Like a subject of Reg Mombassa’s Australian dreaming made manifest, this remarkable (c.1954) building awaits its fate to be handed down this Saturday. The sheer purity of clean squared forms – foundations, windows, steps, roof set on a verdant, flattened slope with a manicured canopy of frangipani and ferns tucked in one side imparts a kind of unreality to the entire scene, compelling one to keep glancing at in it small awe. This sculptural exterior belies a more familiar interior with the larger windows and regular spaces of any excellent Mid-Century beach side house, though the design is more complex than a simple rectangular floor plan with extras and considerations made for the aforementioned slope. An architect had a hand here and we query as we daydream if he/she will ever be named and known again………….
9 Sydney Rd, Warriewood NSW
December 6, 2018 | Archives