Arbour House is an elegant modern residence located in Australia, on the Bulimba Reach of the Brisbane River. It has been envisioned by Australian based studio , which delivers creative, functional and really wonderful buildings to their clients, buildings that are also built in strong connection to their landscape. Once part of the surrounding multi-residential enclave, the site is now a single detached two storey dwelling, a riverfront house situated on a significant distance from the river’s edge distinguishing by historic public views from the boardwalk and an 80 year old Poincianna tree.
The concept of the house adopts a courtyard typology with two pavillions linked by a large double height stairwell and external courtyard. Arbour House has a platform for a private garden under the shade of the canopy of the Poincianna tree, while inside features a stylish interior showcasing a lot of wood, contemporary furniture and large windows for natural lighting. The private bedroom spaces situated on the upper level are raised to a height to afford views of the tree canopy and river yet privacy from the public river boardwalk.
Photos: © Richard Kirk Architect.
Architect: Richard Kirk Architect
Structural & Civil Engineers: Bornhorst & Ward
Hydraulic Engineer: Cushway Blackford
Type: Private Residential
Status: completed in 2009