15 Furphy Place, Garran. 15-furphy-feature

13 and 15 Furphy Place, Garran

A pair of houses designed by Anthony Pegrum of Scollay, Bischoff and Pegrum, completed in 1967. Both houses are listed on the ACT Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Register of Significant Twentieth Century Architecture. The houses won the C.S. Daley medal for houses of outstanding architectural merit in 1969.

Number 15 was designed for the client as a two bedroom house with an attached one bedroom unit for visitors. Entrance to both is through carports and courtyards facing the street. Conventional materials are used throughout, with exterior walls being of grey brick or painted white.

The roof was originally a flat metal tray with brown-grey fascia. Rectangular hollow section steel posts support the carport and conceal the downpipes. There is a three foot overhang on all outside areas not solidly walled, with full height glazing to the north, which looks out to the adjacent golf course.

13 Furphy Place is still occupied by the original owner and is in excellent condition.

Additions

15 Furphy Place (pictured above) was extensively modified to a design by Enrico Taglietti in 2000.

Sources

  • Royal Australian Institute of Architects RSTCA
  • Two Houses Under One Roof’ by Anne Whitelaw, Canberra Times, 2 April 1968, page 18