The Retreat is a free-standing accommodation pavilion located on the edge of a vegetated area within the Pumphouse Point site on Lake St Clair. This private retreat provides beautifully appointed, high-end accommodation, offering a truly immersive experience within this stunning landscape.
The pavilion was constructed off-site in Hobart and transported to its location to minimise site disturbance, reduce the construction period and maintain a high quality of finish throughout. Accessed through a narrow private pathway, the building presents a closed face of weathered vertical timber boards on a dark coloured plinth. From the burrowed entrance, guests climb the stair to a floating sun-filled room with picture windows focussing on the surrounding bushland and a magnificent vista to the Pumphouse on the lake. Light-wells carved out of the bathroom corners provide delightful private connections with earth and sky to further enhance this exclusive guest experience at this highly successful Tasmanian enterprise.
Project architect – Scott Verdouw
Project architect – Neal Mackintosh
Graduate – Catherine Williams
Graduate – Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach
Interior designer – Laura Stucken
Principal builder – Josh Muskett
Builder – Total Building & Excavations P/L
Building surveyor – Lee Tyers Building Surveyors
Electrical consultant – Christopher Crack Electrical
Fire consultant – Castellan Consulting
ESD Consultant – RED Sustainability
Photographer – Adam Gibson
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