Mervyn Napier Waller completed the first part of his home in 1922 to his own design.
It was later extended by the addition of two studios. The main living area was used as a studio originally and was used again for very large projects. The house is a bungalow and was not so much influenced by popular American fashions of the time as by English and even Japanese influences. Its style is very restrained. The use of concrete blocks (with a rough cast finish) is unusual. The house remains remarkably intact. It contains furniture designed by Napier Waller, many of his artworks and his library. The whole speaks clearly of the artist and is maintained as his memorial. Waller was a prolific artist and designer who worked in many media including oil, watercolour, mosaic and stained glass. He visited England, Venice and Ravenna in the late 1920s and became interested in murals. His murals include "Peace After Victory" in the State Library (1928), those in the Myer Mural Hall (1935) and the "pioneer Mural" in St Andrew's Church Brighton (1962). His mosaic art includes "The Five Lamps of Knowledge" at the University of Western Australia (1931). "I'll put a girdle round about the earth" commissioned by Theodore Fink in 1933 for Newspaper House, Collins Street, Melbourne and "Prometheus" for the SEC at Monash House, William Street, Melbourne. He also executed the mosaics and stained glass in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. Many preliminary drawings, sketches and full cartoons of these works remain in the house. Napier Waller died in 1972, aged seventy-nine.