GentryAlexandria NSW Australia
The Gentry is a community of terraces united by a patchwork of five existing brick warehouses. The previous tenants, a ballet shoe craftsmen and mechanics workshop provide a unique quirk to the sites history.
The project has four stories made up of 37 dwellings. On basement level, generous storage space, carparking and a wine cellar provides plenty of space for life’s hobbies, bikes, kayaks, workbenches, etc. On the rooftop, terraces include entertaining areas, plenty of green space, and a spa area with an internal outlook across palm tree lined court yards and an external aspect of surrounding views.
The exterior façade features playful entry details that differ slightly for every terrace creating personality along both William Street and William Lane. Referencing the materiality of Alexandria, smooth finish, honed porcelain brickwork creates calm and clean lines that contrast with existing brown brick street frontages.