Yarralumla House

Yarralumla, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

This private residence is sited in the older Canberra suburb of Yarralumla where most of the foreign embassies and diplomatic residences are located. In proximity to Lake Burley Griffin, the house consists of two clearly defined, linked masonry pavilions, one enclosing living and entertainment areas and the other bedrooms. The house pays homage to the practice’s earlier priorities regarding landscape engagement and the direct interpretation of principles of the Australian vernacular. Detailing and finishes are refined and restrained. The displacement of the pavilions creates garden spaces as outdoor rooms, the major space positioned to capture views of Stirling Ridge.

“This corner house on the edge of a diplomatic zone is a thoughtful rendering of the elusive, archetypal ‘Canberra house’ that is talked about locally but rarely defined.” – Andrew Metcalf

Yarralumla House
Yarralumla House
Yarralumla House
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Canberra Medallion, RAIA ACT 2002

Private Client
Project Status
Completed, 1999-2001
Key Consultants
Murtagh Bond Structures Buro, John Raineri and Associates
Contractor / Builder
Bellevarde Constructions
Gross Floor Area
Kieran Schuldice