The owners of the Noble House contacted me to advise that their property is on the market (links to agent’s website will be posted shortly). They are, regretfully, selling and would like to speak to interested parties (especially enthusiasts and those sensitive to the issues associated with owning a Boyd property).
In Boyd’s book Living in Australia (1970) the Noble House is featured as one of four properties on a double page spread (see images above). On page 117 Boyd wrote:
“ … (on) pages 120 and 121 is a glimpse of … four houses designed for different people with different requirements in about as many different environments as the Melbourne region can offer. They are: top left, Noble House, 1966, in the woody outer suburb of Vermont; bottom left, the Simon House, built in two stages, 1965 – 68 … top right, the Baker Dower House, 1968 … and bottom right The Crawford House, 1970 …”
As mentioned, links to the agent’s site, including some new photos, will be posted here when they are available. In the meantime, if you would like to reach the current owner, please contact me and I can arrange introductions.
In other news, it was brought to my attention that the McManamny House, in Beaumaris (Melbourne) is also on the market. The property and agent’s site can be viewed here.