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beach houses .. currumbin .. my edit 2014/15

Deirdre Brennan - Sunday, January 18, 2015

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I love the simplicity of this architectural style .. timeless. Pandanus perfect !!

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Always love a skillion roof .. not to mention the frangipani.

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Set high on the hill .. the ocean view from this original cottage is breathtaking. The perfect location if you don't have beach frontage.

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This had always been my all time favourite beach house, however sadly the original windows with lattice shutters have been replaced with french doors .. for obvious reasons.  Still fabulous however not quite as charming. It does have an exotic coastal garden and beach frontage !!




more new queensland beachhouses and one old

Deirdre Brennan - Thursday, February 02, 2012

Apologies to those who didn't receive the photo yesterday.....struggling with the technology at the beach.....partly rushing to get in the early morning swim.....making the most of it all here !!!  This is the gorgeous Happy Haus I talked about yesterday.

Love the juxtaposition of old and new here !!

Hibiscus bush just down from us with flowers the size of dinner plates.

Saving the best till last.....these gorgeous lattice screens push out to capture the breeze !!!

  

 

the new queensland beachhouse by happy haus

Deirdre Brennan - Wednesday, February 01, 2012

We watched this being put together......a prefabricated architect designed beach house by Happy Haus.  Fabulous to see it finished!!!!! The architecture is brilliant and so suited to the beach lifestyle.

The website does show rural locations looking equally as appealing but with a dark timber exterior.  The interior fitout is very smart !!! Love the windows.

The concept is modular so size starts with a studio and extends to whatever your requirements may be.

This gorgeous beachhouse has a number of pavilions all working beautifully on a very narrow block.....albeit overlooking the stunning Currumbin beach.

The best bit for me....they got the garden right......built around the Frangipani tree and hibiscus under the front window !!!

 

the original queensland beachhouse

Deirdre Brennan - Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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We have our beach holiday at Currumbin in southern Queensland......not far over the border from New South Wales.  It is at the southern most tip of the Gold Coast and could be a million miles away from it. 

It is......exactly as I remember it as a child......with the exception of the one or two medium rise apartment blocks!!! more importantly there are still the original beachhouses that we all dream of renting for our holiday.

I fall in love with these same cute beachhouses every year......and take photos.  It is as much about the vegetation as anything....always the Frangipani tree....the hibiscus!!!

Their location on the beachfront with only the narrow esplanade between them and the ocean plays a big part in the dream.  In the case of Currumbin you have the lush tropical vegetation rising steeply behind. 

What more could you want on a beach holiday......the general store.....the surf shop.....a couple of cute dress shops for the afternoon browse between swims and ......even better Elephant Rock Cafe and The Beach Shack .....yes a choice of two..... for really good coffee!!!!

The surf club (with bar/restaurant).....is an icon.....perched out over the ocean on a rocky outcrop.  One of the very first surf clubs on the coast it's location is unique....the perfect spot to chill out at the end of a hard day at the beach !!!!!

PS.  don't tell anyone about our gorgeous holiday hideaway.  

 


 

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