This country house in Currandooley uses two Australian vernacular elements, an L-shaped plan and corrugated iron roof. By prolonging the battered walls to enclose courtyards and extending the hips toward a single roof apex a new sense of space has been given to traditional materials and local design convention.
University of Melbourne
Jury report

Set on a hill, the house commands beautiful views, and it is protected from winds from the surrounding rich eucalyptus vegetation. 
The house is L-shaped with the walls extending to enclose a square area of courtyard, to which all rooms but the kitchen have an alternative view.
Excerpt from Architecture Today - sept. 1962

photos :   max ahearn © et

client: Mr & Mrs P Osborne

builder: subcontracting