Coastal beachfront property is at a premium in this Queensland, Australia hotspot, but this house design on this densely populated sandy strip feels like a spacious retreat a million miles away from it all. This house by Aboda Design Group is the epitome of elegant beach house, from its look to its feel. The cool white facade not only has a carefree look, but it’s also low-maintenance, freeing up your spare time for leisurely pursuits. The shuttered windows have a casual air about them, flooding interiors with natural light while also providing privacy. Of course, the outdoor views splash the modern white interiors with deep blue from the surf and sky.
With the waterfront only steps away, a ramp leads from the garden across the sandy beach, connecting the home to the sparkling shoreline.
The house was positioned to make the most of its natural attributes – maximizing the view, the natural light, and the cooling coastal breezes. The glazed facade frames these vistas, sheltered by an overhanging roof that provides shade to the large outdoor deck which, with the simple slide, becomes part of the living area.
The structure works its way around an inviting outdoor pool and deck. This wrap-around layout creates privacy for the pool and to interiors, which are behind floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls. While on the deck, you still enjoy ocean views through a glass-enclosed living area.
For every interior living space, there is access to an outdoor living area that gives interiors a run for their money! Chic deck decor echoes the elegant yet organic style you’ll find inside.
Just on the other side of the floor-to-ceiling glass wall, a bright and airy interior invites casual get-togethers and easy living from day to day.
This cool waterfront house is decidedly contemporary in its style, but easily warmed up with sunlight streaming in through expansive windows (heating up both temperature and look), and the honey-colored wood floors.
The contemporary style kitchen is finished in a sleek palette of white and glass, wrapping function and fashion in one. The open floor plan leads into a dining area, which opens onto the deck and the beach.
Cool frosted-glass upper cabinets offer practical storage with a light aesthetic that works beautifully with the contemporary look of the living space. Behind a glass door, a wine cellar is a small but sweet must in this gourmet kitchen.
This open floor plan enhances the home’s sense of space. The linear layout is easily accessible and efficient, while allowing for natural ventilation of the home. Interiors are divided into three living zones: play area, family room, and private retreat. This combination kitchen and dining room features a central fireplace that creates some separation from the rest of the main floor without disconnecting it entirely.
The double-sided fireplace also lends a lovely focal point to the living area on the other side. This sun-soaked space is open to above, maximizing the natural light and views through the glazed exterior wall. Simply slide it open and enjoy direct access to the deck and pool.
As you follow the glass wall, you’ll pass the pool and catch a glimpse of an open upper-level catwalk that mirrors the lower-level hallway.
This second-storey hallway is open to below, facing the pool and flooding the upper level with natural light and views.
The bedroom is a resort-style retreat, finished in soothing tones and minimalist decor. White walls and ceilings, and minimal details ensure the focus stays where it belongs – on the view! A cozy corner window seat is the perfect vantage point to take in the sails bobbing along the surf.
The glass-enclosed nook leads into the open ensuite bathroom, which is flooded with natural light. A corner window ensures this private retreat has its own dedicated view. The organic basins and bathtub are spa-inspired touches of luxury.
This house is two-faced, its street view more humble in nature with the white facade softened by wood garage doors. The perfectly manicured lawn and gardens add a layer of lushness to the contemporary home. Waterside, the house stands out like a crisp white sail in the ocean blue. Its clean lines and simple silhouette ooze sweet relief – echoing the home’s intended lifestyle.
Aboda Design Group
Photo credit: Paul Smith