You would know by now that I can’t go past a beautiful accommodation!
We’ve covered The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, Dandenong Ranges’ Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat, Bouddi Peninsula’s Pretty Beach House and many more gorgeous getaways across Australia here on the blog. But today’s featured accommodation is unique in itself.
When I first saw Soul of Gerringong, with its classic coastal style and authentic charm, I knew I had to feature it! This boutique accommodation, located on the south coast of New South Wales, is a dream getaway and was built and designed by husband and wife duo, Ben and Simone Mathews from BAM Constructions Group (BAM) and MGAO Architects.
Soul is a spacious property, sleeping up to 16 across three different zones: the original 1800s farmhouse featuring four bedrooms with private ensuites; the two-bedroom Cabana; and a four-bedroom barn (who doesn’t love a barn?!).
And guests certainly won’t get bored: they can take their pick from relaxing in the oversized solar-heated pool or wandering through the landscaped surroundings, which pay homage to the home’s original heritage. PLUS, there’s an entire menu of optional activities to order “in house” – from yoga lessons, to a pop up bar, an outdoor cinema and a private chef. This sounds like my kind of place…!
When it came to the design brief, Simone and Ben wanted to restore the character of the farmhouse, with a focus on natural light (an absolute must in my opinion):
Our design inspirations came from the original property that oozed old-school charm and we wanted to ensure that the end result was authentic.
They said Stegbar Windows and Doors helped them to achieve the cottage-yet-contemporary look.
The focal point of the interior is the open-plan living area, featuring a spacious kitchen and original stone fireplace – perfect for entertaining or cosy winter evenings. The duo introduced Stegbar Raked Windows above the fireplace to complement the building design and let in extra light.
Then, to further bring the outdoors in, they installed Stegbar Aluminium Windows and Doors feature throughout the living area – including sliding, fixed and louvre windows as well as oversized stacking doors. As Simon explained:
Louvres are great to incorporate into any design due to their ventilation properties and ability to allow natural airflow and light into the home.
The façade itself now features Stegbar Western Red Cedar Timber Windows in white with colonial style glazing bars – paying homage to the original heritage of the home.
One thing is for sure: Soul of Gerringong is right up the top of my “to stay at” list!