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Modernist Boyd Baker, Bacchus Marsh masterpiece listed

Modernist Boyd Baker, Bacchus Marsh masterpiece listed
Modernist Boyd Baker, Bacchus Marsh masterpiece listed

The mid-century modernist Boyd Baker House in Bacchus Marsh has been listed for August 31 auction with $1.3 million plus price hopes.

Designed by architect Robin Boyd, the house has been listed by the lawyer Peter Mitrakas who bought the house in 2006 from the original owner, Dr Michael Baker, the academic mathematician.

The heritage listed property located on 7.7 hectares on a large scrubby bush block surrounded by the Long Forest Conservation Reserve was commissioned by Michael and Rosemary Baker in 1964, two years after they arrived from England.

The 1966 Long Forest Road house bears Boyd signatures internal courtyard and local stone finishes. Highly geometric in its form, it is a square building with small central pond.

Andrew Macmillan of Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon and Kay & Burton agent Alex Schiavo have the offering.

Peter and Mary Mitrakas opened it to paying guests in 2007 after paying around $1.11 million for the modernist masterpiece in 2006

In 2008 radio broadcaster Tim Ross wed Michelle Glew at Boyd Baker House in Bacchus Marsh, which is about 45 minutes from Melbourne.

There is the adjoining dower house, on 4.6 hectares which traded at $555,000 in 2006, which will be also offered to the buyer.

The Baker House group comprises three buildings designed by architects Robin Boyd and Roy Grounds. The Baker House (1966) and the dower house, also known as the Elizabeth Sticklen House (1968) were designed by Boyd and the library, built during the 1970s, was designed by Roy Grounds.  

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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