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A Muse for the Home

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Published September 24th 2009
Across the city and over the West Gate lays the constructive way to spend a dreary day.
Whether you’re taking advantage of the housing market slump, building or renovating, display villages are the ultimate muse.
With Melbourne’s outer western suburbs boasting ‘super’ display villages, the chances of uncovering an innovative idea or design are significantly increased.

Comprising numerous sprouting and more established villages, all vying for the title of best and biggest, now even more homes are open (and are set to open) for your viewing pleasure.

With a choice of several builders, each offering a distinctive style and theme, from ultra modern, to classic chic and everything in between, you’ll be hard pressed not to find something to suit your scheme.

A strong emphasis, that seems to emerge from many of the builders, is the focus on super comfortable and relaxed living. By incorporating many water features into their designs, it makes for an interesting technique to be inspired by; and a tranquil tour.

With cleverly transformed garages acting as the builder's reception, the staff are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Information on fittings and fixtures of the displays are also found at the reception, usually inside information booklets.

Here are some display villages worth visiting:

Alamanda Point Cook is a ‘super’ display village, with 30 homes open for viewing now; it plans to have a total of 63 up and running very soon.

Featherbrook, just a short drive from Alamanda, is one of the newer villages, and is a good opportunity to see the building process, and development of a community, in the early stages.

Being one of the more established planned communities, Delfin Caroline Springs allows you to experience the neighbourhood in action, whilst inspecting the homes on display.
There are two new villages to explore, Edenfield Display Village & The Domain Display Village.

Keep an eye out for any up and coming display village grand openings, as they usually have a colossal opening event with a plethora of fun activities for all the family to enjoy.
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Why? Be inspired to finish your home renovation or building, and give it the TLC it deserves.
When: Opening times vary, check individual websites for details
Where: Melbourne’s western suburbs
Cost: Free
Some of those estates are truly remarkable. Everything is so new about them. Even the footpaths, the roads and the trees are all brand new. I noticed that just about all of them come without powerlines but have their power supply underground. Another trademark feature of these new estates are tree-lined streets which look absolutely magnificent. They are quite environmentally friendly.
By Matthew - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 8th of February @ 03:18 am
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