Located 200m from Birdrock Beach on the shores of Port Philip Bay stands this striking modular home.
The arresting sustainable house design developed out of a strong collaboration between the client and Modscape’s design team. Directed by the client’s proposed concept, the team further refined and optimised the design while honouring the client’s desire to exploit the characteristics of modular design.
On the ground level a sleek open plan kitchen and living area is punctuated by a aluminium spiral staircase that leads the occupier to a private retreat. Upstairs the master bedroom suite is oriented to take full advantage of the uninterrupted views across the bay. The views are further emphasised by the use of timber internally which draws the eye outside and beyond.
Detached from the main building is a separate bedroom and ensuite module for the client to utilise as guest accommodation.
The interior material palette is restrained and limited to a small number of material finishes. In the kitchen the thin porcelain benchtop and the elimination of handles on the 2-pac joinery further accentuate the stripped back, clean lines of the home.
Corten steel cladding was selected in combination with Pacific Teak timber as they complement each other while adding a differentiation of textures. The two materials will each age over time creating a home that is ever-changing for the owner and their guests.
I chose Modscape because of the expedited process of construction, the high quality of materials used and the overall build quality.
- Open plan kitchen/living/dining
- Master bedroom suite with ensuite and WIR
- Separate guest bedroom with ensuite
- TV room
- Enzie aluminium spiral staircase with enclosed balustrade
- Corten steel and Pacific Teak timber cladding
- MAXIMUM porcelain kitchen benchtop and 2-pac kitchen joinery