Another ANGLE - Fenwick adds to Yarra Boulevard's escarpment
Following on from the sales success of its TATE townhomes in Kew, developer ANGLE is progressing with its plans for an ensemble of residential pavilions located atop the Yarra Boulevard escarpment in Kew’s Studley Park precinct. The aptly-named Fenwick comprises three separate pavilions of two townhomes, three apartments and five apartments respectively and has been designed by Edition Office, Flack Studio and Eckersley Garden Architecture.
The development has been designed to complement the existing area by drawing on cues from modernist architecture, ensuring the pavilions sit comfortably amongst their surroundings while also capitalising on the uninterrupted, elevated views over the Yarra River and Yarra Bend Golf Course, and extending to Mount Macedon.
The design team worked closely to create something that tied in with the "awe-inspiring scenery" with 50% of the site dedicated to landscaping and defined by the site's topography which allowed for greater space dedicated to landscaping. The interiors have been designed to flow seamlessly to the outdoor spaces, taking advantage of the residences' immersion within the landscape.
The team at ANGLE believe these factors combined with its location will attract both professionals and downsizers who love nature but need to live near the city, as well as those who value good design.
What they say...
Fenwick feels like you are in the middle of the countryside, but in reality, you are only a fifteen-minute drive from CBD and a short walk to Kew Junction. It is the perfect location for those who have a keen penchant of immersive nature yet want the convenience of a high street retail precinct and the city.
Due to the restrictive planning controls, in particular, the heritage overlay, and the lack of properties changing hands in this precinct, Fenwick is literally one-of-a-kind and those familiar with the area will know how rare these properties truly are.
- Marcus Boscarato, ANGLE Development Manager
We didn’t want a grand building to interrupt the natural beauty of the site, so we went for a simple design that allowed the residences to nestle seamlessly into the environment.
We also made sure to pay homage to the tightly-held lineage of architectural mastery in the area and look at the Modernist architects that had already left their mark on the community.
With access to such picturesque views, we wanted to let in as much light as possible with the inclusion of floor-to-ceiling windows, and incorporate natural finishes and features throughout.
- Kim Bridgland, Edition Office Director and Co-founder
Although only 15 minutes from the city, the feel of the garden has a true connection to the landscape on Yarra Bend through soft textured and understated features in order to provide an unpretentious relaxed planting palette.
- Rick Eckersley, Eckersley Garden Architecture