2 Mount Franklin Road,
Mount Franklin, VIC
Sky HighAny great home transcends its time and this is such a home. An assertive piece of architecture located on top of a ridge of 50 acres, directly in front of Mt Franklin, with dramatic views of the surrounding hills, farmland and bushland. Most people have heard of Mt Franklin, thanks mostly to Mt Franklin water and its vicinity to Daylesford, which was recently voted the most popular small town weekend destination in Australia.
The home intimately engages with its context and climate, drawing on local traditions with the stone walls featured in the Mt Franklin district perpetuated in the living area and master bedroom.
The arrival point is via a central courtyard hub around which the other rooms radiate, including 4 king-size bedrooms floored in European Oak, 3 exquisite bathrooms and a powder room with custom finished vanities and tapware, and a split entry double garage with adjacent mud room and enclosed wine storage.
The position of the living dining area with the centerpiece kitchen and stone fireplace, captures to full advantage the inspiring sunrises and equally breathtaking sunsets that create a dynamic play of light and colour over the idyllic landscape. The sculpted, hand forged finishes are all at work here: polished concrete hyper floor, concrete kitchen benchtops, curved glass skylight and designer sink and tapware.
Abundant, pristine spring water pumped from a 200m bore is used for domestic and garden purposes with additional 22,500 litre rainwater storage. The palette of mosaic finishes on the saltwater pool and the spotted gum verandah are pleasingly unobtrusive, but are a nice counterpoint to the Alpine feel of Mt Franklin behind and the rural idyll below.