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South Yarra Residences are a distinguished and refined achievement in contemporary multi-residential living, but the story of their planning and development is a testament to the abilities of Rob Mills Architecture. In this project, exceptional design, trust, reputation and a refined and proven body of work have been the foundations of an exceptionally desirable residential project and a near miraculous planning outcome.
In a coveted location adjoining Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens and Domain, South Yarra Residences are two new whole floor apartments elegantly contained behind the preserved façade of two pre-existing, adjacent Georgian Revival townhomes. From the façade, it is impossible to perceive the extent of the change that was undertaken with the utmost sensitivity and deft execution.
RMA nurtured this concept, working with class leading heritage consultants and fostering trust at every stage of the approvals. Heritage convention would dictate preserving two original rooms, but RMA was successful in gaining community approval to completely re-build, preserving only the façade and adding a discreet, integrated steel and glazing structure to the West.