Magdala Townhouses


PL Building Design


Ampson Developments


Adbri Masonry

Products Used:

Architectural Masonry, Sandhurst Stone

Building Contractor:

Ampson Developments

Photography Credits:

Patrick Redmond Photography

Magdala Townhouses consists of five double-story dwellings with basement garages to some, on an irregular site with a significant slope. The brief was simple: it asked for contemporary architectural-style dwellings to complement the surrounding up-and-coming developments in the Strathmore area of Victoria.

A variety of half- and quarter-size split face blocks from Adbri Masonry were chosen in two shades of grey, used on most of the ground floor. This is complemented by a rendered finish, various timber-look cladding types and other lightweight cladding to the first floor, giving the townhouses a very appealing design. The diversity of building materials has created a project that speaks for itself – in particular, the use of blockwork makes the project stand out from the rest.