Quick construction and excellent insulation in all weathers make a timber-framed house an ideal choice for a seaside stand. Designed by architectural designer Bobby Welman of Rustic Homes (021 859 5193 or rustichomes.co.za), this 136m2, double-volume timber-framed beach house features two bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs, as well as a spacious en suite loft room with exposed trusses. The ground floor living areas open onto a balau deck to maximise the beautiful views. “The balau will develop character over time to complement the finishes used on the beach house, such as hard-wearing jarrah cladding, corrugated sheeting and Nutec fibre-cement cladding,” says Bobby.
AT A GLANCE
Architect: Bobby Welman of Rustic Homes.
Client: A couple who share this holiday home with their four adult children.
Client Brief: To create a beach house for easy family living, maximising both the setting and the sea and lagoon views.
House: A double-volume 136m2 house on a sloping site.