Striking glass and timber pavilion: Ocean House

Ocean House is a glass and timber pavilion that blends wilderness with contemporary chic to create a truly unique entertaining area with panoramic views across the ocean in Victoria, Australia. Designed by Robert Mills Architects, the home has been sculpted from concrete, timber and floor to ceiling glass amid slender eucalypts and decorated to the highest standards with objects and furniture. The subdued palette ensures the house belongs to the forest, while design details such as angled balustrades and circular windows hint at its nautical setting and walls of glass allow the colors of the ocean to wash over its interiors.

Inside, the warm, textured greys of concrete and stucco are enhanced by suede leather handles made by a saddler to create a calming refuge from the world outside, a place for families and friends to gather. Six bedrooms, including a spectacular circular main bedroom with en-suite inside the cylindrical tower that forms Ocean House’s southern end, sleep up to eight people, while the kitchen / living area is served by a nautically-inspired wraparound terrace and deck with built in barbecue and a rooftop deck with open air bath, velvet soft polished concrete and the most stylish, comfortable furniture from cutting edge designers. A second acoustically sealed living area with adjoining table tennis room and en-suite is also available.

This incredible pad is also available as a vacation rental, from here.

Photos:  Earl Carter