Boutique residential and commercial in leafy Kew
Kew is a leafy, blue-chip suburb in Melbourne’s east, that is home to a demographic of established and older families. It is rich in history and heritage with many large Victorian homes and Art Deco buildings that run along tree lined streets.
Burke Place’s design presents a modern reference to the unique heritage of Kew. Portraying a strong, linear form with considered proportions, the facade was crafted to age gracefully with time, and to naturally embed itself into the urban fabric of the locale. Capitalising upon the residences picturesque surrounds, leafy terraces enable sweeping views of the suburb, creating an unrivalled backdrop for outdoor living and entertaining. Generous floor plans structure each residence, a suite of connective spaces running through the apartments to evoke a sense of arrival upon return.
The connective spaces which run throughout each residence provide a sense of narrative when arriving home. Courtyards fuse with light wells to flood rooms with sunlight and provide visual connection to the outdoors. Interior forms replicate the architecture, creating synergies in experience at a human scale. Textures of natural stone and deep, richly toned timber are prominently featured to emphasise a feeling of luxury, longevity and permanence.
“Our design narrative starts with a clear sense of arrival, a feeling of luxury, community and connection. It then evolves into an experience of comfort and permanence that can only come from a place that is designed to be a true home.”
Toby Lauchlan, Partner and Architect, ClarkeHopkinsClarke
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Burke Road, Kew VIC
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