What wouldn’t you give to be in Australia right now? I’ve been stomping around in my slushed-up wellingtons for the past couple days, and seeing that the weather is a high of 30˚C in Victoria — where this luxurious beach house by OLA Studio is located — makes me want to jump into the Pacific and swim over. Take a look at this spectacular view.
The exclusive dwelling is perched in a quiet pocket of the Mornington Peninsular region. Upon first approach, it looks robust — aptly so — in order to withstand the weather challenges of its coastal environment.
The façade is covered with timber shutters that open and close to protect glass windows when needed, making this a functional home all year round. When opened, the shutters can be manipulated to frame the desired view and various levels of natural light.
Making use of the natural landscape, the home projects an effortlessness that suits the Australian coastal lifestyle.
The finely considered detail on the inside (you’ve got to love the statement fireplace and stacks of firewood) evokes a space that would flatter the modern man on his down time.
Of course, there’s also a private pool, on the off chance you’d prefer to skip the waves.