Castlecrag – a modern Burley-Griffin inspired masterpiece

Last week I was privileged to shoot the ‘Goldin House’ at  7 The Tor Walk.  Castlecrag – on the spectacular rocky foreshores of Sydney Harbour’s northern headland overlooking Middle Cove, is one of my favourite out of the way parts of Sydney. Originally developed by Walter Burley-Griffin and his wife, it was intended to be the perfect garden suburb, and many of his most famous homes can be found here.

Architects since  have taken their inspiration from Burley-Griffin, giving the entire suburb a modernist twist – almost reminiscent of parts of Chicago or Detroit, yet very Australian in it’s bush and harbourfront setting.  The Australian Architecture Association conducts walking tours of Castlecrag, taking in this house amongst many original and newer homes, for those of you who love modernist architecture this is a must-do in Sydney.

Designed by Sydney architect Virginia Kerridge, 7 The Tor Walk has featured in Monument Magazine (vol 51), 100 Amazing Sydney Homes, and Australian Sand Castles, it was built by multi-award winning builder John Fielding. It is currently for sale throughRick Rowan and Bill Bridges at Ballard Property Group.

This entry was posted in Architectural photography, Interiors Photography, Modern architecture.

One Comment

  1. Camilla Mowbray May 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    Great photos! is it Gloreen Goldin’s house? Beautiful design.