When we hear "beach house," we typically think of rustic bungalows, surfboards propped up against a wall, and sandy decks. This home in the seaside town of Portsea, Australia, designed by Doherty Design Studio, is none of those things. It's elegant and stately, with carefully trimmed topiaries, beautiful linen drapes, and well-edited accents. However, its soft palette, modern furnishings, and durable flooring give it a livable, relaxed feel. Scroll below for a tour.
Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plastic Dowel Leg Side Chair ($399 and up)
Restoration Hardware Belgian Textured Linen Drapery ($159 and up)