Architect: Rachcoff Vella

Photographer: Tatjana Plitt

Located an hour from Melbourne in Victoria's Yarra Valley, the Gruyere farmhouse is a recently completed project by Rachcoff Vella Architects. In collaboration with Cosh Living, this project exemplifies harmonious coexistence between architecture and nature, showcasing incredible possibilities when design embraces its surroundings.

The design emphasises a strong connection to the ubiquitous Yarra Ranges.

The undulating and dancing pitched roof forms, directly inspired by the silhouette of the mountain range to the North, create a meaningful dialogue with the natural context on both a micro and macro scale.

Embracing warm timbers, exposed bricks, and black accents, the interior exudes a contemporary Australian style.

The Gruyere farmhouse's inherent connection to the landscape provided an ideal opportunity to integrate furniture embodying the same narrative. Through tones, textures, organic shapes, and quality materials, Kett’s latest releases—Portland, Feathertop, and Johanna highback chairs—effortlessly harmonise with the interior’s surroundings.


Harmony in Collaboration

Furnished with Kett pieces in both indoor and outdoor spaces this collaborative project successfully forged an environment that seamlessly blends with the awe-inspiring views of the Yarra Valley landscape.

  • Erskine Bed

    The gentle sweep of the Erskine bed references natural curvilinear forms, whilst a French seam rises up and continues along a ridge. The Erskine indoor collection consists of a series of generous sofas, beds and refined coffee & side tables.

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  • Johanna High Back Chair

    The Johanna collection references the textures of coastal grasslands that knit the surface of the dunes, the palette of colours drawing inspiration from the hues over grazing pastures. Johanna is defined by a curvaceous and elegant form, executed with exceptional detail.

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  • Feathertop Sofa

    The Feathertop sofa offers quality without compromise in fixed or modular formats and sizes. With enduring contemporary lines and luxurious level of comfort, the Feathertop sofa can be customised through a selection of fabric and leathers from leading Australian suppliers.

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Home by Rachcoff Vella Architects

Rachcoff Vella are Melbourne based architects who manage an end-to-end process with experience and confidence. Their long-term client relationships are testament to their careful balancing of design vision and commercial pragmatism.

Outdoor Furniture that strengthens a connection to the natural environment.

With generous scale and luxurious proportions, the outdoor spaces are furnished with quality teak outdoor furniture, suited to areas exposed to the harsh Australian sun.