Burnett House 2018

Burnett House
Larrakeyah NT 0820
Full address will be displayed on 05 Sep 2019
House Open Style
Guided Tours - Booking essential (address will not be listed on website)
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Commonwealth principal architect, Beni C.G. Burnett (1889-1955)
Local builder George Kafcaloudes
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms
Open with support of
Environment Centre NT

Tours will be conducted every 30 minutes from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Bookings essential – address will NOT be displayed on the website. Book your tickets now by clicking here
Ticket price – 1 House: $10 or Multiple Houses: $20 – Free for ECNT Members

Burnett House is a National Trust property designed by Beni C.G. Burnett, an Australian Government principal architect to NT in the 1930s who is famous for his robust and liveable buildings most suitable to Darwin’s climate. Burnett’s designs were inspired by the tropical colonial bungalow architecture of Malaysia and Singapore. Burnett House is a 1938 “K Type” designed specifically for the tropics to maximize air flow and ventilation. The design also incorporates ‘sleeping verandahs’ which take full advantage of cooling breezes during hot tropical nights.

Additional information:

• A unique feature is the colored compass inlay in the ground floor concrete slab
• Living areas are located downstairs and bedrooms upstairs
• Standout features include large window walls
• An elegant building using quality materials

Special Guess * at 12:00 pm by Ally Szyc from Darwin Wildlife Sanctuary on Gardens for the wildlife.

*If you want to attend the talk, please book your house tour for the scheduled talk time


Previously Open
Roofing materials
Metal (Zincalume)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
fibro sheeting cladding and pre-formed louvers
Window and door types
Louvre windows
fibro cement louvers and casement windows
Window and door shading
fibro cement louvers
Healthy home
Cross flow ventilation
Natural light and ventilation
All electric home
Renewable energy
Size of PV system
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Water harvesting and saving
Rainwater storage tank
Garden / Outdoors
Tropical garden provides shade and promotes cooling