John & Windsor
- 5.7 Kilometers from Melbourne CBD
- 2 Minutes walk to Middle Footscray Train Station only 3 stops to Southern Cross Station
- 270 Meters to Seddon’s Victoria Street cafe Precinct
John & Windsor takes its place in a community with strong foundations. At the intersection of Melbourne’s most dynamic urban neighborhoods, a precinct is reborn as a multicultural mecca, full of people, ideas, food, art & life. A place with a pulse and real history, Footscray is as diverse as it is individual. On the doorstep of Melbourne’s CBD, it retains a raw honesty found across the menus, outdoor spaces and buildings that are big on creativity and bringing people together. At the center of it all, a residential collection unites past and present. As a series of contemporary urban terrace homes, John & Windsor borrows from the neighborhood’s Victorian heritage then re-interprets design and detail for living today. Meaningful spaces deliver on the high expectations of new urban dwellers, becoming at once hard working, relaxing and beautiful. Individual and together, John & Windsor is where design connects people to place and to each other. A connected-living approach values nature, sustainability, privacy and security as important elements of the overall design that brings a new level of scale and liveability to the west. The series of terrace homes are an original design from DKO Architects, each with its own distinct personality, inspired by the residential and industrial landscape that characterises Melbourne’s best-loved inner western precinct. The two, three and four bedroom residences have been designed as separate elements with pitched, flat and angular rooflines to mirror the factories, warehouses and Victorian-era homes of Footscray. Each façade has something a little different and unique to identify it, while materials give the residences a sense of connectivity to each other and the streetscape. The triple level homes remain sensitive to the local residential scale and use materials inspired by the history of the neighborhood. Exposed brick masonry defines the ground level component and extends to the balcony façade for the second level. Brickwork planters introduce a layer of privacy screening and greenery across a robust base that anchors the design. In contrast, the middle and upper levels are a vertically oriented, lighter volume. The panels are a modern interpretation of the weatherboard worker’s cottages of old Footscray. Metal battens increase screening and fine metal hoods frame the windows to articulate the face of each residence. The middle-level balcony opens up the design with a distinct, inside-to-out aesthetic. From the ground up, each terrace home has a clear purpose and generous spatial planning to provide extra space for entertaining and family life. Individual entries create a direct relationship with the street. There’s pedestrian access at the front of the residence and a remote entry lockable garage with storage to the rear. Internal stairs connect the garage to the living areas. The ground level can include a flexible third or fourth room that can be a bedroom, guest room, media room or study. Living areas flow across the second level with places to cook, dine, entertain and lounge, opening to private outdoor zones that extend the liveable space of the design. A powder room, European laundry & feature staircase present a considered blend of function and contemporary design. Private retreats take in the views from the third floor with generous bedrooms, ensuite & bathroom.