Sir James Irwin, Irwin Beach House, 1956, State Library of South Australia.

Modern Beach Homes 1950-70: House Tours

The southern coastal region of South Australia, with its concentrations of many fine modern holiday homes, has always been associated with a lifestyle of conspicuous leisure. This event explores some of the allure of the architect-designed modernist beach home after World War II. Unlike its precursors, the camp or the weekender, the modern holiday home offered flexibility, informality and a more direct engagement with the landscape. Join Dr James Curry of the University of South Australia on a tour of modern beach homes designed by John Chappel and James Hall (among others).

This event is offered in conjunction with the exhibition, Modern Beach Homes 1950-70, to be held at the Office of Design and Architecture, 28 Leigh Street, Adelaide.

Presented by City of Victor Harbor