This Modern Vacation House plan by Australian architect Max Pritchard was made as an observation deck of sorts. This modern vacation house is a combination of corrugated colorbond, timber windows, flooring and decking, giving it a relaxed look while reinforcing the house, which is topped by a floating roof covering both indoor and outdoor living rooms. This chic holiday home has a sustainability factor to it too – double-glazed and high-performance glass, passive ventilation and fans for cooling, a high-efficiency combustion heater for heating, and tot water via an efficient electric heat pump. Timber decks surround the home’s glassed-in living room with a gorgeous fireplace and the ocean as the backdrop, always within easy view. Located in Emu Bay, South Australia, this cool raised cottage sits one meter above ground level, providing a vantage point for the ocean-view vistas while reinforcing its dramatic design. A pair of bedroom wings sandwich the living area and enclose a rear sheltered courtyard, complete with a seating area and a wood-fired pizza oven. Please visit Max Pritchard site for more information.