Shortlisted for The Australian Interior Design Awards 2017 Two Categories.
Amazing interiors, beautiful textures, unique design and grand scale
Nestled under giant Douglas Fir and Himalayan Spruce trees planted around 1860 high on Wombat Hill, close to the Convent Gallery and Botanic Gardens and within walking distance to gourmet restaurants, casual eateries and eclectic shops. Set in a bamboo garden, Hardwood House surprises with it's peaceful atmosphere and the luxury of space.
Hardwood House was created by the founder of Neometro, Barry Ludlow and designer Renata Kane.
The initial concept was based on the iconic and historic buildings of the area and the use of local materials. Using the rough hardwood timber inside and out allowed the beauty of wood imperfection to enhance it's authenticity and add great texture to walls, ceilings and floors. Materials like steel and reclaimed timber were selected and thoughtfully used in every area of Hardwood House to create a dialog between history and all comforts the of modern life.
The character of Hardwood House is achieved by a modest approach to design which is inviting and inspiring with it's solid and simple volumes.
Barry and Renata wanted to express Hardwood House's character in a most humble way creating architecture so simple, that it belongs as much to the past as to the future.
The entrance to Hardwood House leads to a a grand living area which opens to a charming dining room overlooking a peaceful shaded garden and deck.
Hardwood House comprises of two double bedrooms, a spacious master bedroom with luxurious king bed and Bemboka Belgium linen, leading to a beautiful moody room with a freestanding bath and separate walk in shower.Replica geometric concrete tiles the bathroom floor, rough hardwood timber wall lining, whimsical wooden towel hooks and sparkling pendant lights are typical examples of the designers attention to detail.
Leading off the living area is large powder room with a vintage brass basin and in situ concrete bench top resting on a handcrafted vanity cabinet.
The second bedroom has has two king single beds, a moody Moooi pendant light, and quirky Bougie lamp on a rough sawn night stand.Many of the items in the house are from Space Furniture in Richmond, all of the paint and plaster finishes are from Porters paint in Fitzroy.
Hardwood House has an elegant chef 's kitchen with a large Smeg cooker, set to inspire the cooking of some fabulous meals using some of our fresh local produce. Miele dishwasher, and a pod coffee maker.
There is also an integrated European laundry with a washing machine.
Hardwood House is styled with a careful selection of objects collected at local markets, historical estates and antique shops and mixed with modern pieces in perfect harmony.
The final result is a house which is beautifully moody, welcoming and elegant.
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Hardwood House can also be included with the Crow 's Nest wing, adding another stand alone option for an extra couple with it's own king bedroom and bathroom.
Crows Nest can also be booked separately as more affordable option for two people.
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One night bookings for Hardwood House available midweek on request.
kitchen with large smeg oven, miele dishwasher, pod coffee maker
european laundry with washing machine , iron and board
master bedroom with king bed and linen
large powder room
room with freestanding bath and walk in shower
second bedroom with two king single beds, available
only on request at the time of initial booking
fruit and chocolates on arrival
tea, coffee and milk
off street parking
sorry no pets or smoking
main street 600 m
convent gallery 350 m
wombat hill caffe and gardens 200 m
the boathouse restaurant 1100 m
the lake house restaurant 1200 m
sunday market 800m
fly fishing the lakes of the district