Displaying posts labeled "Beach"

Double dose of Inside Out

Posted on Wed, 18 Dec 2013 by midcenturyjo

Ready for our second sneak peek inside the pages of the latest issue of Inside Out? How about this amazing home?!

“The second home – styled by Jason Grant and photographed by Prue Ruscoe – is nicknamed “Austinmer Opera House”. It’s perched on a cliff in the beach suburb of Austinmer (in Wollongong, an hour south of Sydney) and has a striking look that was inspired by the 10-year-period (!) where architect Alex Symes (in association with G+V Architecture) spent drawing the Sydney Opera House in his spare time to work out why he liked it so much. The home has won a Master Builders Australia award for energy efficiency and environment management, which makes it a perfect fit for our eco issue, ” writes Lee Tran.

Don’t forget the Jan/Feb Inside Out hits the news stands in Australia tomorrow and you can read along on ZinioGoogle Play and the Apple Newsstand too. I’ve read and reread my Zinio issue so many times that if you could wear out a tablet screen then I have!

Big Bay Beach House

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2013 by midcenturyjo

I can smell the salt in the air and hear the crash of relentless waves. Sand whipped up by the stiff onshore breeze stings my shins. I squint into the bright light and wonder if I’ll trek down to the beach and plunge headfirst into the sea or whether I should be sensible, walk back inside and slather cream into my sunburn. A beautiful location, a beautiful house, a beautiful daydream. Big Bay Beach House, 25 minutes drive from Cape Town, South Africa and available for holiday let. Maybe not a dream after all.

Whale Bay getaway

Posted on Fri, 6 Dec 2013 by midcenturyjo

More Pacific bure than your typical New Zealand bach this family beach house is perfect but definitely not precious. Kids flung on daybeds and stray sand underfoot, wet swimmers hung over railings and always someone grazing in the fridge. The soft hum of summer insects and memories of returning year after year to a special place. The family’s Whale Bay getaway. By Chesire Architects – with initial design undertaken while a director at Jasmax.

Wake me up

Posted on Mon, 2 Dec 2013 by midcenturyjo

Wake me up when Monday is over. No go away. I’m serious. I want to stay under the covers and slip back into my dream. The one where I live in a small but perfectly formed beach house in Portugal. Simple and stylish, layers of texture and colours of the sea. A wonderful dream where there are never any Mondays, never any Mondayitis. A dream designed by Vera Iachia of course.

Cabana

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2013 by midcenturyjo

It’s rustic and earthy, colourful and casually chic. Can simple and stylish be seriously sexy? I’m daydreaming of bikinis and bare feet, too much rosé at lunch and a long siesta with my lover (don’t tell my husband). A beach cabana by Portuguese interior designer Vera Iachia. Summer time and the living is easy.