Richmond House

31 Torrens Street, Richmond

Saturday, Feb 24

Booking required

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Architect/s: 1+2 Architecture (2021)

Nestled between the Coal River, Richmond Gaol and St Luke’s Rectory, Richmond House was designed by 1+2 Architecture and built by Merlin Constructions in 2021. The property on which the house stands was formerly owned by the Chungs, a prominent Richmond family of market gardeners. The house design pays homage to the remaining sheds on the Chung’s land, which the house overlooks.

The house is clad with a combination of charred timber (Shou Sugi Ban) and fibre-cement sheeting; the latter highlights the chamfered walls on two sides of the home. A focal point is the limestone pathway leading to a brightly painted entrance that reflects the rich earth on which the house sits. Passive solar design features include thermally broken windows and doors with larger glass areas focused on the north side of the home and sized/positioned for optimal sun/heat exposure. The home is comprised of two main buildings joined by a linkway. The main building hosts the kitchen and living areas, three bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry, and attic space. The other building contains a studio and garage. The interior of the home features Tasmanian oak, limestone and concrete flooring, and Tasmanian oak cabinetry.

Open: Saturday 24 February, 10 am – 1 pm

Note: This is a general open; however, you must register to attend the property.


Richmond | Coal River Valley

Building Type


Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)


Architectural Design

New to Program


Uneven Surfaces

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