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.
• 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