The Marshall House

Iconic Australian Houses Focus Tours

On this tour join author and guest curator Karen McCartney as she shares her experience of living in the Marshall House, her family home since 2000.

Karen will share insights gleaned from the late Bruce Rickard about his approach to design, and discuss how her admiration for her home ultimately inspired her to write the Iconic Australian houses books and in turn curate the Iconic Australian houses exhibition.

Built on a steep battle-axe block, Bruce Rickard’s Marshall House (1967) exemplifies Rickard’s architectural principles – a strong emphasis on indoor and outdoor living spaces, the use of natural materials and a connection to the landscape. 

Rickard’s approach to architecture is human in both its scale and sensitivity. It is essentially life affirming, optimistic and makes a meaningful connection with nature. Karen McCartney

Date built, architect: 1967, Bruce Rickard

Tour leader: Karen McCartney, author, guest curator and current owner of the Marshall House


Additional information: No photography permitted | Not accessible by wheelchair


Iconic Australian Houses

Exterior of Buhrich house showing distinctive curved roof
Buhrich House II, architect Hugh Buhrich. Photo © Michael Wee

Kicking off a new season of exciting exhibitions and events on April 12 will be Iconic Australian Houses, at the Museum of Sydney, exploring 29 iconic architect-designed 20th century houses from the 1950s to the 1990s, and presented in partnership with the Architecture Foundation of Australia.

Individual Tours

General $30
Concession/Member $25


For 3 or more tours
General $25 per tour
Concession/Member $20

When & where

SATURDAY 10 MAY 2014 9AM–9.45AMSold out
SATURDAY 10 MAY 2014 11AM–11.45AMSold out
SATURDAY 10 MAY 2014 1PM–1.45PMSold out


Exact location to be confirmed at time of booking

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