Lucas House
photo: David Moore

Site Overview

site name:
Lucas House
other/former name:
Glass House
architect(s):
Bill Lucas, Ruth Lucas
date of completion:
1957
address:
80 The Bulwark Castlecrag 2068 NSW
classification/typology:
Residential / Houses (RES)
protection status:
– National Trust of Australia (NSW)
– NSW Heritage Register
– AIA (NSW) Register Significant Architecture
– DOCOMOMO Australia Register
current use:
House
editor fiche:
Noni Boyd in 2003
Docomomo Australia fiche:

Description

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.

Resources
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