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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.

 

 

 


IGGULDEN HOUSE (STATE)

 

Iggulden House at 50 Wells Road, Beaumaris, which is registered (File No. B7364) by the Victorian National Trust as being of State significance,  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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