170-180 Brisbane Street

  • Perth
  • 2 refurbished character homes
  • 8 townhouses, private roof decks

170-180 Brisbane Street is an exciting inner-city development consisting of two refurbished character homes and eight new townhouses. The site is made up of three separate lots, with a combined area of 1,215sqm in a R80 mixed use zone.

The retention and restoration of the double storey character homes reinforces and enhances the existing streetscape character of Brisbane St. The new three storey townhouses provide a modern take on the retained terrace houses whilst distinguishing new from existing. Various architectural elements from the existing have been sympathetically articulated into the new townhouses such as full depth balconies, vertical patterns on the existing parapet represented through vertical grooves in the new external cladding and character inspired glazing. With a height that spans over three levels the roof deck offers sweeping views of the city skyline as well as passive surveillance with activated spaces on each level.

All habitable spaces have quality access to ventilation and natural lighting with full height glazing to living rooms and stair wells. Reclaimed face brick and metal cladding of the new dwellings against the neutral palette of the existing offer a contrast finish and materiality, a deliberate design intent to lend prominence between old and new.