Displaying posts labeled "Beach"


Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2012 by KiM

Seems we haven’t gotten enough of gorgeous beachy homes in Uruguay. Here’s yet another one for you, again by Martín Gómez Arquitectossietemares is a gorgeous residence also in Punta del Este located near the town of José Ignacio and the Atlantic ocean, and is surrounded by a eucalyptus forest. It was designed to be used as a vacation rental with 3 independent suites and a living and dining area with a semi-integrated kitchen. It is absolutely gorgeous and I would LOVE to spend a vacation there. For more information check out their site. What a perfect way to end the work week.  *SIGH*

Endless summer

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2012 by midcenturyjo

Down at the water’s edge where the sand meets the grasses, down where the tang of salt hangs in the air and waves pound a melody on the shore, down on the edge of day dreams is a beautifully simple beach house. The main building is pared back and casual with everything you need for life on the beach. A place to check the break at sunrise, gather with friends, relax in the sun or the shade, celebrate the end of a great day on the beach all while the relentless waves keep reminding you that this is indeed paradise and just how lucky you are. And when it is time to turn your back on the water and retire for the night, a separate sleeping hut provides the perfect retreat. Dreams are made of this.

Another amazing home by Martín Gómez Arquitectos in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Sticks and stones

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2012 by midcenturyjo

Rising from the grass, shaded by a stand of trees is a simple beach house celebrating its surroundings and the lifestyle of surf and sand, sun and fun with family and friends. This is simple building within a short walk of the sea but in its simplicity, its pared back state is the essence of casual days, a slower time and pace. Life is a beach after all and the design team at Martín Gómez Arquitectos are no beach bums when it comes to the perfect seaside retreat. Over the next few days I will be sharing more from Martín Gómez. In the seaside town of Punta del Este, Uruguay he has been slowly designing and building a relationship with this beautiful part of the world. A relationship that embraces site and nature, the built environment and natural environment. Each home will be different but always with a common thread. (You can see my previous post on Martín Gómez here.)

Down by the sea

Posted on Wed, 5 Sep 2012 by midcenturyjo

Perched on a ridge overlooking the sea at Seal Rocks north of Newcastle in NSW is an idyllic beach side retreat. A series of pavilions rises up the slope providing space to live, relax and escape from the everyday world. Simple finishes and fittings are stylish and forgiving but the greatest luxury of this house is the view. What a view. Miles and miles of ocean and coastline vistas to sooth the soul and recharge the mind. I could live forever sitting quietly on the deck watching the waves roll in, whales swim past on their annual migration and fisherman cast their lines. Seal Rocks House by Bourne Blue Architecture.

Hillside beachside

Posted on Mon, 13 Aug 2012 by midcenturyjo

Climbing up the hill behind a simple weatherboard beach house is an extension that opens to the breezes and captures the view. A traditional rabbit warren of a holiday home is lifted  to new heights with open plan living on the higher levels and a much needed level play space because after all this is a family home. Toys and tricycles, wet swimmers and sandy footprints trekked in. Not at all precious but a real jewel none the less. This Pretty Beach, NSW home is by David Boyle Architect.