The beautiful and relaxing town of Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia is the setting for this exquisite and understated seaside house that charms you with its simplicity. Designed by Mitsuori Architects, the Portsea Beach House feels more like a serene vacation home rather than a mundane residence with an exterior that is clad in wood. With the homeowner wanting a residence that became a part of the seaside community in a fluid fashion despite offering contemporary comfort, a fusion of modern and beach styles was the obvious choice. Despite the monochromatic feel, the exterior still appears elegant.
An open plan living area, dining space and kitchen open up towards the lush green garden with the footprint of the house being kept deliberately minimal. This gives it a much eco-friendlier vibe and allows those inside to enjoy the landscape unhindered. Transition between the living area inside and the wooden deck outside is just seamless and the woodsy neutral look is embraced in every room in here. Fabulous modern décor and smart lighting complete the living area with the bedrooms and other private spaces being tucked away discreetly.
Pops of blue and green in different rooms of the home and warm lighting drive away any sense of boredom even as smart acoustics keep noise away from the living areas. A fusion of open living and adequate privacy, this is a modern beach style house with a difference! [Photography: Michael Kai]