Easily the most high profile and iconic homes we’ve seen in Modernist Australia’s eight year history, Robin Boyd’s Baker residence (c. 1966) is a high-water mark in the story of Mid-Century Architecture in this country.
From the minds of one of our most revered practitioners at the peak of his career and including a layout also informed by the work of two american masters; the architect of our national capital, Walter Burley Griffin and the formidable, Internationalist monolith maker Louis Khan.
Built for clients with a remarkably attuned philosophy for housing their large family encompassing mathematics, consideration for easy living and learning spaces, local materials and the bushland environment.
Coveted by it’s second owner who recognised this property’s importance and immediately after taking possession saw to attaining the highest heritage classification available from the state of Victoria to secure it’s future.
Henceforth used as the location for fashion shoots, weddings and other milestone celebrations by countless Australians. We could go on and on. But what brings us here today is the sale. Not posted on any real estate listings but rather reported as being handled by two specific agents and shall be going to auction on Sunday August 31st. MA will be making all attempts to get there.
We sincerely hope the new owners take full custodial duties with deserved joy and if we did have one request? We’d still love to see it open to the public, if not all the time for parties, then at least on selected tours every so often.