Clifton Hill Terraces

Clifton Hill Terraces is a dual townhouse development occupying the site of two previous dilapidated townhouses in the dense inner-city suburb of Clifton Hill. The dwellings sit side by side on two narrow blocks and offer beautiful sweeping views of Melbourne and the CBD.

The clients, a couple who are passionate environmentalists and both have a professional and personal history of work in sustainable industries and activism, approached us in 2014 seeking a young Architecture practice to help realise their dreams of building two highly-sustainable, “eco-townhouses” one for themselves in retirement, the other for close friends and family.

The result are these two, 3-storey dwellings that have well exceeded the brief and expectations of the client, and are, for the most part, completely off-grid; a rarity for projects of this scale and this location.

Project Type

Residential New Build


Chris Barnes, Nick Crawford


Sustainable Homes Melbourne




Dan Farrar


Natalie James

Press + Awards

2018 Yarra City Council Sustainability Awards
2019 Sustainability Awards Shortlisted
2019 Architeam Awards New Residential Commendation