This coastal cottage features modern, clean lines and a subdued color palette designed by Sunshine Coast Home Design, located in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada. The home, titled ‘Seaglass Cottage’, is situated high atop a bluff overlooking the Golf Islands. The concept of this fabulous 4,500 square foot, four bedroom beach house was inspired from the movie “Something’s Gotta Give”, where the homeowners were looking to capture the essence and style of the home. The owners are a Canadian family of four who lives abroad in Bermuda and picked up this vacation home to spend their summers as well as spring break. The original cottage on the property was torn down to replace it with their vision of a dream cottage. They hired interior design firm Kelly Deck Design to give them sophisticated and timeless interiors. They were also looking for spaces where they could entertain family and friends both indoors and out. The exterior facade is clad with a cedar shingle, with walls of windows and French doors that spills out to a wraparound deck. The result is luminous and airy interiors, blurring the lines between indoors and out and highlighting the breathtaking ocean views.
We just love this craftsman style beach house, its elegance and timeless aesthetic makes for a vacation retreat for anyone to enjoy…. and did we mention its outstanding location? The Sunshine Coast is one of British Columbia’s best kept secrets, great weather, and beautiful scenery. When can we come for a visit? What do you think, would you want to spend your vacation here?
If you loved the inspiration of this beautiful beach cottage, we have plenty more amazing features here on 1 Kindesign to share with you. Have a look at a couple more here: A colorful Captiva Island beach house and Stunning rocky shore summer cottage on Boston Harbor.
Photos: Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Home Design
Designed by architecture firm Studio 9 one 2, this award winning modern beach house is located in the small coastal city of Manhattan Beach, California. The three-story property features a 4,000 square foot open loft style plan with only two door in the entire home, the children’s bedroom and powder room. An open-ended structure, one navigates through the spaces by criss-crossing back and forth from private to public. Most of the year the home takes advantage of the cool ocean breezes by having open terraces and windows through the varying levels. The residence features soothing ocean views and an abundance of natural light through floor to ceiling glass windows. Spaces includes a chefs kitchen, dining area, great room/living area, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a separate living suite as well as a four car garage. There are several balconies which offers views out towards the ocean. The exterior facade is comprised of concrete block and stucco, which is softened by raw wood elements and vibrant blue shingles.
This fabulous beach pad is listed for sale, spotted on The Agency for $4,750,000.
Manhattan Beach is a trendy beach city chalk full of cool homes and great shopping and restaurants. We have featured several homes here on 1 Kindesign in this coastal hot spot, in case you missed them, have a look at a couple: Stunning modern transformation of Manhattan Beach House and Modern beach house in Manhattan Beach by Chris Barrett Design.
This fascinating modern beach house showcases a shoji concept of translucency designed by Ed Niles Architect, located on Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California. The home was originally built for Dr. Wei-Tzuoh Chen, a kidney specialist who wanted a family weekend retreat from his hectic schedule. The concept for the home was to soak in the views of the ocean, have large expanses of wall space to display art and have a room dedicated to the owner’s expansive record collection, which had included a total of 25,000 records. With soaring 29 foot high ceilings and walls of fiberglass pull nature in, while walls of windows in the kitchen and living area filter light in and helps frame never-ending ocean views. Concrete walls and steel beams adds clean lines and a industrial aesthetic mixed with Feng Shui design elements. The exterior of the residence was designed to be humble while achieving harmony with its surrounding environment. “A nuanced panel effect draws the sea air in, creating a natural air flow throughout the home.” The beach house offers a main open concept living space and chef’s kitchen, which has a seamless connection to an outdoor living space with BBQ, buffet line and views out to the ocean. A casual dining area also has ocean views. There are four en-suite bedrooms in the main house, which includes a luxurious master suite with dramatically curved window walls. There is a separate guest house on the property.
This insane property is listed for sale at the asking price of $53 million, far exceeding the average price in the area of $15 – $25 million, which is astonishing. If you are interested in seeing more about the property, we spotted it on the website, The Agency.
The property showcases every high-tech feature you could possibly imagine, including a music room that is embedded into the hillside for soundproofing from the busy traffic noise coming from the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). There is also a soundproof home cinema and elevator. This fascinating property is one of the most unique and incredible architectural endeavors that has ever been constructed along the Malibu coastline. Take a look at some other Malibu dream homes here on 1 Kindesign: Cape Cod style home with eclectic details in Malibu and Small lot transformed into stunning Malibu beach house.
