From left, The Cape director Brendan Condon, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, Seastar builder Carl Talbot of Carl Talbot Builders with Meg Edwards – who worked on the creative design and concepts, and Bass MP Jordan Crugnale. mm360519

THE Cape launch of Stage 3 was a very successful day attended by several hundred visitors, with over 16 lots sold by the end of the day, and more expected to sell in coming days.
On Sunday, visitors came from across Bass Coast, Gippsland and Melbourne to tour the unique estate, and to talk to builders and designers about passive solar, high quality homes that perform well year-round and save thousands of dollars per annum in energy bills compared to conventional homes.
“There was strong interest across all the open homes at The Cape today, including the newest addition, Seastar, a beautiful 8.1-star energy efficient family home by Carl Talbot Builders,” Cape director Brendan Condon said.
“It is great to see another quality builder join what is becoming a nationally significant hub for sustainable design and construction in Bass Coast.
“Seastar is a beautifully built, passive solar, carbon-neutral home with energy efficient fit out, year-round comfort and low energy bills.
“Carl Talbot Builders have maintained the very high standards pioneered at Cape by the existing group of builders TS Constructions and The Sociable Weaver, and designers Beaumont Concepts and Adapt Design.”
Visitors also streamed through the community garden and walked along the coastal paths with views towards Wilsons Promontory and Bass Strait.
Stage 3 was officially opened by long-term visitor to The Cape, Bass MP Jordan Crugnale, with Seastar being opened by Federal Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent, in front of visitors and residents.
“We were particularly buoyed to see the strong turnout of people interested in purchasing a home at The Cape, including people from far afield who are looking for a better standard of energy efficient home.
“To finish the day with our first 16 lots sold – more than 25 per cent of the release – was a great outcome, and is a good sign for the growing community at The Cape,” Mr
Condon said.