110 Kooyong Road is comprised of six homes deftly woven into the streetscape so as not to interrupt its visual harmony, a rhythm of form and mass organically crafted over decades. Conceived by Outline Projects – designed by Kennedy Nolan Architects and landscaped by Jack Merlo Design – they embrace the sensibilities of the area and are particularly fitting for local residents seeking an abode that requires less upkeep.
The architecture channels the sensibilities of the area and its heritage: simplicity of expression and the elevation of functionality, respect for what has come before and a desire to create homes for living.
Kooyong is named for a creek that snakes its way south from the Yarra, now known as Gardiners Creek. Before being renamed in the 1830s for John Gardiner, a pastoralist and early white settler of Melbourne who built his home in the area, the creek was known as Kooyongkoot Creek. Kooyongkoot roughly translates as ‘resting place.’