Idyllically contained within a leafy sanctuary, the aptly named Botanica is a bespoke collection of only eight homes in Hawthorn East priced from $1.78m. Spread across three building envelopes, each stand-alone residence carries an air of independence while offering all the luxury expected of the development.
Grand in scale and stature, the Botanica homes span three or four levels and are punctuated with high end finishes and fixtures. Each townhome is cleverly designed to maximise the floor plan both in terms of liveability and sustainability.
Inspired by the surrounding environment, the design intent takes a distinct approach to delicately integrate and respect natural elements within the built space.
Botanica boasts a 6 star energy rating due to a host of sustainable design features integrated within the structure. The remarkable facade not only offers the perfect union of light and space - utilising a tactile blend of materiality - the bricks also offer a natural insulation ensuring the homes retain heat in winter and stay cool during summer. The main living areas are oriented towards the beautiful landscaping outside, ensuring the building’s orientation takes both design and sustainability into close consideration.
Similarly, the articulated floor plans balance a deep appreciation of natural materials, volumes and light with an environmentally conscious design. Entertaining areas, home cinemas and intimate areas for privacy have been designed to flow for practicality and ease of use. Additionally, all Botanica homes feature operable windows and doors at both ends of the residences - enabling natural cross flow ventilation and a breeze to filter through the homes - the most cost effective way to cool the property.
A shared photovoltaic system harnesses solar power to minimise power consumption across communal areas - reducing both Botanica’s environmental footprint and combined electricity usage. Additionally, rainwater harvesting technologies are integrated with a common water tank located discreetly beneath the basement floor. Captured rainwater is reused for garden irrigation and cistern flushing across the homes.
Outside, residents will be pleased to find that Hawthorn East is a heritage suburb with class and sophistication woven into its fabric. Known for its wide-ranging collection of scrumptious eateries, Hawthorn is one of Melbourne’s ultimate foodie destinations.
Retail precincts, wine bars and dining options are all a stone’s throw away from Botanica. Amongst the tree-lined streets and park gardens are plenty of local coffee institutions, while the ever popular Santoni, Osteria 20 and Glenferrie Hotel offer the perfect dining experience for evening meals and weekend drinks.
Botanica represents the natural beauty of its location - through both form and functionality. Linear aesthetics represent a bold reinterpretation of the mid-century modern classic, while the open plan design ensures the interiors are both spacious and flexible - easily adaptable to changing lifestyles. The elegant and luxe design hides an extensive sustainability driven infrastructure to reduce residents’ monthly bills by up to 30%.
With 3 and 4 bedrooms priced at under $2m, Botanica Hawthorn East represents the perfect family home for those who want to lead a life well lived. For more information, click here.