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A Light And Lofty Rural Masterpiece

Interiors

After previously featuring the incredible Dairy and Cabin, today we’re bringing you the third and final project from the same boutique accommodation in South Gippsland, Ross Farm.

While sharing a distinct design language, The Barn has its own identity, defined by pitched ceilings, the introduction of granite as an homage to the local landscape, and a striking floor-to-ceiling glass rear facade.

Father-daughter duo Lindsay and Andrea Moore have done it again!

8th November, 2019

The third and final project on Ross Farm – The Barn! Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

Interior architect Andrea Moore and her dad Lindsay. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

The material palette provides close connection to the land. Fisher & Paykel Built-In Oven. Fisher & Paykel Induction Cooktop. Fisher & Paykel Integrated Single DishDrawer™. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

The kitchen, featuring granite and marble accents. The appliances are cleverly integrated behind the brass panels! Fisher & Paykel Built-In Oven. Fisher & Paykel Induction Cooktop. Fisher & Paykel Integrated Single DishDrawer™. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

 

The Fisher & Paykel Integrated Single DishDrawer™ is quite literally part of the furniture. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

Such a great and well-hidden feature – Fisher & Paykel Integrated Single DishDrawer™. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

Fisher & Paykel Induction Cooktop makes a design statement on the pink granite marble. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

The double-storey height gives the space a delicious sense of volume. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

Most of the furniture has been custom-built for the property. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

The entire accommodation has been lined with OSB to exaggerate the form and volume of the double-height space. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

Bedroom details. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

The upstairs bedroom and bath. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

Upstairs sink. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

Upstairs bath. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

Andrea was determined to make the downstairs bathroom both accessible and beautiful – and boy did she succeed! Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

Andrea and the team had grab rails specifically manufactured for the space. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

The Barn in all its glory. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

A spiral staircase connecting the levels. In background – Fisher & Paykel Built-In Oven. Fisher & Paykel Induction Cooktop. Fisher & Paykel Integrated Single DishDrawer™. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Andrea Moore.

Lucy Feagins
Friday 8th November 2019

I wanted to introduce granite as one of the main interior materials inspired by the natural landscape of our beautiful Wilson’s Promontory National Park which is just down the road, known for its giant granite boulders.’ – Andrea Moore.

We’re big fans of young interior architect Andrea Moore (of Studio Moore), who has worked closely with her father Lindsay (a very handy semi-retired vet!) to design and build a trio of boutique accommodation projects at Ross Farm, her family’s property in South Gippsland.  Together, Linsday and Andrea form an unstoppable design and construction duo!

Last year, we featured the first of the Ross Farm projects – The Cabin. And last week, we took you inside the recently-finished quarters of The Dairy, and today we’re focusing on The Barn, the boldest and striking of the three!

You wouldn’t know it to look at it, but The Barn is actually a complete new build. While the Moores had initially hoped to simply refit the existing barn building on site, they were forced to rebuild on the same footprint, then reclad the exterior with the original tin, to create a building as authentic to its origins as possible.

This same attention to detail continues indoors, where locally sourced recycled features sit aside luxurious but hardworking materials such as brass and speckled granite. ‘I wanted to introduce granite as one of the main interior materials inspired by the natural landscape of our beautiful Wilson’s Promontory National Park which is just down the road, known for its giant granite boulders’, Andrea explains.

As with all the other buildings at Ross Farm, each element of The Barn has been designed specifically for the space – including all furniture, cabinetry, light fittings, and hand basins. When rebuilding, the Moores lifted the roof level to allow for a mezzanine, creating a distinctly light and lofty feel. Highlighting windows captures the warm northern light and views out across the Tarwin Valley.

Aside from its striking, contemporary design, one of the main features of The Barn is Andrea’s commitment to design the entire ground level to be compliant with accessibility standards. This meant the door openings, passageways, and the bathroom design were all important considerations. ‘I was determined to make the bathroom beautiful, as many accessible bathrooms are extremely utilitarian’, Andrea tells. ‘We had brass grab rails manufactured for the space, and I exaggerated the use of these throughout the bathroom, together with floor-to-ceiling pink granite’.

The kitchen was designed to mostly ‘hang’ off the wall and look quite monolithic, clad in granite paving stones and brass sheeting. A Fisher & Paykel oven, induction cooktop and dish drawer have been seamlessly incorporated into the fit out. ‘The black induction cooktop is super minimal, which suits the aesthetic of the space and seamlessly sits into the granite benchtop’, Andrea says. Andrea and Lindsay were able to use the Dish Drawer within the wall-mounted cabinetry, integrating it into the scheme with a luxe brass door front.

Like all the Ross Farm buildings, Lindsay and family friend Paul have played a major role in building most of the interiors by hand. ‘Having these crafts on hand has certainly driven the outcome of the project’, says Andrea. ‘Their can-do attitude has resulted in something truly unique, that proudly has the DNA of its makers built into it.’

Fisher & Paykel, New Zealand’s award-winning appliance brand, has become a global force not just in product design, but also in kitchen design. The company is committed to research, development and collaboration and works closely with architects and designers to seamlessly integrate their appliances into kitchens in innovative ways. Visit, www.fisherpaykel.com to find out more.

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