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Thomas Anderson Design

Seeking a laid-back lifestyle on the Mornington Peninsula, the owners of this coastal abode settled on site in a small cul-de-sac in Western Port Bay. With family living in mind, the collaborative design process between the clients and Thomas Anderson Design evolved organically.

The modern courtyard-centred design features two wings, one which houses the main bedroom suite and three additional bedrooms, while the other comprises a highly functional open-plan kitchen and generous living zones. Serviced by a spacious butler’s pantry and multiple family meals areas, the kitchen looks out onto the undercover alfresco and sitting room. A central north-oriented decked courtyard featuring a pool and lounge arbour area provides the clients with the ideal place to entertain throughout the year.

The clients’ design brief was to create an indoor/outdoor living space that could be easily adapted to the changing seasons, and would be sympathetic to its beautiful rural surrounds.

Showcasing a contemporary style that nods toward the humble farmhouse, the home features rustic barn-inspired front doors and timber-lined cathedral ceilings in the kitchen. The elegant timber floorboards and natural stone fireplaces add to the earthy ambience of the interiors.

Obtaining a high energy-efficiency rating was a top priority for the clients. To achieve this, Thomas Anderson Design installed double-glazed windows throughout and additional wall and ceiling insulation. A 5kW back-to-grid solar panel system and a 15,000L water-harvesting system were also fitted to reduce utility costs.

Thomas Anderson Design specialises in larger projects on the Mornington Peninsula, but can architecturally design remarkable homes across all of Victoria. The company completes approximately 200 projects per year, and is highly esteemed by its peers within the home design and drafting industry.

With more than 40 years of experience in architectural design, Shane Thomas and Dennis Anderson established the business together, and now have a successful team of 30 staff members, including town planners, landscape architects and designers.

Also specialising in larger renovations and additions, Thomas Anderson Design is a one-stop-shop for all of your architectural design needs, and will ensure your vision is transformed from a dream concept to a beautiful reality.


Thomas Anderson Design

1/415 McClelland Drive
Tel: (03) 9788 8700
Email: admin@tadesign.com.au
Website: www.tadesign.com.au