Napier Waller House
Architect: Napier Waller 1922, VHR Number H0617
East | R10
Waller House was the home of artists Napier, Christian and Lorna Waller. Their murals, mosaics, and stained glass paintings adorn prominent buildings in Australia and their work is represented in major Australian galleries. Their Ivanhoe home and studio has been left intact as a memorial.
The house, built in 1922 of dry cast render over reinforced concrete walls, was designed by a local builder and Napier Waller in the Arts and Craft style with a hint of Californian Bungalow. It has a glass studio, built in 1927, and an outdoor studio added in 1934. The house still contains many works by the artists as well as pieces by Klytie Pate, Christian's niece, and one of Australia's foremost studio potters of the 20th century.
Waller House featured in the Dr Blake Murder Mysteries series.
Ivanhoe, full address available on booking.
Guided tours of whole house
Need to Know
Open: Sunday 28 July 10am–4pm
Tour Type: Bookings Required, $5
Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 12pm, 2pm running 40 minutes in groups of 12
Access: Limited mobility, all ages.
Notes: Photography restrictions
Building Type: Residential
Architecture Era: Interwar (1919-1940)
Photo Credit: Alyce McCue