No. 38 Victoria Street

No. 38 Victoria Street is a dual lot terrace home project that aligns with the second phase of our sustainable home master plan. The exterior of the home is simple and robust, with sustainable materials such as reinforced cement and timber wrapping the exterior. Despite its modest appearance, the interior of No. 38 Victoria Street is bright and light-filled.

To ensure the home is comfortable year-round, we have positioned the living areas to take advantage of north and east-facing light. All windows are double-glazed and fully operable for cross-flow ventilation, and the insulation has a high R-rating to provide additional warmth in the colder months. With these design elements, we have been able to achieve a minimum of 8.5 stars in the energy rating system for the home.

Outside, the home boasts a private outdoor area that is perfect for entertaining or relaxing. All of these features come together to create a comfortable and desirable living environment that also minimizes the environmental impact of the home.

Location: Preston, Victoria

Dwellings: 2 Houses

Status: Completed – March 2019

Sustainability Specifications

Energy Efficient Features

Draught proofing

Efficient LED lighting

Efficient Bosch appliances

Cross ventilation

Passive solar designed home

Double glazing throughout

Thermal mass

Water Efficient Features

Efficient tapware

Efficient shower head

2000L Water Storage Tank

Renewable Energy

4.4 kW Jinko Solar and GoodWe System

Solar Analytics Energy monitoring


Roof – R6.0 (Max R6.0)

Walls – R2.7 (Max R2.7)

Home Features

4 Bedroom

3 Bathroom + 1 Powder

2 Living Areas

Lock up garage