Green Gables

While remaining respectful to the heritage architecture of a Tudor-style beach house on the Mornington Peninsula, Studio Tate instilled a sense of casual luxury suitable to its beach-side location.

Coastal textures shape the look and feel of the home with white, nude and grey tones referencing bleached coral and sand, while crisp finishes and custom-designed furnishings echo the brisk coastal climate.

Materiality evokes a sense of warmth and discreet elegance, from grey timber flooring and terrazzo bathroom floors, to tan leather chairs and white-washed timber veneer joinery, with soft oak in the bathroom. Touches of mint green are concealed throughout the space in drawer and cupboard linings, as a playful tribute to the client’s favourite colour.

An enlarged ground floor has made significant improvements to the overall layout and functionality, including an expanded kitchen and dining area, while strategically placed joinery demarcates the space, also creating display areas.

Photography by Sharyn Cairns