Originally constructed in the ’40s, a heritage listed, art-deco building in Australia’s Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area finds new life as a modern guesthouse, the “Pumphouse Point.” Part of an early hydro-power project, abandoned for over 20 years, Cumulus Studio architects make the most of the idyllic view across the shoreline, 12 spacious suites located in the three-storey concrete building, all with exceptional viewpoints.

Entering the hotel via a long wooden pier, the weather-worn exterior has been left in near original state. Inside a cool and calm palette of blues, browns and whites call on the surrounding environment for inspiration. Local makers have contributed furniture and materials, from exposed copper plumbing to midcentury style chairs, “rugged simplicity and unrefined comfort” making the most of the incredible world outside. Book a night at the Pumphouse website.

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