Mornington Residence

By Steve Taylor, COS Design

Nestled in the beautiful beachside suburb of Mornington, this modern home and garden embodies style, function and liveability.

The home is designed with sweeping views of the bay, while the outdoor entertaining spaces prioritise human connection, offering luxurious areas for family and friends to relax in comfort. A raised circular pool and spa, complete with a swim up bar, is a major focal point connecting the undercover alfresco and pool lounge. Stepping down into the garden leads to a private fire pit area with a wood-fired pizza oven, bounded by green hedging and a feature olive tree to soften the space.

The palette of architectural materials is rich, complimented by a diverse tapestry of coloured foliage. Recycled red brick is used as a recurring element in the home and through the gardens, providing a bold but balanced contrast with the rendered concrete, black steel and deep timber façades. The densely planted front garden showcases a variety of shrubs and natives in vivid deep greens, silvers and greys, continuing into the rear courtyard and garden to connect both sides of the residence.

The gardens are paved with mismatched circular steppers in Anston Atlas, with its cool grey hues matching the concrete render and wide concrete entryway. The circular steppers create an exploratory path through the landscape, blending seamlessly with the low, rounded bushes and soft ground cover while also drawing subtle links to the curvature of the concrete outdoor seating and the raised pool with Atlas straight-edged pool coping.

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Steve Taylor


COS Design was formed in early 2000 and has since become one of the country’s most highly regarded and awarded design companies. Steve and his team specialize in a professional design process from consultation to concept plans through to part or full working drawings, 3D modelling, tender management and contract admin/project management services.

Mornington, VIC

Steve Taylor, COS Design

Steve Taylor

Circular Steppers, Curved Square Edge Pool Coping

Product Colour/s

Erik Holt

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