Oikos

Oikos

Architecture
as art

Oikos AT BREAKNECK GORGE IS A BOLD, ANGULAR STATEMENT: AN IMAGINATIVE DWELLING WITH AN INSPIRING AESTHETIC.

 

The multi-award winning Oikos (pronounced eekos) is a sculptural creation that both complements and disappears into the rugged precipices on which it perches.

The extraordinary external angles enhance a dramatic, open plan interior. Inside, smartly designed spaces with staggering outlooks are, from every angle, framed by breathtaking picture windows peeking out onto gum trees and the night lights of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford.

The power of these remarkable outlooks reveals itself in the stunning bedroom, with two huge windows tempting you to leave the blinds open and sleep in starlight.  

A jaw-dropping bathroom is dominated by an egg-like, black cast concrete bathtub, it’s perfect for soaking away your cares.   

The hero feature in the living area is a cowhide daybed ensconced in a picture window, the ideal spot in which to lose yourself.  Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors peel back, spilling out onto the spotted gum deck. 

This thrilling retreat was designed and built as a place for love, laughter and peace.

Time spent at Oikos is a stylish, romantic and invigorating experience.

Amenities

FEATURES

 

Reviews and Awards

“Oikos is a unique architectural trophy perched on the edge of a gorge. The Australian bush and it’s wildlife are your backyard, while inside the home the design and quality is world class.Everyone needs to experience this property and it’s views…….you’ll never forget it.”

Jane

November, 2018

 
October 2018: Finalist ArchiTeam Awards - Residential New Category

October 2018: Finalist ArchiTeam Awards - Residential New Category

"Best ever ~ setting, welcome, luxury ~ a little touch of paradise. More than we hoped for."

Sue

October, 2018

 
September 2018: Finalist Victorian Premier’s Design Awards – Architectural Category

September 2018: Finalist Victorian Premier’s Design Awards – Architectural Category

"The most fantastic accommodation. Absolute 5 star facility with everything you could possibly ask for. Could not recommend it highly enough."

Jason

August, 2018

 
August 2018: Longlist Dezeen Awards 2018 – House Category   The international Dezeen Awards aim to identify the world's most beautiful, innovative and beneficial architecture, interiors and design. In 2018 Oikos was one of only two houses selected from Australia in the prestigious house category, making the top 30 longlist from 3689 entries from 91 counties.

August 2018: Longlist Dezeen Awards 2018 – House Category

The international Dezeen Awards aim to identify the world's most beautiful, innovative and beneficial architecture, interiors and design. In 2018 Oikos was one of only two houses selected from Australia in the prestigious house category, making the top 30 longlist from 3689 entries from 91 counties.

November 2018: Winner Architecture MasterPrize™ - Small Architecture Category   The international Architecture MasterPrize celebrates the very best in design excellence and innovation from the worlds of architectural, interior and landscape design. The MasterPrize states that its intention is  “to honour the talents of those who push boundaries and set new standards, who turn the ordinary into the truly extraordinary and inspire others, today and for generations to come.”   The MasterPrize is awarded by an international jury of esteemed architects and designers. The 2018 winners were selected from over a thousand entries from 68 countries.  The MasterPrize organisers observe that,  “at its best, architecture and design is about creating built forms, structures and spaces that can send our spirits soaring, reaffirm our humanity, and ultimately touch our very souls.”

November 2018: Winner Architecture MasterPrize™ - Small Architecture Category

The international Architecture MasterPrize celebrates the very best in design excellence and innovation from the worlds of architectural, interior and landscape design. The MasterPrize states that its intention is “to honour the talents of those who push boundaries and set new standards, who turn the ordinary into the truly extraordinary and inspire others, today and for generations to come.”

The MasterPrize is awarded by an international jury of esteemed architects and designers. The 2018 winners were selected from over a thousand entries from 68 countries.

The MasterPrize organisers observe that, “at its best, architecture and design is about creating built forms, structures and spaces that can send our spirits soaring, reaffirm our humanity, and ultimately touch our very souls.”

 
February 2019: Gold Winner – International Design Awards - Architecture Category (New Residential Building)   The International Design Awards (IDA) exist to recognise, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in architecture, interior, product, graphic, and fashion design.  The IDA organisers believe that  “great architecture is about creating a lasting design that will remain for generations, inspiring people and enriching lives. Innovative buildings can help redesign the way we live our lives for the better and enable us to make the most of the space we have”.

February 2019: Gold Winner – International Design Awards - Architecture Category (New Residential Building)

The International Design Awards (IDA) exist to recognise, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in architecture, interior, product, graphic, and fashion design.

The IDA organisers believe that “great architecture is about creating a lasting design that will remain for generations, inspiring people and enriching lives. Innovative buildings can help redesign the way we live our lives for the better and enable us to make the most of the space we have”.

April 2019: Shortlist Finalist - Houses Awards: Australian House of the Year (Category: New Houses under 200m²)    Winner announced 26 July 2019

April 2019: Shortlist Finalist - Houses Awards: Australian House of the Year (Category: New Houses under 200m²)

Winner announced 26 July 2019

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Location

Hepburn-Newstead Road, Elevated Plains 3461 - on the edge of Hepburn