Located on the South Coast, Australia, Bendalong Beach House is designed for a retired couple. This house is completed by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects as a welcoming, casual beach house that respectful of the laid-back nature of the community. The goal is to create a comfortable beach house to easily accommodate visiting family and friends.
On the street side, the humble, single-level living pavilion can draw on the simplicity of surrounding beach houses. Many of these beach houses are owner-built over the years. A good connection also can be created to the landscape and garden which is imperative to the design.
This house has a structural system that is honest and exposed. When the house is opened up, it almost disappears and evokes the camping social mood. The operable screens are also added to allow for privacy control when the owners want to enjoy their time inside the house comfortably.
The interior of this beach house is a combination of some different materials such as wood and concrete. The rooms are spacious, modern, and elegant. In order to get a lot of benefits from the beautiful surrounding landscape, some outdoor spaces are also designed to let the owners enjoy the views of the landscape.
Bendalong Beach House Gallery
Photographer: Robert Walsh