13 January, 2011

Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd

The multi-award-winning Wheatsheaf House, lost in the depths of Australian woods, is a uniqe example of extravagantly modern holiday home. The structure, due to the risk of fires in the Vicoria region, has been shielded by a layer of metal and lifted on a platform. Its bold, graphic style, inspired by Mies van der Rohe works, makes the Wheatsheaf House architecture seem dramatic. But by the well-balanced contrast effect, it does not affect the forest landscape, it does not feel like an "intruder". “There’s no reason why you couldn’t pick it up and move it elsewhere”says Jesse Judd.

Do you like the hot red, plywood-covered, open interiors?

via: dwell


  1. I love it, but I'm not sure if I could live in it...


  2. Carrie, I was thinking the same: even though I prefer strong, statement colours and recently red fascinates me a lot, having energetic wall-to-floor colour in an everyday area might be too much, even for me. But since it is a holiday home, and the soothing forest view from the windows balances the strong contrast of he interior... I think it's a brilliant solution!

  3. great location! I wouldn't love to live in red rooms although red seems always magnetic to me from distance. Somebody said "I love red so much that I almost want to paint everything red."
    P.S.: For more Paris sightseeing details…you're welcome :-)

  4. I love that they took into consideration the surrounding landscape when building the home. From a far it reminds me of lava from a volcano- the bright red interiors and the dark pebbles/leafs.

  5. great for an office, but not for living - in my opinion. But this red shade is gorgeous!

  6. Magnificent and innovative design! But I could not live in it, especially not with this colour. It looks menacing to my feeling - like hellbound, too creepy and reminiscent of horror films. Would an entirely different issue if painted in off-whites and greens...

  7. Really love the overall design but think it might be too much to live there. But as you said, it is holiday home surrounded by woods so it is interesting solution. xoxo

  8. Petra, your comment made me smile, the association with horrors is fantastic! Your have quite an imagination, so vivid!
    Actually, I read that someone driving through the forest thought the house caught on fire!

  9. So beautiful!!!!!! I really adore this colour!

  10. What a very lovely home! I love the boldness of the interior!

  11. Wow, what a gorgeous house!!!!
    Have a nice weekend,

  12. wow it looks absolutely stunning shot from outside it really glows looks so inviting. I love the bold statement of this. It would be a bit much for my lking to live there but it does look amazing :)

  13. Wow, this is awesome! It could be a great café in the Parisian parks or in Central park NY.
    Great if you come to Paris in springtime! I think it's the best season over here! Let me know if you feel to how a café somewhere in Paris...

  14. Pauliina, you are right: it could really be a great café in an urban park...
    Thanks, all Paris-insider tips are welcomed!


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