One of the manifestations of our hard-working and prosperous society is the prevalence of Australians to aspire to build and own a house at the beach.
Weekender, holiday shack, getaway, batch, it has many names and many shapes, but, due to the pace and pressure of modern urban life, Melburnians, love the idea of escaping the rat-race on the weekend and spending time away, relaxing and re-creating. Of course, this has been enabled by our magnificent and extensive southern coastline. Traditionally, for Melburnians the beach retreat of choice has been the Mornington Peninsula, just one hour’s drive from the city, but due to better roads and cars, this has been expanded over the decades to include much more of the Victorian coast, from Mallacoota and Metung and Inverloch in the east to Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay to the west.
The design of these houses has always had its own special attributes. It exudes a relaxed attitude, a more de-structured and easy-going lifestyle, compared to how we live in Camberwell and Ringwood. The beach house started as a simple fibro shack, set in the tea-tree scrub, with a tacked-on verandah to face the sun, and maybe, if you were lucky, a picture window facing the water.
This casual lifestyle has developed overtime into a recognisable building style, as it has become a part of our culture- skillion roofs of galvanised corrugated iron, large areas of glass, steel structure, local timbers, and low maintenance, hard, cool floors, where the sand is easily swept away, and a strange preponderance of bric-a-brac and found objects.
This peculiarly Australian, indeed Victorian design phenomenon is a house style that we at Verde Homes particularly love and enjoy producing for our appreciative clients who are looking for a beach house design. Verde Homes understands the elements a Beach House needs to work perfectly in its environment, utilizing the sun aspect at each time of the day, windows to frame the outside from the inside creating artwork from the environment.
Speak to Verde design consultants today and turn your Beach home dreams into something amazing.
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