At a Glance
Like any place that captivates, charms & mystifies, Projekt 3488 has grown from passion given free rein. Cradled within the majestic mountains of Warburton in the Yarra Valley, just over an hour from Melbourne, Projekt 3488 is one such place.
Designer Mark Fenech fell in love with the simple dignity of this 1920’s building. Now meticulously restored & reinvented, it incorporates a stunning main hall, gathering spaces & gardens.
A space retro yet modern, industrial yet intimate, organic yet chic & utterly unique, is of course a love story.
The Masonic Hall
The hall is defined by majestic timber banquet tables suspended from the ceiling, which concertina back to create bleacher-style seating to the side, opening the floor space for dance & performance.
A magnificent 12-meter lighting sculpture, reminiscent of a dormant tree, extends through the cast iron atrium, illuminating & connecting both the hall & loft.
Beside the wall of mirrors, an elegant cast-iron spiral staircase leads up to the loft & deck.
These resplendent features set the scene for a stirring experience.
Featuring an opulent circular fireplace suspended from the cathedral truss ceiling, the loft is both spacious & warm.
Unusual designer objects sourced over decades are masterfully combined in an interior of bespoke elegance.
Luxurious lounges & decadent seating provide multiple spaces to relax & connect.
The south wall vanishes when the huge industrial Oregon doors roll back, revealing a deck equal in size to the main hall; the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony or cocktail party.
Boasting spectacular views of both the garden below & the surrounding mountainscape, this expansive deck invites relaxed conversation.
An exquisite three metre crystal ring, reminiscent of a full moon, illuminates the deck & garden.
The deck includes both seated & standing areas, as well as an open bar.
A wide staircase leads into the lovingly detailed native garden & onto the boardwalk.
The exquisite layout & design within this venue continues throughout the garden.
A timber boardwalk winds through a natural environment of breathtaking beauty. This path meanders over ponds & finds intimate areas to sit, relax & enjoy.
An impressive cast iron fire pit, surrounded by boulders & seating, invariably becomes the focal point at the end of every event.
This entire venue & garden has been considered through a photographer’s eye & offers a remarkable backdrop from every angle.