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Lorne House

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An Oceanview beach shack renovation. The house is a retreat for a very busy professional family,

                             who enjoy quiet time reading at the beach house to rest and recuperate from their high-responsibility lives.

Hindley&Co Lorne House
Hindley&Co Lorne House
Hindley&Co Lorne House
Hindley&Co Lorne House
Hindley&Co Lorne House
Hindley&Co Lorne House

Whilst the existing house was neither great quality nor in good condition, it did have a relaxed beachy feel that the owners did not want to lose. It also had a site position that would not be allowed under current planning rules,  so by keeping the basic form they were able to maintain and improve their spectacular views over the coastline. So the decision, was made to renovate the existing building and add new bedrooms and bathrooms to the front of the property. Timber windows were enlarged and multiplied to capitalize on 180 degrees of views over the ocean and towards Lorne.

The interior styling is a blend of mid century vintage and new furniture, and new locally designed and made pieces including ceramic pendant lights. New loose Belgian linen covers were made for the owners' sofas to bring them in line with the new relaxed feel. 

The low maintenance landscaping is integral to the experience of peace at the renovated and extended property.

This house was designed by Allan Powell with Anne Hindley as Project Architect and Interior Designer, and Hindley & Co selected and procured the furnishings.

This project is located on the lands of the Eastern Maar Peoples and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Custodians.


Lorne, Victoria


Alan Powell P/L

Project Architect & Interior Designer

Anne Hindley

Project year


Interior Styling

Hindley & Co




Robert Blackburn​


Kate Seddon

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