9 Ormond Terrace,

Indooroopilly, QLD

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9 Ormond Terrace


'Forest House' is that all too rare, serene hideaway: a tranquil retreat on a 1,393m2 beautifully forested site just 20 minutes from the CBD.

An important early work by award winning architects Andresen O'Gorman, this handcrafted house is an architectural gift: a pavilion-style home designed to confidently integrate with the site, it creates a sense of enclosure and calm.

Located on a quiet cul de sac on the edge of a lush bushland reserve, the site comprises two lots, and features magnificent forest views. Walking distance to the shopping centre, the State's best schools, cycle 30 minutes to the CBD on the cycleway.


Forest House is an influential building and undisclosed link in the work of Andresen O'Gorman, recipients of Australia's highest architectural honour, the AIA Gold Medal. Over the years numerous students trained in the studio and went on to become leading Australian and International Architects.

The architectural enthusiast may be aware of the couple's other prominent designs throughout Brisbane, including 'Rosebery House', which has featured in over 15 national and international publications.


Two self-contained buildings are linked by a floating deck and a three-dimensional grid of columns and beams that frame the landscape.

The main pavilion nestles within this timber frame, and features original hardwood floors, curved ceilings, fireplace, Tasmanian Oak benchtops and plywood cabinetry. Hardwood French doors open onto three decks, and the sky-lit gallery that runs the length of the home offers the liberating richness of life lived in the forest canopy.

One of the Forest House's distinctive features is the four-level pavilion; stretching up into the treetops, leading to a private deck overlooking the expanse of the site. With a self-contained kitchen, bathroom and bedroom spaces, the pavilion is flexible in function. It could accommodate a visitors' quarters, parents retreat, or a studio - which the current custodians of the property as architects themselves have utilised.


The rare opportunity exists to with this large attractive block, already subdivided, with Forest House on 9 Ormond Terrace, and vacant land on the other.

Options include:
1. Retain the existing house and 1393m2 site as is.
2. Retain the existing house and 938m2 (no. 9) and develop the 455m2 vacant lot (no.11). No council approval required. (development plan drawing found in photos)
3. Develop both existing lots. No council approval required.
4. Re-configure the land parcel and develop 3 lots. Council approval required. (development plan drawing found in photos)

This truly unique property can be viewed by appointment only. Please contact Martin Hood on 0411 220 736 to arrange a time.

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