Think Mad Men and Peter Sellers ‘The Party’ (no mini elephant). Think Palm Springs... all within 45 minutes of Melbourne, and 5 minutes from Canadian Bay, famous for the filming of ‘On The Beach’.
Whylara was built in 1964 by a renowned local designer and is situated on the original Ranalagh Estate designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin, a haven for Mid Century Modern homes. Nestled amongst beautiful gumtrees and gardens, the house is superbly maintained in original condition with amazing features and attention to detail, furnished with collectable furniture and decor very much from the era
On entering there is a grass tennis court, Zen garden and ample parking. The pink door sets the scene in the entrance with a feature wall covered in Cole & Son "Miami" wallpaper.
The formal sitting room has art by Hanah Nowlan, a sofa and coffee table by Herman Miller and beautiful Artifort "Groovy" velvet chairs. There is a huge 60s glass hooks chandelier reflected in a beautiful round mirror, panelled celings and beams. This room overlooks a huge outdoor pool area with cactus garden by Colin Hyett, sauna and and pool with marked lanes and diving board.
The dining room is set on terracotta tiles with an original marble dining table by Florence Knoll, surrounded by Knoll Spoleto Chairs overlooking a waterfall wall courtyard designed by a local artist in the 60s.
The Billiards room features a wood panelled ceiling, navy velvet banquette seating and "Pumpkin" chairs by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset.
Kitchen for catering purposes and light filled area for hair and make-up also available.
All pricing is subject to usage type, number of people present etc. and will be negotiated and detailed in a written contract according to the specific requirements.
Half day: from $300 + booking fee
Full day: from $500 + booking fee
Access is good on the property with room for 5 cars and there is unlimited on-street parking.