Modesty, simplicity and beauty at Seal Rocks, overlooking Sugarloaf Bay.
Fishcakes is one of just a handful of homes overlooking the white sandy cove of Seal Rocks.
With huge seafront apex windows, 3 separate sleeping pavilions surround the private, wind-protected internal courtyard. The house strikes a balance with a connection to its landscape.
From simple beginnings, the design inspiration comes partly from Balinese homes that have separate wings for sleeping, entertaining, and bathing. A unique position means the house is high enough to avoid distractions from the road. At the best end of Boat Beach, it’s protected from the wind and those mesmerising storms.
The indoor/outdoor flow is maintained via garage-style glass doors. The kitchen is understated and open with gas cooking, while a combustion fireplace adds nostalgia.
With no overlooking neighbours, the house only reveals itself once you walk up the stairs for that feeling of arrival. And that’s how you can leave the world behind for a few days.
At the far eastern end of Boat Beach, the house is on the cusp of the Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse walk (a must, every time). Fishing and diving enthusiasts know the area well. For waves you have the point for friendly breakers, plus Lighthouse, Treachery or Yagon Beaches offering even more.