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Immersed in privacy at the foothills of Mornington Peninsula’s hinterland, The Vine House is an award-winning residence designed by John Wardle Architects set across a remarkable 39.92 hectares (approx.) with a significant, mature and award-winning 23 hectare (approx.) commercial vineyard of outstanding pedigree.
Drawing inspiration from the surrounding vineyards, the Vine House intimately connects to the idea of viticulture in a grafted vine design that shapes the architecture; while the textured and tactile natural materials including curvaceous rammed earth walls, rolling Tasmanian Sassafras timber ceilings and joinery and Indian slate flooring are robust, earthy and wed the modern farmhouse to its fertile land.
Composed like an organic work of art, the home’s extraordinary artisanship and detail creates an environment that is open yet intimate, creative and inspired. Wings lead of the north-facing core of the home like branches on a vine providing private three bedroom, two bathroom plus study accommodation; while the north-facing family and entertaining areas take in the rolling panorama across the vineyard to the hills of Mount Eliza through floor-to-ceiling glazing. The open-plan living and dining zone, warmed in cooler months with hydronic heating and a Cheminee Philippe fireplace, unfolds to a dramatic colonnade that mirrors the rhythm and orientation of the vineyard rows. The bespoke granite and timber kitchen is the home’s heart with Gaggenau appliances and two integrated refrigerators; while a traditional cool room/butler’s pantry is designed to be stocked with preserves and produce from the prolific kitchen garden and orchard. Additional features include a clever “bus stop” inspired mud room, and climate controlled 1200 plus bottle cellar.
In 2004 The Vine House was the recipient of the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects, Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award for the “Best New Residential House” and was awarded the “Best Residential Building” at the 2005 Architectural Excellence in the South East Awards.
The property includes one of the finest vineyard estates on the Mornington Peninsula on adjacent sites at 260 and 265 Old Moorooduc road, Tuerong. The Freeway Vineyard set on 13.77ha (approx.) with 11ha of mature vineyard is located at 265 Old Moorooduc Road and the principal property at 260 Moorooduc Road includes the privately located Vine House, refurbished four bedroom manager’s residence, office, machinery shed and 12ha of mature vines including chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc and viognier.
The Robinson Vineyard is recognized as the key grape supplier to many of the top regional wine producers including Stonier, Moorooduc Estate and Langton’s Classified Paringa Estate. The property also includes an enviable security of water supply including mains/town water, two storage dame and access to Class A recycled water.
Located on the Mornington Peninsula in one of Australia’s foremost luxury level wine growing regions, just an hour’s drive south-east of Melbourne, this world class award-winning estate and residence is one of the most exciting opportunities to be presented to market in years.