Nestled within the undulating topography of the Mornington Peninsula, our project at Musk Creek Road is an example of contemporary architecture sympathetic to its context. Located on a Stud Farm, the build is elegantly unimposing on the landscape and appears as a welcoming single storey upon approach.
A predominantly solid timber façade greets visitors with a sense of intrigue and privacy. Yet once inside, the ostensibly linear plan unveils to engage with the expansive views on all sides. Its perch provides a panorama of the onlooking valleys behind and its four-legged inhabitants.
This is realised in the purity of the timber box as it presents itself in two forms: the opened, revealing the experience of the living zones; and the closed, concealing the private areas.
Spotted gum timbers and metal cladding blend the residence into its natural environment. The changing volume and materiality provide a tactile and dynamic experience, enhanced by the framed views of the landscape.
The rolling terrain works sensitively with the farming surrounds to infuse it with the land. From the valley below, only a glimpse of the cantilevered form can be seen as it disappears over the horizon behind.