When considering the possibility of living in an apartment, even the largest apartment feels like a compromise. At Walsh Street, South Yarra, we worked with the clients to create an alternative option: an apartment that looks and feels like a house.
Located on one of the most sought after streets in Melbourne, the boutique development has the scale and appearance of a single residence. The owners are one of two: not one of eight or one of forty. The apartments each cover one level, distinguished from one another by the use of contrasting materials on the outside. The top is monolithic and white and the bottom is dark, textural and tactile.
There is an emphasis on privacy so that occupants do not often see their neighbours within the confines of their home. A deep set cut out on the upper level and a recessed terrace on the ground level give generous light and greenery as well as private, covered outdoor spaces. These terraces are large enough to host a gathering of friends and positioned to have no risk of onlookers from adjacent properties.