Mt Martha House – Edition Office
Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne
Mt Martha House designed by Edition Office is a Port Philip Bay dwelling steeped in the Australian beach house vernacular and traditions of ‘making do’. With primitive early Australian beach shacks high on their mind during the design process, Edition-Office hoped to infuse a strong sense of summer irreverence and easy-going holiday sentiment to the home.
Referencing Australian and American mid-century modernism, Mt Martha House features exposed structural steel frameworks, use of ‘crude’ off the shelf materials and concrete breeze blocks. “The Mt Martha House is contained within two parallel flanking walls composed of concrete blocks laid upon their face. These flanking walls expose hollow cores which act as continuous breezeway screens, providing sanctuary to the home and courtyards within” says Kim Bridgland, Director of Edition-Office.
Tait’s Volley rocker and Lily coffee table in textured black marry seamlessly with the modernist, structural Architecture and encourage one to enjoy a relaxed morning coffee with bay views. Tidal dining chairs in textural Surfmist® bring reference to the Port Phillip Bay coastline indoors with their fluid, wave-like lines.
Tidal, Lily, Volley