PROJECT: Townhouse Development Mornington

20A Carnoustie Grove – Fresh, Modern, Coastal


Spacious and flooded with natural light, 20A Carnoustie Grove in Mornington Victoria is a gorgeous example of contemporary beachside living. When completed, 20A was quickly snapped up through Warlimont and Nutt Real Estate in Mount Martha by astute buyers before it was even listed for sale.


Kate Walker and the KWD team collaborated with builders Matt Stonehouse and Vincent Price of Kabsav Projects to create this incredible 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home. Kabsav have a longstanding reputation for craftsmanship packaged with exceptional customer service and passion for building and materials. Check them out at


Kitchen stone and joinery were specified by KWD.  The bench tops are Caesarstone in Satuario Nuvo for the island bench, and Snow to the preparation areas and butler’s pantry.  The joinery is 2 pac in a white satin.  Drawer details with no handles were selected for a sleek, uncluttered finish. Whether entertaining for the masses or just cooking for the family, this kitchen design and materials tick every box.


Moving away from the standard kitchen splash back, 20A Carnoustie Grove showcases a mirrored splash back behind the cook top in a smokey grey, and a window splash back behind the sink and side bench. Space and light become plentiful.


The real wow factor for this home is undoubtedly the timber flooring. Engineered European Oak in a Herringbone pattern in Natural Oil was specified, sourced and supplied by KWD, and is the perfect choice for a modern beachside home. It compliments the bright white interior and provides depth and interest to the open plan space. Timber of this quality will also last for many years to come with any wear and tear adding to the character of the floor, unlike its polyurethane-finished counterparts.


The bathrooms, all three of them, are linked by the same size tile – 600×300. The colour of the tile is a subtle white putty in a stunning concrete look.  Effortless to maintain, and ageless in its design.  Using the same tile floor to ceiling diffuses the boundary between wall and floor, creating an optically large space.  Tiles that are laid from floor to ceiling give a bathroom a more finished and elegant look.  The timber veneer joinery reinforces the casual beach house feel of the property, whilst the stone benches create a seemless, practical surface.


The downstairs powder room features matt white honeycomb mosaics on the main wall whilst the floor covering is a bluestone inspired charcoal tile in 600×300. It’s a funky compact space, adding a design punch as a surprise for guests.


Upstairs in the bedrooms and the second living space, KWD specified high quality wool carpet in a light slate colour.  100% wool and in a loop pile, the carpet is casual in its appeal, and luxuriously soft underlay was also used creating a comfortable and warm feeling under foot. This carpet is another perfect example of contemporary, casual style.



Outside, the garage is clad in Australian limestone. This adds texture and interest to the home’s front exterior, whilst the weatherboards and timber battens reinforce the coastal style.

If you would like more information about this project or perhaps you
are about to start your own, the team at KWD would love to hear from you.
We can be reached on 03 5974 1800 or 0422 065 064.



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KWD has grown from a team of two in 2013 to a dynamic group of ten professionals who all contribute to the successful consultancy we have created. Growing up in a family with a mother as an Interior Designer and a father as a successful Ceramic Tile Merchant, it's no wonder I entered the world of design. At Kate Walker Design (KWD), our primary focus is to specify, source and supply stone, tiles and all other hard finishes into projects across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, but also interstate and internationally. We embrace a consultative approach and develop lasting relationships with each and every client. It’s what the KWD team knows and loves. “Design is not a thing we do. It’s our way of life.” Kate Walker

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