Life elevated

Gardenhill was the first major project developed by Beulah – a collection of 136 one and two-bedroom apartments in the booming suburb of Doncaster, featuring highly considered architecture and flexible interiors by Woods Bagot, a lush rooftop garden, a private dog park and uninterrupted city views.

5 Elgar Court, Doncaster

Woods Bagot
Jack Merlo
Adam D’Sylva


  • 136 apartments
  • Australia’s first private dog park
  • Flexible interior spaces
  • Sliding screens to block sunlight
  • Rooftop garden
  • AREA Gamechanger of the Year
  • UDIA Awards for Excellence
  • Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards: Development Innovation

Gardenhill Photography

Gardenhill Photography: Flexible interior spaces

Gardenhill was an unquestionable success for Beulah, with owner-occupiers drawn to the intelligent design, lush rooftop garden and ideal location atop Doncaster hill delivering both spectacular views and easy access to Westfield shopping centre moments away.

As Beulah’s premier project, it signalled the business’s approach to rigorous design and collaboration. Engaging the renowned architectural firm of Woods Bagot, landscape architect Jack Merlo and chef/kitchen-consultant Adam D’Sylva ensured that Beulah’s uncompromising vision would be realised.

The inclusion of Australia’s first private dog park within an apartment building generated great media and public interest. This was the result of Beulah’s research into current trends, revealing that one in four households have a pet, and understanding that no-one would want to give up that pet just because they were moving to an apartment.

“We didn’t want anyone to have to give up their pet when moving to Gardenhill, so we included a private off-leash dog park – a first in Australia.”
– Adelene Teh, Executive Director, Beulah

It was this kind of carefully considered approach to the design which resonated strongly with savvy home buyers. This was evident in the sweeping curve of distinctive copper-finish trellis sliding screens across the building exterior – an architectural features which not only blocks out the western sun but which subtly changes its appearance with the seasons. Inside, the internal timber panel sliding screens which created flexible spaces for entertaining or privacy within each residence, concealing the kitchen when needed.

In terms of building amenity, an embrace of suburban Australia’s love affair with gardens led to the open rooftop green space with a barbecue, edible garden and seating – all of which created a sense of community within Gardenhill from the very beginning. The abundance of greenery within the project was also a nod to the heritage of Doncaster which was once home to orchards.

These features and more set the scene for what would become a Beulah signature on subsequent projects – thoughtful design excellence creating spaces which will serve the needs of future residents.


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