• Cater house, Russell Jack, single residential,canberra
  • Cater house, Russell Jack, single residential,canberra
  • Cater house, Russell Jack, single residential,canberra

Cater House

Red Hill, ACT, Australia

data, awards, description

Located in the leafy Canberra suburb of Red Hill, and designed by Russell Jack in 1964, the Cater House is an excellent example of late Sydney Regional architecture.

Enduring relevance On its completion in 1965, Russell Jack’s Cater House was declared Canberra’s best house of the year and awarded the Canberra Medallion. The Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) acknowledged the home in 2001, with a special 25-year award. It was recognised again in 2008 under the ACT Heritage Act for ‘exhibiting outstanding design or aesthetic qualities valued by the community.’

Planned introversion Jack’s primary design goal was to position the house close to Mugga Way, realising expansive views, while maintaining privacy for the residents. Screened from external view, the Cater House features internal walled courtyards and separate public and private areas. This facilitates domestic seclusion and relaxed living. The Cater House follows the site’s slope and site over three levels.

  • Date
    1965
  • Client
    RV & BH Cater
  • Site
    1,393 m²
  • GFA
    200 m²
  • Awards
  • 2001
    Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)
    ACT 25 Year Award

news, video, testimonials

  • John Allen + Russell Jack’s Cater House