Whalesong was originally built by a fisherman in the 1980s, and now sits humbly, as a dreamy retreat on the edge of the ocean.
Words & photography originally published in the East Coast Tasmania print edition by The Rambler Co.
Client: Whalesong Shack
Whalesong was originally built by a fisherman in the 1980s, and now sits humbly, as a dreamy retreat on the edge of the ocean. The shack has been thoughtfully renovated and styled to celebrate its character - rough sawn timber and drystone walls left as a feature alongside the new sprawling decks and open kitchen. The sunrise-facing breakfast bar entices us to awaken early and gaze upon the ocean glistening under golden sunlight. We spend our days in the cosiness of the lounge, warmed by the original brick fireplace and entranced by the panoramic ocean vista beyond the windows. Pacific gulls glide overhead and a rocky shoreline waits for beachcombers just beyond the glow of the garden firepit. Following a sunset soak in the warm outdoor bath, we fall into bed to the soothing soundtrack of the sea.
All words and photography by James Vodicka