Red Hill Residence

Travis Walton Architecture


Nestled comfortably among the native gums and banksia trees at Red Hill on Victoria's famed Mornington Peninsula, a long-neglected mid-century family residence has been given a spectacular contemporary update by internationally renowned architect and designer, Travis Walton. 

The existing family home - originally built in the 1950s - has been transformed into a stunning rural sanctuary designed to capture and reflect the surrounding natural landscape and provide a tranquil, stylish retreat from the hectic pace of inner-city living. 

"We drew inspiration from the abundance of natural beauty and texture in the surrounding environment, incorporating rustic finishes created by using raw and upcycled materials. The resulting space, while sleek and polished, offers an unequivocal connection to the outdoors and evokes the unique character of the Australian countryside throughout the home," says Walton. 

With a design aesthetic that is simultaneously minimal and robust, Walton employed floor-to-ceiling glazing and careful spatial planning to create a series of interior spaces that continually frame, reflect and reference the native landscape.

"Functionally, the end result is a house that is easy to traverse from the public to the private quarters with a strong sense of the landscape always in sight" says Walton.

The residence retains its rustic country charm with the inclusion of soft white-hued walls juxtaposed against exposed concrete finishes and darkly dramatic timber joinery crafted from locally sourced upcycled timber.

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