Simple pull holes in the plywood cabinetry is a no-fuss way to do away with the need for handles. This is, after all, a beach house - the simpler, the better.
The prefabricated Inverloch House connects the indoors with the outdoors in a number of clever ways. This window sill becomes a trendy breakfast bar once the bi-fold windows are opened, while clerestory windows provide a glimpse of the sky from the kitchen.
Inside, plywood continues the timber theme, giving the home a laid back, care-free aesthetic. Louvres bring back memories of the '60s, but the modern variety are a great way to let in sea-breezes.
A deck at the end of the living area is a great place to hang out and take in the scenery. It also expands the compact living area to make if feel much larger.
Venus Bay Beach House on Gippsland’s rugged coastline is a second home small enough to stick to the tight budget, but spacious enough to house family and friends for the weekend.
Inside the Venus Bay Beach House, the materials palette is light and airy, with woodgrain and light walls the focus.
At Venus Bay Beach House a sunken lounge creates an intimate and informal relaxation zone. And when the bright red curtain is open, views of tea-tree scrub takes over.
Lorne Hill House is a modern interpretation of the traditional Australian beach shack. It uses fibre cement boards to reference the traditional beach house material and it is placed on the site delicately to preserve existing Gum Trees.
Lorne Hill House uses fibre cement boards, a material common in the Australian beach house vernacular. The grey of the fibre cement combined with timber left to weather and galvanised steel will, over time fade and weather to fit in with the surrounding landscape.
The interior of Lorne Hill House is light and bright thanks to white walls, light timber and, of course, plenty of natural light. Views of the surrounding landscape and the ocean are drawn in through large picture windows.