Go inside a Builder’s Own Home! We take a closer look around this contemporary beach house overlooking the Great Ocean Road in North Lorne. Home to Jack and Milly from Great Ocean Road Builders this house was a labour of love and their first owner-builder project. Designed by Josh Crosbie Architects, the house was built over four levels and sits comfortably within its bush landscape. Contemporary black angular forms and sharp lines shape the exterior but it’s on the inside that this home really comes to life.
The exterior is clad in aluminium satin black interlock panelling to respond to the high bushfire rating. Different angles and roof lines across four levels have been designed purposefully to tackle the steep site and provide multiple views of the ocean and surrounding bushland across all levels.
Timber is easily the hero of the interiors, harnessing the carpentry skills of Jack the homeowner who had no hesitation when it came to embracing a timber-rich design. Siltertop Ash cladding and Blackbutt timber flooring create a natural base in which to layer further texture and colour.
The choice of green throughout the home merges across cabinetry, doors, joinery and decor and is reflective of the surrounding gum trees. Robust concrete, brass and black accents further ground the interior into its environment. The interior design is confident in its application with each space exploring its own unique finish whilst maintaining a level of consistency throughout for a cohesive aesthetic.
The generous scale of this home reveals itself as you move throughout the home. The communal living areas centre on the middle level featuring the kitchen, dining, living room, outdoor entertaining and private powder room. The master bedroom retreat sets a private tone with its elevated and private view whilst the remaining four bedrooms fill the lower level. A garage and home office act as functional spaces on entry.
This home is loved and lived in, adding to its charm. The playfulness of materials and colour convey the unique energy of this young family, whilst the celebration of the surrounding environment is what makes this home truly special.
Owner/Builder Great Ocean Road Builders
Designed by Josh Crosbie Architects
Interiors by Great Ocean Road Builders
Photography by Peter Bennetts
Location: Lorne / Gabubanud land