New South Wales
Set on an eminence above Moss Vale is the old town council chambers. The building has been reinvigorated as Moss Manor, a boutique Art Hotel.
The historic building has been divided into eight guest suites. Running through these traditional spaces is a rich seam of modern art – an elegant contemporary counterpoint to so much Victorian hauteur.
Behind the historic building extends a jet-black pavilion of steel and glass – a new sitting and dining space, designed with simplicity of form and structure. Guests can sit in comfort and look out over the established garden, toward the historic Moss Vale railway bridge and to the roofscape of the town beyond.
The new pavilion is humble, in dialogue with the ornate original building, but more subtle in its presence. Sharp angles contrast to the rectilinear forms of the old, answering gravitas with clean lines and elegance. Modernity and history sit comfortably together.