‘Walsh Street’, the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, is his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that continues to influence architectural thinking. It is now the home of the Robin Boyd Foundation.
The Walsh Street house is the focal point for the activities of the Robin Boyd Foundation. This remarkable home now hosts dinners, seminars and cocktail functions, providing a forum to share knowledge and discussions on diverse topics that provide an insight into a greater understanding of the benefits of design and raise the profile of the foundation’s objectives.
The house remains unchanged from the time it was first designed and occupied by the Boyd Family in 1959. Furnished with pieces designed by Boyd’s associates Grant Featherston, Clement Meadmore and others and then photographed by Mark Strizic, the house provides a unique insight into Melbourne’s design leaders of the 50s and 60s.