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11 Architecturally-Designed Holiday Homes

Some of the Margaret River Region’s most unique, stylish and cutting-edge homes that will have you wanting to move right in

Are you in the mood for some architectural and interior design delicacies? Is ‘jaw-dropping’ a prerequisite for your short-stay accommodation booking?

Here are some of the Margaret River Region’s most unique, stylish and cutting-edge homes that will have you wanting to move right in, courtesy of Private Properties.

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Villa Gris – Dunsborough

Architects: Studio Evans Lane

Sleeps 8, 4 bed, 4 bath

Let’s kick off this list with a James Bond-worthy getaway, shall we? Owned and designed by UK-based architecture firm Studio Evans Lane, this ultra-modern Dunsborough house lies in a bush setting, constructed from concrete and jarrah cladding. It boasts a 12.5 metre lap pool, views of Geographe Bay from every room and a huge dual-aspect fireplace. The open plan living area has a futuristic, Jetsons-like feel, complete with kitchen pendant lights brought in from the Concorde hangar at Heathrow airport. Phew!

Flinders Bay House Augusta Private Properties
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Flinders Bay House – Augusta

Architect: Peter Moran

Sleeps 12, 5 beds, 6 bath

The historic Flinders Bay area of Augusta hides this three-storey home that is straight out of the Hamptons. And not just a little bit ‘Hamptons-inspired’, but a huge place to house multiple families, bursting with blue and white décor, vibrant art, a proper chef’s kitchen, 16-seater dining table and even a glass-clad conservatory called ‘The Bird Cage’. For the kids is a vast bunk room that sleeps four, with its own floor-to-ceiling mermaid mosaic in the ensuite! The exterior is stone and weatherboard, surrounded by a cottage garden, manicured hedges and a tall and warming outdoor fireplace. The Flinders Bay House has been featured in Australian House & Garden and The Weekend Australian Magazine.

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Sea House – Yallingup

Architect: Naked Architecture

Sleeps 10, 5 bed, 3 bath

Sea House is a dreamy Yallingup getaway with a beachy boho vibe. White breezy interiors and blue accents complement the insane coastline views all the way from Yallingup to Sugarloaf Rock. Natural timber, polished concrete floors and a limestone fireplace add to the modern coastal look. The location is a short walk to Caves House and Yallingup Beach, but you could easily bunker down at home with the large outdoor deck that takes in all that nature.

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Picquet – Eagle Bay

Architect: Dane Design

Sleeps 10, 5 bed, 3 bath

Imagine a private staircase from your Eagle Bay home right onto the beach sand at its doorstep. That’s the reality at Picquet – perfect for a group of keen entertainers (or families) with its vast outdoor barbecue and dining deck, pool, heated spa and lawn area with sunken trampoline! The house itself is cubist in design and copper-clad, hidden among native peppermint trees right on the shores of Eagle Bay. The interiors are clean lined and modern with a resort-feel throughout – a highlight being a huge day bed-cum-window seat for hours of reading.

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Serene Shores – Eagle Bay

Architect: Dane Design

Sleeps 8, 4 bed, 3 bath

Serene Shores is where a luxurious modern farmhouse – with gabled roof, timber clad walls and even a post-and-rail fence – lies within the exclusive coastal enclave of Eagle Bay, perched on the hill to give it a proper eagle-eyed view of the ocean (pun intended). An entertainer’s deck and lap pool are situated on the second storey, taking in the beautifully manicured native garden and views over the bay beyond. The open plan living area opens directly to the outdoor dining, lounge and pool area, for double the living space in all-weather conditions. Outdoor speakers keep the ambience going for sunset drinks on the deck!

Waterford Margaret River Private Properties
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Waterford – Margaret River

Architect: Theo Matthews

Sleeps 8, 4 bed, 4 bath

Less than 10 minutes from Margaret River or Prevelly sits the secluded Waterford property; a sprawling home on 12 hectares right along the river’s edge. The interior of white walls, limestone and soaring timber ceilings are peppered with unique artwork and antiques, giving the feel of a world traveller’s collection. A dramatic limestone fireplace keeps guests warm in one of the house’s three living areas. Bushland views can be seen from most rooms, with the bedrooms retaining a simple, zen aesthetic. As well as the main house, there is a separate studio with bedroom, ensuite, kitchenette and games room. The landscaped exterior includes a courtyard and dining area overlooking native woodland; waterfalls and ponds; and a pathway down to the Margaret River.

