A few years ago before relocating to Courtenay we had the opportunity to design a larger-scale urban infill project. Greystoke Seven is a seven-unit townhouse project in a rapidly densifying part of Victoria. It has three units facing the street and four more tucked in behind with vehicle access to garages from a central courtyard.
Our client was interested in incorporating environmentally conscious features including a geothermal heating/cooling system, better than Code insulation values, and onsite storm water management such as porous paving and a rain garden. The rich palette of warm, nature-inspired materials is a welcome relief on a street of pastels, grey and beige.
View from Shelbourne Street. Tri-plex units each with timber-framed canopy and porch roof to create a greater sense of privacy from the street.