Many of you were enthralled by ‘Clayton House’ in Melbourne a few days ago; its smooth, fuss-free expanses of brick, timber ceilings and walls of windows exuding a calm and considered set of Modernist spaces in which to reside. Well, for a lot less cash and a larger regional move we see its echo in this sensational one acre patch in Wangaratta. This (c.1980) late Modern, architect designed home of generous and free-flowing rooms with some of the most pristine cork, tile and timber we’ve ever laid eyes on is sitting empty and waiting as a result of an estate finalisation. We are presently to receive the full details from the agent, but obviously you’re getting a lot of high-steppin’ home for not much outlay if decentralisation is something you can manage. Simply beautiful.
Despite the whatever photos, this rural agent does a bang up job of selling what we have here ‘interesting’ indeed! A formal Modernist design and concrete block construction, plopped into the dust of country Victoria. Take it from us it’s these in inexplicable and unsung, architecturally spot-on gems which give and give forever. Without a doubt this is one of the enduring hip pads of Wang and at a suitably country town price.
Location scouts take note – should you so desire an unmitigated slice of yesteryear, a bona fide set piece of 60s Australian life then here you go. As a home hunter of the more ‘retro’ persuasion there is so much to love and nurture within the main residence (butterfly roof- hey!) but it’s that shot of the bungalow and backyard which is really getting to us. A melancholy tug of the antipodean, Mid-Century suburban lull and it’s as if Jasper Jones or Dolly Pickles may be loitering just out of shot. But we digress. If you’re thinking a relocation in Wang is on the cards, then we don’t think you’d find anything sweeter for 235k (yep, that’s not a typo).
Nothing more regionally sleepy than this gorgeous little Robin Boyd home in Wangaratta. So minty in its condition and unassuming in its very being, this little gem makes our hearts chirp in the clear winter sun. Many thanks to Secret Design Studio for spotting this one.