Built along the sandy shores of the Mornington Peninsula, the St. Andrews Beach Villa has been a 20-year process. The first phase began in 1999 with a modest seaside shack. After the completion of the third stage, the dwelling now consists of five bedrooms, a glasshouse, a lap pool, and cabana. The passing time hasn't just seen the expansion of the home's footprint, but also the evolution of its materials. Wooden screens and metal cladding have developed a weathered finish, allowing the facade to become a part of the natural landscape. The interior balances out a palette rusty metal linings and reclaimed timber with a mixture of contemporary finishes while south-facing glazing affords expansive coastal vistas.
Photos: Trevor Mein / Woods Bagot