The new staircase design was explicitly informed by the mid-century era, setting the tone of the home from entry. Together with the new buffet joinery, added in when Studio Esteta reimagined the ground floor, they carry the warm and welcoming timber scheme from the one storey into the next.
The tactile palette of the Portsea House is firmly grounded in the coastal context and mid-century style and character of the abode. This culminates in the slatted wall panelling, timber and marble, while a direct relationship with the outdoors is established with the crazy paving used inside and out. The array of artwork and ceramics are another example of how the home positions itself as a curated, yet unpretentious beach house.