7th Avenue Housing
It was the Housing Portfolio’s goal to have a development which incorporated and catered for a natural mix of tenants including families,
singles and disabled persons.
The project consists of a range of senior units (both single and double rooms) along with some independent attached housing for disabled persons and families.
A mixture of traditional Queensland housing types, including large seaside mansions and tiny beachside bungalows, dominates this part of Sandgate. Hence, the site incorporates some low-rise bungalow type housing along with some large housing forms that reflect the large mansions which were often converted to boarding houses in the past.
Setbacks and the bulk of buildings were mixed to work in sympathy with the existing streetscapes.
Car parking was positioned away from the street to maintain continuity of forms along the street.
- Paul Trotter
Australian Institute of Architects Queensland State Architecture Commendation: Multiple Housing