The beach house in Playa Las Lomas del Mar was designed and built in difficult plot conditions: 8 meters high sandy and rocky hill with a curved shape. The house has beautiful view to the Pacific Ocean and the beach from the master bedroom, guest bedrooms, as well as from the social areas.
Design: Vertice Arquitectos
The design idea of the beachfront house was to reinterpret the local building tradition - use of wood as a primary building material - the expression of lining, cladding, structure and joinery in an unique and raw way. The unadorned timber, a renewable and sustainable resource, provides a link to surrounding nature. The living room is open to the sun and the outside, a metaphorical campsite or tent, while the berooms are cool and enclosed. The large fireplace allows heating in cold wheather and the movable bath and open bathroom allows the rituals of bathing and showering to become close to nature. Awards: NZIA Local Award 2003; NZIA Supreme Award 2004; NZIA New Zealand Award 2004; NZ Home & Entertaining Home of the Year Winner 2003; NZ Home & Entertaining Home of the Decade Winner 1996-2005; 2003 Origin Timber Design Award for Architectural Excellence
Design: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Photos: Patrick Reynolds
The Malibu Beach House (California) consists of two separate buildings: guesthouse and main house, the grasses and sand are allowed into an entry courtyard as an extension of the beach landscape. The beach houses are clad in teak wood, which also repeats inside as ceiling and floor finishes.
Design: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
The luxury oceanview house (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico) named Casa Finisterra boasts architectural materials like stone, concrete, glass and metal. Composed of elegantly designed interiors and private courtyards, the luxury oceanview house overlooks sparkling waters and was built to appear as part of the coastal landscape, with expanses of large glass opening the minimalist interiors towards the oceanviews.
Design: Rees Roberts, Steven Harris Architects
This two story luxury beach home was completed in 2007 and is located in Southampton, New York. The luxury beach home and garden become a bridge between two various bodies of water: wild Atlantic Ocean to the south and gentle Mecox Bay to the north.
Design: Stelle Architects
Photos: Kay Wettstein von Westersheimb, Francesca Giovanelli, Jeff Heatley
The luxury beach home was built in 2011, has three floors and is located in the Las Palmeras, 76 miles south of Lima. Designers chose to leave the social areas for everyday activities in the third floor, to take more advantage of the beautiful ocean view over the lower first row terraces. In the ground floor designers identified spaces which required a lot less illumination such as parking and service areas.
Architecture: Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos
Photos: Elsa Ramirez
The luxury beach house (Cape Yamu, Phuket, Thailand) has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, located on the east coast in Thailand. The house offers about 21,000 square feet of luxury internal living space.
Architecture: KplusK Architects
Photos: Sotheby’s Realty Phuket
That luxury beach house has been designed to create a place of retreat and contemplation nestled on the edge of a rocky escarpment and sand dune facing northeast across the South Pacific. The main pavilion of the house is designed with living spaces opening onto the semi-enclosed areas providing for basking in the sun or retreat from the wind – the second is a private retreat pavilion with study and bedroom.
Architecture: Grose Bradley BNV
Photos: John Gollings