A remote escape that glimmers as the sun touches its every direction

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06 February 2024

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A backdrop where unbroken bushland envelopes picturesque valleys, sandstone bluffs and escarpments that look like a golden veil of light dancing on the rocks at all hours of the day – Golden Vale is a monumental Blue Mountains treasure.
The position of a glass facade and entrance foyer frames the escarpment in a way that captivates the viewer and draws you in.
The position of a glass facade and entrance foyer frames the escarpment in a way that captivates the viewer and draws you in.
"As you kind of work through the spaces, you almost feel blurred where the indoors and outdoors meet," says Mammone.
"As you kind of work through the spaces, you almost feel blurred where the indoors and outdoors meet," says Mammone.
The owners wanted the home's materiality to reflect the exterior and create a calm, moody atmosphere.
The owners wanted the home's materiality to reflect the exterior and create a calm, moody atmosphere.
An intimate gallery area creates a smooth transition to a more private segment of the home, providing a space where the owners can look out to a framed view of the exterior, relax and reflect on the sheer beauty of it all.
An intimate gallery area creates a smooth transition to a more private segment of the home, providing a space where the owners can look out to a framed view of the exterior, relax and reflect on the sheer beauty of it all.
“The attention to detail throughout the house was actually quite hard to achieve," explains Mammone.
“The attention to detail throughout the house was actually quite hard to achieve," explains Mammone.
The ensuite, a glass box, becomes one with the setting – giving the impression of understated opulence.
The ensuite, a glass box, becomes one with the setting – giving the impression of understated opulence.
The owners' passion for architecture, photography and nature is no surprise when you consider all the elements that brought Golden Vale together so elegantly.
The owners' passion for architecture, photography and nature is no surprise when you consider all the elements that brought Golden Vale together so elegantly.
A secluded property situated on 67 hectares of dense, flat pastures, Golden Vale blends effortlessly into the fabric of the scenery.
A secluded property situated on 67 hectares of dense, flat pastures, Golden Vale blends effortlessly into the fabric of the scenery.
"As you kind of work through the spaces, you almost feel blurred where the indoors and outdoors meet."
"As you kind of work through the spaces, you almost feel blurred where the indoors and outdoors meet."
Golden Vale was originally part of the Hydro Majestic Hotel's paddock-to-plate restaurant, where they grew agricultural crops.
Golden Vale was originally part of the Hydro Majestic Hotel's paddock-to-plate restaurant, where they grew agricultural crops.
Golden Vale's layout is thoughtfully executed in minute detail, its robust composition of raw materials and the arrangement of light, shape and lines capture the stunning scenic environment in its entirety.
Golden Vale's layout is thoughtfully executed in minute detail, its robust composition of raw materials and the arrangement of light, shape and lines capture the stunning scenic environment in its entirety.
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