Situated within the rolling hills of Somersby in New South Wales, about an hour's drive north of Sydney, this bijou structure is an exclusive private spa and guest house, linked to a larger residence on the same grounds. Designed by Sydney-based practice Matthew Woodward Architecture, the Wirra Willa Pavilion is a small but perfectly formed domestic retreat.
Part of an 80-acre property, the low glass and metal pavilion is situated remotely within the estate, its location adding to the sense of calm and wellness intended by its use. The pavilion's simple floorplan comprises a bedroom on one end and main lounge and spa area on the other, divided by services and a wet room. The fully transparent spa section weightlessly cantilevers over the adjacent natural spring-fed dam.
Photography by Murray Fredericks.