When designing The Grange, we reflected on the defining characteristics of Malvern East’s architecture—namely the timeless brickwork, iconic pitched roofing and abundant plant life—then unified those elements into a distinguished facade befitting of this historic address.
Contemporary at its core, the design sees those heritage architectural elements translated into forms more abstract. The pitched roofing found throughout the area is reflected in the facade’s angled geometry and chamfered edges, which playfully capture light throughout the day; meanwhile, the extensive brickwork grounds the facade at street level and solidifies its place within the neighbourhood.
Refined, modern and generously proportioned, these homes are designed to cater to a wide range of needs and enhance the comfort of residents at every step, both now and into the future. Each home is positioned on a corner to maximise privacy and offer several different aspects. Ground floor residences feature private, generously landscaped gardens, while homes on levels 1 and 2 include spacious balconies that flow naturally from living areas.
The latest collection of elegant residences from Shustin, The Grange feels right at home in this idyllic Melbourne neighbourhood.
“IT WAS IMPORTANT TO US THAT THESE HOMES RESONATED WITH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD’S HISTORIC HOUSING. BY AMPLIFYING THE BRICKWORK, WE’VE DESIGNED A BUILDING THAT SPEAKS TO ITS SURROUNDINGS, MAKES SENSE IN ITS CONTEXT, AND WILL AGE IN BEAUTIFULLY.”
JOANNE SAW, CHEAH SAW ARCHITECTURE
The Grange is crafted with comfort in mind—but that doesn’t come at the cost of the environment. The Grange was designed in collaboration with Sustainable Development Consultants, utilised from the outset to ensure every element was considered and addressed.
From its design principles to the materials used, through to the meticulous planning process, The Grange achieves a NatHERS rating of 7 stars and includes a range of sustainable features. In combination, these additions will: Reduce negative impacts on the environment, minimise the cost of living and improve the health, wellbeing and comfort of occupants.
The building has been designed for maximum thermal performance. High levels of structural and internal insulation throughout ensure consistent thermal and acoustic comfort inside. All roofs, subflooring and external and internal walls have additional insulation to ensure apartments maintain a comfortable temperature year round, reducing heat loss in winter and keeping cool in summer.
Double glazing and passive solar design initiatives feature throughout the building. These help maintain supreme comfort and energy efficiency. They can reduce heat loss or heat gain by around 30% or more compared to single glazed aluminium windows. They also help to significantly reduce noise.
A rooftop solar system will supply power directly to communal areas. This will cover a large portion of common lighting electricity bills and overall reduce common property expenditure.
Domestic hot water will be provided by an energy-efficient instantaneous gas hot boiler.
First and second-floor apartments will include retractable pergolas to enhance the aesthetic of your home whilst also providing premium protection against the elements and reducing cooling loads in summer.
An 8,000-litre water tank will be installed to collect and store rainwater used for all toilets and laundries. This will help to minimise potable water usage. Additionally, it will help to reduce strain on the stormwater drainage system for more efficient living.
All apartments provide optimal cross ventilation through the implementation of expansive windows and outdoor spaces. This will help to bring in cool air and carry out heat, letting the home be naturally cooled during summer and reducing the need for air conditioning.
Multiple amenities on your doorstep, immediate proximity to transport and provision of secure bicycle spaces for each apartment will make car free commuting easy. This will reduce carbon emissions and promote wellbeing.
Electrical infrastructure to be provided in basement car park, such that electrical vehicles charging apparatus can be installed by each apartment residents if required.
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An architectural model articulates how the light interacts with the chamfered geometry of the building form — an elegant dance with the sun throughout the course of the day.