Modernity is not the antithesis of nature despite the stereotypes associated with the two; one clean and the other wild. This contemporary home in Mount Martha, is evidence that the neutrality and clean lines of contemporary homes can not only complement the natural surroundings but imbue all the wonderful qualities and warmth of nature simply as a result of an inspired material selection.

The result of a beautiful collaboration between mother and son, the home was designed by renowned Victorian designer Wendy Holland and her son Kelli, and the idea was brought to life by Holland Building  utilising a range of Modinex’s striking architectural timber products.

The elevated site of this stunning home has uninterrupted views over Port Philip Bay which only adds to the magnificence of the property. Its location within Mt Martha is the epitome of a true Australian home – surrounded by picturesque beaches, recognisable bathing boxes, and a close-knit community that values sustainability.

Soft greys and black, contrasting with warm timber tones make up the sophisticated and contemporary palette which is a celebration of texture and tone. Against the neutrality of the black, white and grey, the range of Modinex’s architectural timber incorporated throughout the home showcases the versatility of timber and its ability to beautifully complement a variety of materials and features, including stone, marble and feature lighting.


With soaring, double height ceilings, the dramatic entrance of the home has been clad from floor to ceiling in slimline Western Red Cedar batons. The clever design allows for a concealed door into a powder room.

From the entrance, the home is warm and welcoming, whilst embracing modern luxury. The extensive inclusion of natural materials pays homage to the coastal location and the peaceful lifestyle that it promises.

The rich warmth of the Western Red Cedar compliments the bespoke cabinetry in the lounge and bedroom, as well as the sprawling ceiling of the underground cinema and entertainment space.

Modinex strives to redefine the standard for modern architecture and building. Working directly with architects, designers engineers, and builders, the Modinex team will assist you to achieve an impressive outcome, and whether a large commercial project or small residential renovation, each and every client receives the same hands-on, reliable support.

To discuss your project or any of Modinex Group’s extensive range of architectural timber solutions Call 1800 156 455 or see the Modinex website