Contemporary Oasis – Mount Eliza

The clients brief for this project was to create a stylish, iconic, contemporary styled family home on a narrow, steep site overlooking Port Philip Bay. Located on Mt. Eliza’s “Golden Mile”.

Due to a previous sub-division, restrictive covenants were placed on this narrow, steep site in order to maintain existing sea views from the original property, creating a small building envelope with numerous challenges. To maximize land usage, huge retaining walls were constructed on both side boundaries, and a 6 car underground garage was positioned under the front setback to the property, and accessed via a steep driveway descending to a car parking area located between the two pavilions of the home. These pavilions located on separate levels, provide magnificent views to the north/west aspect from all principal rooms. Automatic sun-blinds protect the hot summer sun whilst allowing winter solar access into the kitchen, dining and main living rooms of the home.

Designed around entertaining, dining and living areas on the upper level of the rear pavilion open up via 2 metre wide sliding glass panels to large patios with magnificent views from Portsea and the heads, to the city of Melbourne. A fully equipped outdoor kitchen services the resort-styled ambience created on the upper terrace. A rumpus room and cinema open up to the lower terrace, where an infinity-edge swimming pool and Jacuzzi, flow into a never-ending reflection pond.

The interior design of this minimalist home, encompassed numerous aspects and definitive detailing – from the selection of materials & finishes, bathroom & kitchen fittings, design of joinery, tile selection, main staircase design & balustrades, spiral staircase, internal water features, specific bulkheads & pelmets etc. The clean lines and seamless, open flowing spaces along with detailed attention to all fittings and finishes, ensure the minimal, contemporary styling required by the client design brief.

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