Situated on a eucalyptus plantation in the Victorian hinterland, the Wheatsheaf House is a dramatic caravan-like building with black facade and red inside.
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.
Through ingenious use of steel, together with glass and stained plywood, delivered an intriguing and sustainable dwelling.
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.