The sun is shining and we’re still dreaming of tropical summer getaways, where days are spent sleeping in, unwinding by the pool and relaxing with a good book. If only summer could last forever…

In the spirit of keeping that holiday vibe alive, we’ve found a stunning family home that will give your inner interior designer something to fantasise about. While we’re all dreaming of luxury villas and opulent hotels, architect and interior designer Sarah Waller is living in one.

Surrounded by some of Queensland’s most stunning landscape, her beautiful 1950s-inspired home is the perfect balance of practicality and luxury. Located just out of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, the architecture and monochrome colour palette combines the demands of her busy family lifestyle with a holiday-mode vibe.

Inspired by the simplicity and transparency of the original Case Study Houses, this home embodies the design principles of the modernist era without compromising on liveability.

Monochrome magic

The interiors are refined; a classic black and white palette, with highlights of timbers for warmth and contrasting textures for depth and spacial articulation. By creating a minimalist scheme that is coupled with personalised storage detailed to the family’s needs, the desired clean interior is intrinsic in the design of this home.

The open-plan design of this glass pavilion reflects beautifully how the Waller family values space. The centre of the home, the large kitchen, dining and living space, promotes a sense of togetherness. Full-height views create an almost invisible threshold between inside and outside, unifying the architecture and interiors with the surrounding landscape.

Year-round holiday

One glance at the pool and cabana, the indoor-outdoor living areas and the lavish bed and bathrooms, makes it clear that every detail has been considered to create a sense of luxury resort living. We agree with Sarah, why shouldn’t our homes be a reflection of our ultimate holiday escape?

By Sienna Maill @burnt.studio