This Fairhaven home peers down from its cliffside location onto the azure-blue Southern Ocean.
Painter Stefan Dunlop and his wife Adrienne Webb snapped up a plot of land on the northeastern coast sight unseen while they were living in London. The final result, a modern take on a traditional Queensland home, replete with a lookout deck, pool, and detached studio, makes it clear that their gamble paid off.
With its site on a steep incline, a modern beach house on Louttit Bay was built in an upside-down manner to maximize views of the surrounding forest and ocean.
This two-level steel-and-glass structure was built on stilts to give it unimpeded views of Waratah Bay.
In designing a four-module prefab off the coastline, local firm Archiblox set out to create a light-filled home that "could be enjoyed throughout the changing seasons."
This weekend getaway in Merricks Beach was built with passive principles in mind, featuring double-thick walls for thermal massing and a design that facilitates cross ventilation.