Helena Good's husband was architect Charles Thomas Good and so probably the house was designed by him. He was South Australian-born but had his training in Birmingham, followed by a period of work experience with Osborn and Good, and with George Vigars in London.
On his return to Australia, Good worked on his own then set up in partnership with David Williams in 1889. They designed a country house for George Maslin at Jamestown, the Kalyra Sanitarium at Belair and numerous private homes.
The design of the house makes excellent use of its prominent corner location employing an octagonal tower set at the angle of the return veranda. The high quality of stucco work, complemented by well detailed joinery, elevates the design above the standard usually set by the commonplace asymmetrical plan form. The intaglio of stylised floral decoration is of particular interest, its crisp stucco detail contrasting well with the sandstone masonry.