Client: Complete Constructions
Cost: $3m (4 Townhouses)
As a direct response to the Garden City Variation 2000, a development consortium purchased the subject site in Flynn specifically for a townhouse development. Multi-unit development was permitted on the site given its considerable size, although DA approval of the project was to prove a significant challenge resulting in an AAT case which was successfully mediated. The site falls some 12m from the rear of the block to the front boundary and naturally lent itself to two distinct building platforms allowing spectacular views from and northern sunshine to all four units. All dwellings have double garage accommodation with internal access, three bedrooms, substantial living areas and associated kitchen and wet areas and excellent storage. Although designed to sit into the Flynn context, the development has a striking architectural character incorporating a double gabled roof formation for each pair of townhouses to break down the overall scale of the development and reiterate the roof form of adjoining dwellings. The façade incorporates a combination of rendered masonry and iron-bark cladding and sunshades and screening devices to ensure privacy between townhouses and adjoining dwellings.