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Napier Waller House

Architect: Napier Waller 1922, VHR Number H0617

East | R10

Second Release Bookings Open 19 July 8.30am

Building Description

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.

What's On

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)

  • Transport: Receive 15% off GoGet with the code OHM15, see Top Tips For A Great Weekend page for more details. Bus stop: Old Heidelberg Rd on route 546.

  • Photo Credit: Alyce McCue

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