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The seamless way to buy a new home that ticks everything off your wishlist

Fri Mar 1

At Stonequarry Residences, in Picton in Sydney’s Macarthur region, everything is a full turn-key solution.

Building a new home can be a stressful process, one that typically involves navigating multiple contracts, working with designers and builders, and managing construction costs.

But at Stonequarry Residences, a new community taking shape in Picton in Sydney’s Macarthur region, buyers can enjoy the benefits of a new home without the complexity.

“We’ve simplified the whole process; everything is a full turn-key solution,” says Sam Elbanna, project director at sales and marketing firm Laver Residential Projects.

“You pick the property you like, you pick your colour scheme, you pay your deposit, and we’ll see you in 12 months’ time and hand you the keys.”

While house and land packages generally require buyers to pay for a build in stages, usually through a construction loan, Stonequarry Residences purchasers won’t pay anything beyond the deposit until the home is complete.

“Every quarter you get an update on what’s happening,” says Elbanna. “So, you’re really in touch with the process, but there’s no actual dollars leaving your bank account after the first payment, until you move in.”

The new community by developer Sloane Place sits on the banks of Stonequarry Creek, a short walk from the centre of town, and will consist of 48 townhouses and three free-standing cottages along Menangle Street, with one-third of the site dedicated to green open space.

Buyers can choose between a light and dark colour scheme and five different townhouse designs, which include options for three and four bedrooms, single and double car garages, alfresco spaces and layouts to suit a variety of buyers, from growing families to empty-nesters.

“We’ve tried to keep it very simple so we don’t complicate the whole process for people,” says Elbanna.

The homes will include tapware and accessories from PARISI, kitchen appliances from Ilve and floor-to-ceiling porcelain tiles in the bathrooms.

Director at PC Building Patrick Rehayem, who is managing construction for the residences, says the high level of finishes and included products sets the homes apart from other local offerings.

“This is quite unique for us to be supplying these products,” he says. “We’re trying to bring up the standard for a first-home buyer.”

The three cottages – which Rehayem says will resemble “a traditional-style Picton cottage”, with weatherboard cladding and Colorbond steel roofing – will each come with four bedrooms, a backyard, a fireplace and large kitchen, lounge and dining areas.

The townhouses and cottages have all been designed with large windows and sliding glass doors to take advantage of natural sunlight and invite the outdoors in.

Elbanna says the townhouses have been well-received by locals who see them as a good alternative to buying a house.

“We want to give people an alternative which really gives them all the benefits of a house without having all the upkeep,” he says.

While homes within the community are expected to appeal primarily to first-home buyers and downsizers from the local region, one of the first homes was sold to a couple from Sydney who were drawn to the area for its vibe, convenience and value.

“They were actually looking for a weekender down in the Southern Highlands and they stumbled across Picton and said it gave them all the benefits of Southern Highlands living – the village atmosphere, the cafes, the restaurants – but it was closer to Sydney and it was less than half the price,” says Elbanna.

A 10-minute drive from Thirlmere, around 40 minutes to the beaches of Wollongong and surrounded by “beautiful rolling hills”, he says the area has plenty to offer future residents.

“It’s quite a small community; it feels like you’re really in a country town – it’s got a genuinely vibrant town centre, lots of great cafes, the food’s really good, the pubs are cool and it feels very safe.”

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