By Stephen Crafti

Featuring beautiful complete colour photography—50 appealing architect-designed homes

Australians and New Zealanders are attracted to the coast. even if it's an enduring home or an easy fibro shack, the sound of the surf and the texture of sand underneath one's ft are perennially attractive. This most up-to-date seashore apartment ebook via Stephen Crafti gains 50 architect-designed houses alongside the coast. From the straightforward to the huge, those houses depart an enduring impression.

While some of the houses featured within the publication are lavishly appointed, others easily body the striking perspectives forward.

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Constructed of a variety of materials, including a steel roof with an aluminium fascia, the house has a sense of the 1950s. AFTER THE SHACK 29 1 7 4 12 8 2 9 10 11 Ground floor 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 Lower ground floor 0 4m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 30 Bedroom WC Bathroom Living Laundry Fire pit Carport Entry Storage Kitchen Meals area Terrace The top level is surrounded by timber decks, one of which is used as a carport. Another deck, complete with outdoor shower, is positioned to one side of the front entrance.

The living areas contain generous glazing, so the views can always be enjoyed from the comfort of an armchair. AFTER THE SHACK 31 On the level below are three bedrooms, together with a shared bathroom and laundry. To ensure each receives generous northern light, the three bedrooms are stepped across the site. There’s also a rumpus room, which leads directly to the garden. To prevent sand from being dragged through the house after a day at the beach, an external staircase was included in the design.

P H OTO G R A P H Y J O S E P H S A R KO D I E BEACHSIDE 45 46 Located on WAIHEKE ISLAND, a short ferry trip from Auckland, and overlooking Oneroa Bay, this house enjoys panoramic views to the headlands. The design of the timber house uses the traditional boatshed as a template, evident in the three pitch roofed pavilions, each reminiscent of a boat house. B O AT S H E D 47 4 13 13 12 10 9 10 5 6 8 2 11 12 11 7 4 4 Ground floor 0 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 5m Garage Laundry Wine cellar Deck Kitchen Dining Formal living Informal living Study Guest ensuite Master bedroom Master ensuite Bunk room Lower ground floor The central pavilion functions as the home’s social hub.

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