It takes a great client to end up with a beach house like this. Their brief was an elegant description of the experiences they wanted to enjoy in the house with their family and friends.
Our involvement in the project was a continuation of our relationship with the client from designing their inner-city house. We recommended the architect, Robert Watson, and we were engaged early in the design process to establish a colour palette and a comprehensive furniture proposal.
Architecturally, this house is a complete rejection of beach-house clichés. The house is a fearless counterpoint to the scrubby tea-tree and sand dune environment in which it sits, and at the same time it meets every point of the client’s highly personal brief.
Architect: Robert Watson Architects
Photography: Earl Carter