Coastal Homes

The living room in a coastal home built by destination living

Our process ensures that creating your coastal home is an exciting experience from beginning to end.

Coastal home design and build

At Destination Living, we love creating coastal homes for our clients and over the past 20 years, we have designed and built resort-style coastal homes for use as holiday homes as well as primary residences. Clients will often have a more relaxed approach to a house by the sea, giving our architects and interior designers greater creative license to deliver a truly unique and special home.

Building coastal homes that last

The strains placed on coastal homes are unique and varied, especially with the ever-present struggle against the damaging sea breeze. The materials chosen for every coastal home must be carefully selected to ensure its long term structural integrity.

With over 20 years of experience, you can be confident that your custom-built coastal home will be beautifully designed and built to last.

the pool room in a coastal home built by Destination Living

Environmental factors of coastal homes

Every coastal home seeks to take full advantage of its beautiful environment and views, which then informs the orientation and meaning of the place within its landscape. Addressing these factors correctly requires thoughtful planning and design expertise.

Our team of architects, interior designers and builders have the experience to navigate all environmental considerations involved in designing and building your coastal home, alongside any council requirement that need to be met.

Unique considerations of coastal homes

The views

Unsurprisingly, Coastal homes with views are highly sought after, but they also come with their own unique set of considerations and factors. These include how best to orientate the home, its impact on neighbouring views, and the impact of the sun and wind on the structure.

The orientation

The orientation of coastal homes can be dictated by the views, landscape or access points to the home. We look to perfectly orientate your home, factoring in passive design principles, looking at airflow, protected open outdoor living, as well as pool positioning.

The sun, wind and landscape

We conduct wind and sun studies to factor how both will impact the residence. This informs room and window placement and furnishing, as well as where balconies should be located. The surrounding environment, including vegetation, is another important factor to consider prior to design.

Coastal home interiors

Destination Living’s design team consider how the home will be used; assessing storage requirements, how you will enter and exit from the beach, whether it will it be rented out and most importantly, the home’s look and feel

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Calculate the cost of building your coastal home

Your own coastal home should be unique to your lifestyle and your needs. With over 20 years’ of experience in designing and building custom homes, we can help you calculate the cost of creating your dream, sea-side abode.

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