Georgina Jeffries was afforded an unusual amount of freedom from her clients when she received her brief for the Mizu House in Lorne. The original structure was built 13 years ago, but the same owners wanted their beach house to accommodate a growing extended family over holiday periods.
‘The brief was more about what the client wanted to fit into the space, rather than how they wanted the house to look,’ Georgina explains. Together with her team, Georgina re-choreographed the existing interiors to create two extra bedrooms (including cosy built-in bunks!), and a rumpus room upstairs for the grandchildren.
Aside from the logistics required for fitting everyone into the space, Georgina wanted to create an unpretentious and inviting retreat that would suit all generations of the sprawling extended family. ‘We knew we could get the planning to work, so our biggest goal was to inject warmth and calm to the