Mid-century modern homes are celebrated for their distinctive aesthetic. With clean lines, a refined material selection and a strong connection to nature, this classic architectural style is inspiring a new wave of constructions across Australia. Situated in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, just an hour east of Melbourne, this stunning custom home by multi-award winning Hedger Constructions, beautifully embodies the best of mid-century modern design whilst creating a luxurious rural sanctuary for family gatherings.

The owners wanted the design to reflect their deep connection to the land, integrating beautifully with the natural surroundings as though the structure had grown from the land in which it stands. To achieve this, a rich palette of natural materials including native Australian timber, stone, copper, and polished concrete were utilised, creating a warm and earthy aesthetic whilst also grounding the home in the surrounding red earth. At the centre of the open plan living space, a sunken lounge and stunning feature wall of hand laid stone, provides the perfect space for the family to sit around the fire and connect with the outside landscape.

Internally, the artisan craftsmanship that has seen Hedger awarded dozens of industry accolades, is on full display. Hardwood ceilings flow throughout the central open plan area merging with frameless glass highlight windows to provide connection to the surrounding landscape. This is counterbalanced by light grey Geostone concrete floors, with the material approach using texture and pattern to create visual interest. In the kitchen exquisite custom-made timber cabinetry creates an atmosphere of warmth and authenticity. “The curved island bench and splash back are finished in hand cut moss green tiles, to add geometric interest”, explains Steven.

A favourite of the homeowners, the dining area features a concealed bar, hidden behind walnut pocket doors and finished in luxurious ‘Toledo’ marble with luminescent veins of green and gold.

Bathrooms are lined with Blackbutt timber boards and complemented by Fibonacci’s ‘freckle’ terrazzo floor tiles. Bronzed fixtures and timber cabinetry enhance the natural, earthy vibe.

The master bedroom and walk-in-robe continue the theme of clean architectural simplicity. Here seagrass wallpaper contributes tonal layers and texture and vintage style light fittings imbue a sense of warmth and calm to this private sanctuary within the sanctuary.

Perched atop a hill, the home boasts a unique layout with two distinct wings with skillion roofs positioned around a central courtyard, creating a striking and dramatic profile.

Bespoke in every aspect and highly specified, this Mid-Century Modern masterpiece required a collaborative approach, for which Hedger Constructions is renowned. Working hand-in-hand with Dion Keech Architects and Interior Designer, Simone Haag, all parties contributed their unique expertise to deliver what is truly a spectacular, showpiece home.

With over 30 Master Builders Association Awards, including multiple Regional Builder of the Year titles, Hedger Constructions is the trusted name for luxury custom homes in the region.

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