Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Places & Faces

The Pumphouse Point Hotel, Tasmania

Perched at the end of a 230 metre hydro flume atop Australia’s deepest lake is the Pumphouse Point Hotel.

The wilderness retreat has come onto my radar, transformed from a 1940s Hydro Station into a boutique hotel inside Tasmania’s World Heritage area.

Set on the serene Lake St Clair, the hotel is a culmination of 20 years of dreaming for Project Developer and member of the Tasmanian Tourism Board, Simon Currant. The entire design is a nod to the building’s industrial roots by award winning architectural firm Cumulus Studios.

An decommissioned pump is housed behind glass in the lobby and original bay windows have been renovated to become a dramatic focal point in each of the 18 guest suites.

Sounds like the perfect place to perch myself by the fire with a glass of wine this Autumn.

Caitlan N

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