Marie Short House: Glenn Murcutt

Maryam Gusheh, Catherine Lassen

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Glenn Murcutt's Kempsey farmhouse is a six‐hour car journey north from Sydney through towns and state forests. One turns at last from the major highway onto a regional road that is less and less groomed and the final approach is a long bumpy track. Signposts only just mark the slow dusty drive through mature forest where enormous eucalypts suggest the age and locale of this landscape. A gate or two in farm fences at the road's end reveals almost nothing. It is only by opening a gate and stopping to look closely, that far off a small structure of perhaps two horizontal houses is visible. Through a large paddock one reaches another gate leading directly to a silvered timber building hovering on a lawn. Drawing close, stopping just past the house, arrival is at an open‐ended porch.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Companions to the History of Architecture
EditorsDavid Leatherbarrow, Alexander Eisenschmidt
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages10
VolumeIV, Twentieth-Century Architecture
ISBN (Electronic)9781118887226
ISBN (Print)9781444338515
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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