With time poverty a daily reality, quality of lifestyle is something we're all striving for. To address the need for improved leisure time and a more relaxed way of life, specially designed residential communities focussed around golf courses, lakeside locations or seaside suburbs are springing up.
One such development, the only one of its kind in the NSW Hunter Valley wine region, is the residential community at the Vintage Golf Resort. Planned around a championship 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf course, it is set in native bushland and flanked by the Brokenback Ranges and the Barrington Tops to the north.
At the heart of the community, the resort precinct will include a $5 million clubhouse with a lap pool, tennis courts, gym, health spa and community centre. The greater residential community will also incorporate walking paths and a village green.
A co-venture between Vintage Developments and CPG Developments, The Vintage Collection of homes comprises six different styles of home incorporated into 26 home-and-land packages. Each style has been architecturally designed to complement the architecture and lifestyle of the Hunter Valley region.
Martin Campbell, development manager for CPG Developments, says that aside from the obvious lifestyle benefits the community offers, convenience and ease are the major advantages of purchasing a Vintage Collection home.
"If you're building a new home, the process can be rather stressful," says Campbell. "You have to find a site, choose a design, obtain the necessary permits and oversee the construction. But with the Vintage Collection we take care of everything for you. We have carefully selected the location of each house. All a buyer needs to do is choose the design option they prefer, the rest is done by us."