These Tasmanian Cabins Mimic the Curves of the Nearby Coastline
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These Tasmanian Cabins Mimic the Curves of the Nearby Coastline

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By Kathryn M.
In Coles Bay, Tasmania, Freycinet Lodge’s undulating pavilions of wood and glass place guests at the heart of the wilderness.

Since the 1990s, the Freycinet Lodge on the eastern coast of Tasmania has been welcoming guests from around the world to experience its secluded accommodations. Originally a cluster of 60 cabins set into the lush hills in Freycinet National Park, the Lodge has since expanded with nine new pavilions designed by local architecture firm Liminal Studio.

Constructed from oak and ironbark timber, the pavilions were inspired by their surroundings. Local architecture firm Liminal Studio designed the structures to reflect a deep understanding of the coastline’s natural color palette, curving rock formations, and landscape.

Constructed from oak and ironbark timber, the pavilions were inspired by their surroundings. Local architecture firm Liminal Studio designed the structures to reflect a deep understanding of the coastline’s natural color palette, curving rock formations, and landscape.

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Gracefully curving around an expansive private deck, the pavilions eschew corners. Instead, the unique lines are meant to highlight the curves of the surrounding coastline.

Gracefully curving around an expansive private deck, the pavilions eschew corners. Instead, the unique lines are meant to highlight the curves of the surrounding coastline.

Seamlessly blended with the environment, each undulating guesthouse includes a sleek living area, a king-size bed, an outdoor bathtub, a bathroom with a walk-in shower, as well as a large deck. 

Offset planks of wood lend texture to interior walls.

Offset planks of wood lend texture to interior walls.

A luxurious oasis that seamlessly blends into the environment, the pavilions are well equipped with modern-day amenities, including a plush king-size bed.

A luxurious oasis that seamlessly blends into the environment, the pavilions are well equipped with modern-day amenities, including a plush king-size bed.

Curvy, double-glazed, floor-to-ceiling windows frame captivating views of the surrounding wilderness while illuminating the wood-and-glass pavilion and allowing in fresh air. 

In total, there are nine Coastal Pavilions by the bay, with three of them hosting seaside views. 

In total, there are nine Coastal Pavilions by the bay, with three of them hosting seaside views. 

Providing an elegant yet grounded experience, the eco-friendly Coastal Pavilions are also proudly Tasmanian, with every inch of the structures having been locally sourced—from their designers to their ingredients. A series of artwork was even commissioned from Tasmanian artists to complement the bespoke interiors of each retreat.

Instead of featuring any kind of railing, the pavilion decks have cargo-style nets around their edge.

Instead of featuring any kind of railing, the pavilion decks have cargo-style nets around their edge.

A look at one of the pavilions glowing gorgeously at night.

A look at one of the pavilions glowing gorgeously at night.

Check out the Freycinet Lodge website to learn more about the Coastal Pavilion. Accommodations start from $849 per night.

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