Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Real Estate Rooms: architectural gem

Spotted on the weekend, and now on Allhomes... I covet...

This original 1963 architecturally designed home was substantially extended in the 1970's and now offers an incredible opportunity for a quality renovation. The improvements provide numerous lifestyle options with granny flat or teenager’s retreat in addition to the 4 bedrooms plus study in the original structure. There are elements of a 1960’s time capsule with the original timber panelling, original period kitchen appliances, timber clad bar, even a music control and electronic intercom throughout with a state of the art (1960’s style) security system.

The formal rooms feature extensive use of timber finishes and the ball room size living area has 3 metre high raked ceiling and is drenched with natural light from the sliding doors to the courtyard and innovative roof lines. {drools}

Features I love include:

• Wood panelled and cork flooring kitchen overlooking rear balconies and pond
• 1960’s Kitchen appliances include chef cook top, Vulcan dishlex range hood and dishwasher plus Westinghouse 246 Fan forced wall oven (never used)!!
• Musicom music system and original electron intercom inside and out
• IEI 1960’s security system
• Timber panelled plumbed bar
• Powder room near bar
• Some quality antique light fittings
• Wine cellar
• Extensive front courtyards
• Some architectural gems with 3m raked ceilings , skylights and innovative window designs
• Some quality finishes in excellent condition including marble clad pillars in the living room and original tiling in the grand entrance and kitchen.
...and the WALLPAPER... keep keep keep it!!!

Check it out here on Allhomes, oh the things we could do...!


Nanette said...


Michelle said...

Oh my! That is one house to covet, alright! And it's on 1800 m2 of land, so imagine the huge vegie patch and the fruit tree orchard you could have!

Anonymous said...


And to think it's been here all along, just waiting for me ... sigh

bugmum said...

My husband is absolutely in love with it, too...perhaps we could get a syndicate going to raise the $1.3million (and then the rest to renovate)

Barb Fisher said...

To die for! Oh please let someone with taste buy this house. There isn't too many people with money AND style in this town!

Drew666 said...

I looked at it on the weekend and spent the next few hours wondering how to raise the $1.3m asking price (it was passed in at auction for $1.2m on a vendor bid) along with the many $$$ to bring it back to life.

The marble pillars in the living room are amazing and the raked ceilings quite unique.

Ah well we can only dream...

Jo said...

I agree with the syndicate idea - this house needs us!!