Named after the Cavedon family, the former owners of the farm from whom we purchased in 1998, the original kilnhouse was completed in 2006. This kilnhouse was designed by Sally Draper, architect, built by local builder Craig Martin and the interiors are by Russell Grainger. It features 2 separate living spaces, each contained within separate kilns originally built by Gino Cavedon and moved by Craig from another part of the farm. The Cavedon family migrated from Italy in the 1930s and grew tobacco on the farm until the 1980s.
From the road, Cavedon’s Kilnhouse appears as two old tobacco Kilns and a shed in the middle of the paddock. Up close, an architecturally designed sensation – simple, sophisticated, modern and luxurious. Cavedon’s is a unique house that captures the features of the Ovens Valley in north-east Victoria – with a crisp and modern twist.
Cavedon’s kilnhouse is situated on the Great Alpine Road near Porepunkah, 11km from Bright, with access to the house off Cavedon’s lane. Cavedon’s kilnhouse overlooks 15 acres of semillion and verdehlo grapevines in the foreground with Mt Buffalo looming beyond as a stunning backdrop. The house is set in a paddock, part of the farming operation of Alpine Angus. The Alpine Angus Stud comprises 850 acres altogether and runs over 300 angus stud cows with an annual bull & female sale at nearby Rosewhite.
Cavedon’s Accommodation Details
Cavedon’s Kilnhouse provides two luxurious high living spaces lined with washed grey pine to match polished concrete floors, each with its own television and DVD player, and one of the best window seats in the north east with imposing views of Mt Buffalo. For winter, wood fires, heated floors and a drying cabinet for ski gear; for summer, ceiling fans and air conditioning. The main bedroom with king sized bed and adjoining bathroom with a spa, has floor to ceiling views of Mt Buffalo and the vineyard. The second bedroom has a king sized bed and shares a separate bathroom with the third bedroom which has two long singles – which can be made into a king bed.