21st Century Architecture Beach Houses by Stephen Crafti

By Stephen Crafti

Featuring wonderful complete colour photography—50 appealing architect-designed homes

Australians and New Zealanders are interested in the coast. no matter if it's an enduring homestead or an easy fibro shack, the sound of the surf and the texture of sand underneath one's ft are perennially attractive. This most up-to-date seashore residence publication via Stephen Crafti good points 50 architect-designed houses alongside the coast. From the straightforward to the huge, those houses go away a long-lasting impression.

While some of the houses featured within the e-book are lavishly appointed, others easily body the awesome perspectives forward.

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To the north, retractable glazed walls open onto the bushland setting. AN EXPANDABLE BEACH HOUSE 35 The bedroom wing contains the teenage children’s and guest bedrooms. The parents’ bedroom is located near the main living spaces, though half a level up, allowing the house to function as a more intimate one-bedroom retreat when there are no children or guests staying. 36 Adjacent to the lobby is the main kitchen and living area, a half-level above the entrance, featuring picturesque views of the site.

B O AT S H E D 47 4 13 13 12 10 9 10 5 6 8 2 11 12 11 7 4 4 Ground floor 0 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 5m Garage Laundry Wine cellar Deck Kitchen Dining Formal living Informal living Study Guest ensuite Master bedroom Master ensuite Bunk room Lower ground floor The central pavilion functions as the home’s social hub. With its dramatic timber-lined roof, this open-plan area leads to decks on both sides. Architect JASON BAILEY has created as much outdoor space as possible, as well as ensuring these areas are protected from the often inclement weather.

CHANGE OF STYLE 59 The house not only captures the majestic views over Burleigh Beach, but the career and interests of the owners, who are involved in the ballet industry. The design therefore features a large ballet studio at ground level, together with an art gallery, photographic studio and office. 60 While the ground floor is single-skin blockwork on three sides (to allow privacy for dancers and providing thermal mass), the first floor of the house is completely glazed on four sides. The brief was for a fishbowl, though with private areas for dressing.

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