Boyd Baker House

Posted on Mon, 4 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

Things are a little chaotic at home at the moment so I thought I’d take another virtual holiday, this time to Bacchus Marsh in Victoria, Australia. Boyd Baker House, a post war modernist masterpiece is just outside Melbourne. The stone structure is filled with mid century classics and stands on the property with sister house,the Boyd Dower House and a stone library. Designed in 1964 by architect Robin Boyd it is an Australian architectural icon in an iconic bush setting. Both the Baker house and the newer Dower houses are available to stay. Now that the weather is cooler here in Australia It’s the perfect bush holiday. This is my idea of camping!

Boyd Baker House
Boyd Dower House
All images from
TheBoyd Baker House

zz says:

I’ve been here. It’s amazing. You really should go.

Anna says:

Beautiful! In particular I love the stone courtyard with the contrast of the beautiful pink bougainvillea.

kim. says:

What amazing architecture…and that furniture!! All out in the bush – incredible!!!

Bacchus says:

I love the curving lines and the use of natural material. While I don’t usually like hot places this house is very inviting.

What? says:

I am somewhat obsessed with Robin Boyd at the moment, he keeps popping up.

Does anyone know of a book with photos of his architecture?

tigert says:

I believe these guys from melbourne; fitted them out…

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