"When setting out to downsize and build a home for just the two of us, I wanted to design an apartment, with all the benefits of living on the ground. The outcome has made this project one of the best decisions we have ever made."
Kelly Grimley, Carseldine
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Our in-house Architect recently qualified as an ‘empty nester’ and decided it was time to downsize. They had lost the motivation to maintain a yard and large home, and only needed space for a flourishing herb garden. They considered apartments but rising body corporates costs, the disconnect with car parking and more confined living quarters were clear deterrents. “What if I could design an apartment with all the benefits of living on the ground?" Researching land sales, Kelly found a 300m2 block of land and the journey began. It is such a successful solution that Civic Steel now uses this home to demonstrate and encourage others to consider the advantages of a smaller, smarter home. This home was also HIA Award Finalist for Custom Built Small Lot.
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