Hank & Judith Deucker
Architectural services commenced with a walk over the 625ac property to
assess and resolve selection, with the Clients, of the most preferable building
site. Design to specifically suit the selected site in the midst of verdant
grassland and to address the peculiar brief requirements has resulted in a very
functional family residence affording excellent cross ventilation and a most
enchanting living space based on a traditional Mongol yurt.
1993 - 1995
Sandy Creek Road, deep in the Helidon Hills north of Grantham, Queensland
WHY: To provide a
unique family home adjacent the to orchard. The ‘yurt’ shaped main
‘living’ space forming the corner of the home also serves as a meeting venue for the various organisations in
which the occupants are participants.
The Owners were actively involved in the construction using timber cut from the
property and local contractors.
This residence is located in an often hot area but it is always possible
to find a cooling breeze on the expansive verandah. The single room depth wings
also afford excellent natural cross ventilation.