This is a prime corner allotment on the north west corner of Barkly Street and Lawson Street, Elwood within a Heritage Overlay. The development was challenging as there was a need to demolish the existing single storey dwelling and construct two new double storey attached dwellings, each with a direct street frontage to a street.
The development is a modern interpretation of the built form in the area with a reverse living arrangement, including the main living room areas on the first-floor level with access to first floor open space balconies. The application was controversial due to the historic preservation of the streetscape. A Heritage Adviser and Site Matters expertise in submission planning was paramount in the successful assesment and approval of the application. The planning permit was issued by the order of the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).