INSIDE - Sussex Street by Mancini Made


Sussex Street, designed and built by Mancini Made is a timeless interpretation of a contemporary beachside dwelling designed for a growing family with two young toddlers. Reflecting its seaside location, this low-maintenance home makes a feature of sandy-textured exposed concrete, expanses of raw slatted timber and rustic landscaping.

The design challenge was to incorporate the family’s extensive brief in a single storey scale – accommodating high ceilings throughout, and allowing space for a rear play yard and a future pool. This design brief lead to a striking mix of sharp gable and flat roof forms, with a soaring double-height internal gable ceiling to showcase the north-facing living area.

An elongated white kitchen work bench dominates the open living space with soft-toned timber joinery extending wall to wall. The homes overall colour palette complements the light-filled living space and floors which are polished grey/white epoxy concrete. A feature wall of smooth-faced white brickwork defines the central fireplace and casual lounge space, whilst adding interest and character.

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.