Holiday House is not ostentatious.
It’s one of many sea-change and weekender homes on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, in a neighbourhood surrounded by coastal vegetation.
Eschewing the trend of ever-increasing house sizes, it’s a quiet place of interaction, intimacy and exploration. It has a low-slung, rather nondescript street presence.
Our clients wanted a strong connection between the new house and the coastal environment, making the most of their undulating sandy block and its local ecology.
They had a young family and wanted a mix of privacy and togetherness. Therefore, we created a series of connected rooms that can be zoned off for individual use or opened out for shared activities.
The house has silvertop ash and shiplap cladding for the interior and exterior, which blends it sensitively with the outdoors.
A sculptural stone fireplace occupies the centre of the house and is its social heart. It’s an anchor point, and the house’s elongated gabled roof form hangs from it.