Currently awaiting Development Approval, the private ‘Hoddles Creek’ retreat on a working truffle farm, will nestle into the hillside, taking full advantage of panoramic views to the Warburton ranges, and serve as a welcomed escape from busy city living.
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 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.
AWAITING COUNCIL APPROVAL
YELLINGBO. THE YARRA VALLEY. VICTORIA.
TIMBER. CHARRED TIMBER. DRYSTONE WALLING. MASONRY. GLASS
“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,”
“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.”