When it comes to dream homes, I bet stunning oceanfront abodes feature pretty regularly for most. And let’s face it, why would they not? You see, the allure of the beach home is simple. It provides close proximity to sun, sea and sand, making you feel like you’re on a year round vacation – all day, every day. And when they’re decked out with stylish interior design to boot? Well that’s just the icing on the cake.
Ahead, I’ve rounded up five beautiful beach homes that boast all this and more. Keep scrolling to give yourself a major case of home envy.
Location: Costa Brava, Spain
Designed By: Nook Architects
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Es Garbi wins a million times over based on its location alone. The house itself sits upon a rock and, over four floors, gradually descends in steps until it meets a private jetty which connects to the sea.
What’s interesting about this home is its curious juxtaposition of old meets new. Architecturally, it stays true to its Mediterranean roots with tiled flooring and wooden beams. Style-wise however, it’s unequivocally contemporary, with white walls and a minimalist aesthetic. Simply stunning!
Location: Costa Rica
Designed By: Studio Saxe
One of my favorite featured home tours to date is this breathtaking Saxe Studio creation located in the tropical climes of Costa Rica. This oceanfront beach house is completely exposed to the elements of nature, allowing for an unrestricted connection to the Pacific and beyond. Talk about indoor-outdoor living goals!
In addition to being aesthetically beautiful, the Ocean Eye home also makes clever use of energy efficient architectural details. Strategically placed floor length overhangs, for instance, provide shade for the day and a good level of cross ventilation, allowing the owners to cut down on the air conditioning.
Check out the full Ocean Eye home tour here.
The Villa of Byron
Location: Byron, Australia
Designed By: Byron Beach Abodes
From the tropics of Central America to Byron Bay, this holiday rental by Byron Beach Abodes is the epitome of island paradise. Set against the backdrop of a lush coastal rainforest, the villa takes inspiration from South East Asian design to get that resort look down to a tee.
High pitched ceilings made from wooden slats and heavy dark wood furnishings are reminiscent of the traditional nipa huts of the Philippines. The look is kept sleek and modern with the addition of black metallic accents which help to streamline the space. Overall, this aesthetic is all about modern luxury, as confirmed by the addition of extravagant heated mineral pools and an outdoor rain shower.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Designed By: Byrant Alsop
With its black timber cladding and industrial accents, Shoreham ain’t your typical beach house – much to the delight of its owners. Eclectic cool is the name of the game here, complemented by touches of contemporary styling, and plenty of beautiful artwork.
Throughout the home, callbacks to nature, such as the hanging driftwood or bohemian basket lamp shades, offer a keen reminder of the nearby beach. The standout feature though has to be that glorious wood burning fireplace anchoring the open plan kitchen and living room. It’s just the thing to keep you warm long after the sun goes down.
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Mid-century modern feat luxe Miami penthouse is my preferred way to describe the Dampier Residence. The modern family home, located in Perth, Australia, boasts unparalleled ocean views framed by tall glass windows. The overall effect is one of envy-inducing wonder.
In the main living space, a mix of wood, glass and mirrored textures throughout the home help to modernize the home’s mid-century modern design elements. Notice too the array of indoor plants in the space, completing the visual connection between the inside and out.
Which of these beautiful beach homes is your favorite?
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