Admittedly it’s got some heavy ‘Behind the Candelabra’ vibes in place of core Modernist ethos but hey it’s Freaky Friday we’re still on holidays so lets go there. This sprawling, waterfront palace of excess has so much happening we are not sure where to begin – is it the structure itself? A Lucasfilm village of rounded forms and trapezium second story composed of blanc mansonry and mansard-ish slate eaves or perhaps the Italianate, no-expense-spared Futurist flair touching everything from that twirly balustrade (achieving so much that Wagner’s McMansions attempt) to the fixed bed heads, the cascading disco light fittings, sunken lounge, timber interiors and marvellous curved kitchen. We’re also curious as to its history and speculate that perhaps it’s a castle that a near extinct fish built. No matter, for whatever the story this one is guaranteed to slip anyone into Friday evening mode – so pump the Chaka Khan, don the white suit and get that party started.
36 Lincoln Hwy, Port Lincoln SA
January 11, 2019 | Archives