A sought after scenario.
Situated in a sought-after location close to Austin Hospital, The Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre and LaTrobe University, the demand for high quality but affordable housing solutions was evident.
After the completion of several feasibility studies confirming the profitability of the location negotiations were undertaken to secure 2 adjoining allotments to make the development possible. Leases on the existing properties were secured while the design and town planning phase was completed.
With recent changes to the planning overlays, a three-level development was selected to make the most of the combined allotment size, and to provide the maximum amenities to each of the 8 dwellings.
Strong focus was given to natural light and ventilation, while maintaining privacy for each property. A careful selection of natural materials including timber, vertical gardens and screens was used to soften the buildings form.