This carefully articulated apartment development cascades down a sloping site and wraps around a corner. Its scale and form were designed to respect its residential context, in Doncaster, in Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs.
The stepped form is finished in brick and timber, referencing the neighbourhood’s typical materiality. Landscaping designed in collaboration with landscape architect John Patrick has been built into the streetscape, with deep planter boxes allowing mature plantings that soften the external dimensions. The project was conceived as two separate buildings. Its height varies from two to three storeys across the site, and its corner location enables pedestrian entry to the generous foyers and access to the two individual car parks via two frontages.
Inside, the project accommodates 35 residences in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations. Designed for first-time buyers and downsizers, the apartments offer large kitchens and living zones and abundant storage. Timber and stone surfaces play a central role in the interior concepts. Full-height windows and varied outdoor spaces – a mix of terraces and courtyards – help to extend available living space. Each apartment has a unique aspect across the treetops and parklands of the surrounding streets, or to secluded courtyards filled with greenery.