Merri Green - 200 Beavers Road, Northcote
Bordering Merri Creek and the Northcote Golf Course, this unique green enclave will soon become of one Melbourne’s most desirable housing developments. This Eco Luxe development, comprising 20 townhouses and 28 apartments, celebrates the native bush setting.
Timber-battened privacy screens will wrap around the townhouses to form a subtle backdrop, as well as provide a filter for the afternoon sun. Spotted gum timber floors, porcelain splashbacks and customised joinery create a contemporary aesthetic. Other features include open plan kitchen and living areas with ceilings up to three metres in height, and cross-ventilation. Rather than switching onto the main power grid, Merri Green is a first to introduce Tesla battery-operated units within each dwelling. Operated from photovoltaic roof panels, this system reduces energy costs and ensures a cleaner form of energy usage.
Project Group has worked closely with the developer and the architect for over six months to overcome the hurdles faced during pre-construction and enabling a smooth transition into the delivery phase.
“I wasn’t exactly sure what this site could become,” says developer Ramon Collodetti of Codstream. “But I knew it could be a wonderful enclave for housing, where ‘less is considerably more’.”