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Fitzroy Townhouses


Residential Design : Multi-Residential: Dual Occupancy

Peter Searle Design
(03) 9819 7010
Mark Hassall, MC Building & Construction Pty Ltd
Loren Mitchell

Fitzroy Townhouses

This site in Fitzroy, surrounded by a variety of historically significant early Victorian buildings, provides substantial contextual challenges for a modern infill development.

The winning dual-occupancy has maximised the opportunity presented by the site, yet ensured that the new dwellings are respectful of the surrounding structures and sensitive interfaces. The clever layout has solved the need for four cars to be parked on site, protected abutting sensitive secluded private open space areas (at ground and first floors), intelligently included buffers to neighbouring noise sources and provided occupants with a high level of internal and external amenity.

The timber box facade, extruded window frames and pop-up clerestory roof windows provide a striking yet well placed form within this old Melbourne context. The careful selection of rustic materials reflects the colours and tones of surrounding bluestone right-of-way, red brick and timber present throughout the streetscape.

Overall, the result is a beautifully presented and designed modern dual-occupancy that sits well within its historically significant surrounds.