boutique laneway apartments, bellingen
Located on a hidden lane-way, these boutique apartments are only 500m from the centre of Bellingen. Cafes, culture, shopping and festivals are all at your doorstep.
Designed for the rear yard of the existing dwelling, this project includes North facing apartments fronting the lane which provides for an active streetscape. Carefully positioned to retain the existing mature tree, the development easily fits within the Council’s building envelope.
Firstly, this building has been designed to reflect the industrial shed buildings that were common in the old laneways of Bellingen.
Secondly, the building classifies as a class 1b boarding house, which means very cost-effective, domestic construction. Clad either in vertical weatherboards to complement the adjacent heritage buildings or Colorbond metal sheeting for a crisp modern finish and references to the old laneway sheds of Bellingen.
These architecturally designed rooms have high ceilings, and large bi-fold doors which open out onto a sunny, North-facing balcony. Because of this, the balcony becomes an indoor / outdoor room adding to the spacious feel inside the apartments. Additionally, custom furniture will also help to maximise the small space and add a touch of style to the interiors.
The design of these apartments was a pre-cursor to this Student Accommodation Concept in Port Macquarie.
Originally designed as a boarding house development, this scheme was prepared for the Bellingen Affordable Housing Group. A boarding house development would only be viable for a not-for-profit social housing provider because land values and construction costs make affordable housing an unfeasible development for a private investor.