Mode builds contemporary homes that are sympathetic to and understanding of the surrounding coastal landscape. Each project we build is a one-off. Our homes strive for both elegance and practicality, a blend that is achieved through rigorous design, quality craftsmanship and careful material selection. The result is a home that grow with you; a home that will reflect you, rather than contain you.

Barn Extension

This large extension of an existing 1930s English revival weatherboard involved the addition of a contemporary barn-style living space, new kitchen with butler's pantry and fully refurbished pool and outdoor entertaining area. The brief was to revitalise and rationalise the space for a modern family while preserving the classic detailing of the existing home.


We are proud to announce that this house won the 2014 Master Builders Association of Victoria's Best Custom Home in the $600,000 to $800,000 range! Built in an exclusive cul-de-sac, this 35 square (330 m2) cedar and pressed metal clad home was designed to complement the coastal landscape on which it sits. This bold contemporary home includes 4 bedrooms, large study, open-plan kitchen / dining / living upstairs, and alfresco dining / living downstairs, designed to provide bay views from all major rooms.

The Gallery

We are proud to announce that this house won the 2015 Master Builders Association of Victoria's Best Custom Home in the $400,000 to $500,000 range! Situated on a 850m2 rear block, this 31 square (290m2) spacious architectural double-storey, 4 bedroom, 2 living area, north-facing home offers a seamless blend of contemporary urban styling and a relaxed coastal lifestyle in Mount Martha. Featuring modern interiors by Sisalla Interior Design (AIDA award shortlist 2014) and a beautiful low maintenance coastal garden designed by James Ross Landscape Design this house is a perfect blend of relaxed modern living.


The design brief here was a Sorrento-style home in beachside Mt Martha. Featuring wide weatherboards, spotted gum flooring, exposed eaves, and Castlemaine slate feature cladding, this 32 square (300m2) home seamlessly blends classic coastal with contemporary comfort. Featuring four king size bedrooms, two living areas, open-
plan living / kitchen / dining and a large outdoor entertaining area, this home is as stylish as it is practical. A home that will continually hold its value and grace for years to come.

Back Beach

Built on a triangular shaped block, this t-shaped, 27 square (250m2) single storey home was built to suit a family with older children / regular guests. The split-level design, featuring 3 bedrooms, open plan living / kitchen / dining, and home office, is fully styled and landscaped to suit the surrounding coastal tea-tree landscape.


This feature-packed 38 square (350m2) includes three generous living rooms, split over three levels, to create separate zoned spaces. The large open plan living area on ground floor opens up to an expansive entertaining area, designed to maximise bay views. A master retreat plus 3 queen-sized bedrooms makes this house the ultimate family home.