Jackalope, Balnarring
2017

Carr Design

Overview

The multi award winning Jackalope hotel development on the Mornington Peninsula is a daring feat of luxury, design and construction. The $40 million development combines a 143-year-old homestead and winery with a 46-room hotel that has been named Australia’s best.

Striking geometry, moody interiors and lavish fittings create a seamless fusion of art and hospitality with a rare level of luxury. The Carr Group’s design vision was a bold one. Floor-to-ceiling windows, private terraces, a black 30-metre infinity pool and spa overlooking the vines, one-off furniture pieces, and a seven-metre jackalope sculpture by Melbourne artist Emily Floyd all combine to add intrigue and extravagance to the avant-garde design.

The building sits on the crest of a gentle hill that overlooks the dramatic vineyard landscape. Clad in dark zinc and detailed with charred timber and black metal, it is a uniquely modern interpretation of a naturally striking location.