Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes Aside from a bright yellow wall forming the backdrop to an outdoor dining area and the odd flash of colour in the wall hangings, the décor of this brand new and boldly contemporary Darwin townhouse is executed almost entirely in black and white. In contrast to its baking hot, busy and multihued tropical city surrounds, zebra-like Pearl is all smooth surfaces, crisp bed sheets, noiseless sliding doors, wafting air-con and cool floors underfoot; the sort of place where you breathe a sigh of relief as you re-enter after a long day in the sun, only to relish an evening spent languishing on the sleek leather sofas.
The property has three bedrooms, a study that can sleep an extra two, a smart, spotless kitchen and a freshwater pool and spa. Situated in Darwin’s upmarket Garden suburb, it’s just a short walk from the CBD and adjacent to the George Brown Botanical Gardens.
Details // Gardens Hill Crescent, Darwin, NT. From $350 per night. www.takeabreak.com.au