The Seaside Retreat may be small, but the remote cabin commands magnificent views of the Bay and the distant Rocky Spires. The eco-shelter comprises three rooms: a lobby, a living/sleeping area, and a bathroom. A sunken spa bath is located on the outdoor patio. The interior is lined with horizontal macrocarpa wood with integrated joinery. Full-height double-glazed low-e glass frame views of the landscape and is secured with storm- and shatter-proof steel mullions with earthquake-resistant sliding heads.
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Set into the escarpment to protect occupants from falling debris, the beautiful cabin was completed as part of an extensive reforestation and re-vegetation sub-project. Locally quarried rock was used to construct much of the turf-roofed structure and is reinforced by in-situ poured concrete. The Seaside Retreat is one of four luxury villas located on the Banks Peninsula just south of Christchurch.
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