Modern ECO Tallis Drive Property by COS Design, Melbourne

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This Modern ECO Mornington Peninsula property, a “work in progress” from COS Design, begins with a welcoming shady garden area at the front entrance. A casual stone bench invites you to sit and relax amid palms and native grasses; natural stone extends to the driveway, ending in a brick-red garage door that brightens the front courtyard. Follow the stone walkway to the back yard and you’re treated to a covered al fresco dining area, complete with fire pit. This home is built on neutrals: featuring what COS call “rammed earth” as the structure’s backbone, the palette also includes matte black, mortar gray, and woodland gray panels that blend the exterior with its environment — and continue in the interior of the house. Pale wood paneling offsets grays, charcoals, and browns in the master bedroom; light comes from charcoal-and-white lamps and a narrow rectangular window at easy eye level.

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The bathroom is a study in minimalist luxury: a deep tub, a shower with almost invisible glass doors, and twin “floating” sinks in stylized triangular shapes, accented with lime-green accessories. A home office sports a plump pale yellow couch; living and kitchen areas are warmed with bright red in the chandelier lighting, accent chairs, and a reflecting wall behind the stove and counters. Entertaining is easy with an eat-in kitchen island plus a dining table and chairs set against a wall of glass; a tucked-away fireplace and TV face an expansive, pillowed couch. Finally, you’ll find little surprises: a mini work area in one corner of the kitchen, and a small sitting area not far from the entrance of the home — complete with guitar. As COS puts it, the house fits its owners “to a tee” — but is only the beginning of Tallis Drive’s transformation, as additional landscaping work is due to follow.

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Written by Janet Butler

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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

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