Wilson Beach House (Dicky Beach House)

Wilson Beach House (Dicky Beach House)

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Wilson Beach House

15 Ngungun St

Dicky Beach, QLD 4562

Australia

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"Metaphorically, the beach house also acts like a treasure chest: opening up to its owners during summer while remaining an elusively sealed

About this event

"Metaphorically, the beach house also acts like a treasure chest: opening up to its owners during summer while remaining an elusively sealed object for curious architecture students out to pay homage during winter." Monument Magazine, Residential Special 2005

Built as a holiday house and located on a dune on the Pacific Ocean front, this small timber house at Dicky Beach was built as a "robust box" that contained "all the requirements including the car in a large open interior space".

Designed by John Railton, a pivotal figure in Queensland architecture, and built in 1969, the Wilson Beach House is one of the few Railton houses in its original state. A small treasure and an example of regional Modernism, Railton's house combines the Modern gesture of double-height volume nearest the beach, with a wall of six large double hung windows with solid panel and glass compartments tall enough to walk under. Hopper windows and louvre panels provide ventilation on the other walls. Finishes were almost "packing case" in nature with sawn Oregon weatherboard cladding Hessian lining straw board ceiling and concrete floor.

NOTE: No wheelchair access.

If you are unable to attend this event please cancel your ticket or advise us via email - info@sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au - as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else.