Vibe Design Group’s Moat’s Corner has won Building Design of the Year at the annual Building Design Awards.
The centrepiece of a 53-acre property in the Mornington Peninsula, Moat's Corner was recognised by the judging panel for its simple design, innovative use of space, and superior finish. It was built by local luxury home builders Icon Synergy.
Icon Synergy’s managing director and Vibe Design Group’s lead designer, Michael O’Sullivan, says the building was crafted to provide an unimpeded view of its picturesque surroundings, which include a pool, and five-acres of gardens, some of which were established on the property almost 100 years ago.
"The design for Moat's Corner is all about bringing a sense of ease and effortlessness - that modernist ethos - which we believe can change how people live, and that's what we are all about", says O’Sullivan.
Ingrid Hornung, building designer at Designs for You, and member of the judging panel, says "Moat's Corner is an outstanding example of how thoughtful design can create a visually bold result, while crafting a functional home for a growing family.
"Its elevated structure and floor-to-ceiling windows offer exceptional views of the natural surrounds; it is a sleek and contemporary home, built to last."
Moat’s Corner also received the award for New House Over $3M Construction Cost.
The 2019 event marks the 24th year of the Building Design Awards, which was formerly known as the Building Designers Association of Victoria Building Design Awards. 56 projects were considered for their commitment to advancing good design, with other winners including Beaumont Concept’s Backbeach Project (New House $300k - $600k Construction Cost), and Melbourne Design Studio’s Biophilia - Slate House Northcote (Best Environmentally Sustainable).
To see all the winning projects, visit Design Matters.
Images © Moat's Corner.