Project Overview

The vision for Ashbury Terraces is one of crafted and timeless garden homes grounded in nature – brought to life by a handpicked team of Australia’s leading designers from SJB and 360 Landscape Architects.

Immersed in greenery, this finely crafted neighbourhood block responds to the local mid-century and Victorian typology while offering a unique alternative to the traditional Sydney terrace typology.

Located in the heritage-listed suburb of Ashbury NSW Australia, and in a housing market experiencing a high demand for single dwelling homes, Ashbury Terraces represents the missing middle in housing diversity. Sitting between high-density apartment living and low-density suburban sprawl – this project provides the individuality of a single home and the amenity of an apartment.

The brick materiality of the proposal draws from the neighbouring context and historical use of the site as a brick quarry. Utilising this materiality with scale and form, the proposal is responsive to the area’s existing character.

Landscape is a focal point of the design, with an emphasis on ‘the garden’ – it’s used to elevate the sense of place and support the wellbeing of residents, neighbours and the casual passer-by. A private oasis at the heart of the project includes a pool built into the landscape, dining spaces with barbeque facilities, quiet areas to retreat and reflect, and a fully equipped gym.


Coronation Property


Australian-owned and operated, Coronation Property is a fully integrated developer and builder specialising in innovative urban renewal and mixed-use projects that span luxury mixed-use residential precincts, retail, commercial, build-to-rent and hotels.

With placemaking at its core, the company brings a fresh perspective to urban precincts – combining deep local knowledge with decades of industry experience to unlock value for people, places, and communities.

As a diversified property group, Coronation Property offers end-to-end services across every stage of the property lifecycle, playing an embedded role in the future of every place they create.

Having delivered a string of award-winning mixed-use developments across all corners of Sydney, Coronation Property regularly partners with world-leading architects, designers, and place-makers to create legacy projects that their clients and communities benefit from now, and well into the future.

Coronation Property is the nationally recognised name behind the award-winning mixed-use residential project The Paper Mill in Liverpool, which includes 882 dwellings anchored by 1,800sqm of dining space at The Paper Mill Food fronting the Georges River.

Coronation also has over $7 billion in major mixed-use projects underway at Mason & Main in Merrylands, Ashbury Terraces in Ashbury, 8 Phillip Street in Parramatta, Charlie Parker in Harris Park, and Moore Point in Liverpool, with further development planning currently underway in Chatswood and Erskineville.

Project Brief

Ashbury Terraces features a rare collection of 59 terrace garden homes and three exclusive penthouses, immersed in greenery and set within the heritage-listed suburb of Ashbury. The vision for Ashbury Terraces is one of crafted and timeless residences grounded in nature – brought to life by a handpicked team of Australia’s leading architects and designers from SJB and 360 Landscape Architecture.

Being next to a heritage conservation area, Ashbury Terraces carefully considered the area’s significant history to deliver a collection of residences that improve as they age. The development is a great example of how the built environment connects seamlessly to its surrounding green spaces.

When a project’s architect and interior team work together, the harmonious confluence between the external and internal design is undeniable. With carefully considered architecture, textural diversity, and European finishes throughout, each terrace features multi-level outdoor entertaining areas and flourishing gardens to celebrate the best of living both indoors and out.

Project Innovation/Need

The history of the site provided a compelling design narrative which is evident throughout the development. Its former standing as a brick quarry has been carried throughout the project, with lightweight metal cladding used to reflect the brick of the surrounding suburb. The domestic scale of finely crafted lightweight metal roofing means the masonry is juxtaposed against the lighter weight building elements creating contrast and interest.

The devotion to landscaping and communal amenity throughout the development is unlike anything else in the area. This communal space offers significant amenity to residents who will each occupy generous 2–4-bedroom residences. Each terrace features multi-level outdoor entertaining areas, cascading rooftop and multi-level gardens fostering a seamless connection between the indoors and out.

Each dwelling uniquely responds to its own little micro-climate of the site which could mean a backyard, an entry garden, a rooftop terrace, a void through the terrace delivering more light, or a hidden courtyard, or a view to the park. The overarching vision was to create terraces that connect the area which is expressed through the unique typology to give the development a sense of place and differentiate it from anything else on the market.

Design Challenge

The site has historical links to the making of bricks and sits within the Ashbury conservation area, hence the design needed to be respectful and sensitive to both these aspects. Using brick as the predominant material helped link the project with the past and become part of its surroundings.

Additionally, the complexity and variety of the terrace offerings presented ongoing design challenges and required various specialist consultants to coordinate the many materials and façade typologies. As an essential design element, the single and double-storey forms that mark the street have opposing skillion roofs, repeated along the length of Milton Street, a direct interpretation of the roofscape expression of the neighbouring bungalows.


Ashbury Terraces has been consciously designed with the inclusion of solar panels on each rooftop, EV vehicle chargers and a rainwater tank for communal landscape irrigation to enhance sustainability. Premium architectural and design elements feature throughout the development to reflect the site’s heritage and deliver longevity for homeowners.

The communal rainwater tank is particularly significant given the devotion to landscaping and green space throughout the development. With 27% of the total site area (14,876m²) dedicated to gardens, communal landscape irrigation drastically reduces the requirement for commercial systems in the future.

Additionally, the development contains significantly more deep soil than typically required for a development of this size. With the idea of the garden at the forefront of the design, the deep soil zones will facilitate longevity in the landscape by ensuring the inclusion of mature trees and an eclectic mix of exotic and native species can immediately contribute to the amenity of the project and the wider neighbourhood.

This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow. The project can be a concept, tender or personal project, i.e. proposed space.
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