As what happens pretty much everyday of work, I have some serious home envy. My latest obsession? 30 Esplanade, a boutique collection of townhouses in Brighton, Melbourne.
Starting at $1.95 million (I know, bargain!), each of the 24 luxury homes feature three bedrooms plus a study and range from 250sqm to 300sqm.
Developed by SC Land, in conjunction with award-winning architecture practice Wood Marsh and interior designer Kendra Pinkus, in what is an absolute rarity, each home has been fully built and completed ahead of the public launch.
A sculptural masterpiece, merging urban architecture with coastal living, the convex and concave facades – a nod to the wind filled sail boats bobbing in the adjacent bay – create movement and filter in an abundance of light. Meanwhile, vertical iterations on the lower levels achieve a high sense of privacy and promote cross ventilation.
Whether walking along this tree-lined strip or reclining on a rooftop terrace, these linear shapes are seen to weave together the fabric of the complex in a single expression of raw precision. Crafted out of marine teak, they will age naturally and fade to a delicate grey.
This monochromatic tonality is softened inside, where blonde timber features, bronze-mirrored kitchen splashbacks and pale European oak floors provide warmth. Matte black metal balusters introduce a modernity to the urban beach houses, creating a dramatic effect as they rise, uninterrupted, through each of the three floors.
Echoing these lines and emphasising the vertical element of the facade, timber panelling wraps around the kitchen, effectively zoning the living, dinning and entertaining areas. These spaces flow effortlessly out onto landscaped courtyards and balconies that lend themselves to relaxed entertaining.
Ready to move in? To arrange an inspection or for further information visit the website.