FROM beach shack to luxury apartment, Ken Gibson’s comfort level might change but his view on the world will stay just the same.
His beach home, Willma, has been a beachfront feature of the neighbourhood for about 70 years and is one of the last old farm houses left on the beach at Bilinga.
Ken’s grandparents, William and Mary (whose names were combined to give the home her “Willma” name), moved the old farm house from the Helidon/Laidley area in about the 1940s.
“In those days, it was all sand dunes and people built their homes away from the beach so they were less exposed to the weather,” Ken said.
Having become so accustomed to the captivating view from his highset verandah, Ken is buying an apartment at the same height in the new development to be built on his block.
“I’ll be sitting in exactly the same spot, maybe just 30cm higher, enjoying the same view,” he said.
“Lots of people had wanted to buy the block in the past but most of them wanted to knock it down to build their own home or else they wanted to build a big block of units. This was different.”
Perspective 202 – Bilinga – will consist of four one-per-floor apartments and one two-level penthouse, offering a new perspective on beachfront living, and Ken has opted for one at a lower level. Being the owner of the original property proved to be a big advantage for Ken because he was able to secure the apartment of his choice before the project ever hit the market.
Subsequently, the project has experienced significant demand without having been released to the market.
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