About the Project
The state heritage listed Tighnabruaich House is as ‘striking’ as it is difficult to ‘pronounce’.
It is an 1889 Villa located on the banks of the Brisbane River in a leafy part of Indooroopilly and was designed by the grandfather of Queensland Architecture, FDG Stanley, who lends his name to the major Queensland Architecture Awards. The building has an interesting history as it was part of the Indooroopilly Barracks both during and after WWII and was associated with Japanese prisoners of war being held for interrogation and later as the residence of Australian Army Generals. Today it has returned to its original use as a private residence with the barracks now closed. We are excited to be assisting with a proposal to design a garage extension as the original villa did not need to cater for the automobile with the challenge that the garage is located in a functional location that does not impact physically or visually on the heritage significance of the building.