9 November 2017

Hoddles Creek – A Fly-through Update of Our Newest Project


This short fly-through video introduces one of our newest projects; a luxurious holiday home to be built in the stunning Yarra Valley for a celebrated Melbourne foodie and her family.

Due to be submitted for Development Approval shortly, the private ‘Hoddles Creek’ retreat will nestle into the hillside, taking full advantage of panoramic views to the Warburton ranges, and serving as a welcome escape from busy city living.

“When we first visited the site we were struck by the beautiful rolling meadows, and we were keen to create a building that could sit gently against the terrain and have a positive dialogue with the surroundings,” says Director Alexandra Buchanan.

The building form is based around a series of very simple pavilions that are enveloped by an undulating roof form to compliment the contours of the site.

A wide veranda to the north wraps the accommodation to allow expansive views, whilst managing the privacy of sleeping spaces against the larger open entertaining areas.

Stone from the disused on-site quarry will be used to create a striking plinth to elevate the pavilions for the best possible views.

“As a holiday home, we have focused on creating luxurious pause points to encourage the slower pace of life,” says Buchanan.

“We’ve incorporated daybeds and window seats for the family to relax and contemplate the views, contrasting them with communal spaces around the sunken fire pit and outdoor fireplace to take advantage of the outdoor areas throughout the year.”

As a celebrated foodie, our client is very focused on the kitchen and food preparation spaces. As such, we’ve designed a generous kitchen island bench that takes a central position within the main living pavilion and flows seamlessly from the indoors out to the veranda.

The two luxurious guest pavilions – which are connected to the main house under the organic roof form – feature private outdoor showers and an expansive veranda to the east.

This concept model is an example of how we are able to provide a fully immersive experience to our clients,” says Buchanan.

“In demonstrating our designs with 3d visual technology, our clients can explore their project at every stage of the development. It is so rewarding to be able to share this through the design process and allow our clients to experience and engage in all of the decisions.”

If you would like to talk to some passionate, design-focused architects, get in touch with Alexandra Buchanan Architecture here.