Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd Architects

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Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd Architects

Situated on a eucalyptus plantation in the Victorian hinterland, the Wheatsheaf House is a dramatic caravan-like building with black facade and red inside.

Architects: Jesse Judd / Judd Lysenko Marshall
Location: Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
Photographs: Peter Bennetts, Peter Hyatt for Dwell

Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd Architects
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Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd Architects
© Peter Bennetts

Architect Jesse Judd designed this house as a weekend retreat for his family – the unashamedly bold and liberating transformation of a dilapidated 1830 heritage horse stable.

Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd Architects
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Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd Architects
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Through ingenious use of steel, together with glass and stained plywood, delivered an intriguing and sustainable dwelling.

Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd Architects

Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd Architects
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A floating structure sits above a layer of blue metal – a pragmatic solution due to the risk of fire in the region. The extraordinary use of bright-orange stain on curved plywood walls internally is so beautiful when lit up at night.

Wheatsheaf-House by Jesse Judd Architects
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Wheatsheaf-House by Jesse Judd Architects
© Peter Bennetts