As the real estate riches continue to rain down from all corners of the country, we thought we’d start the week right with this sublime slice of Sydney School residential architecture. An (̶a̶s̶ ̶y̶e̶t̶ ̶u̶n̶n̶a̶m̶e̶d̶)̶ architect’s own home built c.1968 and lived within from ’71 to this very day. This top-to-toe slayer comes to us in pristine condition – a nuts & berries dreamscape in raw brick and beams, with the brilliant Australian light (and views!) permeating through entire space via walls of glass and all topped with era-typical soaring cathedral ceilings and that fireplace/sunken lounge combo taking righteous centre stage. Please and thankyou.
**Update** Well, well, would you believe this is the home of none other than noted Sydney architect Allan ‘Barry’ Holt – Australian born and studied who was elected an ARAIA in 1959, and whom by the late 1960s was in partnership in downtown Sydney with Peter Swan – yep the very same Peter Swan whose incredible residence for the Welch family we listed here last week! What a dynamic duo they were and – as they say in the classics – Deirdre Chambers, what a coincidence!
*Updated brought to you by Simon Reeves, of Built Heritage. Contact him via our Rolodex for all your pressing architectural history investigations.