This scheme is a contemporary take on the row-house typology, which has been popular and successful in Melbourne’s inner city since the Victorian era, and is prevalent in the suburb of Flemington.
The townhouses fronting Princes Street are arranged in two blocks with a pedestrian path between them for access to the rear townhouses.
The overall massing is a transitional size between the two-storey block of flats to the immediate south and the generally higher buildings along Mt Alexander Road. The townhouses are shaped to look like two storeys along the Princes Street frontage (although there is a third storey invisible from the street).
There is appropriate setback from both the front and rear boundaries. Each townhouse has a separate entrance from either Princes Street or the shared pedestrian path.