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56 Shaftesbury

Contact Rosemary Sarr on 0498 802 255

Construction now commenced – move in late 2019.

56 Shaftesbury is a design-focused offering of four homes located in the prized pocket of Thornbury.

Setting a benchmark for holistic residential living, 56 Shaftesbury has been designed to create meaningful connections between residents and the local community through considered architecture, abundant green space, thoughtful amenities and modern design.

These stunning townhouses are brought to you by NEOMETROtm, Thornbury-based builder Main Projects and architects Common Ground.


  1. Entrance courtyard
  2. Secure communal walkway
  3. Service yard/bin storage
  4. Shared toolshed
  5. Parking for townhouses 1,2 & 3
  6. Resident storage
  7. Lock-up garage for townhouse 4

Designed by local Melbourne architects Common Ground, 56 Shaftesbury is elegant and highly responsive to its urban environment.

Offering an exceptional 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, flexible living spaces and dual garden aspects, each home has been designed with a focus on the quality of both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Intent on promoting a sense of wellbeing in its residents, the architecture at 56 Shaftesbury is simple yet considered and includes measures such as cross flow ventilation and an abundance of natural light.

Townhouse 2

  1. Entry
  2. Lounge
  3. Dining
  4. Kitchen
  5. WC
  6. Laundry
  7. Master Bed
  8. Ensuite
  9. Bed 2
  10. Bed 3
  11. Linen
  12. Bathroom

*  two car spaces    (not shown)

Townhouse 4

  1. Entry
  2. Lounge
  3. Dining
  4. Kitchen
  5. WC
  6. Laundry
  7. Storage
  8. Garage
  9. R.O.W
  10. Master bed
  11. Ensuite
  12. Bed 2
  13. Bed 3
  14. Linen
  15. Bath

56 Shaftesbury has been designed to offer aesthetic appeal as well as a considered interior floor plan in each of its townhouse residences.

Engaging interiors have been designed to offer both generous open plan living zones, as well as thoughtful private spaces which promote a flowing and seamless aesthetic further elevated by an exceptionally high quality material palette.

Timber cladding, polished concrete, exposed brickwork and stainless steel have been heralded throughout the interiors at 56 Shaftesbury to ensure the developing beauty of the residences over time as they patina and bear life’s memories. Materials have been selected that increase in character and appearance as they wear in to their surroundings, contributing to the sense of home evident in each of the townhouses.

Each residence at 56 Shaftesbury has been crafted to shy away from trend in favour of a timeless approach to design and functionality.

Boasting dual garden aspects to each townhouse, 56 Shaftesbury welcomes residents via a stunning green outlook along the shared walkway entrance, as well as providing a beautiful outlook from within each of the residences.

With front and rear gardens bookending each townhouse, the landscaping at 56 Shaftesbury is a strong feature, with the architectural and interior design intentionally engaging with it.

The established, low maintenance outdoor spaces gracing each home at 56 Shaftesbury contribute to the liveability of each residence and foster a sense of luxury in the immediate and ongoing enjoyment that these gardens offer.

Artwork by Bec Smith — ‘Mutual Abstraction’
Double glazing throughout 1/5
Retractable canvas awnings 2/5
Thornbury locale 3/5
Natural timbers 4/5
Thornbury locale 5/5


56 Shaftesbury achieves a high level of amenity including secure off street car parking, gated entry, rain-water harvesting, shared service yard and tool shed, and other further sustainable features including;

  1. Double glazing throughout
  2. Recycled water for toilet flushing
  3. Retractable canvas awnings
  4. 5 star instantaneous hot water
  5. Energy efficient LED lights
  6. Communal bike storage
  7. Solar panels for common power
  8. Cross flow ventilation
  9. Natural timbers

MAIN PROJECTS Main Projects creates and delivers design focused residential developments alongside talented and passionate collaborators.

Through dedication and attention to detail Main Projects seeks to create homes that are beautiful and timeless.

Intent on enhancing neighbourhoods, Main Projects creates homes that are enjoyable and that encourage and promote happiness.

NEOMETRO After more than three decades delivering premium residential projects, Neometro has established a reputation as Melbourne’s most design-focused and socially led development group. As one of the first Australian developers with in-house design and construction expertise, Neometro’s holistic approach underpins every project.

Dedicated to creating architectural buildings that exude a sense of place and belonging, Neometro delivers projects that are beautiful, functional and timeless. Their work can be seen in some of Melbourne’s best suburbs including Fitzroy, Brunswick, South Yarra, St Kilda and Toorak.

COMMON GROUND Common Ground is a collaborative architectural practice formed by Sophie Nicholaou and Lochlan Sinclair.

With a focus on collective housing projects, Sophie and Lochlan have combined their extensive global experience and are committed to applying the fundamentals of good architecture to the design of the optimum Australian home.

Ensuring the quality of space is first and foremost, Common Ground design homes that incorporate sustainable principles paramount to holistic residential environments.

ETCHED With a boutique approach to the design process, Etched ensures that the new landscape elements of a project truly become embedded in the context of a site.

Etched brings a multi-faceted knowledge in applying design to a range of landscape settings. Colour, form, texture and scale are key design considerations in bringing the natural and built environments together.

With a youthful vibrancy, upbeat attitude and a modern approach to space and site, the Etched team builds on the architectural aspect of a project to create personalised, site responsive and experiential landscapes.

Previous projects by NEOMETROtm and Main Projects

Bank Street — by Neometro 1/3
20 Woolton Ave Thornbury — by Main Projects 2/3
Harper Lane — by Neometro 3/3

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