Project Name: Family Ski Residence

Location: Mount Buller, Victorian Alpine Region, Australia

Architect: Russell Barrett

Interior Designer: Rebecca Clark Design

Construction Company: Krongold Construction

The Challenge of this project was combining 2 large 1970’s apartments into 1 Penthouse to create a warm, sophisticated, relaxed and luxurious space.

The space had to be flexible and adaptable for large and small groups.

The kitchen, dining area were placed centrally opposite a large floating custom built fireplace,  and were given the best visual impact of the distant mountains.

2 living zones were placed either side of the dining area – one for “Relaxation and Lounging” and the other for “Cocktails and Entertaining”.

Bedrooms, study, ski tuning room and kids tv area are located in 2 wings off each living area. 

The central kitchen benchtop is large and deep allowing various activities to go on at the same time from cooking to cocktail mixing.

A striking mix of natural materials have been used from stone, timber, grass cloth wallpaper, marble and leather combined with other materials and textures.

Some unique furniture pieces such as Arflex ‘Marenco’ aged leather armchairs, originally designed in the 1970’s and custom console and twig tables.

External surroundings and finishes are always a consideration in rural and mountain areas. The home is very atmospheric –  light and dark colours have been used throughout in contrast to the snow and brightness of the external conditions. The view is spectacular for the client as they view the sun setting over the mountains and offers a welcome chance to renew and refresh from city life.