BOWRAL LANDMARK REVIVED BY NEW ESTATE
The future looks bright for Gibraltar Park’s old war hospital after unprecedented success at the launch of Bowral’s newest over 55s estate last weekend.
All activity centred around the newly refurbished building as Gibraltar Park opened its doors to over 350 people to view the
Gibraltar Park's Paul Singer said guests were stunned by the revived beauty of the 1930s building. “Over time the house has become a bit of a local icon so Bowral residents were especially thrilled to see it looking so beautiful,” said Mr Singer.
The historic building has become the retirement estate’s grand manor clubhouse, with its Georgian furnishings and antique fabrics a key feature of the property.
The over 55s estate sits on approximately 18 acres of bushland and boasts stunning views of both the Highlands and Mount Gibraltar. The north-facing properties, Mr Signer said, are most coveted. Twenty-two houses within Gibraltar Park were pre-sold over the two day launch. Gibraltar Park also showed off its stunning dining room with high tea provided for guests on both days accompanied by live jazz music.
Local artist Shelley Willingham painted live while guests watched. Her work portraying the clubhouse and surrounding landscape was presented to Gibraltar Park's operator Paul Singer at the conclusion of the launch. “People have told us that at this point of their lives, they don’t want to spend all their time maintaining a large family home,” he said. “They want to live where all of that work is done for them, leaving them free to do whatever they like.
“We’ve done our best to make sure our residents won’t have to worry about a thing, and with the amazing response our prospective buyers are sensing that. This is a first for Bowral and a first for the industry,” said Mr Singer.
The clubhouse itself boasts a dining room, French-provincial kitchen and a communal lounge with a restored marble fireplace, several antique game tables and a full size billiard table.
Each home features spacious open plan interiors and outdoor living areas. Each living area boasts a fireplace and each gourmet kitchen a stone bench top. A 24 hour emergency call system is installed for the safety of each resident.
Mr Singer said the houses are designed specifically for the interests, not just the needs, of retirees. “One couple I spoke to told me Gibraltar Park was the ideal solution to their travelling plans,” she said. “They wanted to be able to lock and leave their home knowing it was safe.”
For enquiries or to arrange a private viewing contact
Anna Younan on 1300 636 133 or the online enquiry form