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Wildcoast House in Portsea, Mornington Peninsula

24 July 2020

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Design: FGR Architects

Location: Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Victoria

FGR Architects showcases simplicity is key at Portsea residence

FGR Architects has brought the best of simple, minimalist design to Wildcoast Road, Portsea, by creating a rectangular module home that effortlessly stands out amongst the establishment.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

The design is meticulous and considerate where upon first look, the family residence appears to be floating, as it sits perched on a crest. The unique land typology allows for a six-metre cantilever before gently cascading.

The unique engineering behaviour of the build informs its considered design approach. A core central module stabilises the two parts of the unique lineal structure that is precisely 30 metres in length and 11 metres wide.

Truly taking advantage of the top-of-hill location, the under croft of the floating ‘wing’ allows for three cars to be housed in a covered space.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Victoria

The true beauty of the home though is experienced in the journey of arrival. Cars must navigate a ‘battle axe’ layout from the surrounding parkland, moving through a pear tree-lined driveway before finally walking up a definiteive trail of stone steps to the front door.

Cleverly, the rear of the home is experienced before the front, with the main entry point easily accessible at the back.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Victoria

FGR Architects Director Feras Raffoul says it was important that the home allowed for privacy but still maximised the incredible views of Portsea back beach and the surrounding parklands.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

“We really took advantage of the unique location and typology of the site to truly appreciate the surrounds. There is a beautiful sense of transparency in the building where you can look through either side of the home and absorb the views.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Victoria

“This home was designed to be appreciated all year round. There is a simple timelessness to the design of the home. The family will be able to look out and see the world but remain in privacy from onlookers,” said Feras.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Once inside, a clean and comfortable atmosphere is immediately apparent. The sun-protected sitting area within the central module is made from a frameless wall, creating an overall transparency and allowing the home to breathe from one end to the other.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

One half is a living space complete with an open, glazed facade, and the other, a private space that hovers above ground housing 03 bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

A pure, simple palette has been used to create a timeless elegance across the 340sqm home, with internal renders carefully selected to match the exterior of the building.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

“A deliberate decision was made to use minimalist interior materials as to not take
away from the views, which each room is strategically positioned to capture,”
added Feras.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

The bathrooms are created to mimic the external elements and create an illusion of showering in the outside environment. Large skylights let in generous amounts of sun creating a natural and organic atmosphere, once again complemented by dark joinery including black tapware and towel rack.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Victoria Wildcoast House in Portsea, Victoria

Considering the entry to the private part of the home, the kitchen is complete with a statement 5m long textured limestone island bench surrounded by dark cupboards and benchtops as well as prominent black tapware. The flooring is made of light timber that is complimented by dark, simple joinery.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Victoria

Flooded with natural light, the kitchen looks out to the swimming pool and beach through frameless 22.5 m glass panels, offering a comfortable place to take in the sweeping coastal views whilst enjoying an evening meal or morning coffee. Automated venetian blinds are also installed to protect the occupants from the northern light.

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Victoria

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Victoria – Building Information

Project name: Wildcoast
Company name: FGR Architects
Website: www.fgrarchitects.com.au
Contact e-mail: info@fgrarchitects.com.au
Project location: Portsea, Victoria, Australia
Completion Year: 2016

Photos: Peter Bennetts

Wildcoast House in Portsea, Victoria images / information received 240720 from FGR Architects

Location: Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

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