Swinging Safari

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

Out of the box

T70 Kit Home

Discover the T70 Kit Home. Beachcomber-ish in overall look, with subtle differences including an upstairs laundry!

Bauhaus birthday cake

Nino’s wife Vera, cake-itect extraordinaire, delighted everyone at the second annual Beachcomber BBQ with both the form and function of her concealed chocolate, almond and hazelnut torte.

Kissing cousins

Kind of Beachcombers but not quite. Can you tell the difference?

Houses off the hook

A new book, Designer Suburbs – Architects and Affordable Houses in Australia, explores the development of project homes since 1900.

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.

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…