Does the warm summer weather have you dreaming of living in a beach home? Owning a house on the beach is something we dream about, but for the time being we’re city bound so when we found this awesome beachside home designed by Irving Smith Jack Architects in Gisborne, New Zealand we couldn’t help falling in love with it.

This dreamy beachside house that’ll make you want to escape city live consists of a group of interconnected sheds. Perfectly suited to the the local surf community and the site conditions, the structure allows for “seasonal living, circulation, privacy options, and for variations in wind and sun exposure,” according to the architects.

Although inspired by one, the offSET Shed House is so much more than a typical garden shed. It is simple, sturdy and accessible, built with a black corrugated metal facade that presents an industrial kind of charm.

The coastal residence has been designed for year-round occupation, with a variety of external terraces and verandas adjoining internal accommodating. During summer months the home’s retractable windows and doors encourage outdoor living, with circulation routes defining informal house boundaries. conversely, throughout the winter, the structure becomes more hermetic with high level openings capturing precious northern light and warmth, and offset forms providing shelter to the southern exposure.

This project has nothing flashy, it is a house of modest size and functional in structure. It features less than 1,000 feet of interior living space, just enough space for a small family. The charm of the offSET Shed House is its shed-inspired design, its natural black/wood/white color scheme and the layout which emphasizes the natural environment. Maybe the finest shed architecture we’ve ever seen.

The awesome beachside family home have got us planning to get to a beach as quickly as possible. Life is better at the beach, isn’t it?

Check out the images below and head to Irving Smith Architectswebsite to see more projects from the New Zealand-based firm.



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