Located a short drive from Hobart, on the banks of the Derwent River in Plenty, Linden House is one of Boyd’s lesser-known works. Tim visited the current owners to discover the story behind Boyd’s re-imagining of a rural farmhouse.
Boyd and the original owners shared a passion for Japanese design and were inspired by the Derwent Valley’s all-timber oast houses. Boyd designed the house to be a magnificently scaled, multipurpose glazed pavilion that “floats” between the pool and the river. Linden House is still remarkably intact after nearly 60 years — right down to the painting of the front door in Boyd’s favoured semi-gloss forest green.
Thank you to Houses editor Alexa Kempton and Architecture Media editorial director Katelin Butler for the feature. Photography by Adam Gibson.
Boyd extensively re-imagined a rural farmhouse into a masterful composition of timeless elegance and simplicity. Visit Houses for a copy of issue 139 and discover more about the magnificent Linden House.