Located in Barwon Heads, Australia, the contemporary home elegantly showcased as one of Jackson Clements Burrows portfolio addition overthrows any neighboring house. Rising proud from ashes of a deteriorating beach shack, the new modern home became permanent residence to its inhabitants after renovation. According to the architects, “the clients were seeking a house that would integrate effortlessly with the existing streetscape whilst acknowledging the changing character of the town. The design of the house was carefully conceived to embrace the essence of the clients existing rural and coastal lifestyle and to accommodate the later stages of their lives.”

Glazed corridors connect the three main pavilions, shaping a north facing courtyard. The Seaview House‘s main volume occupied by the living room, kitchen, study, laundry room and guest bedroom rests above the garage, capturing views of the river. The street facing northeast pavilion is a gauze room, displaying a fascinating effect at night, when the reference to traditional rural wool sheds can be clearly seen through the lit translucent material. The northwest pavilion encourages cross-ventilation and accommodates the master bedroom, walk-in closets and fabulous outdoor shower. Perfect beach shack turned beach masterpiece, right?

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