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VICTORIA Mornington Peninsula. 89 Punchbowl Road, Flinders
Steve and Amanda Oates spent a year transforming a 1970s brown brick veneer house into this chic rural offering. The couple wanted a rustic style for their home with a contemporary feel.
“We wanted to make the most of the site, it’s got magnificent views over Western Port and Phillip Island,” Steve says.
The facade is inspired by the board and batten homes of the US, with the design resembling two barns linked by glass.
The Oateses, long-term residents of the Mornington Peninsula, bought the 3ha property three years ago and finished an extensive renovation six months ago.
This included taking the top level off the existing home and building a large timber deck, which now houses the open-plan living space and an inviting solar-heated pool.
The home has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, with most rooms designed to capture views over the countryside or out to the ocean.
Steve says he will miss the scale and size of the property, with pitched 4m ceilings and walls of glass to capture the views.
“It’s such a quiet place to live. We hear the clipclop of horses along the road, but if you hear a car you know it’s one of your neighbours.”
The Oateses plan to trade up to a larger land holding, where they hope to keep some Black Angus cattle. “I’m already spoiled but I want to be completely indulged,” Steve says, laughing.
AGENTS: Prue McLaughlin and Andrew Hines, Kay & Burton, Flinders. Auction, April 10.