Developer delivers on Camp Hill terrace home design challenge

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Rokstone director Gerard McNamara is in search of a brand new neighbour, and is promoting a newly-built, semi-detached terrace residence, subsequent to the one he constructed for himself.

Mr McNamara mentioned the Burn St, Camp Hill growth was primarily based on award-winning Sydney and Melbourne semi-terraces.

He mentioned they commissioned Idearchitecture, East Brisbane, to attract inspiration from a Jackson Clements Burrows Architects designed residence Could Grovein South Yarra, Melbourne, Rob Kennon Architects’ design Clarence, in Elsternwick, Melbourne, and Tribe Studio Architects’ Double Bay, in Sydney.

All three properties had small land blocks on which to construct twin residences — parts mirrored in Rokstone’s Camp Hill growth.


Having been a long-time fan of semi-detached terrace housing, Mr McNamara mentioned he noticed a possibility, the place others may see a problem, to construct on a 7.5m frontage, in comparison with the extra widespread 10m frontage.

“With the intention to minimise the affect to the streetscape now we have wrapped a part of the bottom ground and storage doorways in polycarbonate to disguise the 2 giant double storage doorways,” he mentioned.

“Additionally, as an alternative of concrete driveways now we have softened them with timber sleepers, stones and intensive landscaping.

“By intelligent design we have been in a position to obtain a big spacious home, however retain a 50sq m flat, grassed space, plus a pool, to realize a balanced method to the brand new fashion of again yard that terrace housing can supply.”

He mentioned he designed the property for his household, together with spouse Tanya, and two sons Liam, aged 6, and Ewan, four, to stay in and would promote the second property.

“Each have an identical ground plans,” he mentioned.

“The home is wealthy in design options that have been achieved in collaboration with Idearchitecture.

“It’s actually distinctive and much more so being constructed within the suburb of Camp Hill.”

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