beach house bliss

Hello everyone! It seems as if summer has finally arrived in Cape Town…what a beautiful day we had yesterday! I’m such a water person and absolutely love the beach. We are totally spoilt for choice when it comes to gorgeous beaches in the Cape and most have quite different characteristics, especially when it comes to the water temperature! So when I spotted this New Zealand beach house designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan, I was smitten.

I love compact, practical homes, particularly when they’re a holiday home. They seem to require a far more pared down approach to their design which makes use of all the available space. And besides, who wants a high maintenance holiday home, right? This beach house is utterly unique and embraces the ethos of minimalism without sacrificing a mindfulness to good craftsmanship. At a mere 40 square meters, this beach house can either be totally open to the view when the sliding shutters are concertinaed upwards, or protected from the elements when the shutters are slid down. It’s cleverly designed with minimal impact to the landscape, incorporating an industrial vibe with the use of raw fixtures. I could absolutely spend my vacation there…except New Zealand is a bit far!








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