Location: Caulfield North
Status: Marketing + Contract Documentation
Category: Multi-Unit Residential
The proposed development in Edith Street, Caulfield North has three frontages; the eastern is to Edith Street, the southern is Salisbury Street and the western along a ROW.
The proposed development will be comprised of four townhouses. Three will be three bedroom, two bathroom and two car spaces. The fourth is a two bedroom, two bathroom with one car space.
The surrounding neighbourhood is a medley; contemporary development and private residential homes, mid-century apartments and houses, as well as Victorian and Edwardian semi-detached homes. It is also bounded to the south by Caulfield Junior College (the rear of school).
The project utilises best design practice principles whereby the townhouses have their private open spaces facing north with all bedrooms on level one maximising natural light and ventilation. The proposed development will incorporate double glazing throughout, cross ventilation and solar boosted hot water. In addition, the proximity to schools, public transport, shops and parks makes the location ideally suited to young families and couples.
The subtle palette includes concrete render with black highlights to the window surround. A timber recessed volume articulates the façade along Salisbury Street, which also conceals the garage doors. A patterned screen highlights the entry experience adding a delicacy to the robust material selection.
The architectural form is inspired by the mid-century apartment buildings and homes for which Caulfield is renowned for. Traditional terraced houses are also references whereby the language of the façade is consistent, punctuated only by entries. The design has been treated as a single entity to reflect the residential living style of the area. It also acts as a bridge between the other houses and the multi-unit dwellings in the street.
The architecture engages both Edith Street and Salisbury Street whilst retaining the original garage to the rear of the site (adjacent to the ROW). The architectural form is a refined envelope with functional and carefully considered internal layouts. The proposed development will nestle in to the surrounding neighbourhood and contributes to its environment.