This is a pretty unique home and at first glance it’s hard to put a date on when it may have been built.
There are definite Mid-century modern characteristics about the design and look however, although to me this home is screaming 70s more than 50s Beaumaris!
The home has an almost Frank Lloyd Wright solidness about it with a great combination of face brickwork and shingled (?) eaves.
I did manage to speak to the agent about this one recently and he explained a little about the origins and design of the home. It is indeed late 1970s and was designed and built as the builders own home.
The floor plan shows two separated bedroom zones – one for the parents and the other for the children. In between are the living areas. Coming from a large family of 8 children, the owner wanted to make sure that his family had plenty of room to get away from each other!
The brickwork continues inside and contrasts well with the lighter painted walls, floor tiles and even the dark carpet. The layout of the home creates some great courtyards and allows plenty of windows and natural light.
While box hedge (Buxus sp.) and Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia sp.) are not common Australian MCM garden plants, they form a simple plant palette here and help to maintain minimal, clean lines to the gardens and courtyards.
There’s even space for an island of Dietes next to the pool!