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Robin Boyd Foundation to sell Robin Boyd House II
The Directors of the Robin Boyd Foundation announced today their decision to auction the Robin Boyd House II in South Yarra and have appointed real estate agent Bennison
Mackinnon Carmichael, who have recently sold some other high profile Robin Boyd designed properties.
The auction date will be on Saturday 21st July 2007 at 1pm, and the marketing program will commence from the 30th June 2007.
The house designed and built by Robin Boyd in 1958 and now owned by the Robin Boyd
Foundation, was recently awarded the highest accolade of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the 25 Year Award and its cultural heritage significance was recognised by inclusion of the house on the Victorian Heritage Register.
The Directors decision to sell the property resulted from the Foundations inability to attract major funding partners to support the rollout of the Foundations various learning and activities programs and to replace short tem debt funding used to purchase the Robin Boyd House II in December 2004.
The Foundation over the last 12 months has directly approached a wide range of corporates, individuals and philanthropic organizations, as well as the Government. In addition a media based expression of interest campaign was implemented. Despite these various initiatives, insufficient levels of financial support has been received to support the Foundations objectives.
Continuation of the Foundations learning activities and events programs, which have
received very positive support to date, would be dependent on the Foundations ability to
obtain acceptable access rights to the property with the new owner.