Beulah's The Wilds residences are set to become inner Melbourne's first carbon-neutral detached housing development

Beulah's The Wilds residences are set to become inner Melbourne's first carbon-neutral detached housing development
Beulah's The Wilds residences are set to become inner Melbourne's first carbon-neutral detached housing development

Renowned developer Beulah has recently announced that their boutique collection of 15 homes will soon become the first carbon-neutral detached housing development in inner Melbourne.

Architecturally designed by Edition Office Design, the Northcote development has been curated to prioritise health, wellbeing and sustainability. 

In order to achieve this, the team employed environmentally sustainable design principles. All 15 homes are fossil fuel-free and 100% electric, with integrated solar panels and induction cooktops.

Passive solar design has been utilised for thermal comfort and to minimise energy use, with double glazed windows and doors, cross ventilation, slab insulation and external operable blinds to the west and south west.

Beulah's The Wilds residences are set to become inner Melbourne's first carbon-neutral detached housing development

Beulah's The Wilds residences are set to become inner Melbourne's first carbon-neutral detached housing development

The development also includes a 5,000-litre rainwater tank for residents to use for gardening and water sensitive landscape design. environmentally conscious travel is also supported with ample bicycle parking, and electric car charging provisions are available as an upgrade option. 

Beulah Executive Director Adelene Teh explains that the neighbourhood's surroundings played a pivotal role in influencing the design of The Wilds. 

"The Wilds is incredibly rare in that it is not only carbon neutral, but it consists of expansive detached houses, all located with direct frontage to the Merri Creek.
Residents will have the privacy of their own garden, yet will reap the benefits of belonging to a boutique community. As a company, we wanted to explore a carbon-neutral offering and we felt it aligned strongly with the sustainably-minded suburb of Northcote, where we could integrate the project into the landscape and respect the surroundings as much as possible to reduce its carbon footprint."

Beulah's The Wilds residences are set to become inner Melbourne's first carbon-neutral detached housing development

On offer is a range of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom configurations, with generous floorplans designed for flexible use. There is also an additional living space in each home that buyers can customise to suit their needs – to create a home office, exercise space or a creative studio. 

Prior to The Wilds, Beulah delivered Paragon, which features the largest vertical installation of solar panels in Australia. 

Read next: Beulah unveil off the plan Northcote housing development The Wilds

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Nadine Samaha 1's picture
I was on a panel with Adeline Teh a few years ago at the Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit. I was very impressed by her presentation and Beulah's sustainable vision for the built environment! this another example of pushing the sustainability boundaries. There are not many developers currently in the same space as they are.
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