Reshaping the Future of Luxe Living for Over 60s

A new age of retirement living and residential care has arrived, with residents now settling at the prestigious, newly named ‘Gordon Quarter’ address.

One of the Lower North Shore’s most iconic heritage-listed mansions – Burnham Thorpe – has undergone a meticulous make-over to become several luxury homes for seniors, following an ambitious six-year redevelopment of Lady Gowrie Village, of which it is part.

As part of the redevelopment, the restored and renovated Mediterranean-style mansion is at the heart of the newly named, Gordon Quarter: the new look, reimagined retirement village on Edward Street, that is now open and welcoming new residents from the local community.

Residents can now enjoy the serene tranquillity of natural bushland – with local cafes, markets and retail all within an easy stroll of the new development that includes the stunning interwar mansion, 40 purpose-designed retirement living units, and a brand-new 107 room Roden Cutler Lodge residential aged care home.

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For over 100 years, Anglicare has been servicing people in need within local communities. Gordon Quarter’s redevelopment has established Anglicare’s footprint on Sydney’s exclusive Lower North Shore, enhancing its history and reputation as a provider of aged care and retirement living.

“After a six-year redevelopment to create a dream home destination on the North Shore for over sixties, Anglicare is delighted to unveil this unique village, and welcome residents to Gordon Quarter. This has been one of our most ambitious redevelopments yet, and we’re thrilled at the results. We think it really challenges the perception of retirement living,” says Peter Kesby, Gordon Quarter Village Manager

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Working closely with Anglicare and Allen Jack+Cottier Architects, Team Taylor brought the state-of-the-art aged care facility to life, in addition to spacious common areas, beautifully landscaped gardens and terraces, staff facilities and associated carparking. Gordon Quarter also features new community facilities including a Café, snooker room, wine cellar, and outdoor BBQ areas.

Respecting the history and heritage of the existing Burnham Thorpe building was a significant component of this project. By collaborating with the local community, the Taylor team maximised every opportunity to protect and enhance existing architecture, as well as maintain fauna and flora DA requirements. The village also features environmentally sustainable design elements including natural light and ventilation, energy- and water-wise fittings, rooftop solar power, and rainwater harvesting.

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“It was wonderful to work with Anglicare and Allen Jack+Cottier Architects, who not only brought careful and evidence-based spatial planning to the project team, but demonstrated a shared commitment to the design and construction of a peaceful, positive space for residents.”

“Taylor is delighted to help Anglicare deliver this new multi-level residential aged care facility. We hope it will be a wonderful place for the new residents to live, and congratulate the team at Anglicare for this important contribution to the Gordon Quarter community,” said Tim Christie, General Manager – General Build.

Well done to all involved in this spectacular development. We have no doubt that residents will enjoy the thoughtful design, luxurious finishes and superior quality found at Gordon Quarter.

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