With a sophisticated style of Australian casual elegance and luxury, Pretty Beach House is the perfect example of relaxed luxury.
Interior designer, Michelle Leslie collaborated with many local artisans and craftspersons, to create an inviting, warm and luxurious guesthouse in its purist form. The overall feeling is that of a true connection to the earth. Spirit of place in its most raw of form. A place where heart and soul have been the driving force for all of the artists working on the house and embracing a new chapter of its life. The main building is intimate, it feels safe, solid and authentic, with a mix of repurposed and new, brass and stone, timber and travertine. The sandstone is locally sourced, the mud bricks each touched by hand, there is character and rawness, with incredible beauty and charm throughout the main house.
A sophisticated and timeless home design that is sensitive to the beautiful natural surrounds of Pretty Beach House, is the acclaimed final result. Collaborations with other local designers like Christopher Boots (Melbourne based industrial designer) and Kate Nixon (Sydney based interior creative) have resulted in an extraordinary level of style and sophistication for this remarkable retreat.
The main house is still the heart of the property, built with hand-made mud bricks from Bowral NSW and huge hand crafted timber posts from a decommissioned bridge in Queensland. The main house is a shared space for guests which houses the spectacular dining room, lounging area, cocktail bar, intimate dining space, wine cellar, huge open fireplace, infinity pool and the hand made Stefano Ferrara Italian pizza oven.
The décor is simple and strong, with handcrafted furniture and fine Italian Busatti linen, hand loomed by a third generation artisan loom which is over 350 years old. Hand made brass pendant lights are suspended from the exposed beams, and the incredible hand-forged brass counter top stands strong and purposeful in the communal bar. All interiors and the unique bespoke soft furnishings are inspired by the colours and textures of the surrounding bush and landscape.
With 4 luxurious pavilions, surrounding the main house on the seven and a half acre property, Pretty Beach House can sleep 8 adults at any one time. The 4 exclusive and private pavilions have names that describe their best feature: Treetops (penthouse position above the main house), Bayview, Hideaway & The Retreat (2 stories). All have views through a mass of ancient angophoras down to the sparkling bay waters of Pretty Beach.