Loving the modern and tropical, Spanish finca-esque vibes of this renovated 1970s home in the South of France. Another stellar project by the talented Baptiste Bohu.
“This project combined tonal fabrics, natural materials and textures to create a calming beach retreat. Though neutral in tone, the space comes to life with the layering of plaster, travertine, rattan and linens.”
Just when you think it’s another beige on beige home BAM! pattern on pattern in the guestroom and bathroom. Stone, rattan and tropical wallpaper. What more could you want in a beachside getaway? John’s Island by Cameron Ruppert.
Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg
Spanish design firm Isabel Lopez Vilalta+Asociados took a 70s dwelling in the seaside fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell and updated it to meet the needs of the owner and their large family and friends for long summers of sea and beach. Interiors and exterior flow naturally into each other while respecting the preexisting architectural structure. I’m dreaming of a long lunch at that tiled dining area, glass of chilled wine in hand.
Photography by Salva López
Bright, colourful and fun this 70s beach home in Balnarring on the Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula was given a very modern update by Melbourne-based interior design studio Alexander Pollock. A playful and enchanting home that turns the beach house cliché on its head.
Photography by Nicole England
“Amongst the dunes and pine forests along the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is a pair of gabled timber sheds. The design references the timber working sheds found in rural New Zealand. The buildings are sited to create an occupation against the dune edge that feels relaxed and timeless. Between them is set an area for seating and outdoor fire.”
Hunkered between the dunes and the forest the beach house has layers of timber screens and sliding windows and walls providing screening, privacy and air flow. Lines blur between inside and out. With time the exterior walls will grey melding further into the landscape. Te Arai Beach House by Fearon Hay Architects.