Lusting to live in Jackalope? Why not consider a Carr Design apartment that brings this practice's expertise to your bedroom
If you're fond of a delightful wine you might have heard of a little luxury hotel called Jackalope, nestled among a rustic vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula and boasting a design that saw it shortlisted for the world's biggest design award.
If you haven't heard of this gem - named Hotel of the Year by Gourmet Traveller - it's time to head down the coast and marvel at its nuanced approach to balancing bold exterior architecture, luxury interiors and showcasing a plethora of amazing artworks.
The breathtaking vision that is Jackalope comes from the mind of Australia's Carr Design Group, and saw Carr win the coveted World Hotel Interior of the Year 2018 award for their groundbreaking work on this boutique hotel. Carr Design Group was one of only 10 practices shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards this year.
Helmed by the visionary Sue Carr, the practice has built an enviable reputation delivering imaginative, sophisticated and luxurious interiors for private clients as well as design fans who flock to the residential projects Carr Design transforms.
Its latest project, already proving a hit with Carr's savvy fans, is Melbourne Square by OSK Property. Sure to be a collector's item in any Carr Design fan's portfolio, Melbourne Square is one of the practice's most unique responses.
Featuring an external pleated architecture by COX, Carr Design has brought this inside with consistent layering of the motif in every space, including the joinery.
The interiors' simplicity belies the attention-to-detail that Carr has pursued, obsessively hunting fixtures and fittings - from the right carpet, to the perfect door handles - that communicate an air of luxury and sophistication.
Where Carr's much-awarded design eye comes to the fore is in engineering the internal space. It's the spaces within the walls that make the most sense. They're designed to feel comfortable, welcoming and special.
Everything has been thought of, as Carr like to do, so each apartment's resident never has to think about design again. Except of course to admire it.
To make Melbourne Square your ultimate design home, register your interest now.
Photography credit: Sharyn Cairns