Saddles is inspired by its surrounding bush landscape.
The 10 hectare property situated in Mount White with a name that takes inspiration from the craftsmanship of Heath Harris, an artisan saddler who has worked with John Singleton in crafting saddles for his nearby Strawberry Hill Stud, and who has designed unique saddle chairs for the dining room’s brass-scalloped bar.
Eatery and bakehouse operated by Cameron & Hayley Cansdell.
Together, they own other Central Coast establishments including bombini restaurant at Avoca Beach and fish dining at Point Frederick.
Pretty Beach House
Upon opening its doors originally in 2009, Pretty Beach House was awarded the Harpers Bazaar ‘Luxury Reborn Award for Experience in Travel’. Pretty Beach House was also listed first on the ‘Hot Hotels of Australia’ list by Conde Nast Traveller USA that same year.
In 2015, the property underwent an extensive renovation. Many local artisans and craftspersons, including JB Blair & Sons, collaborated to create the new Pretty Beach House.
Most recently it was awarded Best Smith Hotel 2015, and was placed in the top 10 best hotels in the world.
Bells At Killcare
In 2006, Coast and Country Properties – part of the John Singleton Group, purchased the Bells property and invited Karina and Brian Barry to manage the existing B&B. Together they had a vision to develop Bells as a luxury world-class retreat with an authentic regional restaurant.
They worked with Coast and Country to renovate and develop the property, in a way that would be sympathetic to the natural beauty of the area and to compliment the existing buildings. In June 2016, Karina and Brian purchased the property from Coast & Country and continue to own and operate the business on a daily basis.
The property has now become one of the most recognisable and distinctive boutique hotels in Australia.
Tucked away beyond a long leafy pathway, is a property that was the home to the famous Bonython Gallery, and the family of Kym Bonython until the 1970’s.
John Singleton did not hesitate in securing ownership of this unique complex, and later developed the site into corporate suites and a private leafy courtyard café.
The Entertainment Quarter
A collaboration between three Australian icons John Singleton, Gerry Harvey and Mark Carnegie has resulted in the stunning urban oasis the Entertainment Quarter (EQ) in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs.
This iconic 11 hectare site features entertainment, leisure and retail complete with cinemas, restaurants, bars and retail shops.
In 1998 John Singleton and property owner Andrew Griffith embarked on a $10 million redevelopment of the club.
The project ensured the 100 year old heritage and local essence was honoured and commercial sustainable for years to come.
Set up overlooking the world famous Bondi Beach, the redevelopment of Icebergs included 180 seat restaurant, new change rooms, gymnasium and six specialty retail shops to create destination for locals and international tourist alike.
Although the lease has been passed on, this assets holds special place in John heart and demonstrates his love for Australian property development.