demaine architecture / retirement

/ Mooroolbark


Located on a steep site in the foothills of the Yarra Ranges, this retirement community replaces a series of substandard retirement units dating from the 1960s. The new development utilizes the site slope, not usually an asset in a retirement setting, to allow for ‘under and over’ villa designs, each with direct access from a dedicated court. The villas are laid out to maximize the potential for landscaping, important to the character of the area, and the development is anchored by a central community facility with commanding views across the site.

Project Team

Demaine Partnership


Benetas Group


Mooroolbark, Victoria

Project Elements

Retirement villas and clubhouse.