The kilnhouses story
Located on a working cattle farm, Alpine Angus, and at the base of Mount Buffalo our vision for the kilnhouses was to re-use the beautiful shape and imposing height of the kilns which were on the farm and which dot the Alpine valley – a reminder of past times when tobacco farming was common.
From the road, the Kilnhouses appear as old tobacco Kilns and sheds in the middle of a paddock. Up close, architecturally designed sensations – simple, sophisticated, modern and luxurious.
The Kilnhouses are unique. They capture the features of the Oven’s Valley in north-east Victoria – with a crisp and modern twist.
The three kilnhouses were designed by Melbourne architect, Sally Draper, built by local builder, Craig Martin and interiors by interior designer, Russell Grainger.
Through this partnership, three stunning and contemporary houses were built. They each draw from the features of the old tobacco kilns and fit naturally within the local environment.
Each of the houses represents a modern take on the iconic ovens valley tobacco kilns. They offer space, luxury and inspiration. Each house, on a different part of the farm features huge glass windows framing views of trees, mountains, nearby cattle and a deep blue sky.
You live within stunning architectural structures and spaces complemented by elegant and comfortable interior furniture and outside a Tuscan like environment – except for the kookaburras.