Head to the beach Get the hol­i­day feel year-round with a house built in coastal style


Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - January Contents -

The Aus­tralian lifestyle re­volves around the coast, so it’s no sur­prise that a hous­ing style has de­vel­oped that fits per­fectly into the en­vi­ron­ment. Evolv­ing from the hum­ble fi­bro beach shack, the scene of count­less care­free sum­mers, the de­sign projects a re­laxed and easy­go­ing vibe so when­ever you come home, you’ll feel like you’re on hol­i­days!

Ah, the beach! There’s noth­ing like the feel of the sun on your skin and the salt spray on your face

RETRO RE­VIVAL Step back in time by paint­ing with the pas­tel shades used on old beach shacks. A light-coloured roof, such as the Color­bond Surfmist used here, re­flects the heat of the sun.

PRAC­TI­CAL MAT­TERS Shaded west-fac­ing win­dows keep out the harsh af­ter­noon sun and are also an ar­chi­tec­tural fea­ture.

BRING IN THE BREEZE An abun­dance of win­dows and wide doors not only blurs the lines be­tween in­side and out, it also al­lows cool­ing cross breezes to flow through the house so it’s more com­fort­able.

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