Situated on a hill, the site had views to the north and city. The corner position allowed us the opportunity to create setbacks from neighbours. This meant we could use the surrounding streets as a barrier, bringing privacy to allow for open outdoor settings. The leafy neighbourhood, with direct access to parks, transport and cafes, made it easy to envision how East Grove would be considered a luxury to our customers.
Oak tongue and groove floorboards in Chevron pattern for the living room flooring. A freestanding bath surrounded by terrazzo floor and wall tiles. We wanted the garden surrounds of Glen Iris to take centre stage, creating a feeling of relaxed sophistication through the use of honest materials used in simple, minimalist ways.
We worked with architects Ewert Leaf to achieve a balcony design which allows the pavers in the courtyard to be flush with the internal timber floor. This avoids any obstacles to step over and makes the courtyard feel like an extension to the interior living areas. You can find this detail across all of our projects, its a signature Fortis feature.