Australia is one of my favourite countries to visit, but there are so many places I have yet to see. Once such place is Tasmania, and where better to stay than the beautiful Piermont Retreat. Framed by wild forest and cradled by a glimmering bay, Piermont is a sanctuary of understated luxury hidden in Tasmania’s remote East Coast. Now accommodating those who want to stay a little longer, the retreat is creating a series of secluded Waterfront Properties. Working with highly-awarded architects JCB and revered studio Hecker Guthrie, the properties are designed to harmonise with their serene environment, providing a restful, contemporary lifestyle in a rare corner of the Freycinet Coast.
Located on a secluded north-facing site beside the existing suites, cottages and amenities, the architectural vision is for the 32 properties to integrate seamlessly with the coastal sanctuary. Designed for a sophisticated yet effortless indoor-outdoor lifestyle, the properties will feature bi-fold timber shutters that can be closed down for privacy, or expanded out to the invigorating sea air and views. Key elements include local stone, timber and native plants layered upon strong foundations of sustainability and craftsmanship. For the interior, Hecker Guthrie have crafted enriching atmospheres that fuse contemporary design and local artistry with the retreat’s timeless European elegance. Bringing Piermont’s landscape and rich cultural heritage indoors, the rooms will be highly tactile, favouring natural materials such as local timber, stone, marble and linens all cast in moody hues. It is clear from these artist impressions that craftsmanship and quality underpin every design choice, for properties that nurture senses and soul.
Owners can also enjoy all the amenities provided by the retreat’s luxury accommodation, including the swimming pool, tennis court, private beaches and walking trails, and the award-winning restaurant Homestead pictured below. Situated in a casually elegant setting beside the bay, the stunning restaurant offers authentic dishes crafted with the freshest local produce.
Here’s a peek inside one of the charming Piermont Cottages. To find out more about the guest suites, take a look here.