The stunning, oasis-like Rosebery House is now for sale—including its surprisingly lush environment less than two miles from Brisbane. Built predominately of timber and steel, this breezy abode was designed by Brit Andresen and Peter O’Gorman, among Australia’s most renowned contemporary architects. The home is listed on The Modern House with the price available on request.
Open to the outdoors on all sides, the nearly 2,700-square-foot Rosebery House comprises three two-story pavilions punctuated by two covered voids that let in light and ventilation. Stairways and open decks connect the various rooms. Each pavilion is designed to house a different programmatic function but is also flexible enough to adapt to changing needs. Key to the success of the home is the massive trellis that runs the building’s full length and provides privacy, protection from the elements, and access to cooling breezes.
Among the many highlights of the four-bedroom, two-bath house is the library living room, where battened panel screens slide open to a canopy view. “It’s the type of space where you could feel like you are a hermit in the middle of a rainforest,” says the current owner, “but then the sounds of a tennis match float in on the breeze from the opposite riverbank and remind you that you are in a city.” Interested in placing a bid? Head over to The Modern House to get in touch with the homeowners.
Images by Michael Nicholson