This beautiful, relaxed, beach house on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is the weekender of our very own Shareen Joel and her family.
Designed by Shareen Joel Design, the brief was to accommodate a family of 4 allowing plenty of room for entertaining and of course enough storage for the enormous amount of sailing equipment that comes with her husband and kids passion for sailing.
With sustainability in mind, Shareen wanted the house to sit within the environment without disrupting the landscape. Smart design solutions meant recycled materials were used throughout, with loads of natural timbers and warm finishes. Despite the small footprint of the house, the floor plan is spacious and flexible allowing the Joels to entertain guests and family all year round (yes, even in the freezing winter months with the cosy wood fire going!).
The weekender may be new but since day one it has always felt worn in. The brief was that it had to be very casual and relaxed, nothing precious.
The L-shaped floorplan and full-height windows invite natural light and cross ventilation into the house, and the single-level construction melds with the landscape, surrounding the retained ‘wonky’ tea tree.
Imagine all of this nestled amongst the coastal landscape of the Mornington Peninsula and I’m sure you will understand why Shareen and her family can’t wait to get there every weekend.