Mornington Peninsula Victoria, Australia

Mornington Peninsula is a peninsula located in the south-east of Australia on Port Phillip Bay. A number settlements dot the coast of the peninsula, including Mornington, Sorrento, Rye and Blairgowrie. It is a popular holiday destination due to its proximity to Melbourne.

Beach houses on Mornington Peninsula range from modest fibre-cement shacks to elaborate multi-million dollar homes. The peninsula has become an architectural playground - an excuse for inventive interpretations of the traditional Australian beach house.

Homes from Mornington Peninsula that have been previously featured on Lunchbox Architect

Pirates Bay House by O’Connor and Houle Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Pirates Bay House: A Holiday House for Slow Living

Like the slow food movement, Pirates Bay House is a reaction against our hectic lives. It's a home for slow living on Australia's Mornington Peninsula.

Ridge Road Residence by Studiofour (via Lunchbox Architect)

Ridge Road Residence: A Beach House Where Nature is the Star

A single tea tree on the site of this beach house became the focus of the project. The aim became to showcase nature, rather than try to dominate and control it.

Fortress House by ITN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Busy Family Find Peace and Quiet in Their Designer Fortress House

There's no moat at Fortress House, but this quiet weekend retreat ensures a private, relaxing counterpoint to the owners' busy lives.

Somers Courtyard House by Opat Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Somers Courtyard House: Low Maintenance Off-Grid Home for Entertainers

Somers Courtyard House is a low maintenance home to accommodate an expanding family with regular guests. The best part? It's completely off-grid!

Tanderra House Sean Godsell by Sean Godsell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tanderra House Pushes the Conventional Aussie Verandah to New Heights

Sean Godsell Architects explore the traditional verandah to create a stunning beach home sheltered from the extremes of coastal life.

Humbug Artist's Studio by Kebbell Daish (via Lunchbox Architect)

Humbug Studio has Additional Space for the Artist's Family to Live

At Humbug Studio the striped canvas However, these canvas stripes are in fact deck chairs from which to view paintings hanging in the studio.

Links Courtyard House by Inarc Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Links Courtyard House: Smaller Scale Allows Higher Quality Materials

The timber-clad Links Courtyard House prioritises simplicity over size leaving more of the budget for beautiful indulgent finishes.

Somers House One by Adrian Bonomi Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Compact, Living and Breathing House Perfect for the Coast

This welcoming house has a verandah so generous it blurs the line between a courtyard house and a traditional Australian verandah.

Somers Beach House by March Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Beachy Home for Both Everyday Living and Weekend Population Swells

Everyone loves to get away to the beach for the weekend, luckily this house can accomodate all of the extended friends and family.

Peninsula House by Watson Architecture + Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Two Living Pavilions Under One Roof Open Onto an Outdoor Covered Deck

The use of up to 75 per cent recycled timber as structure and cladding brings warmth and variety to this modern beach house.

Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

House Built on Top of a Sand Dune to Take in the Best View

This two storey house near the beach was designed like an arrangement of stacked boxes to create protected balconies and decks.

Shoreham by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Modular Home Was Built in 12 Weeks and Installed in One Day!

Want a new home for Christmas? With this beautiful modular prefab you could wake up in your finished home on Christmas morning...

Über Shed 2 by Jost Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Far From Your Average Shed, This is an Über Shed...

An avid collector needed a place to display and enjoy his assortment of quirky objects. Enter Über Shed 2, a shed/rumpus room/gallery.

Flinders Addition by Michael McManus Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Charred Timber Creates a New BAL-12.5 Wing for This Country Home

To create space for the kids as they grow, this new bedroom wing sits beautifully in the landscape and meets BAL requirements.

Seascape by Atlas Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Building a special home on a site they know and love...

The owners of this coastal block enjoyed years of beach holidays before deciding to build. Here's how it shaped their home...

McCrae Bush House by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A slice of zen at this beach house nestled in the bush

With stunning bush and ocean views, this home is perched to soak it all in and create a space for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Somers Modular Home by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

The trick this modular home uses to soak in the view...

By thinking differently about the floor plan, this modular beach hosue is able to take advantage of stunning ocean views.

Über Shed by Jost Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Über Shed: Sure It's a Shed, But Not Your Average Shed

Über Shed is not *just* a shed. It's also a rural retreat that reinterprets the rustic charm of traditional agricultural sheds for modern living.

Mt Eliza House by Bent Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A home fit for ageing in place doesn't need to look institutional...

When you think of ageing in place, you might imagine ramps, grab rails and a lot of linoleum. But it doesn't have to be that way...