A 1970s modernist brick beach house in Noosa, Australia, received a modern makeover that transformed it into a gorgeous subtropical retreat. Teeland Architects retained as much of the existing building as possible while taking advantage of the amazing site located next to a rainforest.
The architects modernized the existing brick house, created better relationships with the surroundings, and replaced the unflattering rough dark brown brick facade with a more elegant design. They rendered the brick in a natural cement finish and designed a beautiful timber screen for the street-facing facade.
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They carved out a series of new openings in the rear wall so that bedrooms and bathrooms have unobstructed views of the gorgeous subtropical landscape. One of the most unique design elements are the semi-outdoor bathrooms that overlook the national park. These reference the original shower units that sat on the back deck.
Photos by Jared Fowler