Tonight a remarkable testament to the timelessness of accomplished Mid-Century Modern architecture from one of the most celebrated Australian firms of the time. This grand home situated within the gorgeously lush confines at posh heart of the Sydney elite, was built for a Dr. Pantel and designed by John Allen & Russell Jack Architects in 1962, and has remained in the same family until now. In stunning condition, with not a blemish to be spotted in those unyielding grey brick walls, nor clean windows, nor timber detailing, this home presents as a series of seperate living pavilions which together enclose the inhabitants in an unspoken security of being, whilst inviting the earthly beauty of the locale to take centre stage – views, light, air and sound. An almost perfect expression of peak Modern ideals; functional, beautiful and, though exquisite to look at, would be even moreso nourishing of the soul and the senses, than the eye.
‘Pantle House’ 6 Sheldon Plc, Bellevue Hill NSW
March 2, 2018 | Archives