Australian estate developer Serenitas has unveiled a $3 million clubhouse at its Busselton lifestyle resort, a new addition designed to bolster social engagement opportunities among residents.
Upon completion, The Vantage at Vasse will host more than 200 homes centred on the state-of-the-art clubhouse, dubbed a key milestone for the development.
The architecturally curated building spans three wings and features a heated indoor swimming pool, space to play bowls, a cinema and club lounge with a fireplace.
Residents who enjoy reading will also love the library and internet kiosk, conveniently near the kitchen, bars and gym.
The flash new building was opened by Busselton Mayor Grant Henley and Vasse Member Libby Mettam earlier this month, who celebrated the project’s contribution to the wider South West economy.
According to Serenitas CEO Rob Nichols, local builders and tradies were deliberately contracted for the development, and future construction would also employ people from the area.
Aside from the financial boost to the region, Mr Nichols cited the social benefit of the clubhouse as a big drawcard for senior homebuyers.
He said studies proved social engagement handed enormous benefits to retirees, including improved life quality, greater self-esteem and expanded support networks.
He also said it reduced loneliness, depression and may even assist in delaying the onset of dementia.
“From a societal perspective, engaged seniors lead far more productive lives with higher levels of volunteering and greater social cohesion,” Mr Nichols said.
“With over 20 years’ experience curating lifestyle communities in Western Australia, Serenitas National Lifestyle Villages designed facilities at the Vantage to maximise opportunities between homeowners through organised activities and serendipitous encounters.
“The key to ensuring these social engagement opportunities is providing facilities that are welcoming, warm and useable.”
Mr Nichols said the clubhouse promoted social engagement through its interconnected pavilions, cosy areas next to fireplaces and stunning marble bars, including one by a den of pool tables and dart boards.
The indoor pool and spa are north-facing and linked to an open-air courtyard, while the gym was said to boast something for everybody, including cardio machines and free weights.
With leather seats, a sound system and a massive screen, Mr Nichols described the movie theatre as “first-class” and an enviable venue to share with friends and family.
The clubhouse bathrooms were dubbed “next level” and comparable to high-end hotels, while additional luxury was also achieved through the installation of sculptures and other artwork commissioned by local artists.
“The clubhouse facilities will host both intimate and large homeowner functions, craft groups, sporting activities including lawn bowls, darts, pool, yoga, aqua aerobics and dancing, barbecues and fireside chats with a glass of Margaret River wine to hand,” Mr Nichols said.
“It’s best to experience the clubhouse in person and visit today as homes are selling fast.”
The Vantage at Vasse is located at 2 Data Way in Kealy.