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The Ridge Nelson Bay

An architectural wonderland with breathtaking views

The Ridge Nelson Bay is an alluring luxury escape, located 120 metres above sea level in Port Stephens, New South Wales, with sweeping views along the bejewelled coast. Masterfully realised by sibling duo, Matt and Jacqueline Gambleton, together with Greenbuild Constructions, the boutique accommodation is unparalleled in its quality, materiality and attention to detail.

The winner of multiple design awards, including the 2023 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards for Bathroom of the Year which features our luxurious apaiserMARBLE® bathware, this palatial property is in a league of its own.

Staircase and kitchen at The Ridge Nelson Bay

LEFT: Staircase | Photo credit: Muse Photography RIGHT: Kitchen | Photo credit: Muse Photography

The grand property has been designed to exploit its elevated position and the views of the surrounding landscape, in an industrial and minimalist style. Spanning three expansive levels, the ridge-top property can accommodate up to 14 guests with its seven bedrooms. Featuring smart home automation, concierge services, a heated mineral pool, indoor cinema, and exceptional furnishings and fixtures, it is a modern interpretation of a costal holiday home, with carefully curated comforts and luxuries for an unforgettable stay.

The use of curved elements, in the otherwise rectilinear nature of the design, was important to the siblings. A cantilevered spiral staircase, circular walls, curved balconies and the suspended concrete pool with its gently rounded bottom, provide elegant contrast to the strong lines and expanses of concrete and stone. The award winning home is an architectural wonderland.


LEFT: Back of the property | Photo credit: Muse Photography RIGHT: Balcony to spiral staircase | Photo credit: Muse Photography

The use of circular detailing continues into the interiors. In the award-winning master ensuite, a curved wall of fluted granite frames our luxurious freestanding bath from the Lunar Collection. When deciding on finishes for the master ensuite, Matt and Jacqueline sought an Australian luxury bathware designer, whose products showcase individualism and architecture.

Lunar Bath and Basin in the master ensuite at The Ridge Nelson Bay

Lunar Bath and Basins in ‘Diamond White’ at the master ensuite | Photo credit: Muse Photography

As a globally recognised, and proudly Australian brand, apaiser’s inspiration continues to be grounded by its roots and the creation of apaiserMARBLE® — a luxurious blend of repurposed marble, enriched with minerals from the rich soils of the Australian Barossa region. The apaiser design team proudly create works of sculptured functioning art for the bathroom — designed and handcrafted with skill and care, and inspired by culture, individualism, architecture, fashion, art and nature.

Lunar Basins in the master ensuite at The Ridge Nelson Bay

Lunar basins in ‘Diamond White’ at the master ensuite | Photo credit: Muse Photography

“We were after a collection that had a soft sculptural look and was grand in its design,” said Jacqueline.

As the name suggests, the Lunar Collection is inspired by the moon and was specifically selected for its distinctive circular profile, and grand proportions. A skylight above the generously sized bath, allows natural light to pour through, while offering guests a private view in the ultimate bathing experience. Matching countertop basins in our ‘Diamond White’ finish perfectly complement the overall design in this calming retreat.

Lunar Bath and Basins in the master ensuite at The Ridge Nelson Bay

Lunar Bath and Basins in ‘Diamond White’ at the master ensuite | Photo credit: Muse Photography

Contact us for more information or to discuss your own luxurious bathroom sanctuary with our sales consultants and design team.