Australian architecture studio Carr has converted the Jackalope Hotel, an old cabin on the Mornington Peninsula into a luxury hotel, starring a charred timber outside and dark interiors designed to recreate the ambiance of an alchemist’s studio.
Located at the top of a mildly sloping hill facing the sculptural landscape of vines and snuggled in a matrix of centenary old native planting, the new boutique hotel clad in dark zinc with charred wood and black metal detailing presents a strong and contemporary version of the local architectural style of agricultural constructions.
“Jackalope Hotel’s black metal-clad form, charred timber detailing and dramatic saw-cut roof reference the historical form of the adjacent restored agricultural and barrel room barns, but with a bold and modern take on the vernacular architecture,” said Carr.
Set to redefine the term destination hotel and representing one of Victoria’s few boutique establishments, Jackalope Hotel offers a new-luxury hotel, serviced by a powerful and truly design-driven experience. Representing architecture and interiors by Carr, the design strongly welcomes its origins but proclaims the future, generating a visual experience that is peculiar and genuinely sure to place.
Including 46 luxurious rooms, a 30-metre infinity pool, art works and installations, destination dining and an on-property winery and cellar door – a conceptual path to art, design, dining, and storytelling comes to life throughout strongly curated furnishings and collaborations with some of the world’s top interior designers.