You know those types of homes that you walk into and automatically feel relaxed? Maybe it’s because of their beautiful, tactile fixtures and finishes or a gorgeous aspect that looks out onto a garden or view. But whatever the case, you arrive home and think “ahhh!”
One such home that does just this, is the pavilion style coastal hideout in Portsea, Victoria. Designed by Mim Design, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, has an undeniable feeling of calmness, encouraging a sense of close-knit family living, despite the large scale.
[contextly_sidebar id=”hTmJE5Wf8eGZzVy0Dt5DdYgafrEOmS2I”]To achieve this, the Mim Design team first went about reconfiguring the floor plan, so that the L-shaped building was divided into separate wings for adults and children. The adults’ wing encompasses a main bedroom with a bench nook, custom robes, built-in dresser and an extensive marble ensuite.
The children’s zone features its own separate living room, and two spacious bedrooms with ample storage and access to a two-way ensuite, with a freestanding bath that overlooks a courtyard garden.
The house also has a guest bedroom with an ensuite and a separate powder room. The extensive open-plan kitchen and living area features a fireplace, study alcove, walk-in pantry and separate laundry, Miele appliances and an island bench in Portsea Grey natural stone.
When it came to the fittings, fixtures and joinery, the brief was to create a casual, refined and modern beach house, with tactile elements that keep with the coastal location. To balance the building’s existing black cladding and window frames, Mim Design selected textural finishes such as super soft knotted wool carpets, slatted timber wall panels, timber veneer shelving, powder coated door handles and natural stone benches, all in a soft palette of grey, pebble, white ivory, pumice and black. From the homemade bathroom tiles to the custom vanities, mirrors and joinery, everything is refined but with an artisan sensibility.
The end result is a relaxing home, where a family can spend quality time together in a picturesque coastal environment that feels both sleek and soothing. I don’t know about you but I’m ready to move in!
Photography by Sharyn Cairns