The proposal consists of an articulated upper level with timber cladding floating above a recessive ground floor largely made up of the existing masonry wall which has been retained with new slots cut into it for windows and entry. A central courtyard enables sunlight to be drawn into the dwelling despite its long and narrow north-south orientation.
The proposal is to replace an existing single storey dilapidated dwelling to the rear of an existing shop with a new two storey dwelling of a similar footprint. A new dedicated residential entry to Maribyrnong Road will be provided by inserting a corridor along the retail tenancy. Vehicular access is provided from the rear lane.