The Stewart Collective

7.5 Star NatHERS Average Rating & Carbon Neutral. Ecologically sustainable design initiatives.
World first solar sharing technology and rainwater collection and storage.
Use of sustainably sourced materials for the fit out of interiors and Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) finishes and materials.
Community gardens growing your own food and composting and drought resistant plantings and shade trees that require less water.
Energy efficient appliances and lighting for lower bills and water conserving dual flush toilets, taps and showers.
Double glazed, thermally efficient, high acoustic performance windows and glass sliding doors. Thoughtful placement and sizing of windows for natural light and ventilation.
Water harvesting productive gardens.
100% fossil fuel free.
Electric car charging capable.

On Stewart Street you’ll forget you live so close to the city. It’s a green pocket that is at the heart of what makes Brunswick East so unique. The CERES Environmental Park is next door, along with the Merri Creek Trail, so open spaces, vegetable plots, orchards, creek beds and native trees and flora form part of your natural environment. It’s a rare address that can bring community and nature, food and art together in one urban setting, without the hype.

The three separate residential typologies comprise 69 residences that come together as a small village composed around a central garden. Size and materiality align with the surrounding built context. A façade of tactile materials settles comfortably into the established streetscape which includes neighbouring CERES Community Environment Park.

The Austin Maynard Architects interiors go beyond function with original ideas that have made each home unique and full of personal choices. Ecologically sound principles are ingrained, so each home gives more than it takes, and sustainable living is part of a normal day. The inclusion of outdoor spaces cultivates community. The shared edible gardens are part of a social landscape of spaces to cook, eat and entertain, and smaller pockets to take time out.