Residence to a retired barrister, this cabin-esque coastal retreat is nestled in a leafy part of Victoria’s Portsea and has been entirely overhauled with Assemble Melbourne at the helm. “It’s a sentimental relatives home that has been in the relatives for generations and we were being contracted to full a major renovation on it,” suggests running director Rhyse Mazza, who also transpired to gain the 2021 Young Builder of the Year (residential) award from the Master Builder Victoria Awards.
The previous dwelling was modest, worn and in have to have of an overhaul. Nevertheless, it was massively crucial for the operator to stay genuine to the first 1960s feel. “His spouse and children have grown pretty hooked up to the residence and the layout transient was to maintain a true perception of a relatives welcoming coastal retreat when completely it,” suggests Rhyse.
But the home’s original, dilapidated state intended that ‘renovating’ resulted in completely replicating some of elements of the residence – for instance, the panelled ceiling was completely recreated. “There is a wonderful line concerning restoring and replacing – the client observed it extremely tough to permit go of some functions due to sentimental price this sort of as gentle fittings and the timber attribute wall in the lounge,” claims Rhyse.
The lovely key living spot is the beating coronary heart of the dwelling, and it attributes an abundance of natural light as perfectly as an exposed steel structural beam and nearby limestone. “We utilised domestically sourced limestone for the element wall and fire,” states Rhyse of the hero attribute that was the largest splurge of the task – the limestone by itself price tag $15,000.
“We are incredibly happy of how the venture has a new lease on lifestyle, even though still remaining true to the authentic property, and becoming totally renovated. We have also managed to sustain that seaside holiday getaway house sense.”
Photography: Simon Shiff | Styling: Coastal Residing