Saturday, November 04, 2006

Manning Clark House

stairs to study of Professor Manning Clark
This uninspiring set of stairs leads to the study of Professor Manning Clark, where he wrote books, including "A History of Australia":
Manning Clark House (MCH), designed by Robyn Boyd in 1952, is the house where Manning and Dymphna Clark lived and worked from 1953 until their deaths in 1991 and 2000 respectively.

The house is typical of the post-war Melbourne regional style and Boyd's Peninsula house design, with its low-pitched gable roof, widely projecting eaves and large areas of timber framed glazing.

From: The House, Manning Clark House Inc., 2002
The house, is is the Canberra suburb of Forrest, within sight of Parliament House. It is now a cultural and scholarly centre. On Saturday it was hosting Little Bridge Wine who put on jazz and wine tasting in the grounds, as part of the WiNE, RoSES & aLL ThAT JaZZ FeSTiVal by local Canberra wineries.

At first I felt a little uncomfortable wandering around what looked like someones home, but unlike your average historic house, this is one you can rent a room in.

1 comment:

Tom Worthington said...

Had such a good time at MCH went to the Lerida Estate Winery on Sunday and had rabbit pie its shed by award winning architect, Glenn Murcutt.