A joyous play on colour and pattern, vinatge and new, this MacMasters Beach home by Sydney-based Brett Mickan Interior Design is definitely not your typical beach house. Oh the clichéd nautical and fish motifs may make an appearance here and there but their presence is a tongue-in-cheek reference to holiday living by the sea. This house is all about family fun in the Aussie sun with a nod to your grandparents’ beach shack from the 60s combined with modern, casual living.
Yesterday I stalked a multi-million dollar house on Sydney’s Pittwater, all black and glass and steel. It was fabulous no doubt but I’ll let you into a secret. I’m a simple girl who likes simple things, beautiful, simple things I admit. If I had the choice between spending the weekend in yesterday’s mansion or today’s fibro shack I think I’d choose this Little Black Shack. Simple. I mean look at that view!
It’s a dream I’ve always harboured. An unpretentious beachside house, comfortable with an almost spartan beauty… almost. I would always have room for a found object or a time worn piece. A short walk to a wind swept beach. The sound of waves ever present like a heartbeat of a simple life. A home to be alone and a home to share with family and friends. A house a little something like this. The Grey House Camber via Light Locations.
When the location is this amazing and the view is to die for, when the house is simple in its bones and that’s a good thing, when all you want is a place to gather and make wonderful family holiday memories then this might just be the house for you. The house is on the Costa Brava in Spain and the sympathetic restoration and renovation by Nook Architects allows the house to remain true to its traditional, mediterranean origins while providing a stylish, contemporary living space.
Photography by Marcela Grassi
Not so much a beach shack, more a beach complex this Sullivan Island, South Carolina house by Heather A Wilson Architect excels as outdoor spaces. From screened verandahs to fireplaces to poolside lounging it has everything for large family gatherings by the sea. Bunks and slip-covered furniture, shingles and white washed timbers. It’s a picture postcard American coastal getaway.