Portsea Hideaway by Mim Design
This four bedroom, three bathroom family home in the prestigious coastal town of Portsea, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, has been designed by Melbourne based firm Mim Design. The brief was to create a modern but casual beach house with a sense of calm and relaxation. The Mim Design team reconfigured the internal floor plan of what was once a vast, sprawling home in order to create a pavilion style coastal hideout that encourages a sense of close knit family living. In dividing the L shaped building into two separate wings, one for adults and one for children, they have successfully designed a home that allows for every room in the house to have its own aspect.
The fixtures, fittings and joinery were all chosen to reflect the tactile elements of the surrounding coastal environment. The open plan kitchen and living area boasts a walk-in pantry, a large island bench in a ‘Portsea Grey’ natural stone, an open fire place and a timber panelled study alcove. To balance the building’s austere black exterior cladding and window frames, textured finishes such as super soft knotted wool carpets, slatted timber wall panels, timber veneer shelving, handmade tiles and natural stone benches, all in a palette of grey, pebble, white ivory, pumice and black were used to soften the mood. The finished result is a relaxing, family home where the owners can spend quality time together in a picturesque coastal environment that feels both sleek and soothing.