A rare and absolute stunner popped up in WA last week. A 1965 family residence built for Professor & Mrs M Webb and designed by notable local Lyndsay Waller who (along with architects Jeffrey Howlett and Don Bailey) was responsible for the most celebrated and now protected Modernist building in Perth – Council House which was completed a mere 2 years before Waller undertook this private commission. This is a home which has never changed hands until now and (like the Clerehan copy earlier this week) is also deserving of a heritage gong somewhere or other. Pedigree aside the pure, almost stark dynamism of its countenance belying it’s warm timber interiors, walls of masonry and glass, sun-dappled courtyards and 50 year old trees, must be worth something out west. Even in the land of shiny baubles and status castles, this one must remain amongst it all.
‘Webb House’ 102 Circe Circle, Dalkeith WA
February 6, 2017 | Archives