The Portsea beach house is our response to a wonderfully simple brief to create an elegant and practical family beach house. This beach house is located on a compact site in Portsea on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Our design celebrates the simplicity, clarity and the natural beauty that emerges when form and function come together.
It is a spatially and structurally efficient home that makes the most of a small footprint. Spaces are configured to create a range of separable private zones and free flowing communal areas. Large areas of full height glazing are utilised to bring natural light into the interior and extend views out to a landscaped garden. The building is clad almost entirely in a single material to emphasise its form and remind us that simplicity can be dramatic and beautiful at the same time.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.