In a world where virtual reality (VR) is making its way into all aspects of life, one property developer – with the help of Australian builders – has stepped forward to create a display village simulation.
Looking to the future of home buying, property developer Villawood Properties is focusing on producing cheaper and faster display villages for consumers and builders alike. From this target came the birth of a VR display village. They believe this is a world first.
Villawood Properties has developed its first virtual world and Victorian home buyers are presently able to test-drive the new technology. Currently available to users at Rathdowne – in one of Melbourne’s newest suburbs – this high-tech virtual display village brings property designs to life at an electric rate.
Collaborating with CGI specialist Grand Visuals, Australian building companies Nostra Homes, Eight Homes, and HIA members Porter Davis, Simonds Homes and Dennis Family Homes, this display village showcases a three-dimensional (3D) display of homes designed by each company.
Starring everything from spacious, modern family homes to comfortable living, all five builders have a design to impress. Raised ceilings, wooden finishes, living areas, bedrooms, walk-in robes and butler’s pantries are just some of the eye-catching designs, arrangements and finishes that can be seen within the VR display homes.
Users are fully immersed as they explore a realistic 3D computer-generated simulation of display homes, viewing the world through an Oculus Rift VR headset and hand controllers. Villawood Properties executive director Rory Costelloe says ‘Villawood is always trying to improve the experience for buyers’.