While Whitlam Place has a green-hued exterior clad with corrugated panels of oxidised copper, Napier Road encompasses a plain off-white facade punctuated by vast home windows.
Freadman White says the constructing’s pared-back aesthetic attracts inspiration from Heide II – a modernist Melbourne dwelling designed in 1963 by Australian architects David McGlashan and Neil Everist, which has masonry partitions and expansive panels of glazing.
An equally refined materials palette has been utilized all through the interiors of Napier Road’s 14 condo items. Every dwelling boasts oak flooring and uncovered concrete ceilings, which rise as much as 2.9 metres in peak.
Kitchens have been completed with wood cabinetry, white-tile splashbacks and counter tops crafted from pale Elba stone.
There are some decadent touches within the flats – for instance, a number of the bedrooms are closed off by shiny, full-height black doorways.
Golden-hued brass has additionally been used to create door handles, cabinets and vainness items contained in the bogs, that are in any other case lined with gray terrazzo tiles.
Parts within the condo block’s communal areas such because the entrance gate and mailboxes are additionally made out of brass.
“Napier Road is a symphony of strong materiality displaying natural, muted magnificence carried from the outside by means of to the inside expertise,” concluded the observe, which is led by Ilana Freadman and Michael White.
Freadman White’s Napier Road and Whitlam Place tasks each made it to the longlist of this yr’s Dezeen Awards. The observe has beforehand renovated a 1930s dwelling in Melbourne’s Elsternwick neighbourhood to incorporate an angular grey-brick extension.
Images is by Gavin Inexperienced.
Consumer: Milieu Property
Builder: Atelier Tasks
Styling: Hub Furnishings