Holiday House

Set within coastal vegetation, on an elevated site on the Mornington Peninsula, the Holiday House presents a low slung, non-descript street presence. Eschewing local trends towards ever increasing house size, the Holiday House embraces the notion of the family weekender as a quiet place where interaction and intimacy are celebrated. The project brief called for a strong connection between the house and its coastal environs, especially the site’s undulating, sandy topography, which is navigated via a range of meandering paths. As a house for a young family, the design approach sought to strike a balance between the needs for privacy and togetherness; the linear house plan reveals itself as a series of connected rooms that can be zoned off for individual use or connected for more communal activities, with the fire place acting as the house’s social heart.

Location
Mornington Peninsula Vic Australia

Completion Date
2012

Photographer 
Peter Bennetts

Previous Residential Project:
St Kilda House