Apr 15, 2011

When Building & Landscape Belong together...

Well you know, from last week's post, 
that I have a fondness for living by the coast. 
So I was a bit smitten when I found 
this beach property for sale.
Because as well as that lovely view
across the sea dunes to the blue water....
...the house actually feels like the beach,
with it's extensive use of weathered timber
and the predominantly grey colour scheme.
The house and its landscape 
just seem to, well, belong
The deck timber picks up on the colours
and textures of the surrounding bushland.
 While the pool just mirrors the blue sky & olive grey~green trees.
The curving sweeps of the path and lawn
create a wonderfully untamed aesthetic.
They look "windswept",
just like the coastal bush itself. 
And the grey-based plantings reinforce & reflect
the coastal atmosphere, as well as the architecture. 
Internally, a sense of open space is not neglected.
The 4 sided clerestory window takes care of that. 
{Imagine the stars at night twinkling through!}
Designed by architect John Lochead, 
with landscape design by Jim Sinatra, 
this is a seamless blending of house and landscape. 
One just sits comfortably with the other. 

Would you like to live here?


Landscape Architect: Sinatra Murphy
Property location: 114 Orton St Ocean Grove Victoria Australia

14 comments:

  1. They got that JUST right....!

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  2. it is stunning..such modern architecture and it fits in so well with its sorroundings..so inobtrusive..commendable..thanks for sharing virginia! have a lovely weekend ! xx meenal

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  3. i love this lifestyle.
    and the architecture!!!! wow.
    love love love!!!

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  4. Thank you for your nice comments, we will read often. Greetings from Barcelona

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  5. Um, yes please! If only... :)

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  6. Oh, look at these images, fantastic.
    Love the timber work, we use it a lot here in Brasil.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs
    Tereza

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  7. Love how the architecture blends the outdoors. Have an great weekend.

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  8. Sooo amazingly beautiful - I only ♡♡

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  9. Amazing! I love when architecture is integrated in the nature.

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  10. Wow .. and down my neck-of-the-woods.
    Shall I book a viewing and see if it is as good as it looks in these pics?

    (sorry for delay - we've been away - choofed off up to Halls Gap and had a lovely time)

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  11. Beautiful architecture and landscape design. The second photo of the porch overlooking the sea dunes is so dreamy :)

    Hugs xx

    Camille @ Paris in Pink

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  12. love love the architecture!

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  13. Amazing and Beautiful Architecture and landscape design. Thanks for sharing.

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