Swinging Safari

The story of Beachcomber’s concrete cousin. More substantial in places where it mattered, but not as many were built.

Carlingford Homes Tour Rides Again

Back by popular demand – the 2013 Carlingford Homes Fair coach tour on 3 August 2013.

Family Flexible

A well loved family home that has adapted with the times, yet still exudes the Beachcomber vibe.

Bushland Beauty

A Mark III/IV in Wollongong’s leafy Balgownie. Perfectly located for views from the escarpment, this home was thoughtfully renovated by the owners in 2001.

Newport retreat

A Mark IV in Sydney’s hilly northern beaches. Mostly original, the occupants enjoy the additions featured in this last version of the Beachcomber, including the kitchen hatch and the big north-facing window in the living area.

Carlingford Coach Tour

50th Anniversary of the Carlingford Display Homes Coach Tour with Stephen Batey

By the Sea

Newly landscaped, 2013

A Beachcomber Mark II constructed at Avalon Beach in 1963. The angled orientation of the house on a sloping bush block allows views of the valley to the ocean. Locally referred to as the “television set” house, which only makes sense if you remember television sets used to have legs…

Inaugural Beachcomber BBQ

On Anzac Day 2012 the first annual Beachcomber BBQ kicked off at Billy and Sarah’s Mark II in the Blue Mountains.

Kitchen conundrums

A well used 1960’s kitchen needed a bit of help for a 1990’s young family. And as with the later versions of the Beachcomber, the kitchen benefited from being opened up to the living room, and the view.

Searching for Nino

A Beachcomber Mark II constructed on a dramatic cliffside site in the Blue Mountains. The home has withstood several bushfires and its original charm is very much appreciated by its new owners.