What do you get when you ignore all those seaside clichés? You get a thoroughly modern take on the Australian beach house. Relaxed yet stylish. Casual yet sophisticated. Macmasters Beach House by Arent & Pyke.
Photography by Felix Forest
Living the coastal life in Sarasota Bay, Florida looks heavenly, especially now that fall has really set in here in Ottawa and mornings are frosty. This home could have gone way wrong (Miami-fied and over-the-top fancy-schmancy) but it is beachy and contemporary and about as casual as you can get in a house this grand, and OMG how gorgeous is that kitchen backsplash?! Great job keeping things cool Studio G Home. (Builder: Steve Murray Homes Photos: Chibi Moku)
Shades of blue, grey and white, sisal rugs, plants, bamboo, sailboats…something tells me New York City interior designer Matthew Caughy is inspired by all things beachy and nautical. This combination of elements makes for such soothing, timeless and casual spaces. Add in a vignette of vases filled with glorious white hydrangeas and I am smitten.
Oh to have a lakehouse as lovely as this one in Camden, Maine by Kristen Panitch Interiors. A charming mix of original Craftsman features and contemporary living. Beautiful simplicity for relaxed days by the water.
In my dreams you’ll find me here, kicking off my weekday worries at the door like a pair of shoes. My hardest decision at this Palm Beach house on Sydney’s Northern Beaches would be whether to stay in or venture down to the village or perhaps to one of the two beaches just minutes from the door. In my dreams life is really tough. You don’t have to use your imagination though. The Pavilion House is available for holiday let through Contemporary Hotels.