Set amongst the rolling sand dunes of St. Andrews Beach along Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, this unique beach house is a spectacular construction in minimalist living.
Inspired by the New Zealand ‘bach’ – a small shack made from recycled materials – this circular beachfront property is designed by Austin Maynard Architects and built on land adjacent to a National Parkas. Developed as a self-sustaining beach home, this is the perfect getaway for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The home is less than five metres in radius and comprised of two stories, with an eye-catching spiral staircase in the centre of the space connecting the two floors. The ground level comprises the kitchen, living and dining areas, bathroom and a laundry, with polished concrete flooring and exposed timbre walls highlighting the natural surroundings. Upstairs is one large bedroom containing a standard bed along with bunk beds separated by curtains. The contrasting materials (wood and metal) forge a sense of calmness with the beachside setting the ideal location for such a simple yet effective home.
You can check out a bird’s eye view of the property below and find out more information about how it came about at Austin Maynard Architects.