The geography of Lorne with its steep forest-clad ridges skirting the bay has inspired some quite remarkable modern architecture. This architect designed, multi-level retreat for two is no exception. The main timber supports feature in the design and the warm timber hues of the flooring are set off against crisp white walls and cathedral ceilings. Numerous, huge windows fill the interior with light and surround the occupants in nature, in both a literal and spiritual sense. Folding doors separate the galley kitchen from the living area, which opens onto a deck with a gas barbecue. An airy mezzanine bedroom also has its own balcony. The décor offers a bit of Indonesian spice to the modern interior. Casual furniture, planters and a queen size, Indonesian-made sleigh bed and settee contribute to the exotic ambience.
Melbourne, Vic., Australia (MEL-Tullamarine) 104 miles
1. Head northeast on Departure Dr toward Melbourne Dr 0.8 km 2. Continue onto Melbourne Dr 0.3 km 3. Continue onto Tullamarine Fwy 4.3 km 4. Take the exit toward Western Ring Rd 0.7 km 5. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Western Ring Rd 0.3 km 6. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Western Ring Rd and merge onto Western Ring Rd 18.7 km 7. Take the exit onto Princes Fwy on ramp 0.4 km 8. Take the exit onto Princes Fwy 45.6 km 9. Take the exit on the right onto Geelong Ring Rd 15.6 km 10. Take the exit toward Hamilton Hwy 0.5 km 11. Turn right at Hamilton Hwy 3.0 km 12. Turn left at Merrawarp Rd 4.7 km 13. Turn right at Barrabool Rd 2.5 km 14. Turn left at Devon Rd 4.8 km 15. Continue onto Cape Otway Rd 25.9 km 16. Turn left at Winchelsea Deans Marsh Rd 15.9 km 17. Continue onto Deans Marsh Lorne Rd 20.9 km 18. Slight right at Deans Marsh Rd 1.3 km 19. Continue onto Great Ocean Rd 0.3 km 20. Turn right at Clissold St 0.2 km 21. Take the 1st right onto Polwarth Rd 0.2 km 22. Polwarth Rd turns left and becomes Richardson Bvd 0.3 km 23. Turn right to stay on Richardson Bvd Destination will be on the left
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