Image: Glass House, Castlecrag, designed by Bill Lucas. Photo by Richard Dunn. 
Lucas House
photo: David Moore

Site Overview

site name:
Lucas House
other/former name:
Glass House
Bill Lucas, Ruth Lucas
date of completion:
80 The Bulwark Castlecrag 2068 NSW
Residential / Houses (RES)
protection status:
– National Trust of Australia (NSW)
– NSW Heritage Register
– AIA (NSW) Register Significant Architecture
– DOCOMOMO Australia Register
current use:
editor fiche:
Noni Boyd in 2003
Docomomo Australia fiche:


The Glass House, 80 the Bulwark, Castlecrag, designed by Bill and Ruth Lucas in 1957 is an excellent seminal example of the “shelter-in-nature” minimalist compositions constructed in Northern Sydney post World War II, by the architects of the “Sydney School” largely for their own use.

Sydney Living Museum “Two Point Perspective” Podcast on the Glass House
a tour of Bill Lucas’ renowned 1950s Glass House in Castlecrag with its then resident, Antony Gill