Of regional significance as a simple but memorable and most influential design in Victoria by John Reid for himself and his family in 1964. With its neighbour at No. 74 built in 1966 it forms a pair by the same architect.
The house was designed by John Reid of Keith Reid and John R. Reid Architects for himself and his wife Val. The builder was the late H.C. McEwan. 13.4 squares wer built in 1964 at 390 pounds per square and a 7 square extension, in 1988. It received the 1964 RAIA award for one of the seven best homes in Victoria. John Reid still lives there. The adjoining house at 74 Macedon Road was designed in 1966 to 'harmonise (but not repeat) the design'. 
It appears to be directly derived from Charles W. Moore's own house at Orinda, California in 1961. According to John Reid, Moore's work was one of several influences on the design. Other Reid-designed houses at 74 Macedon road and 7 Ranleigh Rise, Lower Templestowe (Refer to separate citations in this Study) can be compared to this house.
 John Reid, letter to Richard Peterson, 28 February 1991; Australian Home Beautiful, April 1965; Herald 5 June 1964; Cross Section, No. 146, 1 December 1964.