“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.
Hot Miami nights in a cool Miami apartment. Uber stylish with its muted pastels and 70s and 80s design classics the apartment screams Miami Vice meets good taste. I’m seriously jealous. By Los Angeles based Night Palm Interiors.
My second apartment today is filled with morning light. So much so that it is definitely one of the design elements beautifully employed by designers Akin Atelier. With its spectacular position on Campbell Pde in Bondi and the expansive views over the harbour the monochromatic interiors celebrate what is outside the windows while providing an oasis of calm within. Neutral, sophisticated beach side. Perfect.
Timeless and with an effortless style this apartment with sweeping views of across Sydney harbour to the Heads is light-filled and lovely. The views are front and centre while the interiors are serene and chic. An easy sophistication, a quiet retreat. Balmoral Beach Apartment by AP Design House.
Photography by Rory Gardiner
“This summer home delivered a space for rest and respite, memories under the summer sun, and many a sunrise out in the morning surf.”
Becca Interiors has skilfully updated, refreshed and rationalised this house in the heart of Southampton village creating a city dweller’s surf retreat. A mix of new and vintage, bespoke and found, casual and stylish.