As far as drives go in Australia, Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is one of our most famous. It skirts the dramatic coastline for 243 kilometres, past cliffs, famous rock formations and through quaint coastal towns
Now, imagine owning a home that lets you wake up to the region’s beauty every day. Since 2012, architect Rob Mills and his partner Mikala James and his children have been able to do just that. Mills found the vacant property in Lorne, about 120 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, and designed and built Ocean House as the family’s weekend retreat. Mills wanted the stunning home, which looks out onto the ocean, to blend in with its surrounds, which includes bushland at the back. The seven-bedroom home, complete with a rooftop bath and terrace, centres around the open-plan living and kitchen area.