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January 14, 2016
From the beach to the bush, these homes from down under embrace their country's natural splendor.
Living room with ocean views in Australian beach home by OLA Studio

Characterized by a balmy, temperate climate, the seaside Australian town Mount Martha couldn’t be a better site for this oceanfront home that opens itself to the sea breeze. OLA Studio, the firm behind the project, touts a strong commitment to passive thermal efficiency, exemplified by this project’s strategic planning and choice of materials. The four-bedroom, timber-clad home faces south to receive constant daylight and cross-ventilation via operable windows and a creative lighting scheme.

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© Manos Mavridis
Originally appeared in An Australian Beach Home with Stunning Ocean Views
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Cantilevered home on an Australian hillside

Teeland Architects designed this modern home on Australia’s Sunshine Coast in order to maximize views of the Pacific Ocean to the east as well as the surrounding forest to the north.

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Jared Fowler
Originally appeared in Modern House Captures Panoramic Views in Australia
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modern fairhaven beach house blackbutt eucalyptus master bedroom

This home in the village of Fairhaven gazes over the area’s longest beach and an open sea that stretches all the way to Antarctica.

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Originally appeared in 10 Bedroom Design Ideas
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Clement Meadmore Sling chair in house designed by Kirsten Thompson Architects.

Embedded in the rugged southern Australian landscape, this richly furnished house comprises three volumes connected by a sweeping rhomboid roof. A Clement Meadmore Sling chair provides a favorite vantage point for sipping coffee while looking out at Hanging Rock.

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Originally appeared in Richly-Furnished Home Frames Striking Landscape Views
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modern lakeside home in Australia master bedroom with giant glass door

With a large glass door from Capral that opens completely to the elements, this lake house on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula becomes part of the landscape.

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Originally appeared in A House That Looks as Natural as the Landscape
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Living room with ocean views in Australian beach home by OLA Studio

Characterized by a balmy, temperate climate, the seaside Australian town Mount Martha couldn’t be a better site for this oceanfront home that opens itself to the sea breeze. OLA Studio, the firm behind the project, touts a strong commitment to passive thermal efficiency, exemplified by this project’s strategic planning and choice of materials. The four-bedroom, timber-clad home faces south to receive constant daylight and cross-ventilation via operable windows and a creative lighting scheme.

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