Medium sized nautical open plan living room in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood flooring, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace surround and brown floors.

Portsea Renovation

Coastal Living Room, Melbourne

A sentimental project stitching together past and present in a rustic yet contemporary coastal transformation. A cherished coastal abode that has been passed on from generation to generation in Portsea, Victoria celebrates the original elements of the structure while adding naturally sophisticated features for a unified coastal transformation. Portsea project is a joyous marriage of natural elements – light-filled, spacious, and stunning. The previous structure was modest and worn and in need of an injection of new life. Paying homage to the sentimental elements that the family remembers fondly, this coastal renovation and restoration preserve the home’s original character and charm while accommodating the growing needs of their family for years to come. The black ceiling rail creates a striking contrast that is carried to the exterior of the home as seen through custom iron balustrades skirting the outdoor merbau deck overlooking the leafy green premises, while natural light penetrates all aspects of the interior. A minimal selection of original Tasmanian Oak timber floorboards, oyster limestone in a Tuscan rubble and neutral palette of colours and textures for a natural, contemporary breath of life. Timber cladding in the main living area and sporadic antique pendants featured throughout continue the curious story behind this beloved home. This cabin-esque coastal retreat effortlessly moves between the exterior and interior as the floor-to-ceiling windows dissolve the boundary between the indoors and the surrounding elements.
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