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The Perfect Sun-Drenched A-Frame Beach House

Although you wouldn’t know it from this week’s weather (thanks Melbourne), beach house season IS, in fact, mere weeks away! And what better way to usher in the best time of year than by real-estate dreaming of a beach house of your very own?

Surrounded by bushland, with sea views, this A-frame in Inverloch is Modernist Australia‘s latest discovery… and yes, it’s on the market!

Patricia Callan
Patricia Callan
8th of November 2019

We love forays into the more experimental varieties of Modern architecture almost as much as we love a good Australian Mid-Century beach shack (they’re design cousins really), so today we present a meeting of both.

This soaring A-Frame house has an orientation of twin wins –  breezy, surf-side South and sun-drenched North nestled in the understated beauty of salty, tea-tree coastal bushland. Inside is not your usual rag-tag A-Frame interior but a stunning and sensitively refurbed 3- level home with endless timber lining and a clever use of era-specific pop; original MCM furniture, new light fittings, dotty kitchen and that red Pirelli in the bathroom (a person favourite in flooring) which indicates a skillful knowledge celebrating the era, without turning it into a retro side-show.

Bravo and claps all round!

View the listing here, and original MA article here.

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