The Avant Townhomes story started in 2016 with a small group of 11 contemporary homes at the corner of Stanley Road and Blanchard Avenue in Keysborough, within the broader Somerfield Estate developed by Intrapac.
With the new houses being built in the Somerfield estate predominantly for young families, in 2013 the Avant Townhomes team began exploring the level of interest from potential purchasers with different housing needs and at different life stages. Research included a series of professionally facilitated focus groups. This work established there was an appreciable unmet demand for smaller, well designed and more efficient homes.
The development by Avant Townhomes at the corner of Stanley Road and Blanchard Avenue included two house plans with variations in architectural presentation and a range of options including placing the master bedroom at ground level. The 11 homes are set around a private pocket park. Four of the homes have car access directly from the street and seven have garage access from a private road. This configuration allowed enhanced architectural presentation to the street, without being dominated by driveways and garage doors.
The 11 homes sold off-the-plan well before construction was completed and they continue to stand out as premium homes within the area.