New Apartments for Seniors in Double Bay

May 2, 2019 by Roz Tarszisz
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The mission of B’nai B’rith Retirement Villages, (BBRV) is to provide financially accessible accommodation in Sydney for independent Jewish Seniors, age 55 and over.

BBRV is a not-for-profit organisation, supported by a volunteer Board of Directors, which has been serving seniors in the Jewish community for 56 years.

In support of that aim, BBRV has widened its range of accommodation options to include a completely refurbished three-storey apartment block in Guilfoyle Avenue, Double Bay.

“Guilfoyle Gardens is a building of art-deco vintage which we have completely renovated to a high standard, both internally and externally.  There is a gently graded entrance and a lift which means we can offer accommodation to people in wheelchairs” said General Manager Leon Fredkin.

“We have two bedrooms, two bedrooms with sunroom and a one bedroom with sunroom apartments available for immediate occupation,” he told J-Wire.

The apartments are finished to an as-new condition and feature all the innovations, safety measures and amenities to be found in a modern apartment building including blinds, carpets, appliances, air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The building is also NBN ready.

BBRV remains responsible for the complete maintenance of the building including residents’ apartments.

A modest monthly maintenance charge is levied which ensures BBRV can continue to properly maintain its villages.  This charge is fixed to the government pension rate and adjusted annually.

Fredkin explained that all residents enter the Village under a licensing arrangement.  A resident is not purchasing an apartment but paying a license fee which is considerably lower than what the cost of purchase would be.

This means that overseas residents (subject to making their own inquiries) may be able to access these apartments as the entry contribution arrangement varies from the normal Strata-Torrens title purchase restriction.

“We have already had some interest from people living overseas” he said.

Guilfoyle Gardens residents can access the functions and amenities available at BBRV’s Princess Gardens Village in Rose Bay where a full-time village manager is employed.  Any property related requests including emergency maintenance are supported by the Princess Gardens property manager, who is also a BBRV full-time employee.

See for more information on BBRV.

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