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Coastal Architecture

7 breathtaking luxury coastal stays

Whether nestling into overgrown rainforest or jutting out along a craggy shoreline – these are the most exquisite luxury coastal accommodations from around the Indo Pacific. Each one embraces its coastal context, offering a source of inspiration for how to bring tranquillity and leisure into the every day.

Where sky, earth and ocean meet

Designing in the tradition of Australian sub-tropical vernacular, Hogg & Lamb has cleverly tied together an unusual set of parts in this Queensland project. J&M House is at once a private residence, art gallery and holiday home that makes full use of its coastal location.

A monumental memory

Within the nest of homes on the hillside beside the coast, one monolithic structure makes itself known against the waves and shingles.

Conscious Architecture

With a big impact yet relatively small footprint, Benn+Penna hope this costal house on Sydney’s North Shore can act as a blueprint for appropriate design on Australia’s coastline.