Whether you’re planning a permanent sea change, or building your dream holiday house on the coast, finding the right design is key to getting maximum enjoyment from your new home. Externally, it should blend with the surroundings and showcase your personal style, while on the inside, you need a design that suits your family’s lifestyle and includes beach-friendly features like no carpet for easy sand clean up.
Modular homes are a great choice for your beach house project. Their flexible and contemporary designs suit families of all sizes, and look right at home in coastal locations. Plus, the off-site modular building process means less site disruption and faster construction times compared to a conventional build, so you can enjoy your beach retreat sooner. Here we’ve handpicked three of our favourite modular homes for seaside living.
If you’re looking for a compact design that’s packed with features, you can’t go past the Suburban. Large windows are perfect for taking in ocean views, and the raked ceiling gives a spacious and airy feel to the central open plan living area. The two bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the house for privacy, and both have sliding door access to the optional 1.8m verandah, an ideal place to relax with a cool drink after a day at the beach.
The Suburban looks great with Colorbond cladding, a great low-maintenance feature that allows you to spend more time enjoying the beach and less time working around the house. With a very affordable $145,950 base price (at the time of writing), the Suburban is one of our most popular designs for coastal living.
The Jindara features three good-sized bedrooms and has been designed with relaxed, holiday living in mind. The large open plan living space leads out to the optional back deck and the addition of the optional bi-fold doors means you can make the most of the beautiful surroundings. Entry is from the front deck which adds to the holiday feel, and the large windows are a great feature that allows you to take in the coastal views from every angle.
The laundry is compact but has outside access which makes it an ideal entry point when you need to shake off sand and drop off wet towels. Internal cupboards can also be locked off, which is handy if you’re planning to use your home as a holiday rental. The stylish look and clever design of the Jindara make it an ideal choice for a beach house, and with a competitive base price of $201,900 (at the time of writing), it could be the perfect fit for your family.
With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the Anglesea has plenty of room for all the family – or multiple families to stay. The two-storey design makes great use of space, and the large living area has access to the optional deck for easy entertaining. Upstairs, the first floor includes a bedroom with WIR and ensuite. Plus, the large living area offers privacy, and opens out onto the upstairs deck where you can take in the view and enjoy the sea air on a summer’s night.
There is also the option of a double garage, which adds to the stunning modern look of the design. The Anglesea packs a lot in and includes some great features for coastal living. The base price, at the time of writing is $318,650, which offers good value for large or extended families looking for a beach house retreat.
Final Word on Modular Beach Houses
The modular construction process is well-suited to coastal projects, with less site disturbance and faster build times. Plus, each home can be customised to include suitable flooring, external decking and can be positioned to take advantage of the best views.
The contemporary look and beach-friendly features of the Suburban, Jindara and Anglesea make them great choices for your coastal project, and each design is flexible and can be flipped or adjusted to suit your needs. So, whether you’re looking for a compact home to retire by the sea, or a larger design with room for the whole family, there’s a modular home to suit your needs.
Over to You
Are you thinking about building a beach house and have a question about the best design and features to include? We’d love to hear from you!