Headland House — Gerringong, Australia
On the rugged coastline of New South Wales, an extraordinary property overlooks the Pacific Ocean. ‘The building twists and morphs toward specific views,’ says architect Andy Carson, who designed Headland House. ‘The landscape itself is in constant change, with waves, tides, whales, dolphins and passing ships catching the eye and asserting themselves.’
Within its cantilevered pavilions, guests will discover four bedrooms, living spaces and a storm-watching room. There’s also an enclosed courtyard with heated swimming pool. The calm minimalist interior features the work of Australian designers and artists, including furniture maker Adam Goodrum, Batjamal painter Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty and local ocean photographer Ray Collins.
Guests are welcomed by a concierge, who stocks the kitchen with local produce for breakfast and can organise local caterers to provide meals. Werri Beach, the best spot for surfing in the area, is a short walk away and it’s a ten-minute drive to the township of Berry, which has excellent shopping and dining options.§