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Classification, at State level, of Iggulden House by National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
  Home of John and Helen Iggulden when John became the Inaugural President of the Port Phillip Conservation Council: see National Trust Victorian News, May 2007

 

 

 
BUTTERFLY HOUSE (STATE)

 

Iggulden House at 50 Wells Road, Beaumaris, was commissioned as a home and inspirational environment for its owner, an aviation historian and author. It occupies a prominent site on a hilltop approximately 500 metres from Port Phillip Bay. Designed by David Chancellor of the firm Chancellor and Patrick and completed in 1957-58, the brick pylon and timber-framed house exploits the full potential of views to the north and south.

 

Two storeys of living space are topped by a third storey lookout and studio over which hovers a projecting butterfly roof.
An excellent example of privately commissioned domestic architecture of the 1950s in suburban Melbourne, its design is both functional and aesthetically expressive.

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