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24 Lilydale Grove, Hawthorn East

Amara - 24 Lilydale Grove, Hawthorn East. Image courtesy amarahawthorn.com

Located in the leafy Inner Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn East, Amara Apartments will comprise 15 apartments that integrate large terraces and roof top gardens onto what was once a single fronted Edwardian terrace house.

The plan, configured as a dumb bell footprint has resulted in a maximum of two apartments per floor each separated by a planted courtyard that is the shared Easterly aspect from the light filled lift lobby. Amara is intentionally planned as a flexible floor plate that enables maximum opportunity in the sales arena by limiting the offer to two apartments per floor or, if more appropriate, facilitating consolidating the floor into one single dwelling. Both options result in no party walls.

The design intent deployed into the buildings edges is to maximize natural ventilation, district views and visual access to the sky.

Architect: 
Building Type: 
Mid-rise
Number of Buildings: 
1
Roof Height(s) - metres: 
29.5
Floor count: 
9
Suburb: 
Project Status: 
Number of Dwellings: 
15
Site Area: 
267.00 square metres
Nearby Public Transport: 
Auburn station
Car Spaces: 
15

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