The site for a new duplex townhouse development is located in a conservative streetscape, characterised by single-storey double fronted weatherboard cottages and period homes. To compliment this neighbourhood character, the side-by-side dwellings were designed to appear as a single dwelling, echoing the dominant rhythm and proportion of the well-established neighbourhood. The design is a contemporary take on the large pitched roof-style that is typical of the area.
A sweeping gable roof cleverly concealed the bulk of the upper level, while expressing its very familiar silhouette along the visible side elevations. The overhanging front eave provided shelter and transition to the entry and references the traditional domestic verandah. A timber screen to the sides helped showcase the silhouette of the traditional gable form and also provided privacy screening to interior spaces.
Rear lane access was a rare opportunity, which enabled off-street parking to be provided to the rear of the site. The benefit was that the street frontage could then respond freely to the surrounding neighbourhood character. The accommodation consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and open-plan kitchen, living and dining opening onto outdoor entertaining space, catering to contemporary lifestyle demands.
Two Townhouse Development
Floor Area 296m2 (ground floor)
Completed May 2017