Jaw-dropping retreat with mesmerizing views

One of the final and most iconic residential works by the late Harry Seidler, Australia’s most renowned architect, the Seidler House balances elegantly atop a sandstone escarpment surrounded by a national park wilderness. This jaw-dropping property is located on the edge of a rugged gorge in New South Wales’ Southern Highlands, Australia. The contemporary sandstone, glass and concrete facade with neutral white interiors and ecru wall, grey stone floors and multi-toned sandstone plays backdrop to modern designs, original art and global antiques.

You will be blown away by the drama of its white, wave-like concrete roof, the glass-encased living area and gravity-defying deck, suspended over a vertigo-inducing gorge and winding river with striking views. Four bedrooms, two spacious living rooms, a dining area for 12, open fireplaces and a sexy pool cut into the natural rock makes this an entertainer’s paradise, but it’s also great for nature lovers and families. And with the savvy mix of mid-century modern furniture by the likes of Marcel Breuer and Charles Eames, spiced up with Aboriginal art and travel finds, design fans will be in heaven.

A generously sized, saltwater pool, sculpted around the natural shape of the surrounding rocky cliffs, is enclosed by a sleek glass fence and gate and surrounded by sandstone walls. The property’s 150 acres of native, rugged bush are punctuated by tastefully weathered iron sculptures by Jean Paul Reeve and stone sculptures by the house’s original owner and artist, Bronwyn Berman. A lawn towards the front of the house and an herb garden near the side door are the only exceptions to the surrounding national park wilderness.

This fabulous vacation rental goes from $8,400-$15,000AUD/week depending on the season, from here.