Forget predictable ‘Hamptons’ beach design, and instead think laid-back beach location with a slight mid-century feel. ‘Pinadari House’ is an amazing project that uses timber to reference the many houses in Mt Martha that represent 1950-1970’s design.
This stylish property was lead by Bruce at Mode Projects, who collaborated with Sisalla Interior Design. Mode Projects was established in 2006 and specialises in small scale urban development on the Mornington Peninsula. Sisalla Interior Design are a boutique interior design and decoration practice founded by Lauren Li in 2010. Together, Mode Projects and Sisalla transformed this beachside site into a space to suit a relaxed lifestyle.
Pindari House is a representation of Mt Martha as a town – vibrant yet relaxed. Lauren from Sisalla Interiors explained “we wanted the interiors to reflect the relaxed lifestyle, but with a smart contemporary vibe. Mt Martha is definitely not a sleepy little town, and the interiors reflect that. Low maintenance finishes were selected for a family that likes the outdoors”.
The house radiates warmth by using timber throughout. “There are a few ‘typical’ beach side materials used, but in a new way. Such as the V groove timber paneling. This paneling is usually painted white and associated with ‘beachy’ interiors. The product we used was GOODWOOD Victorian ash lining with a light stain which shows off the lovely grain of the timber and looks more contemporary” as further explained by Lauren.
To compliment the GOODWOOD Victorian ash, IRON ASH cladding and AUSTRALIAN OAK engineered flooring were specified to create a continuous flow of design from inside to out. Matching the timber throughout a space creates a harmonious atmosphere that connects each room cohesively. Specifying timber all from the one manufacturer like ASH means you are getting consistent grain and quality products throughout the entire build.
We know a product is loved when it is used time and time again. Take a look at another Mode Projects design using IRON ASH here.
Architect/Builder – Mode Projects
Interior Designer – Sisalla Interior Design
Photographer – Tess Kelly