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PHOTOGRAPHY:

A jackalope sculpture
by Emily Floyd marks the
hotel's entrance (opposite,
top). Within the reception
area, an illuminated black
glass box (above) displays
local wine. Guests enjoy views
of the vineyard from a wood
deck overlooking the infinity
pool (opposite, middle). The
Geode, a sculptural poolside
pavilion (left, and opposite,
bottom) comprises mirrorlike
surfaces to reflect and
juxtapose the landscape.

A mythical North American creature is not what one would associate
with the quiet rural town of Merricks North on Australia's Mornington
Peninsula. However, the jackalope, a giant horned jackrabbit, is the
leitmotif of an ambitious new luxury hotel rich in dreamy, sensory details.
The creation of 29-year-old developer Louis Li, a native
of China, Jackalope is an elegant, fanciful 46-room boutique hotel
set within a 27-acre working vineyard. Li moved to Melbourne in 2006
to study filmmaking, and Jackalope brings together his interests
in storytelling, art, food, and design. While it is seemingly odd to carry
out a high-concept hotel in a rural area, Li was steadfast. "Design-wise,
the bold, surreal, and contemporary form of Jackalope is not something
you would expect to see in a rural setting," Li says. "That ties in with
our desire to present a luxury offering in a form you might not expect
or have experienced before."
A number of designers based in Melbourne, about an hour's
drive from Merricks North, contributed to Jackalope. Carr Design
Group oversaw the architecture and interiors. Fabio Ongarato Design
was responsible for brand identity and the concept design of select
installations. Zuster crafted many of the signature furnishings. "Li was
unwavering in his vision of what he wanted to create-a transformative
experience of wonder and whimsy driven by art," says Chris McCue,
Carr's director of architecture.
A choreographed experience
The jackalope narrative begins upon arrival. A long driveway leads
to a small rise, where a striking 25-foot-tall black jackalope sculpted
by local artist Emily Floyd stands. Two ebony pyramids define the lobby
entrance with oversize white letters spelling out the hotel's name.
The bold two-story structure is clad in dark metal with charred timber
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Product Focus: Back to Nature
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Best of Neocon 2017
Jackalope
Campo
Quad Cinema
1221 Avenue of the Americas
Aventine
125 Summer Street
301 Howard Street
Competition: Inspirations Awards
Designers Select: Textiles
Sources
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