Prominent architect Rob Mills selling his family’s luxe Lorne pad

Award-winning architect Rob Mills is selling his family’s Lorne beach house.


Prominent architect Rob Mills has listed the multimillion-dollar Lorne house he designed as sleek, curvaceous coastal sanctuary for his family.

Billed as “one of Australia’s finest beachside residences”, Ocean House throws convention out the window with curved bedrooms and sculptural concrete walls.

Its crowing glory is a circular rooftop sun terrace with sea views and an outdoor bath.

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Great Ocean Road, Lorne agent Ian Stewart has listed the three-level, six-bedroom house with a price guide of $3.65m-$4m.

He said unusually for Lorne, 2A Tradewinds Avenue came with 1.29 hectares of land, which offered extra seclusion on the town’s fringe.

And it’s just a 100m walk from north Lorne’s quiet beach.

The concrete, timber and glass house has uninterrupted ocean views on one side and towering eucalypts to the rear.

Concrete features throughout.


The beach is only 100m away.


It offers living areas on two different levels, each with floor-to-ceilings windows and deck access for outdoor entertaining.

Mr Stewart said as Mr Mills designed the house for his own family and friends to use, he had a chance to showcase his imagination.

“The architecture is really intricate in design and it’s something pretty out there,” Mr Stewart said.

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“It’s not your run-of-the-mill house, from the curved bedrooms right down to the curved beds.

This circular room calls for a curved bed.


It’s very interesting and it just goes to show the imagination of the architect where you have got a licence to realise that.”

The award-winning architect also designed a minimalist Newtown house that became one of the suburb’s highest sales when it traded for $3.55m last May.

Rob Mills designed 210 Noble St, Newtown, which sold last year.


With space to sleep 10 people, Ocean House has become a popular high-end holiday rental.

Mr Stewart said it worked well for larger families and groups as it could be broken up into smaller space and was a flat walk into town.

“It’s got great views looking out across Louttit Bay to the pier,” he said.

“The house of the house really brings the outside in and it’s very tasteful and timeless.”

Expressions of interest close on December 14, unless sold prior.

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