How the parks of East Kew inspired the gardens of Clyde Street townhomes

The landscape architecture has been integral to the design of the project, Gestalt says, which is why MAA collaborated closely with Simon Taylor Landscape Design
How the parks of East Kew inspired the gardens of Clyde Street townhomes
Urban EditorialNovember 28, 2023PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Boutique property developer Gestalt brings Clyde Street, a modern addition to a quintessential East kew location.

Clyde Street introduces a collection of 11 large-scale, three-level townhouses, and three one and two-bedroom apartments positioned above commercial space on the corner of Clyde Street and High Street.

MA Architects have meticulously designed each residence, providing them with individual entrances, a brickwork façade, robust materials, and abundant green landscaping.

The landscape architecture has been integral to the design of the project, Gestalt says, which is why MAA collaborated closely with Simon Taylor Landscape Design.

“For the gardens of each townhouse, we only had to look around for inspiration," Taylor said.

"The parks and gardens of East kew are lush, beautiful and well-maintained, qualities we intend to continue at Clyde St."

The building is robust with strong clean lines, with the gardens softening these forms against the street. All the townhouses have two private open spaces: one on the ground and one at a higher level, one on the east and one on the west. A series of spaces that follow the sun from dawn to dusk.

Each townhouse comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living spaces—one adaptable as an additional bedroom, office, or play area—two car parks and a storage room.

There are two types of townhouse on offer, with the living space differing in each home, MA Architects Associate Rachel McNally says.

"One has a living space on the ground floor with a connection to the street that’s a little bit more closed off and a focus on opening up into their courtyard. And then the other townhouse has living spaces on the first floor with a great aspect over the mature trees along Clyde Street," McNally says.

 

The kitchens are open and practical, featuring concealed storage, integrated Smeg and VZUG appliances, brushed nickel designer tapware, and natural stone benchtops with a mosaic stone splashback.

Bedrooms come with expansive wardrobes, large windows, and soft carpeting underfoot. 

Bathrooms have been thoughtfully planned to maximise space and storage, offering a back-to-wall bath with a frameless shower screen, under-mount sink, natural stone benchtops, and concealed cistern toilets.

All apartments are finished with oak timber floors, mosaic marble and porcelain tiles, linear fluted glass, and timber laminates. 

The property also includes secure car and bike parking, solar-boosted gas hot water, inverter-type heating, ventilation, cooling systems and water harvesting.

 

Jellis Craig Projects director Stephen Bowtell says the townhomes offer everything a buyer could want, with a flexible floor plan for both families and downsizers to use as they wish.

Clyde Street is conveniently located within walking distance to a tram stop on the corner of High Street, providing easy access to kew Junction, Richmond, the CBD, and the green expanses of Hays Paddock in the other direction.

The development is slated for completion in January 2025.

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