The Retreat



The Retreat


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.



JAWS Architects

Practice Team

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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