When building a home, it’s very important to make the most of its location and take advantage of spectacular views of the surrounding natural environment. Designed by Architect Christopher Megowan, Director of Megowan Architectural, the Three Angle House was designed specifically to make the most of the three stunning views offered on this site in Mount Martha. Boasting Mornington and Port Phillip Bay to the north, Mount Martha Reserve and Point Nepean to the west, and Melbourne CBD on the northwest, this home surely knows how to optimize the surrounding view!
Owners Jo and Colin Turner knew they were not going to build a run-of-the-mill home for their dream seachange home. “We wanted something so light and airy and it’s exactly what we have got”. Vinnie Price and Matt Stonehouse from KabSav Projects were engaged based on their solid track record for producing exceptionally unexpected homes, including a previous successful team collaboration, the Two Angle House. From Kabsav’s perspective, “We wake up each morning looking for that next challenge, obviously being Three Angles this had that challenge”.
Entering the home through the front door entry opens up to a stunning reveal of a timber-framed view across Jullul Bay. This sunken entrance sets the tone for the home, featuring the textural nature of concrete together with the warmth of blackbutt timber. A cantilevered steel staircase carries you up to the main living spaces and the most elevated vantage point over the bay that the site had to offer.
The house opens with a predominantly white interior that seamlessly connects the walls to the ceiling, allowing more light to flow throughout the corners and spaces of the home. The spaces change throughout the day as the sun moves from the kitchen and study in the east across the living areas to a stunning westerly sunset over the private deck off the master bedroom in the evening. The simplicity and carefree ambiance of the indoor spaces creates a perfect synergy for the breathtaking home.
“When it comes down to it, this forever home had to do more than just hit the brief and budget, it had to frame and magnify the lifestyle that the site so clearly offered” says Megowan. “So to us, this Three Angle House is a true success and certainly a project that we were very proud to be a part of.”
Jo and Colin are thrilled with how the team worked together and felt involved throughout. A key part of this success was how they proactively researched every material and product that Megowan Architectural put forward which meant decisions were confidently made, and that work was coordinated and installed efficiently by Kabsav. “It is fantastic to work with a client that is open and receptive to new ideas and is engaged with every step” says Megowan.
House Project: Three Angle House
Architect: Megowan Architectural
Location: Mount Martha, Australia
Type: New Build
Photographer: Anthony Richardson & Elise Scott