Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes

Multi award-winning architect Sharon Fraser calls it a ‘sunken lounge’, but we know a good old-fashioned conversation pit when we see one. But even that ‘purely for fun’ element of Fraser’s astonishing never-before-rented uber property in the Byron Bay Hinterland isn’t the home’s standout feature. It’s competing for cool-and-quirky status with an outdoor fire pit, a synthetic Stick fence that ripples in the breeze like wind through grass, absurdly large swimming pool and of course that giant signature rouge rabbit sculpture – an original in steel by Melbourne’s Peter McLisky.
Fraser’s otherworldly, one-of-a-kind, inside-out house is a modern marvel on close-cropped lawns just 10min from Bangalow, and will take you on such a multi-coloured architectural rollercoaster that you’ll need the full week just to take in all its facets. Amileka won Best House in Australia status at the 2009 CNBC International Asia Pacific Property Awards, and no wonder. We may never see its like again.
Details // 
Federal, Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW.
From $7000 per week, available from Feb 2010.
amileka.com.au, 0428 884 617
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