As if I didn’t already have enough of a reason to flee to Australia and start my life over on a beach, overlooking crystal blue water, with the sound of interesting and odd animals chirping the background, making it all the more exotic- I now actually have a home that I’d want to live in too. Chenchow Little Architects has designed another residence that has us swooning, the Freshwater House overlooking Sydney’s Northern Beaches is both sheltered and protecting, but totally open. The kitchen itself looks like it may just be an extension of the backyard, while it’s really just the architects choice to leave the open/airy atmosphere through the house, but keeping much of the living spaces outside.
The openness floods the home with light, and the sounds of nature-the crashing ocean waves, the sound of the breeze. In the main living space it is almost impossible to differentiate between the interior and the exterior when the shields, that can be closed to give the house more privacy, etc. are open. Also, for the climate changes and winter- you won’t have to actually freeze your butt off, as much as it would be lovely to have sunshine all year long, Australia does not. Grab your surf board, catch some waves, or simply sit in your own kitchen and let the ocean breeze add a nice soundtrack to your evening. Like I said, as if I didn’t need more of a reason to pick up and go to Australia, I wont if they welcome house guests?
Posted by Chelsea Latimer at 16 August, 2010