🇦🇺 K-Tina ➡️ I call this the “Penthouse Rooftop Pool Couchsurfing Epicness”. Seriously, how do these things happen to me?? To be honest, sometimes I have no idea.
As Vanessa and I walked around Cairns, we got bored with the usual sightseeing. So we decided to reach out to one of the couchsurfers who said he’d be up for an afternoon swim. .
Little did we know he lived in a PENTHOUSE apartment with a ROOFTOP POOL overlooking the city of Cairns and had a HOT TUB overlooking the marina & the mountains. Oh and he also had a wall to wall aquarium with living reef and fish from the Great Barrier Reef. .
lGHDUSILhudilwhdiluq WHAT!?!?! The pool had a see-through bottom that you could see 20 floors down. I wish I could make this up.
My default is to question peoples intentions, weary of people that are too generous with their time. But when things like this happen, I’m reminded that there’s a lot of people in this world that just want to open their homes, connect with like-minded people, and share a few good laughs. .
And I didn’t even try to manifest this. .
The design brief of this Sydney project was to evoke the “relaxed sophistication” of the popular Australian beach locale.
Lighthouse 511, a two-story, three-bedroom penthouse, is located at the top of Pacific Bondi Beach. Jonathan Richards of SJB Interiors collaborated with Hub Furniture to pull the penthouse’s look together. “I really wanted this apartment to have that relaxed sophistication that you get at Bondi Beach, where you have this urban beach culture and this great mix of backpackers and high-end residents,” says Richards “And it does have a cool elegance about it. It doesn’t feel too uptight, the furniture is low, all the colors are light and pale, and there’s a great sense of height and lightness, making the most of a spectacular view of the beach.” The thoughtful collection of furnishings, accessories, and artwork draws on local pieces, international classics, and lesser-known designers, says Richards. “It’s a curated collection rather than it being all of the same type and range, and that responded to Bondi as well: a mosaic of different styles were brought together and unified in their textural feeling.”
Photos by Felix Forest
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