A printers warehouse to boutique townhouse collection: Inside Oz Property's Richmond townhouse development, Shelley Street

What was once a printers warehouse has been transformed into a distinctive ensemble of residences that capture the essence of the past while embracing modern living
A printers warehouse to boutique townhouse collection: Inside Oz Property's Richmond townhouse development, Shelley Street
Alison Warters August 14, 2023ARCHITECTURE

Melbourne's inner suburbs have long been enamoured with the allure of converted warehouses, often considered as prime real estate.

Melbourne developer Oz Property Group found a prime site in Richmond, and decided to create a collection of townhouses that pay homage to these striking structures.

The Richmond project, Shelley St, named after its Shelley Street location just a stone's throw from Hoddle and Victoria Street's, comprises nine industrial-style townhouses by DKO Architecture.

What was once a printers warehouse has been transformed into a distinctive ensemble of residences that capture the essence of the past while embracing modern living.

The exterior showcases sawtooth rooflines and exposed timber beams, architectural elements that evoke a sense of nostalgia. The angular facade and industrial warehouse-style windows not only add to the street's charm but also illuminate the interiors through cleverly placed clerestory windows.

A trio of stories welcomes residents into light-filled spaces, bathed in the gentle glow of clerestory windows oriented southwest, a nod to the historical consideration for optimal lighting conditions. The townhouses prove that form and function can coexist harmoniously, with each boasting its own street frontage and pitched ceilings, soaring to 3.5-metres overhead.

Walnut timber floors and Caesarstone benchtops adorn the living spaces, while the flexi rooms add versatility in each home. Overlooking the central courtyard garden, the space offers homeowners the opportunity to customise their living arrangements, be it a fold-up bed for guests, a convenient fold-up desk for remote work, or an area tailored to individual needs.

Traditional kitchen and bathroom joinery are replaced by innovative wire mesh screens, creating a contemporary yet reminiscent ambiance.

Beyond the confines of each individual townhouse, a shared central courtyard garden serves as a communal space and a secondary entry point, fostering a sense of community among the residents. Some residences even enjoy the luxury of rooftop terraces, while others will relish traditional terraces adjacent to their living areas.

Situated within walking distance of shops, cafes, green spaces along the Yarra River, and schools, it effortlessly combines urban convenience with natural beauty. Commuting to the CBD is a breeze, with Victoria Parade trams and North Richmond train station providing easy access.

There's just one townhouse left at Shelley Street.

New Townhouses for sale in Shelley St, Richmond

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Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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