Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Photography Peter Clarke
Architecture Mancini Made
Words James Lyall Smith
Photo 2021 02 24 05 24 18
FEATURED IN THE LOCAL PROJECT PUBLICATION - ISSUE 03
The Local Project print publication was created to inspire, inform, entertain and engage through exclusively curated content.
Published in June 2020, Issue 03 of The Local Project features over 350 pages of articles, interviews and photography. From Sydney Harbour to the shores of Waiheke Island, Issue 03 includes new work from Chenchow Little, Cheshire Architects, Workroom, Auhaus Architecture, WOWOWA, Herbst and more, as well as profiles of Simon James, Georgina Jeffries, Cameron Foggo and many other Australian and Kiwi designers.
Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project

With their Sussex Street project, brothers Paul and Anthony Mancini, founders of Melbourne based design and construction firm Mancini Made, have created a timeless interpretation of a contemporary beachside dwelling, designed to accommodate a growing family.

Driven by the pursuit of perfection, Sussex represents the latest addition to the impressive Mancini Made portfolio of highend residential projects. Reflecting its seaside locality, this low-maintenance family home utilises sandy-textured exposed concrete,expanses of raw slated timber, and rustic landscaping to create a striking façade that makes a true architectural statement amongst its quiet beachside surroundings. The street frontage displays sharply-defined contemporary proportions, combining sections of solid white render with a wall of vertical timber that seamlessly integrates a double garage and pays homage to architectural fabric of the neighbourhood.

Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project
Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project

Driven by the pursuit of perfection, Sussex represents the latest addition to the impressive Mancini Made portfolio of highend residential projects.

Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project

For Mancini Made, the greatest design challenge was to incorporate the owners’ extensive brief into a single storey dwelling. Paul, Anthony, and their team overcame the task of designing and building for an adventurous young family by accommodating high ceilings throughout the project and generating space for a backyard play area and potentially a swimming pool. High ceilings led to a striking combination of sharp gable and flat roof forms, with an expansive double-height internal gable ceiling to showcase the social fulcrum of the home, the northern orientated living area.

High ceilings led to a striking combination of sharp gable and flat roof forms, with an expansive double-height internal gable ceiling to showcase the social fulcrum of the home, the northern orientated living area.
Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project
Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project

Reflecting its seaside locality, this low-maintenance family home utilises sandy-textured exposed concrete, expanses of raw slated timber, and rustic landscaping to create a striking façade that makes a true architectural statement amongst its quiet beachside surroundings.

Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project

Moving into the kitchen, an elongated white work bench effortlessly leads the open plan space, with soft-toned timber joinery extending wall-to-wall providing the family with substantial storage options. The colour palette was developed to complement the natural light-filled area with neutral tones that combine nicely with the polished grey and white epoxy concrete floors. The statement piece of the home is a feature wall built from smooth-faced white brickwork framing a central fireplace, envisioned as a space where the family can congregate within the home.

Moving into the kitchen, an elongated white work bench effortlessly leads the open plan space, with soft-toned timber joinery extending wall-to-wall providing the family with substantial storage options.
Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project
Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project

The street frontage displays sharply-defined contemporary proportions, combining sections of solid white render with a wall of vertical timber that seamlessly integrates a double garage and pays homage to architectural fabric of the neighbourhood.

Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project

Ultimately, Sussex by Mancini Made is an altogether stylish and timeless abode, yet look a little closer and you will discover a design and build that cleverly integrates the robust materials and finishes that are required to accommodate the everyday demands of a growing young family.

Contemporary Beachside Living – Sussex by Mancini Made Issue 03 Feature The Local Project

For Mancini Made, the greatest design challenge was to incorporate the owners’ extensive brief into a single storey dwelling.

Published 1 June, 2020
Photography  Peter Clarke
Photo 2021 02 24 05 24 18
FEATURED IN THE LOCAL PROJECT PUBLICATION - ISSUE 03
The Local Project print publication was created to inspire, inform, entertain and engage through exclusively curated content.
Published in June 2020, Issue 03 of The Local Project features over 350 pages of articles, interviews and photography. From Sydney Harbour to the shores of Waiheke Island, Issue 03 includes new work from Chenchow Little, Cheshire Architects, Workroom, Auhaus Architecture, WOWOWA, Herbst and more, as well as profiles of Simon James, Georgina Jeffries, Cameron Foggo and many other Australian and Kiwi designers.
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