Mitchell Street (A) | Mornington
New side by side townhouse/villa development with an edgy, coastal feel.
Designed by Little Brick Studio this contemporary Alucobond clad home took out the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 BDAV Awards and was a finalist in the Development of the Year - Townhouse/Villa of the Year category.
The exterior features were a standalone design statement, mixing black Alucobond cladding, rendering, recycled red bricks and Silvertop Ash wood cladding. We wanted to keep the palette warm. Originally the brickwork was to be bagged, but we loved the look of the recycled bricks so much we kept them exposed, which became a feature of the build.
The “language” of the front of this house was continued through to the back. With this in mind, black-framed Bradnams window frames were used throughout, complemented by black lighting fixtures. Wide 2200mm floorboards were laid as a point of difference with a lofted ceilings in the back lounge room clad in plywood to add warmth and depth, creating a delineated space within the open concept design.
In the kitchen we went moody and modern with black joinery against a porcelain backsplash, quantum quartz benchtops and an integrated dishwasher for a seamless finish. The same porcelain tile was used to frame the fireplace in the lounge to bring a sense of continuity to the space.
For the bathroom, Polytec vanities in natural oak ravine and benchtops made from quantum quartz were installed, while a luxe calcutta marble tile in a scalloped pattern was used in the powder room.
Smart technology and integrations were installed throughout the home, including a smart phone operated, fully automated push integration to control the garage door, fireplace, sound, light, music and hot water taps. A CentralVac sweep system in the kitchen for modern convenience. Strip lighting was also installed under all vanities, along the kitchen splashback and along the stairwell.