The Barn at Penders
Designed by Marr’s father, Sir Roy Grounds. The “Barn” represents one of the most revealing buildings of Grounds’s career, and clearly displays the architectural philosophies that under-pinned his architecture – his belief in the logic of geometry as the basis for rational design, and his wish for a harmonious union between the built and the natural environments of the site.
Penders is of state significance as it comprises a rare suite of modernist buildings and structures designed by the renowned architect Roy Grounds within a setting of great natural beauty. Penders was used by Grounds as an experimental workshop for the exploration of creative structures, and experiments that influenced the evolution of modernist architecture across Australia in the later half of the twentieth century.