The Australian countryside is home to a bevy of wildlife, serene rolling hills, and one of the most unique ecosystems on Earth. Thanks to these intrinsic traits, the continent’s Ancona Valley provides the perfect foundation for one of the most mesmerizing estates we’ve ever seen — the conveniently named Ancona House.
Steve Domoney Architecture decided upon Victoria’s rural high country as the prime location for the Ancona House. Built upon a 50-acre site that sits 450 meters above sea level, the dwelling provides an idyllic illustration of life on the frontier of Australia’s temperate farmland, boasting expansive pastures for cattle and sheep, a five-acre gardening area, and a country-embued design principle. Angular metal pavilions surround the property’s central two-story structure, which houses a living and dining area, kitchen, and mezzanine studio. Apart from the primary living quarters of Ancona, a garden arbor, utility barn, and hobby studio stand as their own independent variables — providing the perfect collection of getaways for reference and reflection.