English designer David Hicks maximises mountain views at this contemporary Victoria house taking design cues from Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
The minimalist property is located in Mount Macedon – a town in the picturesque Macedon Ranges, 40 miles outside Melbourne. The town gets its name from the green peak that towers above it, and the region is home to nine historic towns linked by backcountry and mountain vistas.
Mount Macedon House has a restrained, windowless front and comprises three interconnected pavilions shaped by rammed earth walls, Italian Dolomite natural stone and glass.
The mountain view slowly reveals itself with dramatic effect via a long, exterior-to-interior corridor that ends in a glass wall. Echoing Glass’s 1948 signature work, its rear reception room and kitchen form a glass pavilion, framing its majestic views. White marble finishes and polished concrete flooring accentuate its sense of calm and floods of pale northern light.
The three-bedroom Victoria property is for sale via Macedon Ranges Sotheby’s International Realty with the price on request. Its adjoining terraces are sheltered by deep, overhanging eaves and lead to same-level gravel courtyards and manicured, ornamental grounds.