Welcome to the Round House Accommodation
This Mount Barker house is a single storey residence in the Post-War International design style. This unique structure, which could be rotated through 180 degrees to exploit seasonal changes, was labelled “The Round House”.
It was designed and built by engineer Hubertus Johannes Van der Kolk in c. 1956-58, as his family home. In the mid 1970s the place was refurbished and fixed in its position. Though the home had fallen into disrepair, it was heritage listed in 2005 and Heritage Minister Francis Logan said "It was an energy-efficient concept ahead of its time".
Restoration works have now been completed on “The Round House” however the building is now static. The Heritage Council has published a detailed history of this "rare" building in a Register of Heritage Places - Assessment Document, State Heritage Documentation
This very unique building is now being offered as a comfortable accommodation option within the grounds of the park.