Limestone, Pool Coping

Mornington Peninsula Project

The renovation and extension of this exceptional residence on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula was designed by Tasara DeRoche at All About Design & Drafting in Rosebud. The pool, the house and the landscape were all built by Craig and his amazing team at Quality Built based in Mt Eliza.

The impeccable attention to detail is a credit to all involved in the project, and beautiful ‘Willow’ limestone from Yarrabee & Castlemaine is the perfect complement to a breathtaking space. Sourced from Spain, ‘Willow’ limestone is a unique, light sand-toned material that fits perfectly in the seaside setting and adds a soft warmth to the whole picture. ‘Willow’ limestone is ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications, which makes it perfect for continuity of indoor and outdoor areas.

Country Blend walling stone


The external material here comprises 900mm x 600mm tiles with an acid-etched ‘antique’ finish. This etching process creates a gentle ripple in the stone’s surface, which is the origin of its excellent nonslip properties. For the technically minded, this limestone has P5 slip rating – which is as good as it gets.

The pool coping comprises 900mm x 400mm pieces with a 50mm drop face along the water’s edge. These also have the ‘antique’ finish to ensure maximum safety and a seamless continuation of the design, and its warm sand colour provides the perfect frame to the glistening pool.


For the home’s interior, the gorgeous ‘Willow’ limestone was selected in a ‘honed’ finish, which provides a smoother surface making it easier to run a mop over to keep clean. This finish drops the slip rating back to a P4 – which is still suitable for pool surrounds and well exceeds the requirements for use in wet interior areas, such as bathroom floors.

There is minimal visual difference between the ‘honed’ and ‘antique’ finishes and this results in a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces – giving the home an open and organic atmosphere.

Stone used in this project