Upgrade your lifestyle with the right-sized property

Market Insights
3 years ago
5 minutes

When considering the next step in your property journey, the most obvious factor may be the property itself but it’s equally important to consider the lifestyle that will come with it. For those of us looking to upgrade to luxury living without the upkeep and maintenance that generally comes with traditional homes, right-sizing to an off-the-plan property may be the right move. 

Right-sizing, one of the strongest property trends of recent years, offers an uncompromised alternative to the conventional downsizing trend. More and more purchasers are seeking to maintain or elevate their quality of life with the ‘right sized’ luxury property - Michelle Ciesielski, Head of Residential Research at Knight Frank explains “downsizing the living areas is not a part of this movement - the yard most certainly - but the new luxury apartment must be the right size, with amenities to match.” 

Michelle continues, “often the cost to upkeep the home, pool and garden outweighs the surplus space they once desired.” Right-sized, off-the-plan properties offer purchasers similar proportioned homes as they’re accustomed to without the weekly maintenance of a large yard. Most right-sizing also offers heightened security and incredible proximity to urban amenities. 

Offering these, and many more lifestyle upgrades, HOME by Caydon is making its mark in leafy Alphington as the right-sized property checking all the boxes for a range of purchasers. Across the one, two and three-bedroom apartments, spectacular penthouse-style Skyhomes to the three-storey house-like Terrace Homes, Caydon’s latest development presents 150 unique, carefully considered floor plans. All residences feature spacious house-like proportions with large gardens and outdoor spaces - offering residents the ideal lifestyle that doesn’t demand weekends spent on maintenance and upkeep. 


Right-sizers accustomed to the natural landscaping and open-air of a backyard or parklands will find plenty to love within the leafy locale. Ideally located only 6.5km from Melbourne CBD, HOME by Caydon puts its residents at the heart of everything Alphington has to offer. Neighbouring the Yarra River, Alphington is famous for its river trails and parklands - including Darebin Parklands and Alphington Park. Additionally, all HOME by Caydon residences come with thoughtfully designed outdoor spaces spanning up to 27sqm at the Terrace Homes for a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle without the upkeep. 

Inspired by the natural landscaping of the locale, nature has been cleverly woven throughout the development. On level four, residents can enjoy three-quarters of an acre of pet-friendly open spaces with dedicated areas to meet the neighbours, spaces to work out in the fresh air and serene pockets to unwind; injecting a true community feel to the development.

The location has also been a significant drawcard for those looking to right-size. Just outside, residents will be surrounded by cafes, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and a range of specialty retailers - all packaged within a leafy, riverside community. Local purchasers will already be familiar with the suburb’s wealth of amenities while those new to the neighbourhood can look forward to a welcoming village-style community hub. 

The suburb is also emerging as a culinary hotspot. Home to some of Melbourne’s best restaurants and cafes including Benjamin’s Kitchen and CH James, HOME by Caydon puts its residents mere moments away from some of the most vibrant lunch and dinner destinations. On Sundays, the nearby Melbourne Innovation Centre hosts the Alphington Farmers Market offering high-quality produce including raw honey, organic dairy and other local delights. 


Inside, Caydon’s Architecture & Design team present an uncompromised lifestyle throughout the built space. Across all residences, purchasers will be greeted with open-plan floorplans - each carefully oriented to maximise the already generous floorplates. Underfoot, there is either engineered timber floorboards or premium carpeting for an added touch of luxury. Select apartments are offered with either a private balcony or a winter garden. 

Offering true opulence, the luxury Skyhomes are offered in single-level, dual-level or penthouse-style residences, each with generous landscaped terraces or winter gardens - designed to make the most of the stunning city-facing views and views towards the picturesque Dandenongs. Skyhome residents will enjoy premium Smeg appliances including an integrated fridge and dishwasher, dry bar, tech drawer, double vanity bathrooms and exclusive access to the on-site wine cellar. All residences are offered luxe upgrades, adding more options to tailor the homes to be the right fit for your lifestyle. 

HOME by Caydon also offers residents an upgrade in on-site amenities. Throughout the development, residents will enjoy exclusive access to hotel-style amenities, panoramic views, a glass-edged pool, dedicated entertaining spaces and a state-of-the-art gym and pilates pavilion. The A&D team has considered every contemporary convenience to meet the needs of the modern, highly connected resident. The main residents' entrance features a dedicated concierge to accept incoming mail, collect parcels and place grocery deliveries in the cold storage room. The development also offers hotel-style bookable guest rooms available for houseguests. 


When considering the countless lifestyle upgrades of right-sizing, it’s no surprise this property trend has been so successful. HOME by Caydon’s level of architectural design, on-site amenities and the enviable postcode offers a rare opportunity to right-size without compromise. 

Two-bedroom apartments at HOME by Caydon start at $691,000 and three-bedroom apartments start at $1.29m. Whether your perfect home is an apartment, Skyhome or a Terrace Home, all residences have been designed with spaciousness and a sense of community in mind. Construction has commenced at HOME by Caydon; this, together with the Victorian Government’s 50% stamp duty saving, presents the ideal opportunity to upgrade your lifestyle with the right-sized property. To register your interest, or to discuss how to right-size without compromise, click here.