Seaside Stylish Sanctuary
Home designer, Lake Macquarie based, Melanie Symington of Seaside Homes has created a highly recognised reputation for her excellence when it comes to especially designing lakeside homes in particular the ever-popular Hampton style which blends so perfectly with Lake Macquarie and the region’s coastal areas. The recent housing development of the Caves Beach coastline has led her to the creation of stylish homes with sloping block and ocean views. A recent win at the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA), 2017 National Design Awards was recognition of her success being named the winner of the category ‘Homes 450m² and over’. “I met the owners of the winning home, Jodie and Darren, for the first time in 2014 when they asked me to come out to their rural property to discuss designing a new beach house for the family on the land they had recently purchased in Caves Beach,” recalled Melanie.
“Their children are teenagers and young adults and they also have Darren’s mother living with them, who needed a separate suite of rooms. “The site was challenging as it is not very deep, quite wide, and has a considerable slope to contend with. Luckily the view to the ocean and the Swansea headland was from the wider frontage so Melanie could maximise ocean views from almost all of the rooms.”