This development contains seven two and three-bedroom homes in a suburban area just outside Fremantle.

The design provides an alternative to nearby apartment developments, with a series of modest and efficient walk-up homes that enjoy amenities similar to terrace houses.

The overlapping layout maximises efficiency of the structural bays meaning that there is no wasted or excess space, while also enabling each home to have a set of internal stairs and its own dedicated ground floor courtyard garden.

Accessing each individual home via a private courtyard separates pedestrian access from vehicles, and provides visitors with a different experience of the built form.

The relatively shallow depth of each home allows for maximum cross ventilation and ample exposure to northern winter sunlight. The continuous brick facade creates a homogeneous approach to the built form, and provides visual privacy from the upper floor balconies.

We chose materials that perform appropriately for passive solar design purposes and that reference the sought-after weatherboard houses and brick cottages of the surrounding suburbs.

Status: Completed – 2020

Project Type:  Multi-residential – Terrace Apartments

Client: Salander Property Group

Materials: Timber, Masonry

Awards/Recognition:

  • Shortlisted 2022 Sustainability Awards ‘Multi-Residential Dwelling’
  • Top 5 Apartment Buildings in Perth (2022) – The Property Tribune

CREDITS:

Architecture – MDC Architects

Landscape – Tom Lucey Landscape Architect

Builder – Bruce Construction Design

The street entry at Carrington Street by MDC Architects has two existing Eucalypt trees set against the painted brickwork The front garden at Carrington Street by MDC Architects has feature painted brickwork and a rich planting palette

The private northern courtyards at Carrington Street by MDC Architects with floor to ceiling glass doors

The private northern courtyards at Carrington Street by MDC Architects with floor to ceiling glass doors

An internal living space at Carrington Street by MDC Architects features a double height void over the kitchen The public walkway at Carrington Street by MDC Architects features wisteria covered trellis’s The upper floor apartments at Carrington Street by MDC Architects feature split-level living spaces and north balconies The driveway elevation at Carrington Street by MDC Architects features pitched roofs and timber battens The main living spaces at Carrington Street by MDC Architects features floor-to-ceiling windows The upper-level balconies at Carrington Street by MDC Architects are lined in timber The ground floor open plan kitchens at Carrington Street by MDC Architects feature terracotta-coloured tiles and open shelving The upper floor galley kitchens at Carrington Street by MDC Architects feature terracotta-coloured tiles The main living room at Carrington Street by MDC Architects features floor-to-ceiling windows An internal living space at Carrington Street by MDC Architects features a double height void over the dining with timber lining