Plans and elevations

Bull Street Terraces have been a long time in the making and aspire to a better way of creating housing.

What are they?

The Bull Street Terraces are a row of four houses, each comprising:

CROSBY architects Bull Street TerracesGround Floor – living, dining and kitchen, opening out to a front garden to the north and a courtyard to the rear, with lane access and space to park a car

First Floor – a large front bedroom with a smaller rear bedroom, both with built in robes, and a bathroom incorporating a shower and laundry facilities

Roof Deck – large area overlooking the street, facing north with a roof planter and plenty of storage

(see Plans)

Where are they?

This development is situated in the heart of the town of Castlemaine in central Victoria.

The Bull Street Terraces are part of a development that also includes the renovation of an existing cottage and a new stand alone house. (see Site Plan)

What makes them different?

The Bull Street project has a number of interconnected aspirations and purposes:

  • It is an example of a way to provide for population growth that is not about expansion on the edges of town
  • It is a vehicle for research into local ways to build including the selection of materials and fittings and sharing of the findings (see Materials)
  • It lifts efficiency in energy use to a new level without over-reliance on technology (see Energy Use)
  • It demonstrates that contemporary design can be fused with older patterns of dwelling
  • It is a tool for further research into building performance and user behaviour and satisfaction