18th December 2018 Top Summer Beach Homes While it’s the Aussie dream to spend summer holidays by the water to soak in the sun, surf and sand, some people want that feeling all year round (and who wouldn’t?)! Here’s a selection of our top coastal inspired homes. Danmark Heritage Refurb A beautiful renovation of a heritage home in Point Piper takes full advantage of the Harbour views and ocean breeze by peeling back the living spaces to create an open, light filled plan. Design: Higginbotham Studio | Builder: Alila Group | Photography: Katherine Lu Deborah Hutton’s Coastal Home With Hamptons design inspiration and a location overlooking beautiful beaches, this home was always going to scream COAST. The open plan living, the thoughtful placement of windows for maximising the view and cool beachy colours gets you right in the mood for summertime relaxation. Modern Desert Home Beach homes don’t have to be right by the beach, nor do they have to have those expected blue and aqua tones and driftwood coloured timbers as this modern home demonstrates. This retro Californian inspired home has the perfect balance of indoor entertaining spaces with views and outdoor poolside space to enjoy the sunshine and fruit punch. Image: August Homes Luxury Harbourside Retreat Being beach side does NOT mean you have to be laid back and casual. Hidden in a tranquil harbourside location, the extravagant classical design with breathtaking water views from all areas of the home has you feeling like holidaying in style. Hamptons High Living This is a home where the transition between indoors and outside is so seamless you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a luxury island beach hut. The extensive use of large glass doors bring the light in any time of day and then open up to increase the space and bring the outside in. Modern Beachside Marvel A stunning architectural design where the ocean laps the land and sitting inside looking out at the view creates the feeling the ocean may just touch your toes. The colours and textures compliment the sea on any day or any weather. Beach House This old styled beach cottage meets the clean sophistication of a modern day retreat to create a home which feels ‘beachy’. From the colour and texture in the flooring to the balinese inspired styling, the atmosphere is relaxed and the cool ocean breeze that fills the home has you reaching for your sunnies and towel to head down for a dip.