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From Coast to Coast – Our Favourite Beachside Modular Homes

From one side of Port Phillip Bay to the other, we look at our favourite Victorian coastal homes situated on the Mornington & Bellarine Peninsulas and beyond.

These summer-loving abodes each share common goals – connectivity to the land and low-maintenance, comfortable living year-round. The homes were all constructed offsite in our Melbourne facility, using sustainable practices & Australian made or owned (where possible) materials which are low maintenance and durable to sometimes harsh coastal conditions. Modular construction lessened the disturbance to the beautiful environments that these homes live in, preserving these pristine green wedge locations.

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Mornington Peninsula Homes

Located roughly an hour south-east from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a haven of beautiful beaches with 192km of coastline. This region also includes a wide array of national parks & green zones, walking tracks, art galleries, hot springs, produce from fertile land and a notable wine region.

The traditional lands of the Mornington Peninsula belong to the Boon Wurrung/Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. The rich cultural heritage of the aboriginal people is particularly evident on the sandy Nepean Peninsula, where coastal campsites containing shell middens, scar trees, and stone tool sites can be found.

Did you know?
First Australians were commonly thought to have led a nomadic life. However, they lived not too dissimilar than the way we live now with a house in the suburbs and a foreshore campsite or holiday home on the peninsula, for beach holidays an occasional rural trip away to the countryside. Some campsites and middens have been used seasonally for hundreds and thousands of years.

Images: Sorrento Back Beach / By Britt Gaiser

1. Sorrento Summer Escape

This 3 bed, 2 bath weekend retreat on the Mornington Peninsula coastline peeps over the tea trees, offering views over the coastal sand dunes and surf, and uses an array of energy-efficient features such as solar panels and passive design.

Fun Fact About Sorrento
This area was the first European settlement in Victoria back in 1803.

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2. Private Portsea House

A 3 bed, 2 bath family-friendly beach house that lives and breathes simplicity, offering a robust and easy holiday destination. This home can open up and become one with nature or retreat inwards so that the occupants can enjoy the passive solar design that allows the northern light to penetrate deep within the home—creating warmth and comfort throughout the year.

Did You Know?
At the western edge of Portsea is the Point Nepean National Park, which features relics of Aboriginal settlements & past military fortifications. A quarantine station was built there in 1852 to protect Victoria against disease from people arriving by boat. In 1882, a fort with barracks was established to defend the headlands of Port Phillip against invasion. We recommend checking it out.

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3. Friendly Flinders House

A 3 bed, 2 bath home built to connect & embrace its local community. Perfect orientation allows for the morning sun to stream through the east windows. As the day progresses, the large northern facade windows allow the winter sun deep penetration into the space with eaves blocking out the less favour summer heat.

A Must Visit
Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary – home to one of Victoria’s best intertidal and subtidal rock platform reefs, popular for beachcombing, diving and snorkelling. We also recommend checking out The Blowhole located just off Boneo Road. This forms part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park and includes walking tracks along with the dramatic rocky basalt covered coastline

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4. Amazing Anglesea House

With a unique cantilevered stacked design, this 5 bed, 4 bath house is not only a family retreat for holidays & weekend getaways but a multi-generational abode. The expansive beach house is designed to maximize living & sleeping options to allow multiple families to occupy the house simultaneously.

The home also includes a separate studio pod, which includes a bedroom & bathroom. The client’s parents currently use this space regularly. These secondary pods are also useful for when the children are teenagers or to be used as air BnB accommodation or for other families to come & stay.

Check It Out
We recommend taking the Point Addis Koorie Cultural Walk. This 2km, 1-hour return coastal path details how the Watharunrung people lived in harmony with the environment. The outlook is beautiful with views of the dramatic cliffs and beaches – if you are lucky you might even see echidnas or wallabies!

 

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