1961 Currandooley Residence Osborne

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

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