Head to the beach Get the holiday feel year-round with a house built in coastal style
THE HOUSE STYLE THAT LETS YOU HOLIDAY AT HOME
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.