There’s luxury living and then there’s, luxury living.
The estates in coffee table book Coastal Homes Of The World by Monique Butterworth (New Holland Publishers), are bound to make your jaw drop and have you wistfully dreaming of infinity pools and panoramic views of seaside sunsets.
If you appreciate amazing architecture and design then you’ll love this book.
In this blog, we list 6 of our favourite properties featured in, Coastal Homes Of The World.
We know you’ll enjoy the stunning photographs and reckon you might even be inspired to add elements of coastal style to your own residence.
Coastal Homes Of The World by Monique Butterworth (New Holland Publishers), $49.99 is available from all good bookstores or online
1. Alinghi Beach house, Agnes Water, Queensland, Australia
This beach house was built so residents’ feel like they are floating on the ocean and has been described as a “floating shipping container”. It was voted as one of the world’s top five beach houses and was designed by Australian architect, James Grose of Bligh Voller Nield.
Alinghi Beach house, photo by John Gollings and architecture by James Grose
2. Azuris, Hamilton Island, Australia
The main feature (aside from a stunning ocean view, of course) of this Hamilton Island home is the infinity pool. The pool wraps around the main pavilion, so residents’ are only one step away from immersing themselves in water while they enjoy views of the Coral Sea.
It was designed by architect Renato D’Ettorre.
Azuris, photo by Francesco Giovanelli and architecture by Renato-D'Ettorre
3. Seascape Retreat, Pigeon Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand
This beachside cottage is only accessible via helicopter or four-wheel-drive…talk about exclusive! Built inside a rock escarpment, this home was dreamed up and created by Auckland architect, Andrew Patterson of Patterson Associates.
It has only three rooms, a lobby, an open plan living and sleeping area and a bathroom. Glass walls overlook the ocean. The perfect location for a quiet getaway, in our opinion.
Seascape Retreat, photo by Annandale and architecture by Andrew Patterson
4. Amanzi Kamal, Cape Sol Villa, Phuket, Thailand
Located in a ravine along Cape Amarin, this estate is truly decadent. The home is three levels and the design spans 2644 square meters (3162 square yard).
The property was designed so that indoor and outdoor spaces were integrated with tropical private gardens planted over two levels.
5. Casa Altiplano, Jalisco, Mexico
This villa is located in Costa Careyes, Mexico. The property overlooks Playa Rosa and has a Mediterranean aesthetic. The infinity pool area pictured includes a heated Jacuzzi and an outdoor shower.
Casa Altiplano, photo by Mark Callanan
6. Casa Kimball, Dominican Republic
Situated on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, this luxury villa is situated on a cliff and has eight bedrooms. It is approximately 20,000 square feet (1,850 square meters) and has an amazing 45-meter (148 foot) infinity edge pool that appears to flow into the Atlantic Ocean.
It was designed by New York architectural firm, Rangr Studio.
Casa Kimball, photo by Paul Warchol, and architecture by Rangr Studio