In my daily browsing routine, I came across this neat Retreat in Tasmania, Australia and instantly I saw myself staying there, enjoying the scenic nature surrounding this homely getaway. Seeing as to how this is my first post of an Australian location, I thought it best to really go all out with this design, through plenty of research, you know, to really feel the space and give you all a complete idea of what it’d honestly feel like to be within those grey but intriguing walls.
First let me start by saying that Australia is one of many countries on my bucket list that also holds a very high architectural appreciation for me. It’s been inspirational for me multiple times and it has proved itself again with this intelligent retreat; Piermont Retreat.
With elegance in mind, the Piermont Retreat worked closely with the well-established JCB Architectsand the Hecker Guthrie Design Studio to bring guests the ultimate Tasmanian, East Coast experience, where nature meets Interior living. Located in an isolated part of Tasmania’s East Coast, the retreat is engulfed in woodland whilst overlooking the harbour, a vision the designers have cleverly implemented into the space by using local materials and matching the land’s soft chroma. Through their assembly of this graceful resort, the design experts have applied a sense of earthy serenity and a luxurious balance between the exterior district and the peaceful interior escape.
Amongst the waterfront properties of this land and this unique home, lies an abundance of cottages, suites and convenient comforts that are a part of the coast’s accommodations, providing everyone the freedom to explore the available establishments and activities that are offered.
The one integral component that is expected to be met here is the relationship between the indoor and outdoor living. Guests staying here can be one with the nature both inside and outside, and they can feel connected through the clever use of materials and overall composition of the retreat. Large windows allow extensive views of the sea and wildlife, and flood the rooms with natural lighting. They also play a huge part in making the resort feel open, whilst bi-fold timber shutters and long mesh curtains can transform the space into a more private getaway.
Carried in from the outside, local stone, timber, marble, plants and even fabrics, are all integrated into the design to form that connection between the natural exterior and interior. Both the overall structure of the building and its interior have brought in a strong influence of sustainability through their selection of such elements.
A mixture of seamless, grey floor tiles and dark slabs of wood that aid in dividing the open space, bulky timber dividing walls and storage cabinets that contrast with light timber furniture features such as coffee and dining tables, rustic and somewhat Scandinavian-like furniture, even a variety of patterned but muted fabric finishes like the toned-down green sofa cushions and decorative Aztec carpets. The rooms provide numerous seating spots, including the adjoining patio that overlooks the beach, an old style, exposed log fire, a central kitchen, spa bath and fully extensive laundry services. Upstairs the grand bedrooms face the breath-taking landscape through large windows, with a contemporary adjacent bathroom.
Piermont also provides an array of exciting activities for its guests. Private beaches, tennis courts, an outstretched swimming pool, mountain bikes, kayaks and so much more to explore on this exclusive Tasmanian retreat. Most importantly, the well-known Piermont Restaurant, famous for its local produce and excellent service, is also a beautiful design by Hecker Guthrie.
There is little to nothing you cannot enjoy here. A complete haven with the most essential amenities for all. An absolutely ideal escape that captures the soul.
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