The expansion of Pradella Property Ventures’ Seachange Emerald Lakes continues with the launch of its $4 million state of the art country club – believed to be one of the best of its kind in an over 50s lifestyle resort in Australia.
Members of the political, business and property communities as well as residents of the $75 million community attended the opening of the five-star country club, located in the heart of Emerald Lakes, on Wednesday in a VIP gala event.
Leading social commentator and author, Bernard Salt, who was the feature speaker on the evening, welcomed the addition of the new country club.
With baby boomers currently driving the Gold Coast’s powering property market, Mr Salt said Seachange Emerald Lakes was the right fit for the demographic, which valued amenities within walking distance, along with connectivity.
“Baby Boomers and beyond prize lifestyle rich amenities with close proximity to shopping, dining and major entertainment facilities,” he said.
He stated that quality lifestyle communities that promoted healthy, vibrant and active lifestyles such as Seachange Emerald Lakes were in short supply.
The launch of the country club follows the sale of over 50 per cent of the boutique community in just 12 months. The first residents moved into the estate late last year.
Seachange Emerald Lakes project director Phil Goodman said the completion of the country club marked an exciting time for the community and its residents.
“We have been eagerly awaiting the completion of the country club as we look to extend our community and welcome more residents into our wonderful resort,” he said.
“We our proud to be setting the benchmark in over 50s lifestyle resorts offering a country club with amenities that will nourish our resident’s minds, bodies and souls.”
Designed by Wiltshire Stevens Architects and built by Alders Construction, the country club is a multi-use building designed to foster a sense of community, with residents doing just that the very next morning, swapping stories of the night over a cup of tea in the Gallery.
The country club features an indoor gym, library, cinema, craft room, outdoor terrace, function space, indoor and outdoor pools, and tennis court.
Wiltshire Stevens architect Dean Wiltshire said the club was designed to be “sophisticated yet relaxed” and appeal to a high-end clientele.
“We wanted the building to be timeless, so we have used a lot of stone and strong lines. We also wanted to generate a bit of excitement with the roof forms,” he said.
He said the club captured a variety of views, from the lake to the nearby Metricon stadium.
Viewings are by appointment through the onsite Sales Centre on 1800 559 669.