This eclectic family beachside house is located in Mt Eliza
on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. It belongs to Kristan and
Tom Dwyer and their four kids..
The Dwyer family have lived here for just over a year. Not long
after moving in they undertook some basic renovations to modernise and
personalise the space – the whole house was recarpeted with Herringbone
Sisal, and the interior repainted. In the hallway and front entrance
section of the house, a dramatic effect was achieved using Dulux
‘Domino’ (charcoal), whilst the back rooms
were brightened and freshened up with white paint. Additional storage and shelving was added throughout, window
furnishings removed and light fittings changed. The result is a stylish
and contemporary home that still retains most of its original layout,
freshened up with simple cosmetic changes which really brighten and
modernise the space.
Kristan has a particularly keen eye for homewares and interior styling, she’s particularly fond of layering vintage elements to
create a sense of narrative and depth – she loves her vintage world
maps and poster collection. Kristan says what her family loves most about living here is being
able to get away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne, whilst still
being less than an hour away from the city. The
natural beauty of Mt Eliza is peaceful and calming and it has a lovely village
community. The beach is at the end of the
street and it is a great spot for kids to ride skateboards and bikes as well as surf and swim.