The Wheatsheaf House

Posted on Fri, 19 Dec 2008 by midcenturyjo

A certain house in a previous post caused a little stir and no wonder because it is a spectacular piece of architecture. The Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd is just outside Daylesford in Victoria, Australia set amongst the stark and eerie landscape of gum trees. A holiday home Judd played with the idea of a tent or a shack, something impermanent on the landscape. Ideas inspired by old plywood caravans and bus shelters were translated into a steel, laminated glass and plywood cocoon which sits gently on the land and addresses the striking beauty of the site. Variously described as rose to red to orange (depending on which article you read or the lighting in a photo you peruse) the interiors are stained plywood forming a striking frame for the minimalist modern furniture within. The drama in in the c shaped main living area. Sleeping and bathing are in a relatively simple compartment down a corridor. It’s an organic, truly magical building.

… these images by Peter Bennetts Photographer

Tina says:

this is so cool! wow

wow… the placement of that clock is sheer genius. seriously.

nadia says:

wow! beautiful line and use of material and color!! gorgeous setting

kim. says:

When I first saw this home I almost passed out. INCREDIBLE! Love the stained plywood!!!

C. says:

Wow. This is a place I could live in forever!

Lindsay says:

Wow. Best house anywhere. You’ve shown a lot of great houses but this is the one I’d most want for myself.

How absolutely stunning! I love the way the curve of the structure reads inside, making it seem as if you are enfolded within nature. Thank you for this wonderful post!

Anonymous says:

I'd like to know…

How do you get plywood sheets to bend like that?

…That's what I want to know!

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