September 24th 2015
Artists, musicians, creatives and architecture aficionados will be drawn to this spectacular 4 bedroom Modernist house on a secluded acre (approx.) in Donvale’s most elite enclave.
The exemplary single-level home embraces form, function and the landscape, featuring the mid-century hallmarks of square-set ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with custom-made doors and the textured, natural materials of timber and locally-sourced bricks.
The home was designed by famed Australian architect Charles Duncan, who followed the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright and became a teacher of the Merchant Builder signature style.
The versatile floorplan features 4 large bedrooms and 3 unique bathrooms and may be configured into separate zones, perhaps as a teenager retreat or in-law accommodation. The 3 separate living areas include a “great room” with vaulted cathedral ceilings and an open fireplace, a sunken living room and carpeted lounge, serviced by the central sky-lit kitchen with a walk-in pantry, granite benchtops, a stainless steel dishwasher and Smeg cooking appliances.
Revive the heyday of soirees around the glamorous heated pool or play tennis amongst magnificent gardens on the north-south oriented court. Pursue your own artistic talents in the dedicated studio with clerestory windows or tinker in the internal workshop.
Finishing touches include: underfloor gas hydronic heating, open fireplace, a split system, glass-roof spa bathroom, security alarm, cellar/larder, water tank and a garage with an automated door, secured by electric entry gates.
Walking distance to Tunstall Square and buses, this exquisite and unique abode is close to Donvale Reserve, EastLink, Eastland, The Pines and Westfield Doncaster.
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