The Australian Architecture Escape platform was created to highlight the best architecturally designed stays across Australia and make them easily accessible to find in the one place.
Some great stays were featured in 2022. Here are a list of the most popular stays.
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#5 Tiny Three Ten
Tiny Three Ten is an architecturally designed accommodation, built in 2021 by Victorian based Base Cabin, and thoughtfully crafted to make the most of the natural landscape. Set on a private ten-acres three kilometres from Dungog, NSW, Tiny Three Ten was designed to showcase a way of life. With a core philosophy of 'everything you need and nothing you don't', the aim is to create an experience that would leave you thinking about things differently and questioning the way you live.
#4 Little Black Cabin
One of the most unique stays in the Blue Mountains with beautiful views into the Megalong Valley and escarpment. Little Black Cabin is an award winning getaway located in the charming town of Blackheath designed and built by @smith_architects
Little Black Cabin is a one bedroom, one bathroom, bespoke small space that is luxurious and peaceful. The 120 year old cottage was salvaged, restored and transformed from a dilapidated shack into a luxurious and highly crafted architectural cabin.
Come use the cabin as your launch pad for adventures in the mountains, explore the villages or simply retreat and recharge, devour your book, stoke the fire and absorb the views. Come enjoy.
Architect & Builder: @smith_architects
#3 Barfold Estate
Heathcote Region, VIC
Barfold Estate is a vineyard, winery and farm located in the SW corner of the Heathcote wine region, 75 minutes drive from Melbourne. A stay at Barfold Estate brings the raw beauty of the Australian countryside and its wildlife together with the comfort of our meticulously designed, architectural guest suites.
The suites are situated on a hillside and have been designed to take full advantage of their outlook, with views of a small dam framed by tall eucalypts, while the estate vineyard occupies the horizon. The structure is clad in reclaimed timber, left untreated to grey like the trunks of the eucalypts that surround it. The interiors are adorned with oak, and a neutral colour and material palette has been carefully employed to complement the countryside. Each suite is designed for two, offering a king-size bed, rainfall shower, freestanding bath, sofa and lounge, fully stocked wine fridge, well-appointed kitchen and dining table — all arranged around the warming glow of a double-sided fireplace.
#2 Mill Cabin
Nestled in a small clearing with sweeping views to the mountain ranges, there’s an instant connection with nature and a very obvious disconnection from the urban way of life.
Mill Cabin was born from a love of the outdoors. The cabin design is a nod to the old stockman cottages found throughout the Australian high country. With form and function in mind we endeavored to design a cabin that blended harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.
Borrowing from Mother Nature’s resources, we hand picked 26 tonne of granite rock and sourced hardwood timbers to build with. We are committed to treading lightly and ensuring that all methods from construction to operations are environmentally friendly. We believe that our impact on the planet should be as minimal as possible.
Set at a high elevation of 1340 meters in the Thredbo Valley, Mill Cabin is immersed in 360º of seclusion. The interior space has been designed to make the most of the sights and sounds of nature with a panoramic view of Mt Perisher and the Crackenback Valley.
Apart from a few objects, we designed and made everything ourselves, from furniture to joinery, a concrete basin, upholstery and leather work, all created specifically for the space. Using natural and raw materials creates a deliberate connection with the surrounding landscape, combined with refined design principles creates a space of calm and tranquility.
#1 Chalets at Blackheath
Blue Mountains, NSW
An evolution of sustainable luxury and hospitality awaits you in the heart of a UNESCO world heritage paradise.
Perched above one million hectares of wilderness at the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Chalets at Blackheath is surrounded by soaring sandstone formations, scented eucalyptus forests, and ancient Aboriginal sites.
Within this remarkable landscape, we warmly welcome you to your own private world where you can do as you wish: unwind or invigorate, escape or explore, discover the great outdoors or rediscover yourself within.