A Landmark Inner-City Sustainable Home In Melbourne Is On The Market!

On The Market

by Sally Tabart

3/1 Davison Street is part of the highly covetable Davison Collaborative, and boasts some serious sustainability creds! Photo – Tess Kelly.

The kitchen features stainless steel benchtops, Fisher & Paykel appliances, lighting by Artefact Industries and pendant lights by Archier and Coco Flip. Dream! Photo – Tess Kelly.

Timber framed full-height windows open up the living room to a private, north-facing courtyard. Photo – Tess Kelly.

The kitchen opens up to a dining and living area with polished concrete flooring and double-glazed windows. Photo – Tess Kelly.

Upstairs you’ll find three large bedrooms, plus a main ensuite, all of which feature ample storage. Photo – Tess Kelly.

The current owners of this spectacular home are looking for a like-minded buyer to appreciate the values and mission of the Davison Collaborative concept. Photo – Tess Kelly.

It’s not often that the opportunity to live in an architect-designed, top-rated sustainable home comes up. A newly finished three-bedroom, two bathroom townhouse that is part of the incredible Davison Collaborative is on the market, and its current owners are looking for a like-minded buyer to appreciate the values and mission of the concept.

The Davison Collaborative is the project of an architect, a sustainability consultant and a project manager, who came together to realise a new way of sustainable living. Instead of buying three separate dwellings, the built environment professionals joined forces to create a development model allowing access to highly sustainable homes in well-connected inner-city areas, in a transparent and considered way.

One of the three couples involved in the original project are Sarah Kearney and Peter Steele, co-founder of HIP V. HYPE’s sustainability consultancy and recently Head of Commercial at GreenSync. As is the case for many people, COVID-19 has caused the couple to reassess their lifestyle and future, deciding to make the move down to the surf coast to raise their young daughter.

A massive focus of the Davison Collaborative project was integrating sustainable measures into the homes, such as solar panels that feed directly into a sonnenBatterie, double-glazed windows, and an energy recovery ventilation system. Electric heat pumps for hot water and hydronic heating further contribute to the home’s 8+ star (out of 10) NatHERS rating. Every element has been considered for maximum energy efficiency!

Not only does the double-storey home boast some serious sustainability creds, it’s also been impeccably designed by architect Chris Gilbert – director of award-winning firm Archier and fellow Davison Collaborative resident (ie. your potential new neighbour!). There’s access to outdoor space via the shared front yard, as well as a private, north-facing landscaped courtyard.

As a finalist in the Residential Architecture category of the TDF Design Awards, it certainly gets our tick of approval!

3/1 Davison Street will be going to auction on Saturday, November 14th. Click here to view the full listing and book a private inspection, limited times are still available this weekend and next week!

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