Small Beach House by Polly Harbison Design

Small Beach House by Polly Harbison Design

Architects: Polly Harbison Design
Project: Small Beach House
Location: Macmasters Beach, Australia
Photography: Brett Boardman

This simple beach house nestles into its exposed beachfront site, maintaining a small footprint in a wild native garden. An anchored ground floor supports a lightweight, durable timber box above. The living level opens up completely to the view and garden, allowing occupants to enjoy the site’s raw, untamed natural beauty.

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Doors open onto terraces either side of the building, allowing occupants to adjust to movements of the sun and breeze. The pallet of roughly textured materials will weather with grace – timber, concrete and stone that feels soft under bare feet.

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