The wide blue yonder
From the more traditional Hamptons-style cottage by the beach to the contemporary and minimalist mansion that cantilevers over the ocean, Coastal Homes Of The World is a collection of stunning waterfront properties.
Author Monique Butterworth has sourced seaside homes from Australia, Asia, the US, the Caribbean, Greece and more, to showcase how everything from eco, bohemian and rustic design can be interpreted in coastal architecture and interior design. As it turns out, successful coastal design is much more than whites, blues and neutrals. All of the homes have that dream element or wow factor that only coastal homes can. The stunning views are a given but it’s the entire package of the sound of the ocean and the salty scent of sea air. It is that relaxed on-holiday feeling, yet still retaining elements of style. I am drawn to Amanzi Kamala’s (Cape Sol Phuket, Thailand) ridiculously stunning cantilevered glass-bottomed swimming pool, which draws the eye. You just wouldn’t leave. It was tough choosing the six homes featured, but I wanted to show homes that respond individually to the key elements of their location. Stunning views aside, all six homes exude easy, low-maintenance, eco-friendly living and don’t take themselves too seriously. Apart from where to book their next holiday? For many of us, living by the sea is a fabulous dream and simply not reality. You may not have
Casa Altiplano in Mexico turns traditional adobe technique on its head to create a modern seaside home with eye-popping colour.