Stockland terrace homes to close housing gap

An artist’s impression of the Calleya Visage streetscape.
An artist’s impression of the Calleya Visage streetscape.

TERRACE homes will soon be on the rise in Stockland’s new residential communities as the developer moves to address Perth’s housing gap.

Stockland WA general manager Col Dutton said there was an increasing need for a housing style other than detached homes or apartments that delivered affordable, low-maintenance living.

“This gap in housing styles is called the ‘missing middle’ – something in between a typical block of land with a house on it and an apartment,” he said.

“A lot of people have busy lifestyles and they don’t want to wrestle with the garden every weekend but they still want a beautiful home with plenty of space that has outdoor living areas.”

Stockland recently announced the acquisition of a 2.84ha site at Glendalough, 4.5km north of the Perth CBD, with plans to deliver 100 terrace homes in a walkable community setting.

It is the developer’s first standalone acquisition for medium density development in Perth.

At the Calleya community in Treeby, 26.4km south of the Perth CBD, the new Visage medium-density precinct designed by practice Hames Sharley will eventually comprise 130 turnkey terrace homes.

Hames Sharley architectural project leader Ryan Dunham said the team delved into the past for inspiration.

“We’re revisiting the much-loved Australian terrace home and introducing some necessary design elements to allow for more natural light, ventilation and to support community development along the street,” he said.

“The old terrace homes had a great relationship with the street and created opportunities for neighbours to meet.

“We wanted to invest in creating a community and provide opportunities to get to know your neighbours by making sure we created a great relationship between the houses at Calleya with usable and friendly outdoor spaces.

“It was also important to ensure the homes were comfortable year-round, bringing in as much natural light as possible and utilising sunlight and cross-ventilation to either cool the house in summer or warm it in winter.”

The courtyards in the Visage terrace homes were also designed to take advantage of the seasons, capturing winter sunlight but also providing shade in summer.

Some homes include kitchen benches which extend into courtyard spaces, blurring the distinction between inside and out.

The laneways in the precinct will be community spaces where residents can meet and kids can play.

“We’ve encouraged this by extending the landscaping to the laneways and the garage spaces open up to the laneway, allowing for additional entertaining space,” Mr Dunham said.

The homes will be in walking distance to Calleya’s future planned shopping precinct and have easy access to amenities.

Each will have a green title and feature spacious floorplans, high-end inclusions, landscaping and reticulation.

Visage is expected to be partially completed by mid 2018.

Terrace home packages start at $429,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom Fantasia home, which includes a garage.

There are three-bedroom, two-bathroom options including balconies from $475,000.

To register your interest, visit the Calleya sales and information centre on Cilantro Parkway, call 13 52 63 or go to www.stockland.com.au/calleya.