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The Dame of Melba House on the Australian Coastline

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┬ádesigned this beach house overlooking the┬árugged coastline of Australia’s Anglesea.

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A gigantic viewing frame extends out in front of a deck that juts from its second floor.

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This captures the sea view from the deck outside.

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The Dame of Melba is a residence for a retired couple designed to also house family members on vacation.

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A comfortable second floor houses the kitchen, living room and dining, and behind the viewer, the retired couple’s bedroom and bathroom that also overlooks the sea.

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An angled deck on the back of the house offers an entry into the living room and a view of the framed deck.

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This back deck offers a sheltered outdoor space shielded from the coastal wind with exterior wooded shutters.

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In the harsh, salty environment, the wood exterior that weathers well over time will slowly change to the grey color of coastal bleached driftwood.

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The back deck is on an angle in the plan, creating a carport underneath.

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Entry to the main floor is up a staircase behind the kitchen and up into the open plan kitchen and living area.


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All the essentials for the retired couple’s year-round living is thus all on this one floor with easy access throughout, giving this holiday home the potential of becoming a lasting full time home for retirement.

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