When you leave something special, returning can be just the thing you need!

The owners of this home had enjoyed Mt Martha in their early years, but left to work and live elsewhere. A love of the town fuelled a desire to return, but their old home needed considerable work to make it comfortable.

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Fortunately, a beautiful 1099-square-metre front-row block at the end of a neighbouring court was available. The block had been vacant for years, just waiting for a deserving home.

Graeme Alexander Homes was engaged to design a home that would do justice to the exceptional site and surrounding views. The owners wanted a light, airy home for easy living, with interesting lines to enhance the aesthetic appeal.

They also wanted room to accommodate extended family and guests comfortably during overnight visits. Graeme Alexander Homes fulfilled this requirement by incorporating a guest wing with spacious living areas and bedrooms.

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Other key considerations were easy access and capturing the stunning views. To achieve these features, a slight elevation was needed to maximise bay views from the northwest and beach vistas from the north-east. This has also ensured the upper-level can be easily accessed via a ramp, without the need for stairs.

The upper level consists of an expansive deck, perfect for relaxing and taking in the views, a lounge, dining area, kitchen, pantry, study, powder room and main bedroom, with a private deck.

The lower level comprises an extended family area – including guest accommodation with a bathroom and en suite – which opens to a living area that boasts tree-lined views to the bay. A hidden cinema/entertaining area sits under the entry – perfect for effortless entertaining.

The lower part of the home houses an excavated three-car garage.

With its light, understated colours complemented by hardwearing and beautiful natural timber and stone, the home nestles gracefully into the wonderful block.

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With almost 30 years’ building and designing experience, Graeme Alexander Homes is the conduit from ideas to finished project and beyond, bringing together all the professionals to complete your project – from design lines, through the permit maze, and co-ordinating the finishing trades, including landscape and pool designers.

Being builders helps greatly when considering construction methodology, materials, and design details to fit the all-important budget.