A laneway site in Toorak has inspired this unique project.
Adjacent to Hawksburn Village, St Johns Lane unlocks a residential opportunity that captures stunning views over Toorak and the Melbourne skyline, offering just four residences of unexpected proportion and beauty.
The design draws on the simplicity and inventiveness of Japanese architecture, with interlocking forms over three levels. The upper story is recessed and spills with landscape tracery, adding to the suggestion that St Johns Lane is a secluded urban retreat. The entire structure is configured to capture maximum light and views, while providing sanctuary within an energised inner-city environment.
The entrance is a subtle metal portal with integrated address signage piercing the façade. Internal spaces slowly reveal themselves, using natural tones of oak and stone to transition from the laneway backdrop to private and spacious havens.