MANLY 2016 – 2018
An existing older style block of four units established the design envelope which defined spatial limits for the new proposal. The new finely wrought design improves harbour views, solar access and privacy for the neighbouring residences. With the provision of on site basement parking, pressure is taken off the already overloaded street parking.
Four luxury apartments have views across Manly Cove, the ferry wharf and North Head beyond. The penthouse unit incorporates a mezzanine and vaulted living spaces.
Despite Floor Space Ratio in excess of the current planning allowance and additional scrutiny due to the prime waterfront location and numerous close neighbours to the south demanding maintenance of views and solar access, DA approval was granted after extensive negotiations and various design iterations.