The Moon house is one of four Griffin-designed houses built in The Parapet, Castlecrag, for shareholders of the Greater Sydney Development Association (GSDA). It was built in 1922 for Chin Wah Moon, a Melbourne shareholder in the GSDA and a herbalist in Melbourne’s Chinatown.

The Moon house is distinguished by the dramatic crystalline concrete forms framing the windows on all sides of the original single-storey sandstone house. Griffin’s business partner and fellow architect Eric Nicholls and his family rented the Moon house from 1937 and then bought it in 1943.

Tour experience:

The tours include the garden and neighbouring Lookout Reserve. The tour guides, Adrienne and John Kabos, will provide information about the objective of Castlecrag’s developers, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, that the built environment be subordinate to the landscape.

Tour guides:

Adrienne and John Kabos are founding members of the Walter Burley Griffin Society; currently, Adrienne is a committee member and John the Treasurer of the Society. The couple have owned and been custodians of the Moon house since 1976.


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Ages 18+

General $49

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When & Where

Sunday 18 April 2021 10AM–11AM
Sunday 18 April 2021 11.30AM–12.30PM

Moon House


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