Like many of Melbourne’s most sought-after established suburbs, the streets of Highett are in a process of transition, with older-style single storey dwellings being replaced with two storey townhouses. With this project the challenge – and the opportunity – was to respond to this ongoing transition in a sympathetic but contemporary manner.
The architect’s clear vision was to create a pair of highly refined and elegant townhouses, designed to contribute to the evolution of the wider streetscape while also being individually striking.
Each dwelling is given a unique identity with a refined material pallet combining white rendered cement contrasting with dark battened cladding and screens with matching black trims and window frames. These materials are interwoven through the façade to create a balance of integration and individuality.
Privacy to the upper-level façade is provided with an elegantly curved battened screen. The entrance to each townhouse is softened with the inclusion of a rendered curved wall, a form repeated on the upper level.
Internally, lifestyle amenity was key, with the ground floor of each home dedicated to open plan living, dining and entertaining areas. These open spaces are graced with abundant natural light and flow seamlessly to the outdoor entertainment areas and gardens.
Mancini Made were delighted to contribute to this highly refined project. In the words of the architect, “Mancini Made’s attention to detail and dedication to great architecture makes for great collaborations.”
– Design & Build
– Highett, Melbourne