With its pitched roof, wraparound balcony, large picture windows and traditional styling, this double-storey, four-bedroom timber beach house is ideal for life at the coast. “Homes with a timber frame construction can be erected and completed in a third of the time it takes to build with bricks and mortar. They are also easier to extend and alter,” says Alan Paine, whose company Logo Homes designed and built it. “Another big advantage is when you have a steep or rocky site, like the holiday home featured here; instead of difficult excavation and retaining walls, the house can be built on a suspended wooden floor or poles,” he adds.
AT A GLANCE
Architect: Alan Paine of Logo Homes.
Client: A contemporary family.
Client Brief: A modern and spacious home.
House: A double-storey, four-bedroom timber beach house.