Recently awarded two of the UDIA Awards’ most prestigious categories: The National Award for Best Medium Density Development and notably, The President’s Award, The Garden House in Melbourne offers all the convenience and vibrancy of city living, in a tranquil environment.
With the Carlton Gardens an enviable front garden and Melbourne’s vibrant city centre playing the role of girl next door to The Garden House, the thoughtfully designed $50 million project developed by Piccolo and designed by Woods Bagot and Hecker Guthrie comprises 46 luxury residences across five levels plus three exclusive terraces with private courtyards, ticking all of the boxes for this year’s awards.
Sitting back from the road, The Garden House is nestled amidst a garden bed of fragrant jasmine, creating a sense of refuge for residents. The rusticated concrete base of the building sets the foundation for detailed window fenestration, giving way to large expanses of glazing. The penthouse levels are expressed as Villas within the sky, simply clad in zinc, echoing attic architecture of renaissance palazzos, and enjoying 180 degree views of the gardens and city skyline – an Italian influence in an historic Italian precinct.