Rachel Nolan and Steven Farrell’s weekend house is located a couple of blocks from the beach on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula. Built with passive principles in mind, the low-slung structure features double-thick brick walls for thermal massing. The vertical wood cladding is unfinished spotted gum, a local timber. Tagged: Exterior, House, and Wood Siding Material.  Photo 1 of 11 in Simplicity Rules at this Family Beach House Designed to Double as a Rental