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coastal

A holiday sanctuary

Corke Design Studio’s beachy getaway brings a distinctly Japanese aesthetic to The Great Ocean Road.

Designing La Dolce Vita Through Art

An art collection is deeply personal. Built gradually over time, it lends insights into what the collector finds appealing and the tone of life they want to lead. What better place for Decus Interiors to begin conceptualising Coastal Home than with the client’s art?

Ocean Envy: 5 top Coastal Homes

Nothing beats a coastal view. Especially if you live inner city, a house with clear horizon and the expanse of the sea to look at is absolute bliss. Here are five homes lucky enough to inhabit the coast and the luxuries that come with it.

A modern beach house informed by an old shed

offSET Shed House in Gisborne, by Irving Smith Jack Architects, demonstrates New Zealand’s affinity with coastal living and how the tradition of the bach is still alive. Words by Tess Ritchie.

A Kiwi Bach in Victoria by MRTN Architects

Venus Bay Bach, by MRTN Architects, “was never intended to be home away from home; it was to be a holiday house, basic in form and basic in function” – that is, a bach. Words by Tess Ritchie.

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

When the abstracted interior space becomes better than the reality of the beach out front… Wynn A. Bay spent the day at Hilton Pattaya’s Drift Lounge and shares the experience.

Seaside Plywood Shack

An exercise in restraint, ITN Architects’ Great Ocean Road House demonstrates how applying a light touch to a magnificent setting can produce the finest results.

Verandah Daze

Reveling in a seclusion that’s rare in Asia, Claughton House offers an intimate encounter with the ideas of master sensualist Geoffrey Bawa. By Melissa Rimac