No. 4 French Ave

French Avenue is a dual lot terrace project designed to be a contemporary classic with a focus on sustainability. The project combines traditional neighborhood characteristics with sustainable architecture, resulting in a blend of style and eco-friendliness.

The homes at French Avenue are designed as garden homes, with an abundance of landscaping opportunities in the front and courtyard areas. These spaces create a private garden sanctuary for the residents, while also maximizing north and east-facing orientation for the living spaces. A movable metal shade is provided for the western windows, which offers privacy and protection from the strong sun glare in the evenings. All windows are double-glazed to improve the thermal comfort of the home, and the houses achieve a minimum of 7.5 stars in the energy rating system.

One of the homes at French Avenue includes a studio, providing a flexible space for work or play, with multi-generational family living in mind. The studio features a secluded yet beautiful entrance via a spiral metal staircase. The materials chosen for this project are designed to provide a high level of comfort for the occupants.

Location: Northcote, Victoria

Dwellings: 2 Houses

Status: Completed – December 2019