Elwood Townhouse by Inform Design
The Elwood Townhouse project is a modern home that stands out in its beachside suburb with its unique dark exterior. Located in the Elwood suburb of Melbourne, it was designed by InForm Design, a studio we’ve already featured through their Blairgowrie 2 Pavilion project.
The layout of the Elwood Townhouse is focused around a glazed central courtyard on the ground floor that is surrounded by a study room, the kitchen and the living areas.
A concrete party wall extends the entire length of the townhouse, separating it from its neighbour (it is one in a row of three) and visually connecting the front entry to the rear courtyard garden.
On the ground floor the study, kitchen and living areas flow around a glazed central courtyard, which with an adjacent crafted timber stair provides a central light source and focus to the long lineal space.
A small den provides a quiet retreat and addresses the front deck and garden. The upper floor includes two luxuriously appointed bedrooms and a yoga studio, Yoga Lane, sits above the carport beyond the rear courtyard.
A long black timber balustrade off the front bedrooms hovers over the entry porches of all three townhouses and forms a unifying element for the building. It is capped with a steel framed pergola that once vine covered will soften the architecture and relate it to the leafy tree lined streetscape.