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A Visionary Roy Grounds Mansion Is On The Market!

On The Market

Well, well, WELL. Trust us to wait til the last week of the year to drop you with a serious bombshell of a house!

Designed by legendary modernist architect Roy Grounds (the iconic designer of the National Gallery of Victoria!) in the 1970s, Dunraven is an impressive 15-acre property combining grand country splendour with modernist geometry. Even though only one of us can buy it, please enjoy a snoop of this delectable spread of Australian design from the creme de la creme of modernist architecture!

There’s something to be said for leaving the best until last.

22nd December, 2020

The ceilings are 10 metres high, and contain 6 metre-tall windows! Photo – Bethany Clare.

Sweeping views out across the regional landscape, from the Albury city centre to Lake Hume! Photo – Bethany Clare.

The mezzanine level leading up to the bedrooms overlooks the region on one side and the spectacular sitting room on the other! Photo – Bethany Clare.

Windows wrap the upstairs bedroom to give panoramic views. Photo – Bethany Clare.

There’s even an underground wine cellar! Photo – Bethany Clare.

A covered patio is the perfect outdoor dining spot. Photo – Bethany Clare.

There are many spectacular features to this home, but the pool overlooking Lake Hume has to be a contender for the top! Photo – Bethany Clare.

This is one ICONIC piece of architecture! Photo – Bethany Clare.

Sasha Gattermayr
Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Part British country house, part modernist manor – this house in Table Top, New South Wales is an indisputably visionary piece of architecture.

Designed by modernist legend, Roy Grounds, in the 1970s it retains nearly all of its original finishes – and definitely all of its grandeur. There are many spectacular features to the home (including the enormous pool overlooking Lake Hume!), but the most notable is the 6-metre tall windows which offer views across the sprawling regional landscape. Glazing offers the same dramatic purpose upstairs, where windows line the bedrooms to panoramic effect.

The estate itself boasts 15 acres, with the house occupying 537 square metres of the property. The material palette is raw but varied: Woven raffia lines the underside of the ceilings, while handmade joinery, exposed besser block walls and bluestone flooring add a feast of textural variety.

Be quick, this iconic piece of architectural history won’t be around for long!

51 Old Sydney Road, Table Top will be sold via private sale through P. J. Murphy. See the full listing here!

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