The Evelyn Townhomes are a collection of 16 luxury townhouses designed to
celebrate Melbourne’s unique Fisherman’s Bend precinct, in Port Melbourne.
While once a forgotten and ignored fringe suburb, today Fisherman’s Bend is
Australia’s largest urban renewal project, transitioning from light industrial to
a sought-after residential destination as one of the last few inner-city suburb
The Evelyn responds to the vision for the ‘Wirraway’ precinct of Fisherman’s
Bend in which it is located with a family-friendly location adjacent to J.L. Murphy
Reserve. The park’s central role within the precinct is embraced at The Evelyn with
views and park interaction, complemented by the site’s configuration with car
parking concealed within the centre of the townhouses. By concealing the ground
level car park under a level one courtyard, residents are provided with excellent
amenity adjacent to their living rooms.
The design response pays tribute to the area’s industrial heritage with masonry
repetition and profiled metal cladding, creating a ‘mechanical’ feel not unlike the
side view of a combustion engine.
Furthermore, the layout complements families with either a three-storey (3) or
four-storey (13) configuration for each townhouse, complemented by large terrace
spaces in the mid levels or atop the roof.
Schmidt & Pang Architects is proud to be part of this project and appreciate the
hard work by other consultants and the developer in bringing it to construction
on a challenging site.