Orientated to enjoy the dramatic views across Western Port Bay, this holiday modular home in Shoreham, Victoria provides all the essentials for a beachside getaway.

The Shoreham modular home is arranged over two levels with a timber-clad box atop a black metal base. The clients’ brief was to capitalise on the beautiful sea views so the main living space and master bedroom are elevated to the first floor. With the sea views to the south, a secondary outdoor area was constructed to take full advantage of the northern sun.

The prefab house is accessed via an external steel staircase leading from the carport whereby you arrive at a semi-enclosed courtyard. Vertical timber-battened screens shelter the courtyard and provide privacy from the street, while still allowing northern sunlight to penetrate deep into the house. The battens are a continuation of the board and batten cladding, which wraps around the upper level and helps to achieve an intimate quality through variation of natural light and shadow.

Occupants are then directed into the main living space and it is here where the full vista unfolds. An open plan kitchen, living and dining extends onto the rear deck via a bank of floor-to-ceiling glass, which stretches the width of the house. The kitchen bench also extends through to the deck, providing the perfect area for outdoor cooking and entertaining.

A Cheminees Philippe double-sided fireplace is a stunning feature and subtly defines the dining and living room spaces.

On the ground floor, accommodation for guests and the children is generous, as is storage for surfboards, wetsuits and holiday necessities.

Responses to the clients’ preference for bright colours, painted doors and a bespoke kitchen – which features a bright green splashback – are bold statements that sit against the more natural hues of this alternative dwelling’s exterior.

Project Specifications

Dulux Natural White paint finish to walls and Dulux Orange Wood paint finish to doors, Laminate natural white joinery, Caesarstone Calcutta Nuvo to kitchen island benchtop and Vanilla Noir to kitchen back benchtops, Engineered modern oak flooring, Colorbond Ribbon Strip (Night Sky) and Silvertop Ash board and batten cladding, Matt black Astra Walker kitchen mixer, Abey Schock Signus kitchen sink, Lockwood door hardware throughout, Solid timber staircase internally. Steel staircase externally, Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) 12.5, Coastal upgrade to steel frame, CFA 5,000L water tank and 10,000L water tank connected to toilets, Rheem electric and solar hot water system, Cheminees Philippe double-sided fireplace on steel hearth, Daikin split-system, Radial sawn batten and board timber cladding, Exposed aggregate driveway