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Expansive three-level family home with separate guest wing by Graeme Alexander Homes

Seaside home in two sections allows owners to be cosy or entertain family on weekends, features natural finishes, outdoor dining area design by Graeme Alexander Homes

The top floor features natural finishes and offers ceiling, floor, flooring, hardwood, interior design, real estate, room, wood, wood flooring, gray, brown
The top floor features natural finishes and offers a self-contained area for the owners when alone. The large yet understated residence is light and airy all year round.

When weekend stays by family are a factor, homeowners are likely to need a house that responds to not one lifestyle, but two. In this situation, people usually want a spacious home that also feels warm and welcoming.

That was the aim for this versatile residence by Graeme Alexander Homes. The house nestles on a 813m² block on the Mornington Peninsula, says company owner Graeme Alexander.

"The land was part of a 1788m² block that had included the original family holiday home where the owners three siblings had enjoyed many childhood summers. They decided to remove the home, divide the block and build three retirement beach houses so their own families could enjoy the lifestyle they had loved so much. This is the first one to be completed."


The mid-level master bedroom designed by Graeme Alexander architecture, building, cottage, elevation, facade, home, house, lighting, property, real estate, residential area, roof, siding, window, teal
The mid-level master bedroom designed by Graeme Alexander Homes has a private feel.

The home had to accommodate the owner in retirement, with room to cater for family on weekends. It also had to meld with its setting.

"In response, we reshaped the sandy block and dug the house in. Designed with split levels, a soft roof pitch, and complemented with light hues and natural timber posts, the large house disguises its bulk and evokes a beachy feel."

Built as linked forms, the house is ideal for two or for many. The main section has the living spaces, kitchen, media room, master suite and deck upstairs. Downstairs there are ancillary rooms, two bedrooms and a four-car garage. Connected to the main home at two levels, the ancillary block holds four more bedrooms and bathrooms ideal for a gathering of the clans.

Beautiful alfresco covered by operable louvre to maintain ceiling, daylighting, dining room, estate, floor, flooring, house, interior design, property, real estate, table, window, wood, gray, brown
Beautiful alfresco covered by operable louvre to maintain indoor-outdoor flow.

To contact Graeme Alexander Homes, phone (03) 5975 4561. Web: www.gahomes.com.au.

Story by: Trendsideas

18 Sep, 2014

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