Aplite House sits amongst a two hundred acre private property of secluded forest on the spectacular east coast of Tasmania. The property is fringed by the world renowned Freycinet National Park and provides a private home base, which is well positioned for exploring this special part of Tasmania.
While at the house, you will experience spectacular views over Moulting Lagoon conservation area, it's a very relaxing and tranquil environment. The property surrounding Aplite House is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna including orchids, Tasmanian devils, wombats, possums, wallabies, quolls and wedge tail eagles, many of which you may spot from the house windows.
Nearby is the pristine Friendly Beaches stretching nearly eight kilometres in length and yet most times when you step foot on the sand, it will feel like you have the entire beach to yourself.
Aplite House is a sanctuary in the heart of one of Australia's most iconic landscapes. While enjoying the seclusion and privacy of the property, it is within easy reach to explore Coles Bay, the Wineglass Bay hiking trail, Honeymoon Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Bicheno Blowhole, Freycinet National Park, Douglas Apsley National Park and East Coast vineyards, along with the many other activities the region offers.
The house is architecturally designed by Stephen Geason. We chose Stephen because of his appreciation for Tasmania and particualrly the Freycinet region. The brief was to design a solar passive, site specific home to be used for self-catering luxury eco accommodation. The house needed to contain multiple spaces for relaxing, and be built using Tasmanian materials, where possible.
Stephen first visited the property prior to any site preparation, whereby we walked over the entire property to get a feel for our vision of the project. When the site was selected, the architectural design process began and with extensive inclusive discussions with us, over 18 months a plan to build was created, which superbly captured our dream for our guest home.
We completed the build of Aplite House over a five year period. It was very important to us to use Tasmanian materials extensively. There has been a very deliberate and considered effort, to present Tasmania in every way possible in the house, you will notice the attention to detail throughout. This includes the hand built furniture, most of which has been made from the timber sourced from a single tree.
We are passionate about art and you'll discover a continually growing collection of Tasmanian art located in the house, which is constantly rotated. This includes paintings, photography, ceramics, glass work, print making, origami and sculpture.
We have undertaken a great deal of research to achieve the solar power generation suited to consumption levels of the house, ensuring the comfort for those using the house to the level they are familiar with.
The house gathers its own water supply from rainfall stored in three 24,000 litre tanks and is off grid solar powered, with a generator back up.
We are proud that Aplite House has a minimal global footprint. However, there has been no compromise for comfort required to achieve this environmentally friendly house.
We have a huge appreciation for Tasmania and are passionate for the Freycinet region and this extremely special property. Our goal is to translate this into memorable experiences for those who spend time at Aplite House.
We hope you enjoy your stay.
Tamzen & Sam