The Marshall House, located in Sydney, exemplifies Bruce Rickard’s architectural principles – a strong emphasis on indoor and outdoor living spaces, the use of natural materials and a connection to the landscape. 

Karen McCartney is the guest curator for the exhibition Iconic Australian Houses on display at the Museum of Sydney from 12 April to 17 August 2014. She is a former editor of Inside Out magazine and author of the best-selling books 50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses and 70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses. Karen has been the owner of the Marshall House, designed by Bruce Rickard in 1967, since 2000.

Bruce 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, 50/60/70 Iconic Australia Houses: three decades of domestic architecture