Domestic coastal architecture is primarily a space for living within. Traditionally the buildings are sparse and functional. They are summer holiday houses simply built. Their exteriors are so ordinary as to pass unnoticed.
At Encounter Bay the 1940-50s houses are slowly being pulled down and grander seaside designs are being built. 51 Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay is a recent example:
The old summer holiday house has been replaced by a house for people to permanently live in. Victor Harbor is changing. Sea change is starting to influence the style of architecture.
50 Franklin Parade is an example of the old style summer holiday home. It is non-descript. Soon it will be gone.
I mostly photograph the seaside domestic architecture early in the morning when I am on a poodlewalk
along the Franklin Parade beach. I usually walk from the boat ramp to just past Yilki Store. These houses along Franklin Parade face east. The light just after sunrise is soft and gentle.