Courtside House is a home that’s serious about being fun, and welcoming in every way.
This family coastal escape by the waters of Mount Martha is a place to entertain friends, gather around the fireplace, soak in the sun, and, as its name suggests, enjoy a few hits of tennis.
The design is deliberately restrained from the street, while once inside, a natural and inviting grandeur opens up. The robustness of the exteriors similarly contrasts with the interiors’ refined detailing and textured richness, from the warmth of the timber floors and ceilings to the dappled light filtered through pocket gardens.
Most spaces have been considered for a social setting, such as the kitchen with its informal meals area or central fireplace in the living area. These spaces are countered by quiet zones where parents can find peace, such as the master bedroom with its own courtyard garden and ensuite basking in the glow of a generous skylight.
The hero of the house, however, is the expansive window framing vistas of Port Phillip Bay, made all the more prominent through the architecture’s embrace of the sloping site. These views are also enjoyed sitting around a table on the deck overlooking the pool, garden and tennis court. The ideal place to be with a cold drink in hand.