A colourful family seaside home and not a coastal cliche in sight. Think fun and fabulous, open plan and private spaces, orange and red, green and blue and don’t forget the yellow. An eclectic richness carefully curated to seem effortless and welcoming. Seaside House by London-based Studio Ashby.
“Our Beach House at Mermaid represents a refined beach house design with a bold expression of form and materials. From the west orientated urban streetscape the façade responds to privacy and solar concerns by way of sliding timber screens set within white vertical walls and horizontal concrete floor and roof elements in a two storey form. The two storey form boldly cantilevers towards the street over feature stone walls and glass entry. Dense landscaping softens the built form and provides a unique arrival experience. Externally and internally the material palette is a composition of natural materials and textures including stone, concrete and timber set against white surfaces. Internally high ceiling and voids capturing light creates a variety of unique spaces.”
A new coastal design language. Modern, monolithic and strong. Beach House by Gold Coast based BDA Architecture.
Photography by Andy Macpherson
I am in complete denial that summer is over. I am trying to mentally prepare myself to be frozen and miserable for the next 6+ months. In the meantime I will continue to deny the inevitable by staring longingly at summer homes such as this neutral, modern Montauk beauty by Alexander Design.
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere super stylish. Bijou/ Bobo Plage by Monaco-based A.R.Rivani Architecture.
Normally when I dream of an island getaway it involves palm trees, white sands and a Bali style pavilion or two. Today’s island dream is an old shipbuilder’s cabin on Vashon Island in Washington’s Puget Sound. Designers Hoedemaker Pfeiffer wove their magic over a year, gut-renovating and reinstating the history and personality of the house. An island dream indeed!
Photography by Thomas J. Story