We think the architecture and engineering of this home is phenonemal, love all the glass and views out to the ocean. Being steps away from the beach is always a plus if you are a beachgoer. This is truly a remarkable property, would love a home tour! What do you think, is this home too much? Too over-priced? Let us know in the comments below!
This carved sandalwood bed offers guests a cozy place to sleep and sweeping ocean views.
The music room showcases the homeowner’s incredible record collection which is mostly classical music, which he developed a passion for when he started medical school.
This completely stunning beach bungalow has received a complete modern makeover by New York-based Anna Burke Interiors, located in Palm Beach, Florida. The two bedroom 1930s cottage was in need of a major overhaul, after being purchased by a young Manhattan businessman who was looking for a charming vacation retreat on the beach. The designer took 60 days to complete the project, which encompassed a gut renovation of the kitchen and bathrooms, modernized all amenities and re-configured the floor plan by tearing down a wall that opened the space up and brought the sunshine in. The cottage showcases ten foot high ceilings through the majority of the rooms which allows the home to feel more spacious. The home has some elegance to it, yet it is still streamlined enough to be manageable. Window treatments of woven-wood shades helped to give privacy yet still allow natural light when it was needed. In the living room, a stunning art form chandelier graces the ceiling, sculpted from pieces of sandblasted grape wood. The designer used a seaside-inspired color palette of blues and whites, with a dusting of driftwood and rattan. Keeping the continuity of the design aesthetic, the furnishings were selected with a singular style and color palette. Since this is a vacation retreat, the designer took the liberty of adding some resort-style appeal in the bedrooms.
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Photos: Courtesy of Anna Burke Interiors
If you are looking to travel to Australia and want to stay in a vacation rental, Eclipse is beyond exceptional, a chic and stylish beach house with breathtaking views in Sydney’s Palm Beach. A private slice of paradise full of luxury, decadence and effortless living, everything you could want in a beach house. Spread out over three levels with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, large expanses of glass allows every room to offer unparalleled views of the tranquil blue of the ocean. Spacious living areas seems to flow from indoors to out, with long negative edge pool and floating terrace, a wonderful place to sip cocktails and watch the sunset! The sunlit interiors offers polished floorboards, soaring ceilings and spacious, open concept interiors with floor to ceiling windows. The lower levels offer the more public zones and child-friendly spaces, while the uppermost level is the perfect adult getaway, offering three bedrooms. The master bedroom retreat has all the amenities, walk in closet, en-suite bathroom and its own private terrace to create romantic memories. A freestanding bathtub showcases the perfect views, overlooking the crashing waves of Palm Beach. On the middle level, the entertaining zone plays host to a modern kitchen, dining and living areas with beautiful sandstone fireplaces. The lower level is the perfect space for kids to enjoy a games room, there is also a steam room and two queen bedrooms. This is a great escape for family and friends to enjoy spending time together in the comforts of a spacious home right on the beach!
To have an unforgettable holiday experience, rates for this beach house retreat start at $1,930 per night, with a minimum 3 nights stay, from here.
On 1 Kindesign, we love hearing your thoughts of the home tours we take you on, what do you think of this one? Would you vacation here? In the past we presented to you another spectacular beach house retreat in Sydney, Australia that you may have missed. If you would like a photo tour of the ‘Pretty Beach House’, have a look right here.
Seaview Beach House is a contemporary beachfront home designed by Mackenzie Pronk Architects, located in Curl Curl, a suburb of northern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Rising above its sandstone topography, all spaces throughout the home are comprised of elemental volumes with an overhanging roofline and projecting windows with sensational views projecting out to the sea. The home offers a range of passive and active sustainable features and a rugged landscape comprised of coastal plantings. The driveway is comprised of recycled timber sleepers and small pebbles, which is not only attractive but very durable. The garage door has been concealed with eye-catching hardwood cladding, an inviting waypoint to greet visitors to the home.
The balconies extending off the house offer sliding hardwood screens. The bedroom wing is defined by black stained plywood cladding. Garden walls are formed of dry sandstone that were recycled from old footings original to the site. They step down with the natural fall of the property line.
