The project

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Preston Place comprises five collections of family homes that form a neighbourhood around the central, shared ‘Backyard Park’. Each home is anchored within its natural creekside environment, taking advantage of green outlooks and connection to nature at every opportunity.


Architecture and interiors designed by ClarkeHopkinsClarke are inspired by the natural character of Darebin Creek.

Robust and textural materials anchor each sustainable home within its natural setting. Thoughtful orientation and planning deliver high levels of liveability and environmental performance to reduce energy requirements, lower running costs and create a comfortable place for families to thrive.

“Community is at the heart of our design ethos at ClarkeHopkinsClarke. At Preston Place our objective was to create architecture that supports human connection – within homes, at street level, throughout the neighbourhood and to the surrounding community.”

— Toby Lauchlan, ClarkeHopkinsClarke

Interior Design

Step inside a home that is designed to simultaneously accommodate life, work and play with ease. Flexible layouts can accommodate guests, growing families, multi-generational families and the modern-day home office. Materials are hard wearing to develop in character over time and provide a continuity of experience from outside in, through tone, colour and texture.

Designed for families of all shapes and sizes, each home incorporates as standard all those features that make life easier and more enjoyable.

There is heaps of storage, natural light, and fresh air from cross ventilation, spaces for kids to play or grown-ups to work, large functional kitchens, tranquil bathrooms, places to store your bike, spaces to sit your tea down. Entries have an area to remove muddy little shoes, de-leash the hound and (finally!) pop down those bags of shopping.

Living spaces connect seamlessly with the outdoors to amplify liveable space and a connection to nature. Materials are authentic and enduring, designed to stand the test of time and develop character.

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