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September 1, 2015
These oceanside homes cement Australia’s status as a paradise for surfers and beachgoers alike.
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This Fairhaven home peers down from its cliffside location onto the azure-blue Southern Ocean. 

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Dunlop demonstrates the deck’s secondary use: as a launching pad into the concrete plunge pool on the first floor.

Painter Stefan Dunlop and his wife Adrienne Webb snapped up a plot of land on the northeastern coast sight unseen while they were living in London. The final result, a modern take on a traditional Queensland home, replete with a lookout deck, pool, and detached studio, makes it clear that their gamble paid off. 

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With its site on a steep incline, a modern beach house on Louttit Bay was built in an upside-down manner to maximize views of the surrounding forest and ocean. 

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This two-level steel-and-glass structure was built on stilts to give it unimpeded views of Waratah Bay.

 

 

 

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Byron Bay house wood-clad deck with fan.

In designing a four-module prefab off the coastline, local firm Archiblox set out to create a light-filled home that "could be enjoyed throughout the changing seasons." 

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Deck with a zig-zag cinderblock wall at an Australian vacation home

This weekend getaway in Merricks Beach was built with passive principles in mind, featuring double-thick walls for thermal massing and a design that facilitates cross ventilation. 

 

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modern fairhaven beach house blackbutt eucalyptus dining room table

This Fairhaven home peers down from its cliffside location onto the azure-blue Southern Ocean. 

Photo by Sean Fennessy.

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