Thornbury

bedroom icon 2.5 bathrooms icon 2.5

  • Difficult Block
  • Dual Occupancy
  • Narrow Block

The Brief

To demolish the existing home and make way for 2 well-appointed modern architect designed dual occupancy homes focusing on quality design with broad market appeal to maximise resale or rental return. Although both are narrow block homes, the residences must feel inviting, light filled and airy.

Our Approach

This was a narrow site, constrained at only 12.8m wide and with a northern orientation to the front. Both residences have a street frontages with a party wall down the middle and rear lane access for car parking.

The major challenge was getting enough light in. We achieved this several ways, firstly through lots of full height to glazing. The entry door is glazed as are corridors on both levels which gets in much needed light and also makes the spaces feel airy, and more inviting.

An external courtyard and a staircase with a large skylight above have been centrally placed, both acting as an enormous lightwells providing connection to the rear open plan living. The homes have a ground floor master and ensuite to maximize the market potential and upstairs is very spacious with another master suite and a large rumpus or bedroom.

Construction completed just before Christmas 2019 and our clients are ecstatic with the results with current valuations having exceeded market expectations. See client testimonial video below.