L House

La Costa Partido, Argentina – Estudio PKa Built Area: 175.0 sqm Year Built: 2014 Photographs: Alejandro Peral L House derives its name from its shape – an L-shaped structure that offers the best of both worlds. It sits in an area surrounded by evergreen trees and shrubs with the sound of the sea in the background. The […]

North Fork Bay House

Laurel, United States –  Resolution: 4 Architecture Built area:    153.2 m2 Year built:    2015 North Fork Bay House is a prefabricated beach house that stands on top of steel stilts. The structure was lifted off the ground because the homeowners were concerned of potential flooding. The area below the house now serves as parking, […]

The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh

Location Inverness County, Canada – Omar Gandhi Architect Project Year :     2015 Developed Area :     185.18 m2 Photographs :     Doublespace Photography The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh is a dramatic piece of architecture set in an even more dramatic landscape. Situated between a tree-lined road and a cliff, the house overlooks the ocean […]

The Drew House

The Approach

The Town of 1770  Central Queensland  Australia  –  Simon Laws/ Anthill Constructions As the saying goes “a picture tells a thousand words” and it certainly holds true with this very unique home near the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. The house aims to create a kind of luxury campsite nestled amongst the Bloodwoods and ancient Palms […]

Surfing in Costa Rica

Guanacaste beach house

Guanacaste  Costa Rica  –  Datum Zero Architecture Year built:     2008 Built area:     3,540 sq. ft.  ( 328 m2) A vacation home designed for a young lawyer with a passion for surfing, a modest budget and a difficult site with views over the Pacific. The architect’s notes: “The house is organized as a horizontal bar […]

Tiburon House

San Francisco, California – Andrea Ponsi Architecture Site area: 4500 mq   (2.2 acres) Built-up area: 850 mq (9.146 sq.ft.) Project: 2005 – 2006 Construction: 2006 – 2008 Completion date: 2008 Photography: Richard Barnes Could this house on the San Francisco Bay be any more grandiose? In it are a courtyard, four gardens, and an art […]

Bouddi Beach House

Bouddi Beach House

Bouddi Peninsula, Australia – Castlepeake Architecture What started as a private retreat for one of Australia’s great entrepreneurs, developed over time to become one of the country’s most exclusive and luxurious getaways.  The development is less than 90 minutes north of Sydney’s CBD. It sits in one of the world’s most beautiful environments – the […]

Brazilian Challenge – steep lot, fabulous view…

House in Ubatuba - Ubatuba, Brazil

Ubatuba Brazil – SPBR Arquitetos Built area:     340 m2   (3,672 sq. ft.) Year:     2009 Photography:     Nelson Kon A protected environment and a very steep site called for a radical design.  The home sites below road level with no viable access from below due to both the steepness and the […]

Angles, Timber, Earth and the Ocean…

A window on the universe

Merricks North  Victoria  Australia  –  Wood Marsh Architecture Built:     2009 Photos:     Jean Luc Laloux I looked at this house and thought ‘No’.  Then I looked again and thought ‘Maybe’.  Then I looked again and thought “I really like this”.  Now I see it with some tall trees casting shadows and shade and I […]

Koh Tao is Calling…

Tropical Beach Villa

Koh Tao, Thailand – Christina Saenz de Santamaria Photography: Ekapon Krobtong If you’re currently in the grips of winter, this getaway in Koh Tao, Thailand  just might offer respite. Designed by Australian Interior Designer, Christina Saenz de Santamaria, The development comprises five villas, each having two bedrooms while four also boast private plunge pools. A mix of whitewashed walls, lots […]

Seaview House

Seaview House - JCB

Old Barwon Heads Victoria Australia   –  Jackson Clement Burrows JCB are internationally renown architects.  We like their innovative thinking and that they still seem to delight in doing simple residential projects.  This house is located in Old Barwon Heads on a street comprising an eclectic mix of post war beach houses.  The dominant theme is […]

Tiny Beach House on Rails

Tiny Beach House on Rails - Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand  –  Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Year Built:    2011 Photography:   Jackie Meiring Update:  Best Exterior Innovation at the 2012 NZ Timber Design Awards. This beach front property is in a coastal erosion zone. Building approval is withheld unless the home is relocatable. The owners, architects and builders of this home took […]

We found your beach shack!

We found your beach shack!

This is relaxed living at its absolute best.  It’s green, clean and anything but mean.  And it’s affordable as long as you’re happy to move to Costa Rica.  We’re thinking about it ;-} Click on any image to start the lightbox display.  Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.  You can also view the […]