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.