It’s always a pleasure when a home recognised with heritage listing hits the market. This bush-baby stunner has been setting hearts afire over recent weeks and with good cause, as the work of renowned Melbourne mid-century architect Charles Duncan.
Duncan graduated RMIT in 1959 and worked within two other legendary firms; Chancellor & Patrick and McGlashan Everist before quickly striking out on his own in the early 1960s from which he preceded to create his legacy of outstanding Modernist residences, not least this one, which won the Victorian Architecture Medal for the RAIA’s Best House Of The Year in 1965.
Sitting snug in the bosom of Walter Burley Griffin’s pre-Canberra and Castlecrag planning dream – the Glenard Estate – the sloping landscaped grounds and residence we find here exudes a textural, organic cosiness. Materials dovetail with the straight lines, spaces, and levels of peak 1960s Modernist sophistication – an impeccably enticing combination all round.
View the listing at Nelson Alexander.
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