Mornington Peninsula House by Studio Esteta has a visual language that draws on the gently rolling landscape and distant coastal views. Resurrected from an existing residence, the home mediates between domestic familiarity and evocative design aptitude.
Behind a dusty-silver brick facade echoing the surrounding gums, Mornington Peninsula House has largely coaxed its own interior evolution. Bookended by a master suite at one end and a children’s wing at the other, the home’s heart is a light-drenched open-plan gathering space with expanses of glazing that take in the surrounding 39-hectare property.
High-end fixtures fit within seamlessly integrated joinery while a butler’s pantry hides much of the paraphernalia that is traditionally part of a kitchen. The exception is a Lacanche ‘Cluny’ oven that takes centre stage in deference to the owner’s love of cooking.
A significant element of Mornington Peninsula house is the landscaping by Kate Seddon. A composition of hard and soft scaping establishes a dialogue between the natural lie of the land and the garden itself through an absence of straight lines, with winding fence lines and a curved concrete bench that mimic the topography.