Australia has one of the largest and most stunning coastlines in the world. So it figures that along the sandy beaches are a myriad of beach houses, ranging from the most simple to the most extravagant. Here is Lunchbox Architect's selection of Australia's Top 5 Beach Houses:
1. Mornington Beach House
A Beach-Side 'Treehouse' for Big Kids
What if you outgrow the Mornington beach house that's been in the family for years? Architect Clare Cousins designed a 'treehouse' extension for the big kids.
2. Venus Bay Bach
It's a Piece of New Zealand on the Australian Coast, Bro!
Venus Bay Bach is a beach home built on a tight budget, but spacious enough to house family and friends for the weekend. And it doesn't ignore the views…
3. Merricks Beach House
Beach-Town Lifestyle with a Modern Twist
Rachel Nolan of Kennedy Nolan Architects designed a weekender for her family called Merricks Beach House. It cleverly redefines the Australian beach house.
A Home? Or a Zeppelin That Crash-Landed in the Australian Bush?
You don't get homes much more unusual than Cocoon — a zeppelin-shaped home lofts above its steep site, nestled in the canopy of Australian native treetops.
5. Ridge Road Residence
A Beach House Where Nature is the Star
A single tea tree on the site of this beach house became the focus of the project. The aim became to showcase nature, rather than try to dominate and control it.