Nestled among the trees in the Bellarine Peninsula’s Point Lonsdale, Three C Architects and Nexus Design’s two-storey beach home is designed for relaxed family living all year round.
The Point Lonsdale beach house by Melbourne interior design firm Nexus Designs and Three C Architects was built for a client who requested a home that exuded simplicity.
Set back from the street and comprising of bold external timber battening, Three C Architects have ensured a balance of privacy and opportunity to welcome natural light throughout the home.
Nexus Designs took a complementary approach, staying true to the home’s coastal context by utilising a pared-back colour palette with influxes of navy blue; a friendly nod to the home’s seaside surrounds.
With function front of mind, the client required a home that would suit their ever-changing lifestyle. They hoped for a home that considered the variable flow of visitors and family, and the differing ways it could be used throughout the seasons.
Burnished concrete floors and unfinished concrete block walls form a solid basis to the entire of the home, which are complemented by black lines and contemporary timbers. Streamlined, minimalist furniture allow the sound architectural qualities to shine. A custom matt black fireplace by Three C Architects creates a contrasting design focal point in the centre of the living room. Tiered decking and inbuilt seating upholstered in Ralph Lauren outside allow for summer nights lounging around the external fireplace.
A quintessential example of open-plan living; the kitchen, dining and living room have been combined for family entertaining, with an impressive indoor and outdoor dining table that both seat 16 guests. Belgian linen sheers from Altamira delicately diffuse light and separate the outdoor area from the rest of the home. The kitchen’s minimal appearance conceals an abundance of storage space and integrated appliances, with a custom Marmoleum island benchtop in a deep charcoal, consistent with the cabinetry.
With it’s own private kid’s zone, the home’s semi-basement level acts as a chill-out area, with bunk beds and wide window seats to comfortably accommodate guests. The master bedroom embodies a relaxing sanctuary, with views of the surrounding greenery. Neutral bedlinen and clean, white furniture embrace the linear light patterns.
Marrying sculptural architecture and pared-down furnishings, together Nexus Designs and Three C Architects have created an inviting home by the sea, for a family to enjoy beyond the summer months.
A Flos Tab LED T table lamp in white adds a sense of minimal sophistication.