North Stradbroke Island is untouched and unpretentious – a glorious stretch of wilderness abundant with native flora and brilliant ocean wildlife like dolphins, turtles, manta rays and whales. No wonder the people that venture there for holidays keep quiet about it!
This architectural beach retreat is located at Point Lookout, on the most northeastern tip of the island. ‘As we looked from the balcony towards Moreton Island we saw breaching whales on their yearly migration,’ said owner, Judy Bauer, of the first time she visited the property. ‘It was a sign!’
Judy purchased the beach house in 2017 from the architect, Shane Thompson. His three-storey design privileges the site’s expansive views out over the Coral Sea, and employs clever operable machinery to unfold the house during summer. The exterior is clad in terracotta tiles is a nod to the cement sheeting of traditional beach shacks in the surrounding area.
The interior inspiration was drawn from the clean lines and raw materials of the build. Hoop pine walls and blackbutt flooring are complemented by Judy’s collection of furniture and vintage pieces, all of which create a contemporary coastal vibe. ‘We wanted to maintain the aesthetic of the exterior and ensure the furniture didn’t take way from the house itself,’ says Judy. ‘In a location as picturesque as Straddie, you want to maximise every minute taking in the views and enjoying the indoor-outdoor living.’
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