Concerned first with working function and occupant protection, it’s said that the traditional farmhouse takes on the imprint of the people who live there. Built on 40ha of agricultural land at Nar Nar Goon, Hyland House by Vibe Design Group is an elegant interpretation for a family steeped in racing history to embrace and absolutely enjoy. Initiated by a previous home design some 25 years earlier, the relationship with this client is one of great respect and ongoing friendship that saw the brief not so much prescribed but more intrinsically understood.
The steel bell-cast roof houses a deep-set veranda sustained across the impressive length of the northern entry elevation, a vision for a house with proportions befitting a property of such scale. V-joint eave lining and exposed veranda rafters are examples of the traditional techniques employed for the home that are designed to be a refined version, precisely proportioned.
This echoes in the interior spaces where Vibe set a disciplined intention to tie quintessential farmhouse details with beautiful modern elements. It was a pleasure for Vibe to follow the project through to the custom furniture selections and interior styling, including the Debbie Mackenzie painting commissioned through Manyung Gallery for the home’s entryway.
It could be described as super-refined and sophisticated, but it’s the definition of a traditional farmhouse that the Hyland House ultimately represents – a peaceful agrarian life that acts as a safe and comfortable base for its daily activity.
Photography: Jack Lovel
Design by Vibe Design Group
Built by Icon Synergy