14/10/08 C6 AMENDMENT - Place withdrawn from incusion under the Heritage Overlay (AW)
What is significant?
Barramar Homestead complex is a large asymmetrical boomerang shaped brick homestead built in 1956 to replace an earlier homestead destroyed by bushfire in 1955. The house is situated off the Coleraine-Moree Road over looking the Pigeon Ponds Creek. It was rebuilt to the design of Melbourne architects, Howden and McLean in 1956. The main house is unusual for its boomerang plan and its scale, including extensive living areas, nine bedrooms, four bathrooms and other extensive service areas including staff quarters. The house is in excellent condition and retains an excellent degree of integrity.
How is it significant?
Barramar is of architectural significance to the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
Barramar Homestead complex is architecturally significant as a rare example of a substantial homestead designed by an architect in the 1950s. It is of further architectural significance for the opulence of nine bedrooms and four bathrooms in what is essentially a farmhouse. Of additional architectural importance is its association with important Melbourne Architects, Howden and McLean.