We love a house that combines local flavor with old-world inspiration and contemporary ergonomics without ever seeming out of place. The Bower House designed by inspace is one such fabulous residence nestled in the quiet seaside town of Shoreham, which is known for its relaxing ambiance and pine-covered cliffs. The one-of-a-kind home blends beautiful beach style with the form of a classic cottage and does it all without ever forgoing modern functionality and an air of luxury! Even its exterior presents a unique picture with 3 different structures clad in natural edge weather-boards, batten timber cladding and cool mud brick.
Each of 3 cottage-style structures of the home have their own purpose with the first one serving as a garage and workshop as it sits at the end of a winding driveway that leads you into the lot. The second edifice is the main house that contains the open plan space with living, kitchen and dining on the lower level and the private zones on the top floor while the third building houses the laundry and home studio. This not only gives a clear delineation of functionality of each structure, but also allows the architects to make the most of the available space outdoors.
Flowing wooden decks extend the living space outside with a vivacious pool area and outdoor Jacuzzi elevating the opulence of this Aussie home. On the inside, a neutral color scheme coupled with varying finishes in straw, terracotta, timber and mud brick create a low-maintenance, inviting and elegant atmosphere that marries countryside beauty with a dose of modernity. A perfect family residence that reflects the dreamy charm of Shoreham!
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