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Architectural Model - McKenzie House, Alphington, 1989 Object Reg. No: SH 891636

Model of McKenzie House, Roemer Crescent, Alphington, Victoria. Designed by Ashton and Raggatt and built in 1989. The McKenzie House was built for a small family with plans to extend in the future. It is a small, boldly composed house, assembled from unusual shapes and materials. The architect has used a range of differently scaled elements to achieve all the same experiences that a conventional house provides. An enormous circle is a private sun drenched courtyard garden for children to play in, while an oversized circular window provides a spectacular vista across the Yarra River to the towers of Willsmere in Kew.

The model was made by John Cherrey in 1989. It was donated to Museum Victoria for its exhibition 'Home Sweet Home : Changes in Victorian Domestic Architecture 1839 - 1989' in 1989. Model scale 1:50.
The model depicts a house in which the use of circular motifs, metal sections, ramps and balconies, allowed the architects to take full advantage of the views and the site.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Steve Ashton - Ashton Raggatt McDougall Pty.Ltd., 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 231 mm (Height), 840 mm (Width), 790 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Base size: 59 x 79cm.

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Tagged with: architectural models, architecture, housing, scale models, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Secondary Classification: Architectural Design
Tertiary Classification: model homes
Model Scale: 1:50
Modelmaker: Mr John Cherrey, Victoria, Australia, 1989
Date Made: Australia, 1989
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1989
Architect: Mr Steve Ashton - Ashton Raggatt McDougall Pty.Ltd., 1989

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