Located on a 930sqm block packed with dense bushland, this bewildering freestanding home is an exercise in architectural geometry. It was dubbed the ‘Langler House’ by architect John James when he designed it in 1958, making it one of the first homes he completed at his newly established practice. Which is a big deal considering he was a pioneering member of the Sydney School!
Situated on a raised brick plinth, the octagonal floorplan of this unusual home makes the most of every available angle on its steep sloping block. End-to-end glazing enables panoramic views across the treetops, while a detached outdoor eating area is nestled in the bush-like garden.
With wood-panelled walls and slate floors, the interiors retain a warm mid-century feel. The natural sandstone fireplace sits at the heart of the home, stretching along the central hub to divide the sleeping quarters from the open plan living and