As the Queensland borders have re-opened, a summer getaway in the sunshine state seems like the perfect way to celebrate reaching the end of a tough year! For those looking for a relaxing coastal retreat, Noa by the Beach – a contemporary redesign of a 1980s beach house – is a gorgeous holiday home located right in the heart of Noosa’s Little Cove.
Homeowners, Debbie and Wes, wanted a family holiday home that is reminiscent of their childhood growing up on the beach and spending memorable days outdoors. Collaborating with local building designer Georgina Price and interior designer and stylist, Bindy Ward, they set about creating their ideal getaway.
The design of Noa by the Beach was largely influenced by its stunning surrounding environment, as both Georgina and Bindy strongly believe that honouring location is a key part of creating a cohesive, harmonious home. This approach foregrounds the adjacent Noosa National Park and the nearby Little Cove Beach, and integrates the house into the beauty of its location.
The functionality of this holiday home was also carefully considered in the design process, boasting a fully equipped kitchen, spacious open plan living and dining with an indoor fireplace, a media room, a fully-equipped laundry, six thoughtfully designed bedrooms (sleeping twelve people in total), and four luxurious bathrooms. There is also air conditioning in all of the bedrooms and the media room.
Large windows, glass sliding doors, custom vertical battens, and skylights allow natural light to filter into the home, adding warmth to the sun-bleached colour palette that features shades of driftwood taupe, misty grey, and shell pink, punctuated by black. Earthy and textural material is used to soften the architecture of the home and draw focus to the leafy surrounds.
This connection with nature is encapsulated through the expansive deck that flows from the main living area and looks out over the lush, tree-lined backdrop of Noosa National Park. The deck has a fully covered alfresco area with outdoor kitchen, sitting area, BBQ, and outdoor heating. Downstairs, the backyard features a pool (which can be heated upon request), trampoline, board racks and plenty of beach and pool toys for guests to make use of.
Based in Singapore, Debbie and Wes wanted to create their dream beach house as a place for them and their young family to enjoy when back home in Australia, with it being rented out as a holiday home when they were abroad. With COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, Debbie and Wes have instead opened the house as full-time holiday accommodation for families and groups of friends to enjoy together.
Debbie says: “We both felt we wanted an anchor for our kids to build a stronger connection with Australia and somewhere they could call home – that’s why we designed so many features of the property with our three young children and our extended family in mind.”
Located only 90 minutes north of Brisbane, Noosa is well-known as a luxury holiday destination, and Noa by the Beach is perfectly situated to take full advantage of its ever-evolving foodie and bar scene, featuring refreshments that are also inspired by the natural surroundings; from ocean fresh seafood to tropical cocktails.
It’s a place where you’ll find high-end fashion, and pop-up markets that shine a spotlight on local produce. Plus, Noosa’s hinterland and coastline are a veritable playground for outdoor enthusiasts; hiking, surfing, sailing, cycling, horse riding, island hopping, cruises, treetop adventures, and much more!
A 10-minute walk to Main Beach and Hastings Street (and Little Cove Beach only a short stroll away), Noa by the Beach is the perfect holiday accomodation for those wanting to unwind and relax in coastal luxury.
Photography: The Palm Co