Located in Thirroul on the south coast of New South Wales, this new build was completed recently by the team at Birdblack Design. Designed as a ‘forever home’ for a young family of five, the house’s fusion of Hamptons style with laid-back Aussie coastal details makes for a gorgeous beachside abode. “Given it’s right on the beach, we didn’t want it to look too formal,” says the home’s interior designer Sarah Nolen.
The exterior features plenty of Hamptons hallmarks with its tranquil mix of soft blues, greys and crisp white; the perfect complement to its coastal location. Behind the home’s statement blue door lies a family-friendly mudroom which is the perfect spot for everyone to drop shoes, school bags, coats and umbrellas.
A design highlight of the home, the kitchen features tulip glass pendant lights above the island bench, smoky glass splash back, Carrara marble mosaic splash back and crisp white cabinetry. “The fusion of Hamptons Glam and Aussie Coastal Living is evident in the cabinetry finishes,” says Sarah.
The kitchen links beautifully with the outdoor alfresco dining and kitchen area via a practical bi-fold window. “This allows the owners to pass food and drinks through when entertaining,” says Sarah. The nearby kitchen features a beaded chandelier above the dining table.
The lounge room is another sumptuous space with the fireplace a stylish focal point. “The fireplace is surrounded by natural marble with the mantle an elegant backdrop,” says Sarah. Either side of the fireplace are symmetrical display cabinets lined with seagrass wallpaper which adds depth and texture.
The upstairs wing houses all the home’s bedrooms and a series of gorgeous bathrooms that are accented with a series of statements tiles. The children’s bathroom stands out for its sea blue herringbone tile, double basin vanity and large, round oversized mirrors.
The master suite has raked ceilings and exposed beams plus views over the escarpment and ocean. An expansive walk-in robe is housed in an adjoining room.
Colours and finishes aside, the owners wanted a house that would evolve as their kids grow up. “There is plenty of space for them to run around now but the home will still provide plenty of great spaces as they transition into the teenage years.”
Photography: Better Together Photo Co | Styling: Jessi Eve