Stretching across 53 acres on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, the rural property on which Moat’s Corner rests was home to some of the first settlers in the area. So when the current landowners wanted to create a residence over the existing footprint to celebrate its rich past, they requested the space to be as much observational as it would be functional.
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Up for the challenge, award-winning firm Vibe Design Group has designed the tranquil abode to thoughtfully respond to the integrity of its setting. Refined and precise, the residence centers around a garden, which is of itself a homage to the past. For nearly 70 years, plants were cultivated and collected for the site, resulting in a rambling and diverse array of flora across five acres of the property.
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Acknowledging the life that surrounds it, the home opens itself up to the garden at every opportunity, allowing its residents to not only celebrate the past but also to be at one with nature.
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Builder: Icon Synergy
Structural Engineer: NSIENT Consulting Engineers
Landscape Design: Paul Bangay
Kitchen Cabinetry: Poliform Australia
Other Cabinetry: de Wacht Cabinets & Design
Succulent Garden: Colin Hyett Design