Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes
Despite what you may have heard to the contrary, Surfers Paradise is not a glimmering suburb on the Gold Coast. It’s an iconic holiday home overlooking the swell at Prevelly beach in southwest WA, built for a surfer with the means to afford a property well beyond the traditional fibro beach shack: local Margaret River artist Ron Roozen. Designed by legendary architect Dale Jones-Evans (famous for Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House, among many others), his vision for the Roozen Residence was to take the concept of a beach house and cast it to the four winds. What they’ve arrived at it is a modern interpretation of a luxurious fortress of solitude, perfect for just vibing out and tuning into the grooviness of the vast Indian Ocean, man. Like a stark, pointy, rust-coloured tribute to Huey, Ron Roozen’s three-bedroom haven has become as important a stop on Australia’s surfing pilgrimage trail as Angourie or Bells Beach.
Details // Chapel Place, Prevelly, WA. From $550 per night. www.ronroozen.com.au, 0407 479 004.