A bold modern homage to historic architecture.
Referencing the historic surrounding terraces and warehouses which are so prolific in Alexandria, Bennett Murada Architects have created a development which is visionary in its modernity yet sits perfectly within the heritage landscape. Teracôta’s selection of boutique residences reflects the changing face of the area – a creative urban hub where innovation in design is celebrated and residential living embraces fresh ideas.
Both the name and aesthetic direction of the development were inspired by a particular terracotta feature brick, which references back to the red brickwork of the site’s original warehouse and surrounding heritage buildings. This triangular-shaped cut-out terracotta block was used to create a unique contemporary screen wall between the building’s façade and the street, throwing visually interesting shadows into the residences.
‘The vision was to create a different typology for a residential building – one that had a layering to the street and was a nod to the area’s warehouses. The façade elements are truly unique, as are the internal offerings. A hybrid of residences, from apartments to townhouses and penthouses, caters to a variety of buyers, showcasing a rarely experienced standard of design and finishes. A landscaped central courtyard provides a communal sanctuary from the urban environment.’ JOHN WILKIN, BENNETT MURADA ARCHITECTS
Teracôta encompasses a choice of superb three bedroom townhouses over two and three levels. Additionally, one and two bedroom apartments give buyers an opportunity to experience a development of this stature and enjoy superior quality architecture and appointments. Crowning the building, eight dramatic penthouses open to private rooftop terraces. All residences come with basement security parking, lift access, multi-zone air conditioning and double-glazed windows.
Features and finishes of the finest quality have been carefully selected to create impressive interiors which are textured, warm and thoroughly contemporary. Streamlined gas kitchens are appointed with 40mm CaesarStone benchtops, smoked ash timber veneer accents, integrated fridges and Miele appliances. Bathrooms are finished in elegant limestone with freestanding baths, frameless glass shower screens and quality Parisi hardware. Living areas feature locally sourced Australian Blackbutt select grade hardwood floors.
Floor to ceiling, wall to wall concertina or sliding glass doors completely retract to create a seamless transition between the entertaining spaces and the alfresco areas. The balconies and terraces are framed by the terracotta triangular brickwork which is so unique to this development, punctuating the outdoor spaces with light while retaining plenty of privacy and ample sun protection. Solid blackbutt floors add warmth, floating staircases enhance light and dimmable LED downlights create ambience.
A unique feature of Teracôta is the central courtyard which acts as a focal point and softens the building. Dotted with trees and aged brick pathways, it provides a tranquil outlook for many of the residences as well as a lovely place to relax and unwind. Featuring designated seating areas, expanses of lawn and gazebo shading, the landscape approach complements the architecture and recognises the post-industrial context.
The epicentre for the exciting urban regeneration that the city fringe has enjoyed over recent years, the Alexandria area now plays host to many of Sydney’s most innovative dining experiences, galleries, event spaces, design stores and antique markets. Catch unique performances at CarriageWorks, lunch in the magical surrounds of The Grounds of Alexandria, see famed international exhibiting artists or peruse vintage treasures at Mitchell Road Antique & Design Centre.