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Midcentury modern Aussie beach house will kickstart your weekend wanderlust

Easy, breezy, beautiful

Interior shot of open living room facing a central double-sided white brick fireplace, white walls on one side, paneling on the other, and tall windows all around.
The home was designed in 1963 and renovated in 2010.
Photos by © Tom Ferguson via Modern House

There appears to be no shortage of midcentury modern homes for sale cropping up around the country—and the word at large—but midcentury modern beach houses? They’re basically the holy grail of trendy real estate (well, at least in this editor’s mind).

Pearl Beach House in New South Wales, Australia, is one of those rarities. Designed in 1963 by architect Brian Mazlin, the elegant post-and-beam home is distinguished by its simplicity: a verandah-wrapped rectilinear volume with glass walls and doors opening toward Pearl Beach and the waters of Broken Bay.

Sensitively renovated by TFAD in 2010, the beach bungalow features three bedrooms (one of which acts as a guest suite and occupies the ground floor), three baths, a light-filled open-plan living and dining area separated by a fireplace, and an efficient kitchen.

The home also affords plenty of indoor-outdoor living opportunities courtesy of the afore-mentioned balcony and a deck opening right off the dining room to the rear of the house. This spot flows seamlessly into the natural forest landscape.

As for the interiors, simplicity and natural materials are the keywords here: pale hardwood floors, white plaster walls, dark wood-trimmed window frames and paneling characterize the decor. Offered by Modern House, the property is up for auction.

Via: Modern House