Beach houses have long been linked to traditional clapboard architecture. However, architects are reinventing the vernacular, swapping roofs for swimming pools and introducing dramatic cantilevers. The average beach house is frequently raised in order to protect the main level from high waters. Verandas and balconies are also some of the normal features of a pleasant coastal house. While the raised beach homes are still the unparalleled favourites of homeowners, modern designs are becoming very popular among those who wish to revel in luxurious living in their waterfront homes.
Here are some of the most spectacular designs.
Contemporary Concrete House, Karpathos
The rocky scenery of Karpathos, which is an island off the south-west coast of Greece, offers the spectacular setting for this four-bedroom home that is perched above the Aegean Sea with vistas of the windsurfers on Afiarti beach.
The owners, who are a couple with grown-up children, have travelled to Greece a number of times over the years to follow their hobby of windsurfing. They asked OOAK Architects to design a contemporary house while leaving its environs as intact as possible. The 4,041 sqm site has two levels, with the 200 sqm home cantilevering out from the upper one so that it looks as if it’s floating above the sea.
The structure, which is made from concrete cast on site, is left unprotected on the outside – a great coastal home design idea. Much of the interior is positioned around an internal courtyard, protected from the wind.
Waterfront Dog Trot House Plan With Expansive Outdoor Spaces
This house plan is absolutely perfect for a waterfront lot. French doors open out into a large foyer that splits into the study ideal for working in and enjoying Ausbet betting in Australia, and the combined kitchen and lounge with a fireplace. The entrance hall leads all the way to the dogtrot area and then onto the outdoor deck, which ideally can be put right on the water to probably serve as a boat deck.
This house offers 2 197 square feet of total heated area, three bedrooms on the second floor as well as 3.5 baths.
A standout feature of this type of holiday home is that the outdoor deck can serve as a private boat deck.
British architect Guy Hollaway utilised rusty steel mesh, silver larch and grey cement fibreboard to cover this house on Dungeness Beach which is the only place in Britain that is officially classified as a desert.
Guy Hollaway’s Pobble House is the newest architect-designed addition to the Kent beach, which is most-well-known-known as the address of the late artist Derek Jarman. It is also home to a rubber-clad house by Simon Conder Associates as well as a tar-coated residence by NORD Architecture.
Named after the Kentish word for pebble, this holiday home was designed for a client with a growing family who, as with many, is drawn to the remoteness of the shingle beach in addition to its historic fishing community.
Pobble House is a beautifully crafted home which seeks to continue Dungeness’s peculiar architectural legacy.