This contemporary home was built with a variety of materials.
This contemporary home was built with a variety of materials.

One of a kind: contemporary home


This streamlined home comes with plenty of surprises — including some extra-special features

Set on an elevated corner block a stone’s throw from where the ships turn at McCrae, this two-storey modern contemporary home is another credit to Graham Jones Design in conjunction with Individual Builders. The pre-existing house had to be demolished in order to make way for the new, tastefully designed home.

Working closely with the owner, Craig McPhan of Individual Builders and his team built a streamlined residence boasting some extra-special features. The exterior of the home combines a mix of building materials including Exon cladding, rendered brick walls and stonework.

The home faces away from the street towards the water, with a landscaped front entrance and poolside entry. The lower floor includes two bedrooms as well as a guest bedroom with ensuite bathrooms and breathtaking bay views. An extra bathroom and powder room make this floor ideal for house guests while the rumpus room and laundry give it that great family home feel.

The upper and lower floors are connected by a lift and also a dark timber staircase that includes a granite feature wall, ensuring each aspect of the home is unique in design.

The upper floor hosts a spacious living and dining room that captures the beautiful glow of dusk through floor-to-ceiling windows. An expansive timber deck connects to the dining area with frameless glass bifold doors, providing a breathtaking view of the property and landscape. It also stands as the perfect space for entertaining.

A master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe, powder room and kitchen with butler’s pantry complete the upper-floor layout.

An in-ground concrete pool with external shower runs alongside the exterior of the house. The landscaped garden area boasts an alfresco deck with inbuilt grill, adding the perfect final touch.

Energy efficiency was an important component of the overall design of the house.

Inclusions are in-ground water tanks for toilet flushing and irrigation, bulk insulation, double glazing to windows, as well as clever placement of process to make each element as easy and comfortable as possible for the client. Cleanliness is of great importance and building sites are regularly cleaned to guarantee projects run smoothly and on time.

Craig has more than 30 years of experience as a carpenter and supervisor. His portfolio consists predominantly of construction in the Mornington Peninsula, Mount Eliza and Portsea regions. With a commitment to looking after each client, Individual Builders has gained a reputation as a superior building company. It holds several awards from the Housing Industry Association, from 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2013.

“We are proud of this home featured as it was runner-up in the open category of Best Custom Built Home in south-eastern Victoria 2013,” says and eave overhangs.

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