A simple white palette and natural textures contribute to a relaxed beach house vibe

Architects: Villa and Villa
Location: Avalon, Australia
Year: 2015
Photo courtesy: Ross Coffey

“The perfect beach house should be a casual, effortless space, with seamless connections between indoors and out, a calm palette of natural materials and finishes, and an easy-going vibe that encourages relaxation… which sums up this quintessential beach house designed by Villa+Villa.

“We didn’t want a slick house with all the latest mod cons,” the owners explain. “Instead, we wanted an earthy home with lots of texture, and beautiful, usable living spaces that connect to the outdoors.”

A white weatherboard exterior gives way to a crisp monochromatic interior. Layers of texture found in linen slipcovers and curtains, natural cane lightfittings and rustic timber pieces add warmth and invite ease.

This is a house to be yourself in, to shrug off city pretentions, to relax and take it easy…”

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