Rivers Edge Margaret River Private Properties
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River’s Edge – Margaret River

Architect: Theo Matthews

Sleeps 10, 5 bed, 5 bath

For the ultimate tree escape with no wifi and every excuse to get back in touch with nature, look no further than River’s Edge. Suspended in the wilderness on stilts above the Margaret River, a 400 metre private timber walkway runs from the house directly to the rapids below. The home’s immediate surrounds of lush and leafy lawn, peppi trees, ivy and ferns add to the green escape. Vast windows throughout the house bring nature inside, where the interiors of timber and granite boulders blend seamlessly with the landscape. While away your days to the sounds of the treetops above and water below on a day bed on the upstairs veranda.

Balmoral Dunsborough Private Properties
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Balmoral – Dunsborough

Architect: Space Light Order

Sleeps 10, 4 bed, 3 bath

If winery designs impress you, the industrial-style architecture of this concrete, steel and timber building is reminiscent of some of the Margaret River Region’s exceptional cellar doors. Located in the hinterland of Dunsborough, the home is sparse and open inside with a huge fireplace, timber cladding and polished concrete. The sleek and monochrome kitchen lies alongside an outdoor entertaining area and Mediterranean garden of lavender, olives, rosemary and citrus. Off the main living areas lie a home theatre/games room with cinema screen and pool table; while at the opposite end, stairs lead up to an adult’s retreat mezzanine with leather armchairs, a chess set and balcony that looks out to a rural landscape. An indoor/outdoor bathroom is the highlight of the master suite, where the bathtub and basins are carved from stone and bi-fold windows allow for alfresco soaking.

Panorama Bunker Bay Private Properties
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Panorama – Bunker Bay

Architect: Mark Bradley

Sleeps 10, 4 bed, 3 bath

Imagine being able to use all the resort facilities of Pullman Bunker Bay (think pool, spa, gym, tennis courts and restaurants) but then retreating to your own private multi-level beach house next door. That is what the Panorama house provides – which literally adjoins Pullman Bunker Bay Resort and is accessed by a private laneway. There are a treasured rare number of houses built at Bunker Bay, so here you are just a short stroll down to the beach or the well-loved Bunker Beach Café. Despite these premium conveniences, the home also has a secret rock-star feature: its outdoor conversation pit under the stars, with uninterrupted ocean views and the capacity to be lit at night with LED ambient lighting. The oversized living area has a bay window seat for sun-drenched reading, or a wide fireplace from where to watch the storms roll in over winter. Every room in the house has a view of either native bush or the spectacular Indian ocean.

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Boomerang House – Dunsborough

Architect: Tim Wright

Sleeps 6, 3 bed, 2 bath

The Boomerang House, 10 minutes from Smiths Beach and Yallingup, sees mid-century design meet a sustainable and cutting-edge solar passive vision. The footprint of the home from the air is quite literally a boomerang, creating two wings on either side with a breezeway/alfresco area in the centre. The eastern wing has the open living and dining, master bed and ensuite, while the western wing has two bedrooms, a theatre room, bathroom and laundry. The house has twin concrete slabs for its floor and roof. Inside, wide glass walls seamlessly blend inside and outside; timber ceilings and white brick complete the look. A manicured lawn around the house blends into native bush, and the property backs onto a winter creek. The breezeway has a white bricked outdoor fireplace and barbecue for cosy nights. Key solar passive features include double glazed windows, louvres for crossflow and underfloor heating.

Redgate Redgate Beach Private Properties
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Redgate – Redgate Beach

Architect: Craig Steere

Sleeps 8, 4 bed, 3 bath

Homes right on Redgate Beach are a rarity in themselves – but one with a tennis court and the option of private tennis coaching? We’re sold! This award-winning modern design with its skillion roof, steel and concrete is extremely private, with no visible neighbours. It’s perfect for families with its wide lawn area set on 10 acres of land, high on the Leeuwin Ridge. Guests can expect wildlife sightings of black cockatoos, emus, kangaroos and whales out to sea (especially from the outdoor barbecue dining area).