Tag: Beach houses

This family retreat looks north to the headland of Seventeen Seventy on Queensland’s “Discovery Coast.” Artwork: Nicholas Harding.
Projects | Sheona Thomson | 5 Apr 2019

Below the ridgeline: Springs Beach House

Drawing on an intimate knowledge of the region, the architects of this Queensland house have created a low-maintenance and environmentally sensitive beach retreat for an extended family.

The grey blockwork of the original walls remains, with the zigzag steel column structure adding a mid-century modernist aesthetic.
Projects | Mark Scruby | 15 Aug 2017

Fresh breeze: Sorrento House

Retaining the relaxed, breezy feel of the original beach house, this extension and renovation by Figureground Architecture is a clever reorganization that makes the most of the views and space.

Three flights of finely detailed concrete stairs are visible through the dark, faceted form of the home.
Projects | Katelin Butler | 26 Jul 2017

Privacy and openness: Coogee House

This new home by Chenchow Little is a private sanctuary that maximizes the impressive panoramic views to the Pacific Ocean, while also contributing to the neighbourhood itself.

The entry facade is a playful composition of blocks of colour and battened screens on a white background.
Projects | Katelin Butler | 25 Jul 2017

Beachy graphics: Burleigh Street House

Embodying its local beachside context, this alteration and addition reconsiders the suburban status quo.

The compact cottage is carefully nestled within the silhouette of the surrounding landscape.
Projects | Cameron Bruhn | 30 May 2017

Island ingenuity: Wilson’s Cottage

James Davidson Architect’s first hurdle in creating “the best reef house in the world” was designing how to build it, rather than what to build.

The living spaces have been stretched out along the ground floor and out towards the backyard.
Projects | David Welsh | 5 May 2017

Shapeshifter: Bronte House

An adaption of a beachside terrace by Archer Office that feels “generous, considerate and creative.”

Donaldson House by Glenn Murcutt.
News | Linda Cheng | 19 Apr 2017

Glenn Murcutt-designed, newly completed house for sale

A recently completed house in the northern beaches of Sydney designed by Glenn Murcutt has been listed for sale.

The timber-clad home frames spectacular views of Merimbula.
Projects | Clinton Murray | 4 Jan 2017

To the letter: Merimbula House

Architect Clinton Murray’s first residential commission all started with a handwritten letter from Europe.

After the clients’ first holiday home was lost in a fire, this new house was built to endure.
Projects | Judith Abell | 15 Jun 2016

‘Floating on water’: Dunalley House

The pragmatic is mixed with the poetic, as precast concrete, steel and glass come together to form this robust holiday house perched on the Tasmanian coast.

When viewed from the street, the house appears as a dark box clad in compressed fibre cement sheeting and striped with battens.
Projects | Sheona Thomson | 9 Dec 2015

Box of secrets: Francis Street House

A generous family home by ME made from equal helpings of inventiveness and restraint.

Beach House Mornington by Clare Cousins.
Discussion | Linda Cheng | 9 Jan 2015

Top five beach houses

A round up of the most popular beach houses of 2014.

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