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1970s Excellence On The Market In Eaglemont

Modernist Australia

Every so often there comes a home so perfectly preserved that it feels like you’ve stepped straight back to its era. Such is this case for this Nicholas Griffin-designed four-bedroom 70s home in Eaglemont.

Surrounded by trees and featuring an atrium gallery, totally WILD kitchen and bathroom, sauna and fabulous rock swimming pool, Tim Ross commented on the Modernist Australia Instagram that this gem is ‘hands down one of the best’ he’s seen in a long time. High praise – and high ceilings!

16th August, 2019

Photo – courtesy of Nelson Alexander.

Photo – courtesy of Nelson Alexander.

Photo – courtesy of Nelson Alexander.

Photo – courtesy of Nelson Alexander.

Photo – courtesy of Nelson Alexander.

Photo – courtesy of Nelson Alexander.

Patricia Callan
Friday 16th August 2019

‘Check that kitchen and bathroom and you too will drop to your knees and believe’. – Patricia Callan.

Nestled within the Walter Burley Griffin devised ‘Glenard Estate’ and just down the road from this Charles Duncan beauty we listed last year sits a similarly eye-popping residence.

Though this one, a 1970s creation by architect Nicholas Griffin, is in such remarkable condition with the non-apologetic splendor of its era on full show (check that kitchen and bathroom and you too will drop to your knees and believe) that it commands attention like no other.

Such wonderful conceptional fusion of thoughtful design with the organic crunch of Australian indigenous Modernism familiar also to our legendary Sydney Schoolers, and revered local architects like Graeme Gun, etc is veritable catnip to those of us seeking a physical touchstone of intelligence, nature, and warmth in this, our ever-accelerating, mixed-up world.

View the property listing on Nelson Alexander, and original MA article here.

Run by Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs, Modernist Australia is the passion-project/website dedicated to raising the profile of mid-century design and modernist principles in Australia. For more swell eye-candy, visit modernistaustralia.com.

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