Sustainable House Tour: Mary and Robert’s 1940s Art Deco


Saturday 19th of October 2019 2:00 pm

Do you want a comfortable home that costs nothing to run? Energy efficiency is key!

Transition Warringal’s local sustainable house tours showcase energy efficient design and retrofitting.

Over a 2 hour visit, tour participants hear the household’s experience of designing for energy and water efficiency, meet other locals interested in sustainability and share afternoon tea.

Bookings essential:


Robert and Mary’s retrofit 1940s double brick Art Deco house in Heidelberg

Following decades of “small living” and moving from city to city for Robert’s work as a church minister, Mary and Robert settled in Melbourne for their retirement in a 1940s Art Deco family home in Heidelberg. Having become seriously concerned about climate change during the few years preceding their Heidelberg house purchase, Robert aspired to create a “showcase” sustainable home through renovation of the rear section of the house and retrofitting the rest. They invested Mary’s super in the works and have created a beautiful and comfortable home rated at 8 Stars. It has been opened several times for Renew’s Sustainable House Day.


Saturday 19th of October 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

4 Adamson St
Heidelberg, VIC 3084

Penny Grose

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Transition Warringal

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