A prime, sought after beachfront location in beautiful Sunshine Beach, offered a matchless location for a luxury Queensland beach house that would provide its owners with an endless connection to the surrounding coastal environment.
Such a breath-taking building site needed an equally brilliant design to maximise the extraordinary setting and Chris Clout Design, recognised internationally for signature resort-style residences, was an obvious choice. Chris and his team took on both the building and interior design of the home, creating an ageless, modern beach house that will stand the test of time and offer its occupants the ultimate in coastal living.
The extensive renovations to transform the existing old house on the site into a perfect beach-side haven required Chris and his team devote significant time at the drawing board to design a 4 bedroom home that met the client’s brief of ocean views from every room. And so this incredible family holiday home, soon to become the owners’ retirement home was created – a light and modern work of art, constructed from concrete and driftwood to provide a strong and stable structure that would endure effortlessly on its sand-dune location.
From the street, the home is tastefully unassuming, with a perfect balance of exposed concrete, driftwood timber and washed out oak creating a soft and lived in look that feels as if the home is part of a beach landscape weathering over time. Its subtle but beautiful façade conceals a breathtaking interior that is all about taking full advantage of the ocean outlook. Brilliant multi-level design ensures uninterrupted ocean panoramas and creates various living zones for its residents to enjoy while organic plastered finishes, driftwood timbers & a soft colour palette imbue a relaxed coastal vibe.
Comprising three levels, serviced by a lift that ensures the entire home is universally accessible no matter the age and stage of its residents, this home epitomises resort-style living. Low maintenance, honed concrete has been used extensively throughout the interior of the home, including floors and even the kitchen benchtops and bathroom vanities, while driftwood timber and washed out oak have been integrated into the interior as well to add warmth and softness to the home allowing the stunning ocean vista to be the star.
The home incorporates an expansive open-plan kitchen, living and dining area which flows seamlessly onto the outdoor entertaining deck with sparkling infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. A spacious master suite oozes with a coastal chic sophistication and allows the owners to enjoy the serenity of the water views whilst relaxing in the bath. This incredible home also includes 3 additional bedrooms, a cellar, and a bar as enticing as those in the most elegant beachside resorts.
From every perspective one feels a profound, eternal connection with the ocean. From the entry gate throughout every room of the house it is possible to watch someone catching a wave whilst relaxing in luxurious surroundings and an abundance of high-quality, timeless finishes in a truly remarkable, beach house.
1/ 20 Duke Street
Sunshine Beach QLD, 4567
P 07 5474 8107
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