The Freshwater – Harbord

The Freshwater is a perfect balance between city sophistication and the lifestyle of the beach. Sitting on a key corner in the heart of the village The Freshwater presents a rhythmic urban edge to the street. The footpath is activated with smaller shop frontages, a central arcade and a residential lobby.



A porous circulation system of naturally ventilated breezeways anchor a generous landscaped light court. Every opportunity for sunshine, views and fresh air has been maximised. Although the site is south facing we have achieved solar gain for 87% of the apartments, well over the SEPP 65 requirement.Freshwater_ViewC

The Freshwater is a collaboration with Jack Taylor Architects (JTA).

PROGRAM: Multi-unit Housing, 23 apartments
LOCATION: Freshwater, NSW
YEAR: 2013
PEOPLE: DRAW Adam Russell, John de Manincor and Imogene Tudor with JTA
CLIENT: QPS Developments Pty Ltd