MAN ABOUT THE NEWMARKET HOUSE – Friday 20 October, 7pm.

Direct from a sell out season at the London Festival Of Architecture Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst are thrilled to return to Brisbane to perform their brand new show.

For the last four years they have taken temporary possession of Architecturally significant buildings and skillfully blended storytelling, music and design in a mood breaking format that has seen them literally sell out houses across the globe.

Following rave reviews for the recent film series, Streets of Your Town, Tim and Kit welcome you to this fabulous Art Deco home, Newmarket House with renovations by Owen Architecture.

Must see show of the Festival.
New York Times.

Had us in stitches.”
Sunday Times (UK)

The Age.

With quick wit and telling anecdotes, Tim shares his passion for modern design and architecture — the fortunate audience is left both enlightened and entertained.”
 Wendy Kaplan 
Department Head and Curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art

With one show only, tickets are extremely limited, book now to avoid missing out.

The show runs for one hour and 35 minutes with a short interval.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Exact address details will be sent to ticket holders only ***

Newmarket House by Owen Architecture 

The original Newmarket house was constructed in 1940 by one of the owners of Queensland Land and Building Company (Leonard Birt) for himself.   The company built another art deco home in Ashgrove for his brother and another similar house in Goskar Avenue, Alderley for his mother.  The home was then featured in a special publication of Queensland Homes in1940.

Passionate for the Art Deco era, the current owners purchased the house in 1998. The home was run down but in original condition. They proceeded to work to lovingly restore the original house and create structured gardens, while saving for an extension.

At the end of 2004, some 6 years later, they completed a full renovation.   Opening up the back of the house, creating a large kitchen, family and dining room, as well as an undercover entertaining area.

The renovation was judged to have been very sympathetic to the original house and its modernist influences. As a result, it won the architect, Paul Owen (OwenArchitecture), the State’s top accolades in 2005 including RAIA Queensland’s House of the Year and the Robin Dods Award for Residential Buildings.

The house is about to be listed on the real estate market, a rare find for Art Deco fans in Brisbane.

SOLD OUT – to join the waitlist, please email

Robin Dods ational Commendations Award Resedential Building 2005
Robin Dods ational Commendations Award Resedential Building 2005