Sussex Street is a timeless interpretation of a contemporary beachside dwelling designed for a growing family with two young toddlers.
Reflecting its seaside location, this low-maintenance home makes a feature of sandy-textured exposed concrete, expanses of raw slatted timber and rustic landscaping.
The design challenge was to incorporate the family’s extensive brief in a single storey scale – accommodating high ceilings throughout, and allowing space for a rear play yard and a future pool.
This lead to a striking mix of sharp gable and flat roof forms, with a soaring double-height internal gable ceiling to showcase the north-facing living area.
An elongated white kitchen work bench dominates the open living space with soft-toned timber joinery extending wall to wall. The colour palette complements the light-filled area with neutral whites and floors of polished grey/white epoxy concrete. A feature wall of smooth-faced white brickwork defines the central fireplace and casual lounge space.
The street frontage displays sharply-defined contemporary proportions, combining sections of solid white render with a wall of vertical timber that seamlessly integrates a double garage.
An altogether stylish and timeless abode, yet with robust materials and finishes befitting the demands of a growing young family.
– Design & Build
– Seaholme, Melbourne