Category Archives: Canberra houses


Swinger Hill Stage 1 and 2, Phillip

The scheme was built in stages, with houses arranged in courts of between 10 and 50, designed around a private car and entrance courtyard. The first two courts in Barnett Close totalled 39 houses and were designed by prominent Sydney architects Ian McKay and Partners … Read More


12 Marawa Place, Aranda

12 Marawa Place, Aranda is a three bedroom house designed by Robin Boyd in 1968-69. Construction was completed in 1970-71. Aranda is characterised by its native landscape setting, being located near large tracts of native bushland at the Black Mountain and Aranda Bushland Canberra Nature … Read More


1 Astley Place, Garran

1 Astley Place, Garran was designed by Dirk Bolt and Associates in 1967. The house is a late example of the post-war international style with its simple, cubic form, large sheets of glass, plain smooth wall surfaces and deep overhang for shade. Although the house … Read More


3 Arkana Street, Yarralumla

3 Arkana Street, Yarralumla is a large six bedroom house designed by Noel Potter of Bunning and Madden in 1967 for Professor and Mrs A J Birch. Professor Birch was the Dean of the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University. The house … Read More


RAIA Headquarters, Red Hill

The RAIA Headquarters building at 2A Mugga Way, Red Hill, was designed in 1967 by architect Bryce Mortlock of the leading Sydney firm Ancher, Mortlock, Murray and Woolley. The building combined a house and offices with a low key domestic character and is an excellent … Read More


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 … Read More


19 Downes Place, Hughes

19 Downes Place, Hughes was designed by Enrico Taglietti in 1965. It is sited on a steeply sloping block with views over the Federal Golf Course and is an excellent example of Taglietti’s sculptural organic style of architecture with its asymmetrical massing, horizontal roof planes … Read More