This dramatic cantilevering property in Victoria’s Yarra wine valley was designed by owner architect John Denton and comes with its own winery.
Known as “View Hill’, the property at 160 Old Healesville Road is the handiwork of Denton’s architectural firm, Denton Corker Marshall, and was completed in 2011. It comprises a long Corten-steel volume with an asymmetrical second steel volume on top, reminiscent of shipping containers stacked in a dockyard. Brutalist and ultra minimalist, the volumes have huge glass planes at each end to capture the panoramic vistas of the Yarra Valley and Ranges – one of Australia’s premier wine-making regions, 45km northeast of Melbourne.
Inside are gallery-like living spaces with soaring ceilings and natural tones. The mono aesthetic is punctuated by floor-to-ceiling windows, art and steel accents, with rooms orientated around views.
In the kitchen, sleek countertops and integrated appliances heighten the uncluttered and ‘clean’ visual lines, while sliding glass walls add a sense of connectivity to the outdoors. The primary bedroom is tucked into the eastern wing, with four more bedrooms (plus two bathrooms and two home offices) across the rest of the house.
The Yarra compound is advertised as a live/work’ lifestyle investment’, sitting on 60.66 hectares of flourishing vineyards planted with Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Ribolla Gialla and Chardonnay varietals. The winery has water rights to pump from the Yarra River, and separate from the main house is a machinery/maintenance shed, working winery, and air-conditioned package goods store, which were added in 2019.
The striking Aussie property has a guide price of $13.5m-$14.85m AUD. Offers of interest on the winery home must be made by 6 December to agents Tom Barr Smith and Sasha Romensky of Kay Burton, in conjunction with Langley & Co Advisors director Stephen Strachan.