Featherstone House
photo: Mark Strizic

Site Overview

site name:
Featherston House
architect(s):
Robin Boyd
date of commission:
1967
date of completion:
1969
classification/typology:
Residential House
address:
Ivanhoe, VIC
awards:
RAIA Gold Medal 1969

Description

“We couldn’t find anything suitable to rent, and so Grant reluctantly decided we needed to own a house. And if we were going to own a house, he thought we should ask Robin to design it for us.” -Mary Featherston

“We asked Robin to design a house on this land on the creek, which is a fairly natural block of land. And we gave him our brief, which was quite odd. But Robin was used to– that’s, I think, what he was about. He was about rethinking ways of living and wrapping an architecture around that.” – Mary Featherston