Designed by Melbourne-based Luke Fry Architecture & Interior Design, Torquay Beach House is a contemporary take on the traditional coastal home. Sitting amongst wetlands and sand dunes, this is a house that makes the most of its positioning while also providing privacy for its residents. From the front, the façade of the low-lying structure is a mix of grey brick and Japanese charred timber battens, with a smaller, contrasting box-like structure that sits atop.
Through the entrance, the house is bright and open. Large floor-to-ceiling windows framed in black steel line the rear of the build, flooding the interior with natural light, while glass doors slide open on cantilevered concrete decks that offer uninterrupted views across the surrounding landscape. Raw concrete flooring, natural stone benches, light oak joinery and fresh white walls with touches of exposed brick offset create a soft, neutral interior.