Historical information

This is a design drawing for a McCraith House (Larrakeyeah), Dromana, also known as 'The Butterfly House' , which was commissioned by Gerald and Ellen 'Nell' McCraith, and designed in 1955 by architect David Chancellor, Chancellor & Patrick. It is one of the few modernist houses on the Victorian Heritage Register. The house and an archive relating to its design, construction and use by the McCraith family was gifted to RMIT University by the descendants of the its original owners, the Dixon-Ward family, in 2013.

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