In harmony with the grandeur of its surrounds, Quartet has been intimately considered to effortlessly meld within its existing streetscape. Read against neighbouring architecture, the stunning form translates as a single, sonorous structure. Yet, individually these four generous homes have been designed to accentuate their unique outlook and promote flexibility for owners. Drawing inspiration from the legacy of beautiful naturescapes that define the local community, Quartet’s design enmeshes internal and external spaces. Intentionally connecting lower level living spaces to the abundant landscaping of ground floor courtyards, each residence also strategically invites the natural vistas that act as a backdrop to the homes inside, through the inclusion of innovative window solutions, terraces, skylights and clever framing. This homage to nature is similarly echoed throughout both colour and textural palettes in the homes, as well as in selection of materiality. Subtle slabs of pale limestone create a sophisticated yet holistic facade that is accentuated by patinated metal framing and deeply-hued glazing, giving both a warm and established feel to the building.
Internally, the dialogue between classicism and the unrefined beauty of nature continues, translating with an interior language that is subtle but with accents of distinct contemporaneity. Floorplans have been intentionally considered to orient different living spaces toward sunlight at different parts of the day. Meaning, irrespective of the season or the time of day, homes are awash with the same softly-diffused light that breaks through outdoor treescapes and adds a sense of year-round elegance. This flood of unfiltered light is perhaps most profoundly felt from within the upper-most living area of homes, the master suite, where soaring widows invite breathtaking views within and a skylight tactfully positioned above the shower veils the bathroom with a soft glow. Enjoying luxuries like freestanding baths, wall mounted shelving, full-length wardrobes, world-leading fixtures and a decadent, texturally rich suite of finishes, the continuity of elegance experienced within Quartet has been seamlessly considered and expertly executed.
Recognising the importance of sustainability and the fragile nature of the Australian landscape, DKO designs sustainable buildings that respect the sites, embellish the lands and create benefits for the communities that inhabit them. With a team whose expertise spans urban design, master planning, architecture and interior design, DKO is a dynamic design practice that’s core strength lies in innovative design and effective delivery.
Mim Design is an award-winning Melbourne-based practice renowned for its sheer creativity and attention to detail. The multi-disciplinary firm’s portfolio exceeds 20 years and spans across high-end residential, retail, hospitality and corporate projects. More recently the studio, lead by founder Miriam Fanning, has expanded into hotels, custom multi-residential interiors, external design and furnishings.
ANK Corp is a boutique residential property development company located in the heart of the CBD. With the needs of their clients of the utmost priority, their focus is always on quality over quantity. Using only the very best architects, builders and interior designers, they create superior residential environments that are loved now and into the future – each development possessing a truly timeless quality.