John Wardle Architects created this scenic, wooden beach house located in Victoria, Australia. The Fairhaven Beach House is made up of several zinc-clad volumes in a U-formation that faces the ocean.
Walking through the homes twisting, timber-lined interior is an intriguing sojourn. The architects describe it as "a dynamic, fluid journey through the house from arrival to the ocean view." The interior also features a cantilevered study, an open-concept living area and kitchen that leads out to a secluded balcony, perfect for outdoor dining. A wine cellar, secondary living area and garage are located in the basement.
The use of zinc on the exterior volumes allows the house to blend with its natural surroundings. However, the wooden interior provides a warm and cozy feel.