Architecture

ST ANDREWS BEACH

22nd April 2016

For those who know me (and therefore know of my love of St Andrews in Scotland), you may be looking at the headline and the photo above and wondering about the whereabouts of this striking house. But no, this isn’t that St Andrews. This St Andrews Beach is located on the Mornington Peninsula to the south of Melbourne in Australia, and this house was designed to make the most of the spectacular views of the rugged coastline here. Just look at this location… incredible, right?

Moana Court, St Andrews Beach, via RT Edgar

Set in almost an acre of bushland, this house was designed by John Lochhead of Architecture Works. This property is all about indoor-outdoor living, both in terms of its physical connection to the outdoors thanks to the large timber decked areas, and its visual connected with floor-to-ceiling glazing.

Moana Court, St Andrews Beach, via RT Edgar Moana Court, St Andrews Beach, via RT Edgar

This house has many bespoke features, including custom-made steel-framed doors and a staircase that was modelled after a design at Tasmania’s MONA Gallery. The kitchen combines its sleek cabinetry with an island worktop made using timber reclaimed from the Mornington Pier, while wild messmate and Travertine flooring reflects the natural approach to the palette throughout.

Moana Court, St Andrews Beach, via RT Edgar Moana Court, St Andrews Beach, via RT Edgar

There are five bedrooms, and the master bedroom opens onto a sheltered deck with an ocean view – imagine waking up to this vista! There’s also a second living area on the lower level and this space opens onto a lawn with a path leading down to the beach. This incredible house was on the market with RT Edgar and has since sold. File this one under ‘dream home’.

Moana Court, St Andrews Beach, via RT EdgarMoana Court, St Andrews Beach, via RT Edgar

For more photos, see the listing from RT Edgar. All photography via RT Edgar.

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