The long, low Freeman house as seen from Daly Cres. A quiet, restrained house that faced its private inner areas rather than the street.
Designed for Professor Derek and Monica Freeman. He was Professor of Anthropology at ANU. As with the Hannan house (1960) it was ground hugging with a long, low elevation to the street. Coleman oil heater set in a pit in the central corridor. Sun room and study was set in the NW corner. Brick veneer walls and a corrugated steel roof.
Sold around 2012 after the death of Derek and then Monica to a Greek lawyer, Arthur Spyrou and Britt. Suggested modifications by other architects shown to me which would have been thermally and visually disastrous. Made my views known – undecided as at June 2015). Arthur Spyrou is now an Ambassador somewhere in Europe or Middle East.
Presumably he will continue his extensions on his return with hopefully some more restrained designs.