Developers of Maasra Apartments Karam Group have modified a specific apartment to accommodate a purchaser’s unique access needs, demonstrating its commitment to ensuring people with care needs are given the opportunity to live in a luxury apartment in an integrated community.
Karam Group’s modification of the three-bedroom apartment, purchased by Margaret Dower and her daughter Stephanie; who relies on a motorised wheelchair for mobility, means the mother and daughter can continue living together when they move to Maasra Apartments from their Capalaba home.
Currently under construction in Coorparoo, Maasra Apartments is a $101 million luxury mixed-use residential building. It will feature 102 apartments across eight floors, a restaurant and boutique retail on the ground floor, commercial space on level one and a secure 328-space car park.
Maasra Apartments Marketing Manager and TOTAL Property Group Managing Director Adrian Parsons said one of the benefits of buying an apartment off the plan from a boutique developer such as Karam Group was that alterations could be made to suit a range of family dynamics.
“It is still possible to request slight variations be made in order to customise apartments to the unique or particular needs of purchasers, particularly those with accessibility needs,” he said.
“In this instance the developers were able to modify the apartment to meet Stephanie’s accessibility requirements, ensuring she could remain living with her mother Margaret in a brand-new luxury apartment close to Brisbane’s CBD.
“The trend of young people in capital cities living with their parents is on the rise, according to the Australian Institute of Families Studies.
“It’s in recognition of this trend that developers such as the Karam Group are slightly modifying their residential apartments and offering more three and four-bedroom apartments to cater for families.”
Karam Group director Anthony Karam said it had always been their vision as the developer for Maasra Apartments to be an inclusive and accessible community that meets the evolving and changing needs of modern families.
“We worked hand-in-hand with the purchasers to make alterations to their three-bedroom apartment to ensure it was wheelchair friendly throughout, from the entryway through to the kitchen and bathroom and all the way out to the balcony,” he said.
“We’re pleased we’ve been able to accommodate Margaret and Stephanie’s unique situation and have been able provide the reassurance of meeting her accessibility and care requirements.”
Margaret Dower, who currently lives with Stephanie in their family home in Capalaba, said she’d been searching for a new residence and found the developers of Maasra Apartments were able to accommodate her family needs.
“I am completely humbled at how helpful Maasra Apartments developers have been in modifying a specific apartment to cater for my daughter Stephanie’s circumstances,” she said.
“They really have gone above and beyond to help us, particularly in how they offered to ensure all Steph’s accessibility needs inside the apartment were met.”
Stephanie, 28, works from home as a freelancer in the TV and Film Industry and has been living with physical disability since being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at 10 months of age.
“My daughter and I are excited that we’ll get to live together in a luxury apartment in a prime city-fringe location that offers space, resort-style amenities and is in close proximity to infrastructure and lifestyle opportunities,” she said.
Designed by award-winning Brisbane architect firm HAL Architects to reflect a sense of community and place, Maasra Apartments features a podium recreational space with multiple entertainment areas.
Amenities include a 25-metre pool with timber decking, sun beds, beautiful landscaped surrounds, a residents’ lounge, a gymnasium, boutique retail on the ground floor and commercial office space on level one.
Maasra Apartments is just 4km from Brisbane City, centrally located in Coorparoo on the corner of St Leonards Street and Holdsworth Street, with cafés, restaurants, cinemas and boutique shops within walking distance, as well as easy access to public transport facilities and road networks.
Originally published by Louise Carroll Marketing in MyTownMagazine HERE.