South Yarra normally has over-sized blocks! I wonder how the council didn't declare this block as sub-standard.That said, they seem to have done a pretty impressive job.
Yes, I love the way they have left the old walls as well. I imagine they have done an interesting job indoors too.
oh god all that dastardly grey! So boring.
Blah, prison grey.Yay on reusing the outer walls, pity they couldn't reuse all of them.
Hmmmm, I've never been a fat of the 'flat roof' building scheme that's been around for a couple of decades now and even though I'm sure it'll win accolades for it's passive design and space creation it does look a tad prison like.
I like the old walls being left too, but I'm not a fan of the dark grey, hopefully the tree will add a little colour when it leafs out. I'm intrigued by the low window to the left of the gate.
It would be great to see inside! :P
Hels, the street has a mix of grand two storey terraces, and quite small and modest houses, with some in between. The block is quite deep.KN, I can very well imagine what the inside is like. Far to flash for the likes of me.Jayne, I can't think of a good colour for it atm, but yes grey is very bleak. Kath, our suburbs are full of them now, as infill or stand alone. I agree about the prison look. You cannot enter. You are not welcome.Lordy River, I see it now. It must have a room there. I will walk past again and check it.I reckon so Cazzie. Not a kids toy in sight.
Leaving the old walls exposed like that gives the place character and on the right side of the photo you could train a creeper to grow up the wall :-).
Windsmoke, I wonder if they will want to cover the walls or not. Time will tell.
The footpath looks a bit crook.
Victor, the public footpath looks to have suffered collateral damage while construction was underway. No doubt it will be repaired. I am surprised at the simple concrete path with steps although it does seem to draw you into the house, if you could get past the bars.
Ha! Rip down that characterless prison cell and bring back the leaning loo!!
It looks rather influenced by De Stijl and I love the gray personally. Plus, the outer walls are amazing! This house is great Andrew!
Red, I am sure it is really nice inside. Towanda, I am going to have to look up De Stijl. Tomorrow. The area it it is in and the building cost, must add to about 1.5 million.
Before you change something, find out why it is the way it is in the first place - unknown.