The Seascape Retreat on the Banks Peninsula in New Zealand was designed as a Honeymoon destination, but is perfect for anyone who appreciates seclusion, romance, style and a view.
Seascape Retreat in New Zealand
Banks Peninsula is a peninsula of volcanic origin on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Set into a rock escarpment in the South Pacific cove, is this romantic retreat initially designed as a honeymoon destination by Pattersons Associates Architects.
The stone, concrete wood and glass Seaside home has just three rooms – a living area with built-in kitchenette, a raised sleeping area and a bathroom.
Green and Sustainable
Not only is it romantic and secluded, but its ‘green’, too. This retreat is built using all local materials and is constructed largely from rock quarried near its site with in-situ poured concrete floors and an earth turfed roof.
The cottage is self-sustainable in respect to on-site water harvesting and waste water treatment. The project incorporated an extensive reforestation and re-vegetation sub project.
Along with the breathtaking view, there is an outdoor ethanol fireplace, wood deck with built-in loungers and a sunken jacuzzi tub set into the concrete just outside the bathroom:
The cottage is lined with horizontal macrocarpa wood. This timber forms integrated joinery, wall and ceiling panels behind double glazed low e-glass in storm and shatterproof steel mullions which utilize earthquake resistant sliding heads.
The clear Eero Arnio Bubble Chair and suspended fireplace do not impede the view and a contemporary neutral sectional adds style and comfort.
The sleeping area is furnished with a king sized platform bed and a flat screen tv:
The bathroom, which is also a wet room, has a freestanding tub under a skylight and a view of the rock formations along the coast:
The built-in kitchen has stainless steel sink and counter top, a wall oven and coffeemaker:
• Sleeps 2 max
• Outdoor fireplace
• Outdoor spa
• Wet room
• Studio kitchen
• Super-king bed
• Sound system
Minimum stay is 2 nights, minimum number of guests is 1. From Oct to April, prices start at $2952. From May to September, prices start at $2256
The Seaside cottage is available to book through Annandale.