Alex McCabe grew up just five minutes from where by her recently created home in Merricks North is located. The winery the home is situated on was owned by her mothers and fathers for additional than 30 a long time right until they not long ago made the decision to market, and substantially to Alex’s surprise, she determined to buy it from them! ‘When I was young I couldn’t wait around to shift away from the sleepy Mornington Peninsula (a lot sleepier again then!) and now I just can’t wait to move back again,’ she states ‘Times have adjusted!’
Apart from vines covering two thirds of the block, there was only half a drop on the internet site, so Alex and her husband Bobby established out to develop a weekender from scratch. The few worked with McManus Lew on the structure (the very same architect who made their St Kilda residence – verify out our feature on that right here!) and CVS Development on the establish.
As the co-founder and inventive director of Kip&Co, Alex is identified for her love of color, but this residence is all about texture. ‘That is the total, unifying topic and the driving drive behind the design and style,’ she says. Environment the tone for this search is the corten metal entrance doorway framed with century-outdated, recycled timber beams from Gippsland. The inside partitions through aspect different textures together with stucco, render and seagrass wallpaper. ‘I assume all that texture would make it feel seriously warm and welcoming and quiet,’ says Alex.
Windows have been set up at strategic points in buy to body areas of the land. Alex enjoys seeing the dawn from her bed, and the sunset from the residing home image window. ‘Oh and there is a window for you to enjoy the sunset from the bath as well,’ she states. ‘Did I mention I am into home windows?! Ha!’
It wouldn’t be an Alex dwelling without the need of some color, but the shades used listed here have been strategically picked to mirror the encompassing landscape. ‘The pink toilet is impressed by the crimson soil, and the awesome tricoloured island bench matches with the colours of the nearby beaches’ she claims. Homewares from the new Kip&Co Heartland assortment provides a further layer of color all over!
Irrespective of not at first intending to return to the Peninsula, after pouring so significantly adore into this weekender, Alex and her spouse and children now options to live here total time. ‘I enjoy that we get to stay amid the stunning vines, the purple clay and undulating land of this special aspect of the planet, the place wineries and beaches are equally obtainable (and equally important!)’ Alex claims. ‘I adore that my mothers and fathers selected this block of land with each other 30-in addition years back to get started their desire of a winery, and now Bobby and I are living out our aspiration of boosting our minor rugrats on the same pretty spot.’
Kip&Co just unveiled their most recent homewares and attire collections this week! Heartland is obtainable from kipandco.com.au. now. So substantially fantastic things.
Also…our supremely talented artwork director Annie Portelli created this sweet very little 1-minute video snapshot under of Alex and Bobby’s home – examine it out beneath!