24 Sustainably Designed Homes.
Elegantly Detailed.

The Rochester, Façade artists impression

Artist Impression, Corner of Rochester & Johnston Streets

The Design

Discover perfect inner city living with stunning 1, 2 & 3 bedroom luxury homes in a building that fulfils a comprehensive vision of sustainability earning an outstanding 7+ star NatHERS rating.

Designed by award-winning architecture studio Ola in collaboration with Breathe Architecture, The Rochester draws cultural inspiration from the surrounding neighbourhood, delivering homes of exceptional quality, durability and style. Step inside layered, lived-in spaces that celebrate beautiful craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.

With a carefully articulated and patterned façade, The Rochester's six-storeys comprise 24 contemporary homes. Employing carefully considered, amenity-focused design principles, the building embraces sustainability that is both social and environmental.

Beautiful textures at macro and micro scales are layered with metal balustrades and grey or black metal screens, creating a cohesive, functional presentation across the entire building. Complemented by the warmth of feature timber elements, The Rochester combines an intimate street presence with an elegant interplay of form and materiality.

At the heart of the building, tiered interior gardens grow up in a series of light wells and cascade down from gardens above, creating a sense of light airiness and a harmonious connection between building levels, while simultaneously providing passive protection from the elements.

Artist Impression, Lobby

The Rochester - Facade Detail

The Rochester's material palette is subdued, clean and modern. Natural whites feature across much of the façade, with a detailed concrete grid pattern creating unique privacy and sunlight screens. Offset with contrasting solid walls, generous apartment terraces and adjacent areas of open space allowing for ample natural light throughout the building.

Artist Impression, Façade Detail

Ola is motivated by the desire to provide homes for people to truly live in: homes that, beyond simply being comfortable, provide a sense of joy and well-being on a daily basis. Respecting the neighbourhood and creating a subdued yet beautifully textural building are integral parts of the design.

PHIL SNOWDON - Director, Ola Studio

Phil Snowden - Director, Ola Studio
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The information and images contained on this website are intended as a general introduction to The Rochester Fitzroy and do not form an offer, guarantee or contract. Please note that whilst reasonable care is taken to ensure that the contents of this website are correct, this information is to be used as a guide only. The computer generated images of apartments are indicative only. This material was prepared prior to the completion of design and construction of the building featured. The developer reserves the right to amend the finish and selections that constitute the external and internal fabric of the development due to unforeseen building constraints and product availability. Purchasers must rely on their own enquiries and the contract for sale. Published October 2017.