Robin Boyd Open Houses

BOYD OPEN HOUSES  BAKER & DOWER HOUSES

Date: 8 September 2019 12:00-4:00Location:  Long ForestEvent category:  Architecture & HistoryAdmission:  Adult $25 / Concession & Senior $20Members:  $20 Join nowBOOK THIS EVENT

After immigrating to Australia from England, Michael and Rosemary Baker commissioned Boyd to design their ideal of an Australian homestead. Set in bushland, the house was built from local stone around a central courtyard, providing a sanctuary in the natural landscape. The Dower House is a second Boyd house on the property, commissioned and built for the Bakers’ parents.

Ticket includes admission to the house for 30 minutes (8 sessions available).

Specific street address will be communicated at the time of booking.

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Baker House, Bacchus Marsh 1964-66, Architect: Robin Boyd, Photograph: John Gollings, 2006, © John Gollings

BOYD OPEN HOUSES  GILLISON HOUSE

Date: 15 September 2019 12:00-4:00Location:  BalwynEvent category:  Architecture & HistoryAdmission:  Adult $25 / Concession & Senior $20Members:  $20 Join nowBOOK THIS EVENT

Designed for writers Douglas and Joan Gillison in 1951, the Gillison house demonstrates Boyd’s interest in simple structures and his early experimentation with the concept of the window wall. The glazed diamond-patterned north façade provides a striking visual emphasis for the building.

Ticket includes admission to the house for 30 minutes (8 sessions available).

Specific street address will be communicated at the time of booking.

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Gillison house, Balwyn 1952, Architect: Robin Boyd, Photograph: Mark Strizic, 1970, Mark Strizic Collection State Library Victoria, © Estate of Mark Strizic

BOYD OPEN HOUSES  HEGARTY HOUSE

Date: 29 September 2019 12:00-4:00Location:  Ringwood EastEvent category:  Architecture & HistoryAdmission:  Adult $25 / Concession & Senior $20Members:  $20 Join nowBOOK THIS EVENT

One of the last projects completed by Boyd, the Hegarty House exemplifies his credentials as an environmentalist. Designed as a series of stepped platforms on a steep hill and built primarily of brick and timber with north-facing windows, the house ‘touches the ground lightly’, pre-empting the work of later Australian architects.

Ticket includes admission to the house for 30 minutes (8 sessions available).

Specific street address will be communicated at the time of booking.

Please adhere to the terms and conditions listed on the booking page.

Hegarty house, Ringwood 1967, rchitect: Robin Boyd, Photograph: John Gollings, 2019, © John Gollings
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