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SOLD OUT | Book Launch: The New Modernist House

Thu November 16, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT

The intuitive design, sun-lit spaces and tranquil vibe of modernist houses still have an enduring appeal today. But can these homes be updated for contemporary living while maintaining the integrity of the original architecture?

The New Modernist House presents twenty-one mid-century homes respectfully restored and renewed for future generations to enjoy. Designs by some of the period’s heavyweights – including Anatol Kagan, Alistair Knox and Ernest Fooks – have been sensitively updated by today’s creative innovators.

Alongside stories of the passionate homeowners, architects and collaborators who have given these homes new life, a historical overview and section on practical considerations inform those drawn to a modernist dream house. This colourful volume is both a useful resource for those embarking on their own renovation journey, and a sourcebook of inspiration for delighting in moments of nostalgia.

Hear author Patricia Callan speak at Walsh Street in celebration of the launch of The New Modernist House.

Patricia Callan is the founder of Modernist Australia, an online archive of local mid-century architecture. She has appeared on ABC radio, The Design Files and Fairfax publications to champion modernist architecture from a layperson’s perspective.

Doors will open at 6.30 pm to allow attendees to explore the Walsh Street house – the iconic modernist residence designed by Robin Boyd in 1957 – and enjoy refreshments in the courtyard.

This event is generously supported by Thames & Hudson, Konpira Maru Wines and Molly Rose Brewing.

We offer discounted tickets to RBF Friends and Boyd Circle members – support the Foundation and join today.

Prior to your visit, please note:
  • Attendees must be 16 years and over.
  • No external food or drink permitted.
  • Large bags and backpacks will need to be checked in at entry.
  • Stiletto or pointed heels are not permitted due to our cork flooring.
  • Tickets are refundable up to 72 hours prior to tour.
  • Tickets can be exchanged, as long as purchaser advises us of the attendee name.


Thu November 16, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
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Walsh Street House
290 Walsh Street
South Yarra, Vic 3141 Australia


Robin Boyd Foundation


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