This beach house needed to accommodate the usual suspects of sand, sun and salt, plus teenagers.
Light, air and people flow effortlessly through the house. Bedrooms and a secondary living room flowing from the front entrance afford teenagers privacy to come and go. Upstairs, parents can retreat to enjoy a bushy outlook and a serene study alcove off the landing. A large picture window is a particular architectural feature and provides them with essentially private views across the neighbouring communal park by evening. A broad rear deck offers a generous, casual entry for extended family into the large communal space, hung together around an open fireplace and the kitchen opposite.
The materials used were both cost-effective and suited to the natural environs, such as the recycled cladding. The internal palette reflects the house’s setting and its wide expanses of sky visible throughout, bringing a relaxed sense of balance and ease.
Photographer: Tanja Kimme
Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria
New South Wales