Gilpip Homes

Gilpip Homes
  • Address: 2 Fuji Crescent, Mornington
  • Phone: (03) 5977 1607
  • Fax: (03) 5977 1609



Based on the Mornington Peninsula, Gilpip Homes have been providing clients with outstanding houses for more than 30 years. The company was started by Peter Hill and Robert and Bill Gillies, and for the last decade, they have specialised in custom-designed homes and developments.

The focus of the featured home is on a practical layout and design, incorporating family living, energy efficiency, quality views, and ensuring the home is in keeping with the natural surroundings. Being located opposite a national park and with fantastic bay and coastline views, it was important that the scenery and setting were considered when planning the home’s design.

A mixture of natural materials was used in construction, including timber cladding and granite stone masonry work, which complement the clean colour concept. These features combine with a great modern mix of skillion and flat roof design with large custom-made double-glazed windows to capture all surrounding aspects. Other products used include spotted gum cladding and timber decking, sandstone balcony paving, a combination of glass and timber balustrades, polished concrete floors, English Oak parquetry flooring, porcelain tiles, reconstituted stone benchtops, recycled timber cabinetry, and a custom-made recycled timber entry and cellar doors.

The split-level construction works with the land’s natural contours, reducing the need for excavation and producing a logical floor layout that suits the clients’ every need. All the homeowners’ design requests – for room sizes, bathroom and kitchen layouts, and all types of fitting and fixtures – were fulfilled by Gilpip Homes with the clients’ lifestyle and budget in mind.

Energy efficiency was also a key part of the brief. Due to the site having westerly views, Gilpip Homes faced the challenge of installing large west-facing windows. Solar water heating, hydronic slab heating, greywater systems and water tanks were all included in the design, along with logical window sizing and placement where a view wasn’t achievable, to ensure heat and cold are released as little as possible.

Low voltage downlights were installed, along with LED feature wall and stair tread lighting, fluorescent wall lights and feature light fittings. Recycled railway sleepers were utilised to construct fencing, while landscaping is comprised of rock work and recycled telephone poles, as well as numerous local indigenous plants.

Gilpip Homes build 40–50 new homes and townhouses each year, and they offer a flexible, efficient and friendly service to all clients, from the concept stage through to completion of their new home.

Gilpip Homes
2 Fuji Crescent
Tel: (03) 5977 1607
Fax: (03) 5977 1609