This Meticulously Crafted Concrete Home is a Minimalist’s Dream

Perched on Melbourne’s bayside beachfront, this family home by Rachcoff Vella Architecture celebrates a robust and raw material palette.

When Melbourne architect Tony Vella, director of Rachcoff Vella Architecture, was approached by a couple with four young children and three dogs to create a home on Melbourne’s bayside beachfront, the brief was a challenging one. They wanted a home that could stand up to all the "trials and tribulations a family could throw at it"—but it also had to be architecturally ambitious and stand out from the more conventional "fishbowl" architecture that lines the promenade.

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Mandi Keighran
Design and travel writer based in London.


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