The Cape opens newest home, Seastar
Australia’s premium sustainable housing project, The Cape, in Cape Paterson, has opened its doors to its newest 8.1-star energy efficient home, Seastar. This energy and water efficient coastal home sits within the top tier of sustainable homes in Australia.
Featuring state-of-the-art energy efficient design, construction and fit out, Seastar boasts a suite of smart and innovative features to keep the home beautifully comfortable in all weather conditions.
Seastar is another shining example of The Cape’s continued commitment in creating and sustaining a truly bona fide sustainable community. Seastar boasts 3 bedrooms plus study, expansive living areas and a striking black, white and timber façade.
The home also features a burnished concrete slab in north facing rooms for thermal mass with 100-millimetre thick underslab insulation, recycled brickwork, a 4.8kW solar photovoltaic system with redback 5.0kW hybrid ready inverter and electric vehicle charge point.
Boasting a Daikin US7 – 7-star super efficiency rated split system with air purification features, thermally broken aluminium double-glazed windows with lightbridge glass and Sanden eco hot water heat pump, Seastar is ‘head to toe’ with the latest in sustainable innovation.
The home is located in Cape Paterson, joining other homes with similar sustainability standards in the heart of Victoria’s most sustainable greenfield housing project. Seastar is a short walk to parks, The Cape’s community garden, wetlands as well as stunning surf beaches and walkways. Every home at The Cape has high speed broadband with fibre optic cable to the home to allow for a modern, connected lifestyle.
According to designer and builder, Carl Talbot, Seastar was a joy to build and it is a true celebration on the beauty and ingenuity of what a sustainable house should be.
“From the very outset, we have been meticulous in the way we have approached the build. From the north facing aspect, the products and materials we used to the passive solar design principles and recycled glass insulation chosen, Seastar epitomises what is possible today with sustainable housing,” he said.
“Every square metre of this home represents the very achievable sustainable objective all Australian builders can aspire to and deliver.”
The Cape Director, Brendan Condon said, “Seastar is the 20th sustainable home to be completed or nearing completion at The Cape, with all homes averaging over 8 star energy efficiency, a national first. Carl Talbot Builders have achieved an outstanding result with a high performance, spacious home that will deliver effortless year-round comfort, running costs that are a fraction of conventional homes, and will allow for modern, light footprint, carbon neutral living. The home is a beautiful, spacious, passive solar dwelling that will be attractive to a broad range of potential residents seeking the ultimate coastal lifestyle. Congratulations to the team for delivering a great result!”