Mending Wall nestled in the Blue Mountains

Named after the poem by Robert Frost, Mending Wall, this exceptional luxury property is situated in Mt Irvine a small village in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia. Designed by architecture firm Grose Bradley BVN, this unique house gives a modern and thrilling take on the Blue Mountains experience, fresh air and majestic natural scenery by day and cozy fires and star filled skies at night. Mending Wall is the ultimate country retreat to relax by the fire and read a book from the impressive library or explore its beautifully landscaped new cold climate gardens. The residence features a central /living/dining/reading area with spectacular views of the garden, coastal plains and beyond to the Sydney city skyline.

From the architects: “The brief called for a discrete retreat to capture the notion of habitation in an exposed environment subject to strong winds, cold temperatures and isolation. The skin is maintenance free, built of concrete block, weathering timber, locally sourced stone and aluminum windows. The materiality of the walls will encourage a patina of the place, the concrete block and stone walls respond to the passing of the seasons with mossy growth in the winter months and dark dormant coloration in the warm summers.

The sanctity of the hearth informs the architecture – the simple composition describes contemporary human occupation of a site that was previously sheep paddocks and prior to that a dense eucalyptus forest. The architectural expression of ‘wall’, whilst making a literal reference to Frost’s poem, protects the interior realm – the contemplative and explorative meaning of Frost’s poem “a familiar place of intellectual exchange, gathered around the hearth in the company of friends with the mystery of life to comprehend.”

If you fell in love with this house, why not take a relaxing vacation in it? It is available as a vacation rental for $900-$1000AUD/night from here.

Photos: John Gollings – Gollings Photography

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