Client: John Singleton Group
Location: Pretty Beach, NSW Australia
Type: Luxury Resort (4x Standalone Pavilions)
Pretty Beach House has been realised through the considered resurrection of a residence destroyed by devastating bushfires in 2005. Named for its location, the reinstated built environment draws on the emotive connections the client nurtures from childhood holidays spent immersed in the native environment of the site, alongside the establishment of innovative design driven by artisanal qualities.
The multi award-winning luxury resort that has emerged is comprised of four standalone pavilions which amplify sustainability and collaboration with local artisans and craftsmen. Integrated within the surrounding natural landscape, the resort reflects the materials and palette of the native bushland surroundings elevating them to a place of transportive luxury — sandstone, mud brick, natural linens, leather, patinated brass and rough edged timber.
Windows frame striking views acting as artworks in themselves and inviting navigation between interior and exterior. The resounding beauty found in imperfection is heralded through the incorporation of bespoke furniture and the amplification of the mark of the maker which gently aligns with the bushland environment and resonant ambience singular to Pretty Beach House.
A halo of light above the lounge in the main pavilion radiates from a breathtaking crystal chandelier by renowned lighting designer Christopher Boots. The crowning glory of the space, the piece is testament to the myriad handmade pieces that distinguish Pretty Beach House and cement it into the memories of those who spend time here.
"If a luxury escape out of the city is what you need, here’s where to find it"
Published: 26 November 2020
"It is the kind of getaway that really allows you to switch off, unwind and recharge."
Published: 11 October 2019
"Michelle Leslie has brought a serene environment to three private suites"
Published: 1 December 2015
2018 – Luxury Travel Magazine – Gold List –
Best Australian Boutique Hotel, Villa or Lodge – Winner
2018 – Condé Nast Traveler – Gold List
2017 – Hero & Leander – Australia’s 7 Most Romantic Hotels
2016 – Dulux Colour Awards – Commercial Interior – Finalist
2015 – Mr & Mrs Smith – Best-Dressed Hotel – Finalist
2015 – Mr & Mrs Smith – Top 10 Best Hotels
2015 – Australian Traveller – Australia’s 12 Greatest Luxury Lodges
2015 – The Guardian – Australia’s Leading Lodges & Resorts
2015 – The Australian Financial Review – Australia’s Best Luxury Lodges