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Downsize your life without feeling fenced in

August 17, 2018

AFTER spending more than 25 years living on acreage, Beerwah residents Fayonne and Bernie Partridge found the ideal downsizing solution at Halcyon Glades over 50’s community in Caboolture North.

They bought one of 10 newly released properties at Halcyon Glades, each offering an extended backyard along with upsized front and rear patios.

It was the perfect compromise between acreage and typical retirement living options.

“Being able to have a bit of grass and to see the trees in the distance really suited us coming off an acreage property where we had a lot of trees and shrubs around us,” Mr Partridge said.

“Now the mowing takes me 15 minutes instead of three hours.”

Mrs Partridge said she didn’t feel hemmed in at Halcyon Glades.

“We lived with so much open space and bushland and greenery that going anywhere smaller than this would have felt like going from one extreme to another,” she said.

“As soon as we saw this we thought, ‘this is the right space for us’.

“This was more open and appealing to us, and it’s nice to be able to walk around the garden and admire the plants.”

Halcyon Glades project director Marie Cone said the homes were ideal for people coming off acreage and those who appreciated extra space for entertaining and relaxation.

“On warm summer evenings you can enjoy dinner or a few drinks on the undercover patio while taking in the great outdoors,” Ms Cone said.

“A larger front porch allows you to catch the morning sun and chat to neighbours.

“And with the bigger backyard, there’s space for a veggie garden, garden shed or extra room for your dog.

“It’s a rare offering and not something you will see at any other over 50’s community or retirement village.”

The limited release homes are priced from $409,000 to $615,000, and have rear yards ranging in size from 56sqm to 134sqm.

All homes in the collection come with stylish exterior extras such as feature stone columns and an upgraded front door.