Australia's well-known Wategos Beach is host to this beautiful oceanfront house. London-based Mackay + Partners have created a design with a placement that provides the feeling of isolation and protection.

The owners originally purchased the Byron Bay, Australia site including a small house, as a holiday retreat and rental. After their children were grown, they wanted to live in Byron full-time. This environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient home answers that need.

Implications - The home has two levels with the ground floor featuring a kitchen, entry space, living room and combined dining area. The upper level features the bedrooms as well as bathrooms. The home has huge windows from floor to ceiling that let in a lot of natural light.