New Build

Generous, with a light footprint.

Location: Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula

Floor Area: 386m²

Outdoor Area: 194m²

Shearwater House sits on a look out on Mount Martha, with spectacular views over Port Phillip Bay. The block was steep and undulating, and the local terrain is notorious for ‘floating boulders’, which can add expensive surprises to earthworks and footing preparation. The design and build components worked together to minimise cutting of the site, and avoid the need for expensive earthworks.

To build a home of this scale (4 beds, powder room, gym) with such a simple selection of materials takes a lot of work to make sure each junction and finish join consistently with high quality.

The interior design included extensive cabinet making, with luxury timber veneers, a production process we managed and then oversaw installation of on-site. We also needed to marry the joinery components with a glass walled void in the centre of the house.

The exterior of the house was clad in ExoTec® panelling, with which Icon had to modulate between three different panel widths to achieve the look that the designers specified. All arranged with careful planning and patience to get the clean modern lines just right.

Photography: William Long. All rights reserved.