Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend change. Houses are changed or demolished and new forms of housing take their place. Port Houses records some of these changes.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

10-16 Boundary St, South Melbourne

October 2020

The development was officially completed in August.

10 - 16 Boundary St, South Melbourne

Architects DKO describe the architecture this way:
"Externally, Habitus combines bronze aluminium detailing with pre-cast concrete and dark textured bricks – all of which pay homage to the locality’s industrial pedigree. Drawing inspiration from surrounding warehouses, the strong saw-tooth roof forms ensure the development is sympathetic to its streetscape. While the integrated landscaping softens the industrial edge creating a verdant inner-urban escape."
Explore Habitus Townhomes by Beulah.

10 - 16 Boundary St, May 2019

Habitus is a development of 27 four storey townhouses with basement carparking. 
A four storey height limit applies to the site. 

Builder Ironside Construction

Developer  Beulah International

Architect DKO

Landscape John Patrick

Website https://habitustownhomes.com.au/

City of Port Phillip Statutory Planning Committee 18 October 2016



237 Princes St, Port Melbourne

10 October 2020

All that remains of 237 Princes St - an outside laundry and a shed.

The uneven brick work of the neighbouring property is revealed.

all that remains of 237 Princes St

neighbouring brick wall
29 September 2020

Demolition underway. 


The final days of 237 Princes St, Port Melbourne 

September 2020

237 Princes St clings on but not for much longer it seems. An amendment to the planning permit has been sought to add a lift and a stair to the roof deck. 

October 2017

The property will be sold by Cayzer on 21 October for $1,400,000 with endorsed plans for a three level dwelling.




237 Princes St is for sale, October 2017
2 February 2017

On this day, the City of Port Phillip granted a permit to demolish the house and replace it with a three storey dwelling. The application went back to 2015. (ref 1297/2015)

2 November 2015

Over a period of time 237 Princes St deteriorated to such an extent that it appeared it would just fall into a heap. I thought it was gone.

237 Princes St, 29 August 2011

And then it had a coat of paint and looks set for a new lease of life.

237 Princes St, November 2015
Sales history

October 2017: $1,400,000
April 2014: $835k  
July 1997: $230k
March 1978: 32k

(source: domain.com.au)

Saturday, October 3, 2020

47 Swallow St, Port Melbourne

 September 2020

The house at 47 Swallow St was demolished. The house was built in 1997.

47 Swallow St, the site is cleared
47 Swallow St, demolition underway 



47 Swallow St, Port Melbourne 
Planning history

The City of Port Phillip issued final planning approval for the development of a three storey house in April 2020. (Ref 750/2018) 

Sales history

April 2018: $3,425,000

February 1995: $235,000

February 1987: $157,000

(source: realestate.com.au)

Land area: 494 m2


Thursday, October 1, 2020

386 Graham St, Port Melbourne

 October 2020

386 Graham St, October 2020
15 October 2015
386 Graham St, the site is cleared
2015

The shop on the corner, March 2015 

Sales history

July 2019: $935,000

July 1982: $42,500

(source: realestate.com.au)


Sunday, September 27, 2020

153 Clark St, Port Melbourne

September 2020

Looking comfortable in Clark St.

153 Clark St, September 2020

detail, 153 Clark St, September 2020

December 2019

December 2019


153 Clark St is a modern interpretation of the Victorian terrace. Architectural practice Third Skin has been developing sustainable, modular design and delivery systems which have come together in Habitech Systems. This house is an example. The houses are super energy efficient.

Read more about the house, The Modern Victorian, and HabitechSystems.

2019

The house on site was demolished.

source: onthehouse.com.au




Sunday, September 20, 2020

67 - 69 Buckhurst St, South Melbourne

September 2020

Stowe Australia, an electrical contracting group, has sold its head office in Buckhurst St on 23 July for around $6.4 million. The property was constructed by Andrew Schwartz in the 1980s. The property was purchased by Incore Developments who plan to build a 12 storey office building on the site. (source: Nicole Lindsay, The Age, 19 September)

Stowe has moved to 115 - 117 Salmon St.

67 - 69 Buckhurst St, South Melbourne 

December 1983 sold by private treaty for $227k. (source: Domain)  

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

118 Bertie St, Port Melbourne

9 September 2020

118 Bertie St, Port Melbourne

The Minister for Planning announced approval of this 20 storey Build to Rent development this week.

The proposal provides for 
  • 165 Build to Rent dwellings, of which 34 dwellings are three-bedroom dwellings – equating to 20% of the dwelling stock.
  • a 6 storey podium form with tower above to a total of 20 storeys 
  • 204 bicycle spaces, 101 car parking spaces, 6 car share spaces and 8 motorcycle spaces.
Architects: Mako architects 

25 September 2019

The planning officer at the City of Port Phillip assesses the application. (Ref: 2014002000-1, Minister for Planning, 3/2014/MPA/A, Council

February 2018

The application was called in by the Minister for Planning

15 December 2017

The permit applicant lodged an application fore review against DELWP for failure to decide the application within 60 statutory days with the Planning List of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

The planning permit application was made in June 2016.

The property was sold by private treaty in July 2015 for $7.7m (source: Domain)

In 1996 it was sold for $820k.