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Baker House

Location:
Victoria
Type:
House
Year:
1965
Architect:
Robin Boyd

The house is square in plan, surrounded by twelve stone cylinders topped by a shallow pyramid roof, while at the centre lies a large courtyard beneath a flywire roof. Due to its remote location, the site was not originally connected to water or electricity. Because of this the house had to collect and store rainwater, so several of the stone cylinders house water tanks. The house also features a large schoolroom for the owner's homeschooled children.

Internally, the private functions and services of the house line the walls of the courtyard with small windows onto the courtyard, leaving large open plan spaces along the perimeter of the building. The perimeter walls are fully glazed, opening onto deep verandas which allow for circulation inside the house.The main living space was originally heated by a large fireplace, however this proved to be ineffective, and the owners subsequently provided several extra wood burning heaters throughout the house.

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Bertoia Side Chair

Bertoia Side Chair

Knoll Studio / Harry Bertoia

The Bertoia side chair has a seat and base of welded steel with rods available in polished chrome, satin chrome, black or white Rilsan polyester coating or a highly durable outdoor powdercoat (red, ye... More

Cherner Tables

Cherner Tables

Norman Cherner

Introduced in 2003, Cherner tables are designed by Benjamin Cherner to compliment Cherner seating. Perfect in a formal or informal setting, the tables are strong and lightweight. Cherner tables are ...

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