The Beach House by Studio Esteta

- Photograph­y — Sean Fennessy Studio Esteta — studioeste­

▲ Located within the heritage-listed Eastern Beach Bathers’ Pavilion Geelong, the Beach House is a re-imagined Australian beachside cafe and kiosk. The colour palette is light and bright with accents of sandstone, neutral tones and light blue hues. The design draws upon the context of the site and its history to re-create the traditiona­l beachside cafe and kiosk. The brief sought to revitalize the existing run-down bathers’ pavilion and provide the local community with a relaxed, pared-back and considered dining space, takeaway kiosk and function space.

Informed by the rural and coastal landscape of the surroundin­g Bellarine Peninsula, the design is relaxed yet remains sympatheti­c to the history of the site. This was achieved through the simple yet thoughtful material palette and subtle yet high level of detail. The raw, honest and humble textures of the Australian landscape are further reflected through a palette that layers materials, including rendered wall finishes, soft linen curtains, warm timbers and natural stone.

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