The free-standing, one-story building features a spread footing foundation with a grade concrete slab, a hybrid steel and wood structural system, and a steel roof support structure for a single gable roof with front-facing intersecting gables
The basic form of the house is two intersecting gables
that form a cross.
The 2 1/2 -story house, built by John and George Kinsey, is considered to be of the Gothic revival architectural style, with intersecting gables
and corniced windows.
A complex elaboration of three intersecting gables
, the Taringa roof is made up of the long ridge shooting north over the living area and the twinned intersecting gables
over the two bedrooms that merge above the entrance -- 'a dignified figure observed in [the architecture of] Queensland state schools'.