“WHEN YOU HAVE A SITE LIKE THIS, THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS CELEBRATE IT, NOT COMPETE,” SAYS ROB. Opposite SPEED READ » Asked to build a three-storey home on a spectacular site at Aireys Inlet, architect Rob Mills was simpatico with the area having built a holiday home in nearby Lorne for his own family. » The clients desired an adaptable house with longevity to accommodate them on solo visits and open up to their large, extended family as needed. » Rob chose limestone, crown-cut American ash, off-form concrete and zinc cladding to build a robust house that heroed the view, could withstand the marine climate and offered protected spaces. » The first floor is self-contained, hosting the master bedroom and ensuite, and living, dining, kitchen and library areas. The ground floor has four bedrooms and independent living spaces. On the lower ground floor is a sauna and plunge pool accompanied by a bar, billiards and TV room.