Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

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Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

Modern Coastal Home in Victoria, Australia – design by Tim Spicer Architects

2 Jul 2019

Rest House

Design: Tim Spicer Architects

Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

The Rest House in Flinders is the result of a long-standing friendship between the clients and architects, Tim Spicer and Col Bandy. Their shared love of sailing and the Victorian coastline inspired the form of this house situated by the sea. Its butterfly roof mimics a boat’s hull, its angled walls protecting the garden from the prevailing southerly winds that whip off Bass Strait. The building and landscape have been designed to seamlessly integrate, utilising the slope of the land, the surrounding vegetation and views of the valley and ocean.

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

Designed for an active retiring couple, the first floor contains a large kitchen, dining and living area and, at its easterly end, spills onto an entertaining terrace and garden at the rear of the block. At the west end of the house, the living room opens up onto a large cantilevered deck, enclosed by stainless-steel mesh, which provides a protected vantage point overlooking the valley below. Natural light floods the large glazed walls, whilst sliding doors to the north, east and west connect the internal spaces with the surrounding garden and bush vistas.

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

A discreet passage connects the main living space to the master bedroom and ensuite, which provide views over the terraced garden and across the coastal landscape towards the ocean. The fall of the site gives way to the ground floor below which contains two guest bedrooms, wet areas and a lock-up garage. A large water tank has been integrated into the design to form the base of the terrace above.

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

The house materials respond to the salty coastal location – concrete, glass, corten and galvanized steel – selected for their inherent durability. The design is purposefully detailed to accentuate the materials’ true characteristics and structural connections.

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

To provide an elevated space amongst the trees, maximizing views and solar access. Guest bedrooms at ground floor and a master bedroom at 1st floor. Provide multiple outdoor areas for the varying seasons and local weather patterns. Design for a robust and environmentally sympathetic building in aesthetic and materiality.

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

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Architect: Tim Spicer Architects

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

Project size: 260 sqm
Site size: 1000 sqm
Completion date: 2013
Building levels: 2

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

Photography: John Gollings

Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula images / information received received 020719

Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia




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