Robin Boyd and Friends: Open Day 2019

To cap our Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design program exploration of Robin Boyd’s ongoing legacy and the influence of his work, we invite you to explore his life by visiting his childhood home The Robins, the house he built for his family at Walsh Street, and his extraordinary masterwork of modernism The Wright House.  Also visit an early influence to Boyd’s design approach in a sensitively restored home of Walter Burley Griffin and a house designed by Peter McIntyre who worked with Boyd.  All these residences respond to the materiality, landscape, place and the Australian lifestyle Boyd identified as the best qualities for a modern generation of homes.

5 Open Day Houses

Sunday 10 November

10am – 4pm

Trendall Centre

Sunday 10 November

10am – 4pm

NOTE: this is a separate ticket with extremely limited access.

Design Insight Talk

Wednesday 6 November

6pm for 6.30pm start

Explore through self-guided tours: two Robin Boyd designed homes, his childhood home The Robins, and other residential designs by Walter Burley Griffin with Marion Mahony Griffin and one by Peter McIntyre.

Tours through this unique apartment and academic space are extremely limited (12 persons per half hour) and will book out quickly, as it’s rarely open to the public. Buy your tickets today.

Learn from the architects and designers who designed, renovated and restored our Open Day residences at our Design Insight evening at Walsh Street on Wednesday 6 November (6pm for 6.30pm start).

Power House (1982)

Peter McIntyre



The Robins (1914)

Theodore Penleigh Boyd


Photo: Jack Lovel

Former Salter House (1924)

Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin

Renovation Hewson Architects and Jane Cameron Architects (2018)


Walsh Street | Boyd House II (1958)

Robin Boyd

South Yarra

Wright House (1962)

Robin Boyd


Trendall Centre (1969) | La Trobe University

Robin Boyd


All residences are self guided tour. Information containing design and address details of all residences will sent via email on Friday, 8 November.

  • Open Day Tickets must be pre-purchased.
  • Tickets for individual properties are not be available.
  • Book early as this event is expected to sell out – ticket numbers are limited.

6 residences in total will be open on Sunday, 10 November from 10am-4pm.

A separate, timed ticket is required for the Trendall Centre.

Carefully review the terms, conditions and access information on each ticketing page.

To become a Friend of The Robin Boyd Foundation and access savings for this Open Day and our upcoming programs, please sign up five plus days prior to the event to receive Friends benefits here.

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