Walnut House is an luxury retreat where relaxed sophistication meets the awe of Architectural simplicity. A modernist country home perfectly positioned minutes from the main street at the top of Wombat Hill and backing onto the Botanic Gardens.
An empty site in Daylesford and a sole walnut tree provided the inspiration for Adam Kane Architects and the design of Walnut House.
Retained as an integral part of the concept, the walnut tree frames the entrance to a double gable barn-like form, with concrete steps leading to a glass entry link. Ascending into the house from beneath its canopy, the walnut tree is further referenced through the interior finishes, with white polished plaster and burnished concrete accentuated by hardwood walnut joinery.
The main living space is a dramatic, open-plan environment with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that peel back and allow you to take in the vitality of the country air. A generous stone island bench acts as the centrepiece of the kitchen, together with a walnut dining table designed by the architect, and a well-equipped kitchen, make for a perfect dining experience for yourselves and up to four guests. A stay at Walnut House allows you to experience the magic of the Scandinavian-designed Guibi ‘wonder sofa’. Grab a book, unplug your technology, and sink into deep relaxation in front of the fireplace.
Two generous en-suite bedrooms are positioned with privacy in mind. There is a vastness in the spaces that link the beautifully designed rooms, yet there is a feeling of being held in these rooms that allow for deep rest and rejuvenation.
For those who take riding seriously, there is lockable storage in the garage for your bicycles. Please note access to the garage is too steep for low-slung sports cars, although all standard cars will be fine. More Range Rover than Lamborghini.
Please note that the garden at Walnut House is in post-construction phase, with design implementation scheduled for Summer of 2021.