Gray Street, Rye

New custom home

9 months

Completed: 2022

Rye custom home project overview

Our client lives on a quiet street in the beautiful seaside town of Rye, on the Mornington Peninsula. Rye spans both Port Phillip Bay to the north and Bass Strait to the south. Initially, the client intended to renovate the existing home on the property and extend. However, the decision was made to clear the site and design and build a new custom home.

Rye custom home project details

A flat roof bungalow style home was designed to perfectly sit in the seaside environment.

The new home features:

  • Flat-roof bungalow-style home designed for the seaside environment.
  • Raised ceilings.
  • Stunning blackbutt timber floors and cladding.
  • Neutral color palette.
  • Chef-style kitchen with stone benchtops overlooking the rear of the property.
  • Stylish corner window at the front of the home.
  • Plantation shutters.
  • Fully appointed family bathroom:
    • Dual sink freestanding vanity.
    • Freestanding bath.
    • Walk-in shower with large niche and recessed strip lighting.
  • Custom-made study nook.
  • Sun-filled living space with large windows and skylight.
  • Three bedrooms, including a spacious master suite with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.
  • Large two-car carport with ample storage.

Outside, there’s a large two car carport with plenty of space for storage.

Outside, there’s a large two car carport with plenty of space for storage.

Two large existing trees were carefully managed throughout the new custom home build to maintain their beautiful habit. The trees provide important shading for the front of the home, as well as increased privacy.

Once the custom home was completed, landscaping was carried out to finish the project. Again, the landscaping was completed with the family and location firmly in mind.

A low maintenance design was chosen that suits the seaside environment. After all, who wants to garden on the weekends when you have some of the best beaches, golf courses, cafes and restaurants on your doorstep?

Features of the garden include extensive use of decomposed granite, in addition to well-placed boulders, rocks, grasses and groundcovers.

In the backyard, extensive areas of lawn were laid to provide a perfect place for kids and animals to run around. There are two sections of lawn. One is terraced to suit the slope of the land.

For outdoor living, a large patio was built off the back of the home to partly cover a large timber deck. An additional uncovered area includes bench style seating, large paving steps and a firepit surrounded by decomposed granite. A perfect spot to warm up and relax when the weather turns cold.

Trent and his team renovated and extended my little beach shack at Rye into a beautiful modern beach house. Initial consultation with Trent was excellent and this continued throughout the renovations. The attention to detail was fantastic. I have no hesitation in recommending Trent and his team.
- Dianne K

Project outcomes

Nestled in the vibrant seaside town of Rye, this family’s dream home seamlessly blends charm and function. The adorable flat-roof bungalow isn’t just visually captivating, it’s a financial masterpiece. 

In Rye’s thriving property market, where median house prices are climbing towards $2 million and houses vanish in a mere 28 days, the Merchant Street property has undergone a remarkable transformation. With a stunning new custom build, its value has soared, securing a comfortable future for the family.