Boutique development of six luxury freehold terrace homes nestled within the heart of Victoria Harbour, and located on the leafy Geographe Street
Client: Lend Lease
Architect: Bates Smart
Interior Designer: Bates Smart
Value: $3,500,000 (Ex GST)
Contract: AS 4300 Design & Construct
Completion: September 2016
The Residences Victoria Harbour are a contemporary re-imagining of the classic elegance of the Victorian era terrace house. These homes provide room to live in a convenient location a stone’s throw from Collins Street and direct access to Melbourne’s CBD. This boutique development of only 6 residences offers a boutique opportunity to purchase a freehold titled property on the doorstep of the CBD and Victoria Harbour.
The design incorporates many of the familiar elements of the terrace; from the fine timber privacy screens, referencing ornate wrought-iron filigree, to elegant proportions. Each residence has been orientated to maximize views and access to natural light while maintaining privacy and the form of townhouses introduces a simple, modern elegance to the streetscape.
The materiality of the individual homes reflects the high quality material of the surrounding context, with Melbourne bluestone grounding the houses in the active laneways and parkland and the timber screens softening the façade, introducing a natural element and a feeling of home.
The interior design is elegant and timeless, providing a neutral backdrop to complement the resident’s lifestyle furnishings. The high quality finishes and soothing colour palette work together to create a calm but sophisticated interior. The development of the interior scheme evolved in conjunction with the architecture. The slatted timber screens formed the connection between the two and influenced the lines, materials and light within the interiors.
After a full tender process Glenvill Projects were awarded the build contract for The Residences based on their stringent OHS practices as well as their logistical solutions to challenges of the site presented during its tender phase.