Ross Farm Cabin, situated in Meeniyan in Victoria’s South Gippsland region on what was once a small dairy, embraces an aesthetic that is steeped in a melting pot of influences that are rendered entirely new at the talented hands and minds of its creators.
I arrived at Ross Farm Cabin on a scorching summers day and immediately felt the expanse of rolling farmland seep into my veins. Approaching the cabin that was to be our little cocoon for the next two days, the merging of raw materials, new construction, country calm and the echo of past lives instilled a sense of utter peace.
Andrea Moore (of Studio Moore) and her father Lindsay have realised something very special with their design and construction of Ross Farm Cabin. Situated in Victoria’s South Gippsland region, not far from the majesty of Wilson’s Promontory, this blossoming family project is a design focused accomodation offering that captures the beauty of its location and presents a simple one bedroom cabin (soon to be following by 2 & 3 bedroom options) that is wholly unique in its appeal and aesthetic.
Combining Japanese and Scandinavian influences and blending these into a melting pot of evolved design and construction solutions that began with the existing cabin structure, the character of Ross Farm Cabin is credited to the sensibilities of its reconstruction (highlighted by the clever use of common materials used in uncommon ways) as well as the forgiving nature of its functionality and footprint. Small in stature, this humble abode lends to an aspirational aesthetic that embraces handcrafted, artisanal qualities.
Everything has its place. Every light fixture, door handle, surface and artwork seems to have been carefully considered and selected for their individual merits, culminating in a space that is exceptionally inviting.
The cabins’ palette is a combination of raw, tactile materials (timber, concrete, brass and leather) set against a refined earthy green backdrop that provides a lovely proportion to the cabins interior and draws the eye out to the green farmland beyond.
Despite the fact that the cabin has been reconstructed from the existing dwelling, the interior feels spatially generous and is further elevated by luxury additions that adopt clever design principals and construction elements. The Japanese bath room, for example, is a complete sensory journey that immerses users – literally and emotively – and transports them to a place of tranquil calm.
The concrete kitchen sink has an aesthetic appeal elevated further by its usability and choice of faucets that reference the era in which the cabin would have been originally built. Bespoke light fixtures in the bedroom and details in the bathroom create a beautiful juxtaposition with the materials surrounding them. The overall result leaves occupants feeling like they have happened upon somewhere special. Somewhere that has a strong sense of its own history that has been gently projected into a whole new impression of timelessness and relevance.
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Interior Design + Styling: Studio Moore
Images Lachlan Moore.
Words by Tiffany Jade.