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Nightingale Skye House

Part of
The Village
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Skye House by Breathe sits at the eastern edge of The Village. Drawing inspiration from Ricardo Bofill’s The Factory, the repeated arches along the Duckett Street facade are also a re-interpretation of a familiar Brunswick motif, referencing the eclectic Mediterranean houses scattered around the suburb. The use of textured paint over the arches encourages greenery to take hold. Internally, the building features two central light courts to the East and West, which allow for natural daylight penetration to bedrooms, and encourage residents to engage with the open, verdant green courtyards below.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Nightingale Skye House stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

Design features

  • Fossil fuel-free
  • Average 8.1 stars NatHERS rating
  • 23.6kw photovoltaic array
  • Low embodied energy materials
  • Embedded electricity network (100% GreenPower)
  • Embedded commercial-grade internet network
  • 40,000L rainwater collected for common area use and commercial tenancy toilets (shared with CRT+YRD & Leftfield)
  • Hydronic heater panels
  • Recycled timber hardwood flooring throughout apartments, top-nailed
  • Energy efficient heat pump hot water system
  • Shared rooftop with veggie patches, communal laundry and dog park
  • Communal bath house
  • Includes Teilhaus apartments
  • Ample secure bicycle parking, close to public transport and easy access to 10+ car share vehicles at The Village

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Nightingale Skye House
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Specs & Team

Brunswick, VIC
Part of Precinct
The Village
Apartment Mix

7 x Teilhaus
12 x 1 BR
23 x 2 BR
1 x 3 BR
1 x Commercial

Community Housing

7 homes pre-allocated to HCA and WPI


Hacer Group

Project Manager


Kate Longley, Tom Ross

Meet a resident

As a woman in her 40s, I can’t afford to be saddled with a lot of debt. With a small apartment I have the flexibility to own a home — my first, maybe my only one — and live a full life, something I was never sure could be an option.

Placemaking in progress

The latest snapshots from the construction site and community meetups of
The Village