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Tintern Avenue, Toorak

25 Tintern Avenue is a boutique luxury residential development located in a quiet court close to Toorak Village in Melbourne’s premier residential precinct.

The development presents an intricate but robust design statement. The envelope, defined by proscriptive local planning controls, resulted in a form with a strongly defined attic and steeply pitched roofs. The penthouse levels are located within this roof form, maximizing available floor area but also creating an opportunity for an inventive and lively roofscape. The form, carefully constructed using second hand slate with mitred hips and fine copper gutters, is set off with robust chimney forms with a 3 slot design developed from the Arts and Crafts tradition.

This design language is carried through with consistency through the fine sandstone facades with carved stone detailing, multipane windows and contrasting roughcast wall surfaces. Custom designed ironwork including the gates and balustrades, further enhance the composition. An interesting planning feature are the split level floor plates, again optimizing the use of a sloping site. Internally, the apartments combine the Arts and Crafts design form with a French influence in the refined articulation of the door panels, and interlinked skirting, architraves and cornices creating a panelled effect. The penthouse is particularly striking, with a large art gallery foyer space and access to an upper level theatre room, and a roof terrace with plunge pool and outdoor fireplace.

Project Team

Demaine Partnership

Client

Blackie Group

Location

25 Tintern Avenue Toorak

Configuration

5 Apartments

Builder

Blackie Group

Time to complete

18 months