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South African beach house perched on the dunes overlooking the sea

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Hovering over a dune is this contemporary beach house designed by SAOTA Architects, located just steps from the snow white sands of Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. The design of this home was conceived as a simple box, designed to maximize views of the magnificent ocean. The exterior facade was finished in a rough natural texture that […]

Idyllic beach house frames seaside views on Balboa Island, California

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This stunning transitional eclectic style home was designed by Brandon Architects in collaboration with Details a Design Firm, located on the Balboa Peninsula in the coastal community of Newport Beach, California. The blending of both traditional and contemporary styles, color, furnishings and finishes is complimented by seaside views, spectacular sunsets and idyllic year-round tropical weather. […]

Charming historical beach cottage on Sullivans Island, South Carolina

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This classic island beach cottage was designed by Beau Clowney Architects in collaboration with Sea Island Builders, located on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway side of the island, this two-story family home contains 4,192 square feet of living space with six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. Built in 1830, the architects took a dated piece of […]

New Zealand beach house covered by a canopy of pohutukawa trees

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This amazing contemporary beach house surrounded by pohutukawa trees was designed by Herbst Architects, located in Piha, a seaside village west of Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island. The pohutukawa trees carry a great symbolic significance to the region, therefore they are protected by the local authorities. This presented a challenge to the architects, to build on the […]

Small and charming beach style cottage getaway in Amagansett

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This 520 square foot beach style cottage has undergone a complete renovation by CWB Architects, located in Amagansett, New York. This fisherman’s shack was originally built and modestly expanded during the 1910s and 20s and never benefitted from having a consistent master planner. This resulted in a hodge-podge of small rooms set under a low-slung roof […]

Sumptuous beach house in the seaside village of Sag Harbor

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Mashomuck Residence is two story contemporary beach house that was designed by Blaze Makoid Architecture, located in the coveted beach community of Sag Harbor, New York. Nestled on a stunning beachfront setting, this dream home offers unobstructed 180 degree views of unchanging vistas. The exterior facade is clad in wood and stone, surrounded by wonderful old trees and […]

Tranquil beach house getaway on Shelter Island offers a relaxed lifestyle

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This tranquil beach house offers a fabulous family getaway destination that was designed by Wettling Architects, located on Shelter Island in New York. This seaside property is nestled the far eastern edge of Shelter Island, across the bay from the Mashomack Nature Preserve, offering a relaxing vacation retreat from the bustle of New York City. “Design harmonizes with […]

Modern-rustic seaside retreat in Australia: Pretty Beach House

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Nestled amongst the trees at the edge of an insanely beautiful beach in Sydney, Pretty Beach House offers Australian bush luxury at its very finest. A private guesthouse perched high on the escarpment above Pretty Beach in the Bouddi National Park, Pretty Beach House is located just 100 km north of Sydney, yet it feels worlds away. […]

Dreamy beachfront hideaway in Nantucket designed for family living

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This charming beachfront hideaway was designed as a summer vacation retreat for a young family by Ike Kligerman Barkley, located in Nantucket, Massachusetts. With a cozy beach style aesthetic, this home maintains the integrity of the local shingle style architecture, offering a fresh, relaxing place to unwind. The abode was originally dark and closed off and did not have […]

Beach house retreat balances relaxation and luxury in Cabo San Lucas

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A mix of earth tones and Moroccan-inspired notes defines this luxury beach house designed by decorator Sandra Espinet, nestled on a privileged enclave of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. With unparalleled views out to the Pacific Ocean, this property built 15 years ago was in need of a complete overhaul. The clients are a family consisting of parents, children and grandchildren, so spaces needed […]