhanced by the splitlevel. Three-metre ceilings at the front make for a grand entrance, and the stairs leading up to the back provide visual interest when walking through the home. The Lawson is an entertainer’s delight. However away from all the activity, the main bedroom, at the front of the home, can be used as a bed-sitter – it has a large bay window, where many a quiet read could be enjoyed. It also has a walk-in robe and ensuite. The Whitmore has a dedicated home theatre situated at the front, well away from the living area. Whitmore’s open-plan living and alfresco areas inspired the Balinese décor. As you pass the dedicated home theatre, main bedroom and study, stairs lead to the fabulous living area, which looks very resort-like. The range of home sizes at Trott Park range from 177.98 squares with The Portobello, to 233.70 squares with The Whitmore.

Visit fairmonthomes.com.au for up-to-date information on all our Display Homes.


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