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Every room has been set on an angle to maximize views, and small balconies of both the dining and master bedroom offer viewing platforms to the ocean. The lower level family room spills out onto the lush landscaping and pool area. Located on the property are large cisterns for rainwater harvesting to re-use for the toilets and laundry.
The open plan kitchen and dining area opens out to hardwood timber decking, a perfect spot for enjoying the expansive ocean views.
Hardwood timber creates an outlines abstract form around this central staircase that leads upstairs and downstairs to the retained sandstone basement.
The view through the contemporary dining room looks on to the living room and out through to the covered BBQ deck.
The open plan kitchen and dining area offers expansive views out to the ocean. The flooring is a concrete slab that is cool underfoot and offers a sleek look.
A nighttime view from the balcony off the upper level master bedroom. Western timber screens offer incredible shading from the hot summer sun and privacy.
The timber stairs down to the beautiful deck and elongated swimming pool act as bleacher seating for the parents to watch their children frolicking in the water and a warm spot to read.
The entryway to the home is set with flagstone and decking, with a tiered garden of native plantings and drystone walls.
The beach house looks stunning at nighttime all lit up. The rooms are set set at hard angels to capture the views of the sea.
Photos: Roger D’Souza / Neil Mackenzie
Blue Dog Beach House is a luxury pet friendly holiday house designed by Aboda Design Group, overlooking the sand and waves of Castaways Beach, Noosa, Australia. This holiday retreat is described as, “relaxed Nantucket meets Noosa in style.” This is a pet friendly holiday house inspired by the relaxed feel of summer homes of New England mixed with the best of contemporary Queensland beach house design. Surround yourself with 180 degree ocean views, watching the waves crash from the negative edge pool.
Rates from $700 per night. Accommodation is available for up to ten guests (maximum 6 adults). Minimum stay 5 nights – shorter stays considered when calendar gaps exist, from here.
Blue Dog Luxury Beach House overlooks beautiful Castaways Beach, which is a dog friendly beach. Just step out of the back gate and you are on your way to the tranquil beach minus the crowds. You are just moments away from the action of Hastings Street, Noosa. This fabulous home was in a feature spread in Queensland Homes Magazine 2015.
Features of this beach home includes: a crisp coastal palette of white, soft grey, turquoise and aqua, expanses of glass and glass louvres overlooking the ocean, wide board limewashed French Oak and limestone floors and Newport stone interior and external feature walls.
Four bedrooms and three bathrooms comprise the private spaces of this modern beach house. The master suite and two additonal bedrooms with queen size beds occupy the upper level, while the fourth “sleepover bedroom” is set on the lower level. A soft and balanced palette of white, soft grey, aqua and turquoise mimic the surrounding landscape, integrating the interiors with the mesmerizing outdoors.
Photos: Paul Smith
Wave House is a contemporary weekend beach house retreat that was designed by Mark Dziewulski Architect, situated in beautiful Malibu Beach, California. The form of the 3,200 square foot house takes its inspiration from its context: the beach and waves.
Description from the architects: It is literally cantilevered over the surf, which passes beneath it at high tide. It has an exceptional location as it positioned at the end of a long open stretch of beach and has views on three sides. Being the end house also makes it highly visible to the 50,000 cars that pass each day along the Pacific Coast Highway, a scenic road that hugs the coastline at this point. The main spaces open up towards the surf with a wall of glass and extensive decks, which have fire pits. This indoor/outdoor relationship was very important to the client. The compact plan was carefully designed to provide views form all the main rooms, with large open spaces and maximum flexibility for entertaining. This is foremost a weekend getaway house.
The design evokes memories of yachts, bathing machines and cranes, reflecting its program as a form raised up and hanging over the sea. It appears almost machine-like — as though the floors were lifted and hoisted over the waves. The angled structure for the house is held back from the beach side to allow fully glazed facades overlooking the sea. This diagonal also reinforces the drama of the cantilever and creates a tension in the composition, hovering over the surf. It is an unusual site as it the end house along a row of adjacent homes and therefore has three visible facades. It was very important that the house was visually activated on all sides, while being more private and sheltering on the street side. The curves of the windows mirror the movement of the sea, which they literally reflect.
It was built on the footings of an existing house so we didn’t need to touch beach or disturb the natural environment. It was possible to recycle framing and structure and transform them into something entirely new without having to demolish and rebuild — saving a lot of landfill.
Photos: Courtesy of Mark Dziewulski Architect
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