Constructed by award winning boutique building company Visioneer Builders, this spectacular Harkaway home delivers drama both in context and in its bespoke design. Carved into the crown of a hill a sleek low profile, strategic use of natural materials and extensive glazing creates a seamless integration with the environment whilst providing commanding views of the valley and far into the distance.
The home sits elevated above a grouping of large boulders that serve to incorporate the structure into the landscape. Ample use of soaring double height glazing interspersed with imposing panels of custom-coloured rammed earth sourced from local materials further assimilates the home into its hilltop setting. The main living space incorporates the kitchen, two separate lounge areas and the dining area. This open concept area is surrounded by glass windows and doors that admit a profusion of natural light. The views reinforce the feeling of sitting perched on top of the world surrounded by dramatic natural vistas of the valley below.
Combining airy,gallery-like public spaces with warm and sophisticated areas for private retreat, the home has been highly specified throughout with finishes that showcase exceptional attention to detail. Large format stone tiled floors and rammed earth walls provide the natural look requested by the client whilst hand detailed oak clad walls and crafted glazed panel cabinetry at a sense of warmth and luxury to the home.
Outdoor living areas include an expansive patio adjacent to the main living area and a lavish pool and pool house overlooking extensive landscaping and stone paving.
Visioneer overcame several challenges that were created by the complex design, one major issue was the large unsupported spans of rammed earth that required cladding of the precast concrete panels behind to achieve the desired visual effect. Visioneer worked with the client on decisions about materials and methodology, resulting in a close and trusted working relationship throughout the project and post construction. The collaboration resolved design and structural issues from the early pre-construction phase to the completion of this outstanding project which was given a special commendation for Best Custom Over $2 Million in the 2017 Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards.
This award winning luxury custom home was featured in our 2018 luxury homes annual – Melbourne Custom Homes.