Summer’s heating up in Australia and where better to experience it than The Range in New South Wales, which sits on 150 acres of dramatic oceanfront.
The two-bedroom Australian holiday home – which costs from $1,550 AUD per night – is built on Dovecote dairy farm near Kiama and is the handiwork of Atelier Andy Carson. Inspired by the pitched form of the rural shed, the practice has wrapped the single-storey villa in a corrugated steel skin, bedding it into its agricultural setting without detracting from panoramic coastal views.
Interiors have a rustic but contemporary cabin feel thanks to timber walls and ceilings and polished concrete floors. A floating fireplace takes centre stage in the living room while copper-clad louvers create shadow-play across rooms and keep the villa cool.
But really, The Range is all about the views and bedrooms and bathrooms open onto the ocean-side deck. There’s also a plunge pool overlooking the picturesque Werri Beach – popular with surfers and those escaping the Sydney rat-race.