• Jack house side exterior
  • Jack house view from driveway
  • Jack house side exterior
  • Jack house side interior, vintage wall paper
  • Jack house interior
  • Jack house side exterior, brick wall
  • Jack house side exterior
  • Jack house view from driveway
  • Jack house side exterior
  • Jack house side interior, vintage wall paper
  • Jack house interior
  • Jack house side exterior, brick wall

Jack House

Wahroonga, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Japanese architecture, this is a mid-century icon amid Sydney’s bush and sandstone.

International inspirations Jack House was the creation and family home of founding Allen Jack+Cottier partner Russell Jack. It was inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the simplicity of Japan’s ‘natural’ architecture. Featuring exposed construction of timber and stone and a clean, modular plan, it is a beautifully maintained example of an iconic style.

Resting lightly On a bush site on Sydney’s upper north shore, Jack House sits without ostentation amid native trees and sandstone outcrops. Separate wings for the bedroom and living areas span a small creek. While privacy is assured on the street side by a solid wall, the private face, largely glazed, opens the house to bushland.

Enduring principles Winner of the prestigious Sulman Award in 1957, Jack House continues to be much admired, recently featuring in Sydney Living Museums’ ‘Iconic Australian House’ tour.

  • Date
    1957
  • Clients
    Russell and Pamela Jack
  • Awards
  • 1957
    Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)
    Sulman Award for an Outstanding Public Building

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