The Materials Reflect International Taste
Saturday September 9, 2000
DOORS from the south of France, tiles from Mexico and timber from Queensland are all part of the new Tower Lodge at Pokolbin.
The entry doors, which have been brought from France, are 100-year old coach doors, adapted for modern use.
Hand-made Mexican terracotta tiles have been used extensively on the floors of the main buildings, in the four courts and in seven of the 12 units.
The Queensland timber used in the building is also believed to be more than 100 years old.
It was sourced to meet the requirement for recycled bridgetimbers for part of the main building roof structure.
Internal doors feature a selection of glazed and solid western red cedar, solid jarrah and recycled doors.
Former monastery doors have been used for the doors leading from the reception area to the lounge.
Limestone paving has been used for the main courtyard with granite around the main pond.