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Residential Communities

The Portsea beach house is our response to a wonderfully simple brief to create a practical and distinctly beautiful family beach house.


This beach house is located on a compact site on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Our design approach is to create a house that makes the most of its small footprint to comfortably accommodate different family groups and bring them together. Here, we celebrate simplicity, clarity and the natural beauty that emerges when form and function come together.

This design is efficient in every way – spatially and structurally. Spaces are configured to eliminate corridors and sized to make the most of the building’s compact footprint. Large areas of full height glazing are carefully positioned to bring abundant natural light into the interior and extend views to the landscape. The building is clad in a single material to emphasise its form and remind us that simplicity can be striking and beautiful.

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