Blairgowrie Residence I

Blairgowrie Residence, situated in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, unfolds as a coastal sanctuary reimagined by Studio Tate. After having completed work on the family’s main residence, the project was originally briefed as a modest refresh to the family beach-house and evolved into a more complete transformation. Studio Tate’s enhancements to the home involve subtle planning adjustments, including a spacious walk-in butler’s pantry and improved amenities for visiting guests, making the home appealing to occupy throughout the year.

Drawing inspiration from the coastal surroundings, the interior features custom V-groove cabinetry reminiscent of beach shacks, pale granite benchtops mirroring rocky outcrops, and mosaic-tiled bathrooms reflecting playful sea tones. Designed to be used by the family whatever the season, the space incorporates a vibrant ‘summer’ room with sandy beach hues and a cosy ‘winter’ room boasting deep eucalypt walls and a central fireplace.

Studio Tate’s thoughtful approach, spanning planning to styling, creates a seamless and cohesive ambience that honours the coastal setting. The use of Australian furniture and design elements contributes to a bright, layered, and relaxed holiday dwelling, offering the family a timeless retreat to enjoy.

Photography by Sharyn Cairns