Defined by its inviting warmth, this endearing retro meets modern masterpiece was designed in 1962 by one of the country’s most enduring and prolific architectural thinkers, Robin Boyd. He was passionate about design and over 50 years later, sympathetic renovations have melded the mid-century aesthetics seamlessly with a 21st century makeover.
Light-filled rooms accentuate the focus on minimalist houses with no space lost in passages but with rooms that are relatively large. Stylish interior design elements include window walls and striking pointed ceilings with the signature exposed beams and recessed lighting, ultimately leading to an easy natural flow outdoors to decking platforms and the captivating views which can’t be built out. The placement of the house with the natural fall of the land makes the view a standout feature of this remarkable property.
Modern lines define the kitchen with country Aga, yet discreet with fully integrated Sub Zero Fridge and Zug appliances accentuating functionality and style. Granite surfaces provide the opulence. Accommodation in 3 independent bedrooms and 3 bathrooms provides the ultimate guest residence in this glass house on the hillside. Offering abundant living space, original chemise style fireplace in the library and media room for perfect living options.
Sweeping down the drive way, the landscape lawns flow into an animal paddock that is perfect for horses. The top section of the property is flat, useable and is dotted with mature exotics.
The countryside setting commands phenomenal views across over 7 acres (approx.)of lush gardens showcasing the natural amphitheatre to the Yarra Valley and Great Dividing Range in absolute privacy and integrates via floor-to-ceiling windows with the home in perfect harmony. Paul Chai in an article on Boyd earlier this year commented that “the landscapes dominate the bedrooms, the kitchen and the dining room; the mood of the building changes with the clouds and the sun” a perfect definition of Moorabinda Lodge. Abundant birdlife and a pair of resident wedge tail eagles, contribute to the country feel.
Unmistakeably one of the most iconic hills properties, immaculately presented and truly loved by the current caretakers. Back on trend and a truly rare opportunity to secure a slice of Robin Boyd history, viewing is essential to appreciate the home you have always dreamt of living in.
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