Scott's Weekly Column

How has real estate changed?

It’s fascinating to look into our past and see how our living preferences and styles have changed over the centuries. An example of this is how the level of the penthouses in buildings have changed. Prior to the invention of elevators or lifts the first floor of any building was considered the penthouse!

The reason being that living on street level was to be avoided due to noise, smells and vagabonds. With no lifts in buildings, the top levels required the occupiers to climb many stairs just to access their home. In addition to this the cooking and heating methods of the time meant the risk of fire was high and it was far quicker to exit the building from the first floor than higher floors and in the event that you were forced to jump from the balcony than the risk of injury or even death increased the higher you went in the building! Hence the first floor was always occupied by the wealthy and the rich and famous of the time.

Obviously in modern times we have seen the penthouses moved to the top levels of our buildings where they enjoy the best views and are designed for those fortunate enough to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle.

The new luxury “Seashells” development at 123 Park Beach Road has now reached the 9th floor and shortly you will see the penthouse levels emerge. Situated on levels 10 and 11 the Penthouses and double storey “Skyhomes” will redefine luxury living on the Coffs Coast. With over 80% of the building now sold there are only limited opportunities still available so jump in now before you miss out. If you would like more information on this superb development simply log onto or give me a call on 0418527914.

Have a great weekend!