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This Octagonal Home Maximises Every Angle – And It Could Be Yours

On The Market

If you thought the kids who lived in the lighthouse in Round the Twist had the best circular-shaped home in Australia, you’d be wrong. This mid-century masterpiece in Turramurra (inland of Sydney’s North Shore) was designed by John James, one of the founders of the Sydney School.

And now, it’s on the market!

9th June, 2020

Photo – courtesy of Century 21 Real Estate.

Photo – courtesy of Century 21 Real Estate.

Photo – courtesy of Century 21 Real Estate.

Photo – courtesy of Century 21 Real Estate.

Sasha Gattermayr
Tuesday 9th June 2020

Located on a 930sqm block packed with dense bushland, this bewildering freestanding home is an exercise in architectural geometry. It was dubbed the ‘Langler House’ by architect John James when he designed it in 1958, making it one of the first homes he completed at his newly established practice. Which is a big deal considering he was a pioneering member of the Sydney School!

Situated on a raised brick plinth, the octagonal floorplan of this unusual home makes the most of every available angle on its steep sloping block. End-to-end glazing enables panoramic views across the treetops, while a detached outdoor eating area is nestled in the bush-like garden.

With wood-panelled walls and slate floors, the interiors retain a warm mid-century feel. The natural sandstone fireplace sits at the heart of the home, stretching along the central hub to divide the sleeping quarters from the open plan living and dining space.

This two-bedroom dwelling has hit the market and is ready and waiting for its new owners…. Is that you?

View the listing and book an inspection here.

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