Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareSave this picture!© Jack LovelText description provided by the designers. Moat’s Corner draws on an inspired vision and a commitment to an established setting. Refined to a point of tranquil precision, forming an interactive haven, with which to experience the life and energy that surrounds it. The site’s layered history began with a pioneering family, after whom Moat’s Corner was named. A gnarled cypress lined driveway is a historic cue to the first settlers on this rural property within the coastal town on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula. Next came almost 70 years of a gardener’s cultivating and collecting, resulting in a rambling and diverse array of flora across 5 acres of the 53-acre stretch. Save this picture!© Jack LovelSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jack LovelA new phase now and the owners’ commitment to creating a home over the existing footprint set the tone for the design challenge – to respond to the integrity of its setting. The west wall and entry elevation are one of protection, intrigue, and interaction. From outside – insulated black panels spaced to a dual glass cladding guard for weather protection. But they are more appreciated at a sensory level, where on the approach they completely filled with the reflected silhouette of the established west gardens.Save this picture!© Jack LovelFrom inside – the panels take the form of bookshelves to the bedroom wing and bench top and storage to the kitchen, recessed and raised. They are framed with deep-set glass above, below and between ensuring nature’s moments are never missed. The elevated main level of the home observes the immediate gardens from a habitual perspective. Mid-canopy height, the glazed walls completely soak up the greenery that surrounds them. Raw galvanized steel appears as an offset frame to the intermittent reflective panels, while floor and roof structures adhere to the depth tolerances that the steel members prescribe.Save this picture!© Jack LovelSave this picture!North and South ElevationsSave this picture!© Jack LovelA natural stack stone fin is the grounding element below a completely cantilevered bedroom wing, projecting the roots of the design inspiration – a mid-century modernist ethos encompassing honesty to materials, structural innovation, and minimal ornamentation. The elevated band provides a look through to the landscape poolside, allowing vegetation to nestle gently under and around with minimal disturbance. Private from the gym and golf room, a self-contained guest wing with its own outlook, to the pool level and to the east, opening up to rural paddocks where cattle graze at a pedestrian pace.Save this picture!© Jack LovelThe stone wall motif returns to frame the pool at one side and separate from the recreational area on the other. A raised roof structure affords ventilation and easterly light to the entry space, rumpus room, and any centralized amenities. Moat’s Corner is as much functional as it is observational. By virtue of the house design, to live in the home is to co-exist with the garden. Perched respectfully, the modernist-inspired style opens itself up to the garden at every opportunity, equally important and equally celebrated. There is not a space within the home deemed principal or secondary that does not acknowledge the life that surrounds it, reflecting nature’s mood, unpredictable but always in a synchronized sway.Save this picture!© Jack LovelProject gallerySee allShow lessYangpu Riverfront South Section Phase II / DA Landscape + TJAD Original Design StudioSelected ProjectsCamilla & Marc Flagship Store / Akin AtelierSelected Projects Share 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917024/moats-corner-house-vibe-design-group Clipboard Australia CopyHouses•Dromana, Australia Houses Save this picture!© Jack Lovel+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Vibe Design Group Area Area of this architecture project Moat’s Corner House / Vibe Design GroupSave this projectSaveMoat’s Corner House / Vibe Design Group Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Big Ass Fans, Focus, Caesarstone, Colorbond, Designer Doorware, FRANKE, Falmec, Keller, Miele, Poliform, ROGER SELLER, Signorino, Viridian, Zip, -, Caroma, Carpetworld, Mt Angus Sandstone, Multiform Stone, +1VALVO-1 Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Area: 796 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year: Moat’s Corner House / Vibe Design Group Photographs: Jack Lovel Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917024/moats-corner-house-vibe-design-group Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeVibe Design GroupOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDromanaAustraliaPublished on May 14, 2019Cite: “Moat’s Corner House / Vibe Design Group” 14 May 2019. 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