Refined high-density living with two light-filled homes

Abbotsford Townhouses

In response to the challenge of navigating increasingly dense urban environments, emphasis was placed on integrating key architectural detailing and thoughtful design solutions.

The clients sort out two homes that would look to maximise the available space while ensuring openness and  privacy were balanced. Divided by a central wall, slight adjustments in planning cater to the preferences of the individual owners, allowing for subtle expressions of personal lifestyle.


  • Project: Multi-Residential
  • Location: Abbotsford, Victoria
  • Status: Completed
  • Size: 340 sqm
  • Site: 307 sqm
  • Builder: Encore Projects
  • Landscape Designer: Df Landscape
  • Photography: Derek Swalwell

A landscaped internal courtyard separates the two main pavilions. Providing natural light into both structures the central courtyard facilitates a multitude of different zones to enhance their sense of space. Upon entering the lower level, guests are greeted by a fluid layout seamlessly connecting public spaces, while the upper level accommodates the more private zones with outward views to either the street or central courtyard.

Throughout the day, the dark, rectilinear facade creates an inward focus, establishing the residences as distinctly private entities. As night falls, the lower level emits a warm glow, softened by darkened timber and a similar battened approach, enriching the streetscape.

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