Project: Residential Infill Development in Heritage Context
Municipality: Yarra City Council
Designer: Melbourne Design Studio
This 1600m2 lot with two road frontages in Richmond provided a unique opportunity for significant infill redevelopment, not withstanding the fact the site was constrained by a Heritage Overlay. Clause:1 was engaged to provide pre-project advice as well as prepare and manage the application. The proposal included the retention of the existing Victorian-era dwelling on the site, albeit with internal alterations and a two storey extension to the rear, and the construction of six attached two storey dwellings. The project provides a great example of how contemporary building forms can find a comfortable place within established heritage precincts.