The Paton family was so impressed with the unique Eden residential development at historic Two Wells they decided to relocate from country Victoria to live there.
David and Kylie Paton – along with their children Kaitlyn, 14, and Joshua, nine – started building their dream home this week after purchasing a 1500 square metre allotment at the innovative estate earlier this year.
Eden – part of the expansion of the Two Wells township and only a 40 minute drive from Adelaide – is the initial stage of a stunning new $1.2 billion residential estate.
Combined with the Liberty project, the developments are being undertaken by Land Australia, part of the Hickinbotham Group of Companies.
“We could have moved anywhere in Adelaide, but once we saw Eden we knew it was where we wanted to live,” Kylie said.
“Eden is going to be a brilliant place to live once it’s fully developed,” she said.
“It’s going to have everything we need – and then some.”
Planning to relocate to Adelaide from regional Victoria after Kaitlyn was selected in a track cycling talent development program at the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI), the Paton’s had an open mind to where they would live.
They found Eden on the internet and were instantly attracted by the larger allotment sizes – and the fact it combined a “little bit of county living” with suburbia.
A whirlwind day visit to view the estate and some allotments of interest was all it took for the family to make the life-changing decision.
“We had three pre-requisites to where we wanted to live – close to a good school for the kids, within reasonable proximity to the city for my work, and close to the velodrome at Gepps Cross where Kaitlyn will train,” Kylie said.
“We have all three at Eden – plus the added bonus of being able to build our new dream home on a much larger than normal block, which our much loved dog, Electra, will also love.”
In what is believed to be a South Australian first, Eden combines “rural living” zoned allotments which are over one hectare in size with large sized blocks that are a minimum of 900 square metres designed to suit big family homes.
The development includes 19 rural living blocks between one and two hectares in size nestled in with large traditional sized allotments.
Rural living zoned blocks are usually packaged together in semi-rural type developments and not catered for in normal density residential projects.
The new development is yet another example of the Hickinbotham Group’s proven track record of innovation and excellence in designing and delivering best-practice communities and homes.
“The Hickinbotham Group is renowned for setting the agenda for contemporary residential developments – and the Eden and Liberty projects are further testament to that,” Hickinbotham Group Managing Director, Mr Michael Hickinbotham, said.
“Never before have rural living allotments been combined with larger traditional sized blocks in a development like this,” he said.
“Homeowners desiring larger allotments in a contemporary rural estate – but still wanting to maintain the creature comforts and amenities that come with living in a thriving community – can do so at Eden.
“Eden is the first village of the township expansion – which will be followed by our Liberty village – and is setting a new benchmark for contemporary residential living, and as such is already proving extremely popular with people looking to build their family homes on huge allotments.”
The Eden and Liberty developments- which won an award from the Planning Institute of Australia (SA division) for planning excellence – are among the largest the Hickinbotham Group has undertaken in its 63-year history
It is expected to be a significant economic boon for the state creating more than 3000 jobs in the region in industries that include retail, manufacturing and agriculture – and more than 450 jobs a year in the construction industry over the next 20 years.
Stage 3 of Eden has just been released with blocks ranging from 900 to 1200 square metres for sale from $161,500.
“We are a proud South Australian company that has been helping people with the biggest financial investment they will probably ever make and have been responsible for creating beautifully designed communities that are attractive places to live, work and build a future,” Mr Hickinbotham said.
“The Hickinbotham Group is steadfast in its commitment to South Australia as it drives significant projects with a combined retail value of $2 billion,” he said.
“These projects continue to generate jobs, prosperity and bountiful opportunities for thousands of South Australians – every day.”