A Piccolo House – Gore Street, Fitzroy: Shifting Design in a New Direction
We were thrilled to see our latest project, A Piccolo House – Gore Street, Fitzroy, included in a great piece in Domain magazine with comments from architect Peter Miglis, principal at Woods Bagot.
The story explored the exciting new ways Australian designers are approaching age-in-place living. Although Gore Street hasn’t been designed for retirement, its design is sympathetic to those who are moving out of houses, providing large rooms and amenities that cater to the contemporary lifestyle needs of those at different ages and stages, such as space to entertain, stretch out, work from home and a variety of ways to connect with nature.
At Piccolo, our goal with every new project is to set a new benchmark for inner-city multi-residential buildings in Melbourne to elevate residents’ lifestyles. Designed in collaboration with long term partners, Woods Bagot and Hecker Guthrie, A Piccolo House – Gore Street, Fitzroy has been cleverly designed to allow for long-term comfort and convenience with innovative facilities, such as a communal dining room, guest suite, workshop space, and a personalised concierge service.
This offering provides residents with the same experiences that they would have in a large house, allowing them to downsize without compromising on lifestyle, space or luxury – or upgrade from a compact apartment or townhouse to experience sophisticated, inner-city living on a grand scale.
The two- and three-bedroom residences have been carefully tailored to mimic the proportions of spacious Edwardian homes, with large rooms, wide corridors and generous ceiling heights, creating an intuitive connection to the family homes residents may be downsizing from, or remember more recently from their childhood. Meanwhile, easy access to secluded, beautifully landscaped gardens connects residents with nature, which is known to provide a calming influence at every stage of our lives.
Thank you to Natalie Mortimer, editor at Domain, and writer Aaron Langmaid.