Re-sculpting the medium-density housing offering, The Avenue brings together nine townhouse formations and creates a destination and rhythm all of its own. ADDARC combine an elevated and refined approach in conjuring the repeated light-filled homes, interconnected and responsive to the surrounding context.
Nestled into Melbourne’s enviable Brighton East, The Avenue is a return to base residential modelling, sitting in formation similar to the more traditional row houses of the Georgian and Victorian eras. The series of nine townhouses all align and reinforce their shared address through a sense of repetition and pattern. Immersed and surrounded by curated landscape and private garden spaces, the offering becomes elevated from other comparable medium housing combinations, with the principles of privacy and containment of a private residence all upheld. The combination sees two planning types catering to differing demographics, each with three bedrooms and other flexible elements. ADDARC utilise a monochromatic palette of refined finishes to sharply define each address, while connecting through familiar forms and a relatable scale.
Designed for both downsizers with lifted access, as well as young professionals, each of the homes are founded on an elevated celebration of the everyday.
Built by Brompton, and together with landscaping by Jack Merlo, the homes that comprise The Avenue all retain their own intimate connections between the interior spaces and their dedicated outdoor zones. Beneath each of the pitched roof forms, the subtle differences in residences unfold, all underpinned by the same shared principles around spatial relationships and a shared palette. Aligning with its projected endurance and an attuned attention to quality finishes and fixtures, the selections are intended to wear and patina naturally, even perhaps to outlive its residents. Designed for both downsizers with lifted access, as well as young professionals, each of the homes are founded on an elevated celebration of the everyday.
At the centre of each lies the kitchen, as a representation of how contemporary home are occupied and how we live. Standing as part sculpture and part functioning heart of the home, the space acts as the gravitational pull of modern living, and as a hive of activity. Integration is key to the clean lines and restrained detail, with the downdraft as the ideal example, integrated into the benchtop and clad in stone. Grey toned timber then adds a textural and natural warmth underfoot, while in its muted tonality, aligns with the overall feel of the homes. Despite being near the ocean, the homes reflect an emotive and typically Melbourne aesthetic, referencing the bluestone laneways the city is founded with.
Despite being near the ocean, the homes reflect an emotive and typically Melbourne aesthetic, referencing the bluestone laneways the city is founded with.
The Avenue becomes a celebration of light and volume, seeing ADDARC accentuate the pitched roof forms, while still remaining subtle, creating the ideal long wearing modern row home.