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This 80s A-Frame Is The Beach House You've Been Dreaming Of!

Modernist Australia

Everyone loves an A-Frame, right?

Today, triangular profile preferences combine with boho getaway dreams – Patricia Callan from Modernist Australia shares one of the cutest 80s beach houses on the NSW South Coast.

13th April, 2019

Everyone loves an A-Frame! Photo – Tim Taplin, courtesy of Bella Coastal Property.

One of the cutest 80s beach houses. Photo – Tim Taplin, courtesy of Bella Coastal Property.

Located on the NSW South Coast. Photo – Tim Taplin, courtesy of Bella Coastal Property.

Patricia Callan
Saturday 13th April 2019

‘The fully-realised-boho-hideout tucked within the minds-eye of many!’ – Patricia Callan.

We love a good A-Frame at Modernist Australia, with ‘good’ being the operative word as there really is any number of janky triangular constructions out there that’s for sure.

This, however, is not one of them.

Indeed with its ply ceilings, unmolested timber beams in full hewn flight and set within one of the many sea and treed bejewelled towns that dot the Southern NSW coastline, this could be the fully-realised-boho-hideout tucked within the minds-eye of many.

A three-bedroom/two-bathroom home, it’s made up of an original zone and later extension. There is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen, along with another totally separate living room. They’ve gone to town on timber floorboards and panelling… but nothing beats the location, perched between two glorious beaches (Bawley and Cormorant).

View the property listing on Domain, and original MA article here.

Run by Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs, Modernist Australia is the passion-project/website dedicated to raising the profile of mid-century design and modernist principles in Australia. For more swell eye-candy, visit Modernistaustralia.com.

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