Summer might be over in the northern hemisphere, but things are just starting to heat up Down Under. And this restored 1960s beach house – just an hour’s drive from Sydney – could be just the spot to soak up the sun.
Dubbed Pearl Beach House, the 1,303 sq m property – on the market via Modern House – sits in a tiny coastal hamlet, sandwiched between the sea and the bush.
It was built in 1963 by architect Brian Mazlin and its simple post-and-beam structure nods to the experimental Case Study Houses of California – albeit with an Aussie lilt.
Pearl Beach House’s interior layout went a bit ‘off-piste’ over the years, with the property’s views of Pearl Beach interrupted by the addition of partition walls. In 2010, its current owners enlisted architect Tom Ferguson to restore the mid-century bolt-hole, reconfiguring its upper floor as an open-plan living area, kitchen and dining room complete with floor-to-ceiling glass and views of the beach.
Also on this level is the master bedroom, with two bedrooms tucked on the lower floor beside utility rooms and a family bathroom.
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