Mahina House brings the moon on earth for the opulent

Mahina House

Who doesn’t dream about having a house by the beach? Nothing is better than having a vast oceanic backdrop to your house. The sound of the waves that splash against the rocks could add up to your calming home decor. In fact, that’s not the best part. Imagine watching sunrise and sunset from the roof or balcony of your house. It would add a brand new romance to your house. Even if you can’t afford a house you can always go to a restaurant, rental house or a hotel by the sea. The options are endless. Amazing buildings designs like Mahina House might make your dreams true.

Mahina House

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Bringing the moon on the earth, Weber Consulting has developed a beautiful dwelling named the “Mahina” (the Maori name for Moon) on Kawau Island of Auckland, New Zealand. Spreading in is 827 square feet, the luxury house comprises a plant room, deck, swimming pool and “thermal mass” to regulate internal temperatures, while white modern interior with floor to ceiling windows gives it an incredible design. Facing the sea, the luxury villa provides a mesmerizing view of the marine life. The Official website of the Weber Consulting quotes the dream house as,

A predominantly modern residence with a ‘Bondesque’ suggestion of times past; the glamorous age of martinis and tuxedos.

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Some more waterfront buildings like Mahina House

1. Castel Meur

Castel Meur

Castel Meur is known as “La Maison de Plougrescant” in French and “The House Between the Rocks” as well. Built in 1861, this amazing waterfront home snugly fits between two natural pillars of granite on the coast of Brittany in France, providing a stunning view of the English Channel. The water and the rocks make the Castel Meur very photogenic and it is not surprising that the picture of this waterfront home feature on numerous postcards. However, tourists have caused some damage to Castel Meur that forced the authorities to ban the sale of images of the structure.

2. Klein Bottle House

Klein Bottle House in Melbourne

This creative and futuristically designed home is actually a weekend beach retreat near Melbourne in Australia. This is a work by McBride Charles Ryan Architects. The designers based the home on the Klein bottle design, which is actually a conceptual shape that does not have discernible interior or exterior sides. It is brilliantly done with black metallic folds in the roof of the home that actually changes the shape of the home. The flexible spaces within the home give the residents a feel of the indoor and outdoor experience both together.

3. Robert Bruno’s Steel House


This is one of the most gorgeous creations as the owner of the house has been directly involved in its construction. Robert Bruno’s Steel House is something that Robert has been working on for more than 30 years. He first started building his house bear Lubbock in Texas and now it looks like a combination of both a spaceship and an airplane as it provides some breathtaking views of the lake. However, the interior looks like a huge cave made out of steel.

4. Dome of a Home

Dome of a Home

Mark and Valerie Sigler’s homes were devastated due to the tropical storms and hurricanes in the 1990s. Thereafter the couple decided to go in for a home design that could bear the severe weather conditions in Florida. In partnership with architect Jonathan Zimmerman, the couple created the dome home, which has a unique experience. Perched on the Pensacola Beach, you can take the Dome of a Home on rent for $5600 per week.

5. Boat Houses

Boat Houses of Miles Minor Kellogg

The Boat Houses are a little away from the beach in Encinitas, California. The home has been the work of a businessperson called Miles Minor Kellogg who built structures made out of reclaimed and recycled materials. He was always fascinated by boats so Kellogg and his son built these boathouses together in the 1920s. Today, the Encinitas Preservation Society preserves these houses.

6. Club Del Doge restaurant, Venice:

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This waterfront restaurant overlooking the Grand Canal will offer you a dining experience in grandiose. The Chef Daniel Turco is a legend in culinary magic. His signature Venetian cuisine will melt in your palate. It is a treat in delicacy and an aromatic adventure. The open terrace will offer you an awesome gourmet experience and a breathtaking view of the canal lying in front. The hotel itself is located in the majestic Gritti palace and richly decorated.  Designed exquisitely by Chuck Chewning, this hotel has been recently renovated.

7. Dock kitchen, London:

This splendid waterfront restaurant in London is situated in the converted Victorian wharf building.The design motif and the interiors of the restaurant are equally lauded by the connoisseurs of architecture and interior design. The furnishings and unique art of illumination of the restaurant are conceived and implemented by Tom Dixon. The restaurant was started in 2009 by Chef Stevie Parle as a canal-side eatery, and his dreams have been bloomed into reality today.

8. The Rock, Zanzibar:

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This amazing waterfront restaurant located on the southern coast of Zanzibar is small but offers an exotic vista surrounded by the azure sea. The 12- tabled restaurant is accessible by foot only during low tide. During high tide, special boats ferry the guests to the restaurant. The restaurant specializes in fresh seafood.

9. La Sponda, Positano, Italy:

This restaurant will offer you a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea and the gorgeous Amalfi beach from the restaurant’s terrace and the dining rooms. The food is super duper with a range of mouth-watering menus with meticulous perfection to bring in an amazing taste. Chef Matteo Temperini who has Michelin stars to his credit will take you to a memorable culinary sojourn serving you modern versions of classic Neapolitan kitchen delights. Set inside the famous Le Sirenuse Hotel, this eatery should be the top choice for any culinary buff.

10. Nobu Malibu, California:

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This spacious beachfront restaurant is a legend for Sushi. Studio PCH and the Montalba Architects’ have designed this restaurant with an aesthetic perfection. Black cod with mso, delicious creation of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will arrest your senses. It is a great gourmet experience to cherish for the rest of your life. Besides, the view of the ocean from the restaurant will leave you speechless with ecstasy.

11. Tapasake, Maldives:

This overwater restaurant is well known for contemporary Japanese food. Four amazing outdoor teppanyaki grill stations serve mouthwatering fresh fish and Wagyu beef. You get to enjoy a spectacular sun set with a sake and cocktail.

12. River Café Brooklyn, NY:

River Café Brooklyn

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A spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty welcomes you from this waterfront restaurant. The 40-year old restaurant offers New American cuisine created by highly acclaimed by Chef Brad Steelman and the pianist’s soft romantic sonata completes your exquisite dining experience. Honoring the ambience, this restaurant is a witness to many marriage proposals.

13. The Red Bicycle, Santorini, Greece:

Located in a 19th century small village of Oia amidst a stunning view of the caldera and white washed buildings, the Red Bicycle holds a top position among other waterfront eateries. Famous for traditional island cuisine like tomato fritters soufflé, smoked eel and fava with caper leaves, this eatery sees a good number of footfalls every season.

14. Tugra restaurant and lounge, Turkey:

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Located on the banks of Bosphorus, the Ottoman palace-styled dazzling restaurant offers the finest cuisines from Chef Husein Ulyas’ kitchen, which were once enjoyed by the sultans. Guests enjoy a spectacular view of the illuminated Bosphorus Bridge from the balcony tables.

15. Lido restaurant & Bayside Grill, Miami, Florida:

Enjoy exotic Mediterranean cuisine prepared from organic ingredients along with superb wines. The ambience is colorful with the perfect spa of the Miami Beach with occasional dolphin spotting from the surrounding water body. 

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