How to start your Dream Beach House with Bower Architecture

News – 31 August 2021
By Anna Dutton Lourie

There is no doubt that the coastal areas and villages of Victoria are special places. After lockdowns, working from home, home schooling and being apart, the quality of the spaces we inhabit has been brought into focus and we feel the joy of a coastal escape more than ever.

A Victorian coastal retreat is a place for connecting with the bay, the Southern Ocean, the smell of the salty fresh breeze and the wild grasses, Moonah and Tea-tree. Best of all its a place for bare feet, a super chilled vibe and relaxed easy living with our loved ones.

Hide and Seek House, Point Lonsdale. Photo by Shanno McGrath.

This Starter Pack is intended as a tool to get you thinking about your Dream Beach House.

A series of guiding initial questions will help you assess whether you are ready for a project, and what the vision for the house may be. A project case study will show you how the answers to these questions, in combination with good architecture and interior design, can create joyful, enduring spaces for precious everyday moments by the sea.

Download the Beach House Starter Pack