Simpson Place Townhouses


Located down a discrete lane in a very old part of Hawthorn, this once industrial site abutting a residential park, presented the perfect opportunity for conversion to residential use.

Working out how best to utilise the site, from a brief calling for a maximum number of three bedroom dwellings that would share a common car-park basement, ground floor communal entry lobby and atrium.

The balance we struck, was for the development of eight high-end townhouses over three levels above a basement podium, configured to achieve a strong visual connection to the park.

The entry point to the building is signalled by a dramatic, geometrically formed metal sculpture that draws the visitor into the central landscaped atrium space.

This organic form also signals a departure from the typical material formulae adopted in many other developments of its type.

Our goal was to deliver a ‘relatable’ building for users and visitors alike, one of unique character and textural quality.

We introduced rustic untreated recycled timbers as the dramatic hero element of the main façade, played off against raw concrete and sleek metal claddings. This has achieved a very distinctive, ‘one-of-a-kind’ multi-residential building.