Friday, August 3, 2012
The Pretty House in Australia
Nothing could be more relaxing than a secluded, waterfront getaway to a surreal tree house. The private vacation home situated on the Bouddi Peninsula, just north of Sydney, is actually called The Pretty House, because it sits perched atop Pretty Beach (We couldn’t make this up if we wanted to).
The exclusive seven-acre property encompasses three one-bedroom pavilions that surround the main home. The pavilions are rented out to guests who are lavished with an in-house chef, treetop views of the sparkling Brisbane waters, private decks for sunbathing, a wine cellar, heated pool, and a stunning 38 foot yacht to explore the waters.
The pool is sunken below a surrounding teak terrace, which has openings for tree trunks to pass through to avoid disrupting their natural trajectoryThe modern and functional architectural approach to The Pretty House allows the residence to fit snugly into the natural cultivation like a sophisticated tree house.
The interiors are modern and saturated in warm, earthy color tones. It’s as if an old world traveler visited once and left his 1930?s travel trunks, hand crafted tables, and fine Belgium linens behind. The Pretty Beach House is truly a place of reflection and relaxation, to get away from the chaos and live it up in the trees.