There’s something quite Aussie about spending the weekend down by the ocean. From the golden sands of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, to the rugged waves along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, we’re blessed with some of the world’s most spectacular beaches.
When it comes to designing the ideal coastal retreat, prefabrication offers myriad benefits. Blending rapid, sustainable construction with bespoke design (think customisable floor plans and spectacular panoramic views), modular design is revolutionising the classic Aussie beach house.
Exceptional design flair and brilliant functionality are seamlessly blended in the Somers beach home along the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
Designed for a family and their grandchildren, this intergenerational retreat leverages a reverse-living house plan, placing main living spaces, including the kitchen and master bedroom, on the first floor to maximise bayside views and natural light.
The ground floor houses additional bedrooms, laundry, and garage, maintaining privacy without compromising the panoramic views, thanks to strategic landscaping.
Key to the design is accessibility, with features like a lift, wide staircases, open bathrooms, and spacious hallways. These elements guide residents to a sunlit open-plan living space, characterised by minimalist finishes that echo the beachside setting.|
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From functionality through to aesthetics, our Bronte project is truly exceptional.
Designed for a family of five, this residence balances incredible ocean views with privacy. With specific attention to natural materials like timber and stone, the home features internal curves that soften its feel, contrasting with its strong exterior form.
A central curved staircase connects its three levels, while a skylight illuminates the interior. The ground floor houses a garage and workshop, and the first floor is a vibrant space with kitchen, dining, and living areas opening to a backyard with a glass-sided pool.
The second floor is a tranquil retreat with three children’s bedrooms, each with an ensuite, and a master bedroom at the front, taking in the ocean views. Automated black screens on the façade provide a balance of privacy, shade, and outlook, controlled individually and linked to a wind sensor for automatic adjustment.
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In the picturesque location of Sydney’s famous beaches sits the Clovelly home – a symbol of a young couple’s new life journey.
With a brief for a “forever home”, the two-storey residence is comprised of six prefabricated modules that form a low-maintenance family space with plenty of room for the eventual addition of new, smaller family members.
The ocean beckons, only a stone’s throw from the property, so it would be inarguably criminal to not take advantage of the views. To cater, the design sits in orientation to the sea, with a long, open plan living/kitchen space that leads from the rear decking and opens up at the front to full-height windows and a cantilevered balcony.
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Orientated to enjoy the dramatic views across Western Port Bay, our Shoreham beach house provides all the essentials for a beachside getaway.
The clients’ brief was to capitalise on the beautiful sea views, thus the main living space is elevated to the first floor and extends onto a rear deck through a bank of floor-to-ceiling glass stretching across the width of the house.
With ocean views from the rear deck facing south, a secondary outdoor area was constructed to take full advantage of the northern sun. Vertical timber battened screens sheltering the courtyard provide privacy from the street while still allowing sunlight to penetrate deep into the house.
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The Portsea prefab home blends with its surrounding environment and will continue to age gracefully over time.
As a weekender and holiday home, relaxation is key – thus the simple dark form is fuss-free and requires very little maintenance.
Holiday life is centred around the pool and the outdoor living spaces, all of which are orientated to the north for all-day sun. The deck and pool become an extension of the indoor entertaining spaces with its positioning allowing it to become a place to relax in the sun, a gathering place to enjoy the company of friends and a perfect position to keep an eye on the kids at the same time.
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