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Also on Sunday 13 August 2023

Special viewing of the Duncan House’s interiors and garden.

Designed by Walter Burley Griffin and built in 1934 with a unique combination of knitlock and sandstone corner piers this minimalist house was testament to the Griffin’s design philosophy of subordinating buildings in the landscape. As documented on ABC TV’s “Restoration Australia”, the Duncan House has been sensitively restored and the large 1990s addition transformed to be more sympathetic to the original Griffin house. Shoes will need to be removed before entering the house.

Landscape architect James Smallson will lead the 20 minute walk down to the Duncan House through a couple of reserves in this model suburb developed by the Griffins in 1921. Please wear sensible walking shoes suited to walking on uneven steps and dirt walkway.

Choose one of two guided walks to the Duncan House and then a special viewing of its interiors and garden.
1st tour time: 11.45am to 1.15pm
2nd tour time: 1.45pm to 3.15pm

Adults $50, Members $40

Tickets are strictly limited and essential for this special event. Book at Trybooking

Note: People wishing to do both the talk at the hall in the morning, and one of these open house tours may wish to have lunch at Castlecrag café Walter Providore or at The Incinerator café, Small Street, Willoughby.

The Duncan House, Castlecrag 2023 after its restoration