Fo­cus on com­mu­nity liv­ing

Herald Sun - Property - - DEVELOPMENT -

IT’S hard to foster a sense of com­mu­nity in a build­ing where blank walls face in­ter­nal com­mu­nal cor­ri­dors and res­i­dences face away from each other.

But what if an apart­ment de­vel­op­ment was more in­ward look­ing, with in­ter­nal court­yards and res­i­den­tial en­trances di­rectly on to wide com­mu­nal path­ways? Whether it’s a unique so­cial ex­per­i­ment in res­i­den­tial ar­chi­tec­ture, it’s a con­cept that Six De­grees Ar­chi­tec­ture has trans­ferred from its ex­pe­ri­ence in hos­pi­tal­ity de­sign to the Hawke & King de­vel­op­ment in West Mel­bourne.

The Brunswick Group de­vel­op­ment will take shape in four build­ings ris­ing three to six lev­els around a cen­tral court­yard on an is­land site be­tween King, Hawke and Cur­zon streets.

Un­der­ground car park­ing is pro­vided for all homes.

Hawke & King com­prises 74 one-, two- and three-bed­room apart­ments plus abun­dant in­for­mal and shared spa­ces to­talling about 785sq m. The de­sign twist re­places in­ter­nal cor­ri­dors with ex­ter­nal walk­ways, cre­at­ing invit­ing land­scaped ar­eas for res­i­dents, as well a dual as­pect for nat­u­ral light and ven­ti­la­tion at both ends.

Brunswick Group’s Paul Bell said com­mu­nal spa­ces, like the court­yard and sep­a­rate rooftop ter­races, were within the aim of cre­at­ing a place where peo­ple would be happy rais­ing a fam­ily.

One-bed­room apart­ments mea­sure 55-73sq m, twobed­ders are from 70-95sq m and three-bed­room apart­ments are 100-119sq m.

Prices range from $505,000 to $620,000 for one-bed­room apart­ments, $640,000 to $885,000 for two-bed­room apart­ments and three-bed­room apart­ments are priced be­tween $930,000 and $1.085 mil­lion.

Con­struc­tion starts in May.

For more de­tails, call Daniel Cashen from Knight Frank on 0438 346 313, visit the dis­play suite at 621 King St, West Mel­bourne, or see hawke­and­

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