Project of The Month - Bellarine Peninsula House
We recently took a trip down to the beautiful beaches of the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria to watch the install of one of our biggest single residential beach homes to date. We are so proud of the team and are happy to announce and share the successful completion of this coastal family home.
This elegant linear design was created to accommodate multi-generational living. Consisting of 6 generous bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this home was built from a total of 6 modules.
The home was created to maximise it's outdoor surrounds, with a large outdoor deck perfect for entertaining the large family. The deck flows out grandly to meet the expansive yard, with the positioning of the home on it's side to ensure that from the street this area still remains private. Timber screens adorn the surrounds for added privacy while allowing light and air to flow through into the home. It's Scandinavian, coastal roots can be seen in the exterior and continue internally, encapsulating simple beachfront family living.
Watch our install videos below!
This house is a great example of the flexibility of our modular designs. While the home is a larger abode, it's beginnings were small. Derived from our base smart design the 'Mila' our inhouse architects collaborated with the clients to tailor this home to fit their lives perfectly.
The design intent was to have a central large open-plan living, dining and entertainment area right at the heart of the home, to which all other spaces would flow from. Therefore, the living area of the standard 'Mila' was rotated and increased in size. An additional wing was incorporated to the opposite side of the home, so the deck was flanked by two bedrooms, ensuring it wasn't as vulnerable to the elements and retained a certain level of privacy, which was very important to the clients.
Each of the two wings had a particular purpose; one for the grandparents and adult retreats, the other for the 'children's' wing containing a smaller recreational space, 3 kids bedrooms and seperate bathrooms for the girls and boys.
The home was perfectly positioned on it's double block to make the most of passive design principles, ensuring plenty of cross ventilation throughout the home and northerly sunlight, reducing heating and cooling costs. All internal walls were specially insulated to ensure there is no noise transference when the home is buzzing with it's many family members.
The architectural language of the Bellarine Peninsula House exterior is simple & modern. Rustic elements paired with modern industrial materials give the home a coastal edge. The beautiful vertical FSC certified Australian timber hardwood battens are highlighted against the dark raw metal cladding, complementing the buildings rectangular form. These battens will silver overtime with the sea air, giving the home further charm as it ages. This homes architectural edge was never compromised and complies with it's bushfire BAL rating of 29.
So, who is the 'Mila'?
The 'Mila' is there for you; with a simple, robust and well balanced layout, this is a solid design you know you can rely on.
With a variety of cladding options and sustainable material choices this home can be brought to life to completely reflect your personality both inside and out. Internally the 'Mila' layout encourages all the joys of open-plan living, with the interactive nature of the kitchen island-bench, entertaining is a breeze.
The concise spatial arrangement makes 'Mila' perfectly suited to inner-city or suburban coastal sites and promotes effective cross ventilation to provide passive cooling and improved indoor air quality.
For further inspiration, check out our Smart Designs page to see even more options.
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