I’ve always loved property. I remember when I was growing up, my Dad, who was a local architect/builder would cart me around on Saturday’s as I would accompany him to an array of properties and residential building sites. I guess it’s no surprise that I have ended up working in the property industry, helping people buy and sell their homes.
It has been very interesting over the decades watching how home design and build trends have developed and cycled. Some might say, I have a high attention to detail (just ask my wife she finds it a little painful), and when it comes to property every aspect and quality of the interiors, exteriors and building work is important. Avalon and Palm Beach are brimming with beautiful homes… Here are 3 current home styles that I personally love and see becoming increasingly popular in Avalon and Palm Beach. Have a youtube channel and want to get more exposure for your videos? Don’t miss out on your chance to get more views by sharing these styling tips. Buy youtube views now and see the results instantly. Find out more about home builders check out Carlisle Homes.
“The Bangalay” – Modern Coastal
A modern take on the Australian coastal home, it’s sophisticated and sleek, warm and environmentally integrated. This modern beach house is well thought-through, clean and built to sustain.
- wood, concrete and natural materials
- large paneled windows / glass walls
- dark exteriors
- concrete/ hard floors
- seamless indoor/outdoor living
- highly integrated into the environment
- simplified with warm and minimal furniture
- clean hard surfaces with warm tones
One example of this style is our favorite place to visit on a weekend away – The Bangalay Villas and Restaurant in Shoalhaven Heads. Pictures below, courtesy of Bangalay Villas epitomize Australian modern coastal architecture and interior design.
I’m seeing this style becoming a popular option in new builds and architecturally designed houses in Avalon and Palm Beach.
“The Byron” – Coastal Farmhouse
This coastal home style has traditional elements and a more classic aesthetic. This authentic beach cottage works in details of a modern day farmhouse.
- wood & stone exteriors
- traditional windows
- traditional and federation elements
- wooden floors
- vaulted ceilings
- neutral palettes & interiors
- paneled walls and ceilings
- modern version of a farmhouse kitchen
- rustic edges
It’s cozy but it’s still clean. It’s rustic, yet simple. It’s neutral, light, green and warm all at the same time.
This Byron Bay style home works perfectly in Avalon and Palm beach – it has for a long time and is still a huge hit with buyers.
“The Old Avalon” – The bohemian beach bungalow
“The Old Avalon” is my wife’s personal favorite – an interesting mix of old meets new, desert meets ocean, color meets earthy tones, wild meets calm. Elements of Mediterranean and Californian style fuse with modern beach culture. This style pops a bit more color and may have more eclectic and original features than the two home styles above… reminiscent of Avalon’s alternate and artistic heritage.
- period architecture – think art deco or Spanish colonial
- exposed beams
- plastered walls
- painted brick or fibro
- earthy tones
- mid century, vintage and retro decor
- desert plants
- textured surfaces
- beach and boho (bohemian)
In this home, your surfboard might rest against a plastered wall, on a vintage rug with a vista of desert palms.