Eco Luxury Retreats of the World Italy 2010/2011

Green Architecture

The lodge with a north-facing orientation (takes) full advantage of the sun energy for heating & breezes for cooling. Whole walls of glass & carefully designed roof lines optimise the use of the sun, giving warmth for all seasons. Overhanging eaves, shading & ventilation keep the rooms cool in summer.

Takatu Lodge & Vineyard is the vision of Heather & John Forsman: they offer a unique experience for guests to stay on a working vineyard with the highest levels of elegance & comfort. The lodge is designed in a contemporary architectural style, with natural wood stone & marble for its surroundings. Whole walls of glass allow all day sun & capture stunning views of the surrounding vineyard, mountain ranges & sea beyond. High vaulted Macrocarpa ceilings, open log fires inside & out, a cosy library & panoramic rooms are a few of the many architectural features. Suites, each with their own terrace, offer super-king beds, linen of natural fibre, generous-sized ensuites & many other comforts & amenities.