Design by Nature Coastal Retreat
Shoreham bushy beach retreat
Immerse yourself in this unique, art-filled creative home. Nestled on a tree-filled secluded corner bush block in Shoreham, the house is rich in artistic history, has many sustainable features and contemporary comforts, and a distinct treehouse vibe. Enjoy the views from the floor to ceiling windows. Step out onto the decks and inhale the clean ocean air. bbq and al fresco dining. Listen to the frogs croaking in the creek. Slow down, rest and rejuvenate in our beautiful coastal retreat.
History and Art
Originally built by a three-time Archibald prize winner and frequented by artists and creatives, the house's design is based on the fundamental shapes of a triangle and circle. It is rich in creative history and contemporary inspiration. Our collection of mid-century furniture and contemporary art are spread throughout the house, along with ceramics, tableware and crockery by local makers.
Sustainability and Passive Design
The house is nestled in nature and designed from natural materials, including timber and glass. We have recently converted it into a high performing passive house with triple glazing timber frames and insulation. The house is cool in summer with ceiling fans in the top bedroom, and toasty warm in winter, thanks to electric heat pump hydronic heating. We can operate this remotely and make the house warm for you on arrival! A Cheminees Philippe fireplace sits in the main living room. Retractable fly wires mean you can leave the house open at night if you’d like the fresh air.
Inside the home
Take up residence in the ground floor master bedroom. Located off the main living room; here a luxurious queen bed and beautiful ensuite bathroom await. Or sleep in the lofty second bedroom, which is located on the second storey and accessed via a spectacular vintage spiral staircase at the end of a curved galley hallway. There is also a third bedroom with a king single day bed, taking the house’s total sleeping capacity to five.
We love immersing ourselves in our surrounds, so have chosen not to have blinds in the house – byo eye masks! Please also byo beach towels, but please make use of our luxurious bath towels and bed linen.
During your waking hours, enjoy the main living room views, mid-century vibe, library, study nook, and our collection of board games. Stay cosy in the cooler months with a wood heating fireplace.
The retro-inspired kitchen offers a bright colour scheme with modern features including an induction cooktop and dishwasher. All crockery is handpicked and locally made.
High speed nbn internet means you can easily work from home or watch a movie on the many streaming services we subscribe to.
Nature is close to hand. Surrounded by mature trees, including many Australian natives, the Art House Coastal Retreat features floor to ceiling windows and decks on all sides, and is an escapist immersion in nature, comfort, creativity and luxury.
The property backs onto Stony Creek and is surrounded by bush, with the adjoining bush block continuing all the way to the beach. Enjoy the sounds of the pobblebonk frogs in the creek, and the kookaburras laughing at dusk. Meet the resident parakeets who will eat out of your hand on the deck. If you’re lucky, you may hear or even see the area’s powerful owl or be visited by koalas.
There is also a bbq, two outdoor seating areas and a fire pit for your use, and trampoline on the grounds - no nets.
The southern Mornington Peninsula also has much to offer. It’s a short three-minute walk to the local Shoreham café and yoga classes, a five-minute walk to the spectacular Pines, Little Noosa beach and Shoreham Beach – the best kept secrets on the Mornington Peninsula! At low tide explore the rock pools; at high tide catch a wave and boogie board or surf with the locals. Our two Ben Buckler stand up paddle boards are available on negotiation.
The Peninsula also offers world-class golf courses, Point Leo Estate, wineries, the Peninsula Hot Springs, Gunnamatta Trail Rides and more.
We look forward to welcoming guests who share our passion for nature, art and design, and the experiences which stem from creating beautiful spaces for communal gatherings with family and friends.
All linen included – byo beach towels
Bedroom 1: Queen
Bedroom 2: Queen
Downstairs loft room: King single, bunk, trundle (sleeps 4 children)
Pets allow smaller breeds, smoking, parties or gatherings allow.
Property features: dishwasher, (no microwave) electric hydronic heating, fly-screens throughout, no blinds on any windows, ceiling fans in the living area and second bedroom only, smart tv, wifi, wood fire heater* bbq, outdoor dining and seating, walks to nearby beaches and trails
*Firewood is provided for the duration of your stay. If you require more, please purchase from the village.
- BBQ AREA
- Ceiling fans
- Coffee machine
- Combustion wood heater
- Ducted heating
- Electric heating
- Furniture outdoor
- Garden area
- Heating electric
- Pets welcome
- Rural views
- Washing machine
1 x Queen sized bed
1 x Queen sized bed
Downstairs loft bedroom
1 x King single sized bed