Moss Manor | Luke Moloney Architecture

Moss Manor | Luke Moloney Architecture | Photographer: Tom Ferguson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Moss Manor | Luke Moloney Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Gundungarra and Tharawal People
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Heritage
Builder
Martins Building and Construction
Photographer
Tom Ferguson
Project summary

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.

New South Wales Jury Presentation

We’re thrilled with the way the idea of turning Throsby Manor, the old Moss Vale Council Chambers, into Moss Manor, a destination hotel in the Southern Highlands, has come together.

The new glass room is a lovely place for guests to gather with wine and nibbles as they look out over Moss Vale and the garden.
The way the old building has been divided into bedrooms and ensuites feels natural and comfortable, our guests have nothing but good things to say.

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