Drewhouse (The Pods) is a uniquely designed beach house providing luxury while still being close to nature. Set on an acre of pristine native forest in the Sunrise at 1770 estate near Agnes Water, the Pods were designed by Simon Laws of Anthill Constructions .
The house was recently featured on Dreambuild (ABC1) as Beach Shack and also appeared in the September 2012 issue of Vogue Living and more recently on channel 10's The Living Room. To see the Dreambuild episode, google 'youtube pods 1770'
The Sunrise resort has two horizon pools overlooking the ocean, 4 tennis courts, poolside barbecue kitchens and playground just for residents and guests. It is an ecologically sensitive, award winning, gated community, Sunrise's rules on domestic animals means that we cannot accept pets (no matter how small). On the other hand, if you like native animals, then you'll be pleasantly surprised by their number and diversity.
Mature Bloodwoods and Cabbage Palms create a natural garden near the ocean and the famous Springs beach, near Agnes Water, the most northerly surf break on the east Australian coast. You can relax around one of the three pools overlooking the ocean, surf or fish or walk the 4 kilometers of beautiful beaches,
Living, sleeping pods and luxury bath house are separated for privacy and quiet but connected by a wooden covered walkway. The wonderful bush land setting and mild sub-tropical climate is full of birds and wildlife, including black cockatoos and grey kangaroos. Rainwater tanks, solar hot water and electricity make this passive energy efficient design a low environmental impact.
The house provides the perfect base from which to walk to the many secluded beaches to which Sunrise has private access. Drive on the private internal roads to one of the beach clubs where you'll find beautiful suspended 25M pools, free tennis and volleyball courts, modern amenities and luxury BBQ huts with solid dining settings and magnificent ocean views.
Life at The Pods centres around the main living pod with its expansive covered wooden deck and circular marble dining table. Move seamlessly through wide doorways from the modern kitchen with 5 burner gas stove, fridge with ice maker, espresso machine, water cooler and quiet dishwasher to outside dining on the shady deck. At the other end of the living pod is the entertainment area. Relax on the generous built in sofas, watch TV or streamed movies, listen to music or play board games. The sofas are also perfect for an afternoon nap or as a bed for an extra guest or two.
The beautiful bathroom pod features walls and floor of Italian travertine with a wall that opens so you can lie in the bath and look at the trees. The deep bath and art glass door that opens in or out allows you to shower inside or 'outdoors'.
The two bedroom pods hold three single beds each with the easy conversion into king sized beds from two singles. Linen is provided for both single and king sized beds. The floors are of polished native timber and the insect screened windows slide to open an entire wall width to the forest outside. Linen, towels, doonas and bed throws are provided.