They say the best things in life are worth waiting for, and this home from Melbourne custom builder Graeme Alexander Homes is certainly that!


So it was a dream come true when the opportunity arose to purchase a block and build a home in a natural setting with direct access to the beach.


The owners were so passionate about the Design Process that would maximise the use of this precious location that they put the project on hold for seven years, so their home could be built to its full potential. Happily, after such a long waiting time, the original concept still met most requirements, so only a few modifications were required.

The 907-square-metre block has a shared right of way on the northern side, which makes this unique dwelling more like a stand-alone townhouse. The views are to the south-east, so an elevated major living area was chosen to maximise this and accommodate the floor plan of an oddly shaped block.


The top floor consists a kitchen and meals area, living area, master bedroom with en suite and powder room. A mix of upper decks is designed to give protected outdoor living. There is a front-view deck, and a rear sundeck overlooking the northern-aspect swimming pool.


The lower level has a transparent feel, with views throughout across the pool area to the ocean. This level has an entry, living area, bar, a kitchenette that opens up to the pool and barbecue. There is also a guest bedroom with an en suite, spare family bedrooms, a study, and a garage that doubles as a rumpus room.

With its beautiful natural timber, simple classic roofline, WRC windows, Shadowclad facing and rendered brickwork, this home blends serenely into its natural setting.