Amidst Taringa’s quiet suburb lies a breathtaking piece of residential architecture — the Fulton Residence.

Charles William Thomas Fulton, an architect, was drawn to the land in Taringa, like other architects that have appreciated the rich vegetation and topography of the area. They all saw Taringa as a good area for innovative and experimental domestic design.

Built in 1940, this heritage-listed detached house is located at 209 Indooroopilly Road. Owned and designed by Mr Fulton, its design was based on an international concept that has been recognised by the Queensland Royal Institute of Architects with an award for meritorious architecture in 1948.

The Fulton Residence is a two-story building with a brick exterior complemented well with a terra cotta tiled roof. A concrete balcony is noticeable and the steel balustrade emphasizes the horizontal lines the house. The large windows allow natural light to come in and the house overlooks the Indooroopilly Road. There is also a large mature garden in front of the house.

Back in its heyday, the Fulton Residence was considered a shining example of “modern” beauty in the 1940s. It still maintains its unique and avant-garde appeal even until today.

Mr Fulton’s other works, such as the Masel Residence at Stanthorpe and the Nudgee Junior College Indooroopilly, have also received meritorious architecture awards.