Sekisui House celebrates Display Suite opening with community day extravaganza
17 October 2017
Sekisui House Australia has celebrated the opening of its high-tech, expansive 600sqm Display Suite for its new masterplanned community, The Orchards, with a community open day extravaganza that drew over 500 people through its doors to experience the display’s cinematic immersion room and outdoor festivities.
The impressive Display Suite is now open every day from 10.00am – 4.00pm and features a full-sized 139sqm, two-bedroom apartment, a feature citrus tree planted in the middle of the foyer and the unique, experiential immersion room with surround sound to showcase the lifestyle offering and exciting range of amenity The Orchards will offer.
Those that attended the Grand Opening enjoyed complimentary lunch from gourmet Sydney food trucks, a jazz band and endless children’s entertainment including a jumping castle, a mini golf course, face painting and petting zoo, as well as coffee and gelato for all.
The opening of the much-awaited Display Suite follows a six month build and Sekisui House Australia CEO and Managing Director Toru Abe said that the group was excited to see so many locals amongst those in attendance, many of whom were looking to purchase an apartment.
“The Display Suite opening was all about simply introducing those in the community to The Orchards – a number of sales were made on the day and we were happy to take down details of interested purchasers, many of whom were local families,” Mr Abe said.
“The feedback that we received from visitors on the day was amazing and centred around the display’s harmonious mix of nature – by way of the indoor terrariums and full-sized feature citrus tree, and high-tech features together with the scale and innovative design of the display apartment,”
Some of the design features to be seen in the Display Suite include Sekisui House’s ‘flexi-room’ innovation - adaptable spaces that are designed to accommodate a wide range of space uses, from a guest or media room, to an entertaining area or even a home study.
He added that the Display Suite in many ways echoes the very ethos of what The Orchards masterplanned community will stand for; harmony with nature and the very best in technology and exemplary design.
Mr Abe said that the Sekisui House team was happy to host so many families for lunch over the course of the day and said that many new friendships were formed amongst those that may one day call one another neighbours.
“What we were really celebrating on Sunday was the local community, who have truly embraced this development and recognised it for its careful, well-considered and historically-sensitive masterplan,” Mr Abe said.
“We feel very privileged by the local support we have received and thus the idea was born that we would marry our display suite opening day with a fun day out for the whole family as our way to say thank you.”
Appointed builder Parkview Group has commenced construction on the first stage at The Orchards – known as Imperial – with completion expected in 2019 – at the same time that the nearby Norwest Train Station along the Sydney Metro North West railway is due for completion.
Mr Abe said Sekisui House was delighted to receive so many visitors through its Display Suite opening day and was looking forward to hosting many more local community events at the Display Suite in the future, including the upcoming Sydney Hills Business Chamber networking event on 25 October.
The DA approved first stage of The Orchards, named Imperial in a nod to the site’s rich, citrus growing heritage, will comprise 121 apartments over two buildings, situated just 500 metres from the future Norwest Train Station.
Located at 30 Fairway Drive Norwest, The Orchards will comprise spacious one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments across seven residential towers, contributing a total of around 1,300 spacious apartments to the area. For those working at Norwest Business Park, residents of The Orchards will have just a 250m walk to work.
Designed by The Turner Studios and McGregor Coxall Landscape Architects, additional recreational amenities include a 1.4-hectare public park, playgrounds, breakout green spaces, as well as a lagoon pool, and a two-storey gymnasium.
Entertainment and convenience is also a strong part of the lifestyle offering at The Orchards, with a rooftop cinema, café and organic grocer planned for the development, as well as a community function centre and even a music room.
Apartments at The Orchards’ first stage, Imperial, start from $690,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, with two-bedroom configurations from $810,000, three bedrooms from $1.15 million, through to a large four-bedroom residence spanning 178sqm from $2 million.