This elegant, yet informal family residence was designed and built in 1966 by its owners, Peter and Pat Shaw. An admirable couple of intellectual and cultural rigour – true Mid-Century Modernists of Melbourne – they have left this home to their children who in turn seek a deserving custodian who will respect the its progressive past and take it into the future. To the right owner not only comes this wonderful home, in a classic bayside locale, but possibly some of the remarkable bespoke furniture within, also built by Peter Shaw. To wit:The house is on a large block surrounded by native garden, with large fully functional shed/studio. Plenty of potential to extend up and/or out on both house and shed/studio.
Lovely north eastern aspect with deep eaves and cross-ventilation throughout provide high environmental sustainability
Cream brick with flat roof and exposed timber beams.
Floor to ceiling windows flood the living areas with natural light.
Open plan kitchen living area, sewing/music nook, separate lounge and dining room
Four bedrooms, all with generous built-in robes
Two bathrooms, separate laundry
Kitchen with electric glass cooktop, wall oven, plenty of bench and cupboard space and spacious meals area
Deep built-in cupboards in lounge, sewing/music nook and hallway
All rooms and cupboards have floor to ceiling Tasmanian blackwood doors
Cork tiling throughout and good quality carpet in the lounge
Reverse cycle air-conditioning and hydronic heating
Outdoor dining area in established native garden
2000 litre rainwater tank
10 minute walk to Brighton beach, 8 minute walk to train station for a 25-minute journey into the Melbourne CBD, 5 minute walk to the Were Street shops.
**Update** This home is now in the hands of local agents, check the listing!