Into the wild

head­land house, new south wales

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On the rugged coast of Illawarra, New South Wales, an ex­tra­or­di­nary prop­erty over­looks the Pa­cific Ocean. ‘The build­ing twists and morphs to­ward spe­cific views,’ says Andy Car­son, the ar­chi­tect be­hind Head­land House. ‘The land and seascapes are in con­stant change; whales, dol­phins and ships catch the eye.’ Guests are wel­comed by a concierge (who stocks the kitchen with lo­cal pro­duce) and can re­lax in a min­i­mal­ist in­te­rior fea­tur­ing the work of Aus­tralian de­sign­ers and artists. Werri Beach, the best spot for surf­ing in the area, is a short walk away. Car­rie Hutchin­son dove­cote.com.au. Rates: from A$2,950 (£1,612) per night, min­i­mum two-night stay

HIGHER GROUND Above, Head­land House com­prises a stormwatch­ing room, liv­ing spa­ces and four be­d­rooms in a se­ries of can­tilevered pav­il­ions, as well as a court­yard with a swim­ming pool

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