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Turning tradition on its head

Staying faithful to neighbourhood architecture, but with a twist, this home flips traditional Queenslander style, bringing batten cladding up to the upper facade

Designed by Tim Stewart Architects

From the architect:

Nestled within a leafy suburb of Brisbane, this house by Tim Stewart Architects is the quintessential family home. 

The final structure was built up from a very small house. 

Typically, a Queenslander home is a weatherboard house with battens underneath – this home flips this tradition. 


Still maintaining a connection to the local community, the house now creatively has battens on the upper level to protect the home from the sun and provide extra privacy, while the lower level, still weatherboard, now sits on the darker base below.

The property, which sits along a bike path that travels up and out through many of Brisbane’s northern suburbs, is defined by its edges – the greenbelt slicing through the inner suburb, Grange. 

The public edges of the park and bike path influenced the layout of the home – the living, dining and kitchen area is a gathering space that has the opportunity to interact with neighbours and the community. 

As a completed entity, the home gives beyond the family and out to the surrounding neighbourhood.

Designed by: Tim Stewart Architects

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Christopher Frederick Jones

18 Dec, 2022

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