Griffin Open Houses at Castlecrag
Celebrate the centenary of the Griffins' Castlecrag and immerse yourself in its unique heritage. This is a rare opportunity to see the interiors, special design features and gardens of some of the Griffin designed houses at Castlecrag, built of sandstone and knitlock in the 1920s and early 30s.
The Griffins created their “ideal suburb” at Castlecrag with their guiding principle being that buildings must be subordinate to the landscape of this Middle Harbour peninsula. Nature and architecture were their passions. They lived at Castlecrag for over ten years and Marion Mahony Griffin fostered a diverse and cohesive community.
Experience some of the unique houses and the internationally renowned suburb. Tickets to visit four houses or two houses will be available online from 1 March by clicking here.
Tickets are strictly limited and covid safe rules will apply.
All profits from the open house day will go towards funding an exciting contemporary sculpture to honour Marion Mahony Griffin (1871–1961) in her sesquicentenary, by a prominent artist that the Walter Burley Griffin Society is commissioning. The sculpture will take pride of place in a new community park being created by Willoughby City Council at Castlecrag village which is planned to be opened in late 2021.