Guy Ailion, partner at KSR Architects & Interior Designers, outlines their inspiration behind two super villas at Pearns Point


Guy Ailion, partner at KSR Architects & Interior Designers, outlines their inspiration behind two super villas at Pearns Point


The award-winning firm KSR Architects & Interior Designers, who have over 40 years of experience creating beautiful, imaginative and practical spaces, are delivering two new super villas at Pearns Point.  Each property has been creatively designed to each homeowner’s individual requirements for maximum privacy, space and seclusion.

Guy Ailion, partner at KSR Architects & Interior Designers outlines the inspiration and design considerations of these innovative two homes taking shape on the peninsular.

What do you think of the Pearns Point site?

It is a magnificent location benefiting from pristine beaches, height, and privacy. Rolling and meandering roads wind around a central hill weaving the way to white beaches and beautiful walks. Each site has something idiosyncratic to offer.

Could you describe the two homes you are building at Pearns Point?

We are currently working on two super villas; one is at an early concept stage that forms part of a cluster of buildings creating a private estate for one family. The estate comprises of multiple Villas, including a remote yoga studio, hidden beach cabanas, staff accommodation, and guest suites. It’s a romantic setting, nestled into the landscape with traditional island villa architecture. The principal home at the top of the site has long views of the sunset and leisure facilities that roll all the way down the hill to touch the beach front.

Our second property is nearing completion and it is an extremely unique layout, that takes 15,000 square foot and keeps it all on one level with no steps. Every one of the 5+ bedrooms and 4 guest bedrooms faces the beach with a unique view. Architecturally, the main villa is incredible – with openings created, and galleries to let the landscape and views into the house. This creates special moments often highlighted with art and sculpture and framed views throughout the house.

Both properties are designed to be sustainable and energy efficient, producing their own electricity and harvesting water reserves.

What were the key design considerations when building on a natural and unspoilt site like this?

Topography and geology are the most important.

Each site will have its own set of topographical opportunities and constraints. Respecting the site, its contours, foliage, views, and shape are extremely important to a successful and respectful design.

Any design that is incongruent to the site’s natural form, can cost the project unnecessarily in regard to expenditure and time frame of completion. Engineering, mechanical, servicing decisions should always be considered early.

You want to capture the beautify of each site, whether it’s a specific view, a tree, a special rock formation or a meandering approach to the site, all while not compromising the client brief and the natural land. This balance is always possible but requires a considered strategy with creative design and problem solving.

Are there any standout sustainable features on either project you are designing there?

We design all of our projects with autonomous functionality – allowing them to harvest rainwater and gain energy with solar panels and store power in cutting edge batteries and invertors.


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