Sensational sixties home still shines
Designed by modernist architect Bernard Slawik in 1965 and cleverly renovated for the twenty-first century, this north facing four-bedroom, three-bathroom plus study home with multiple living areas and swimming pool is an absolute stunner.
Set in an exclusive court off leafy Lansell Road - one of Toorak’s most famous boulevards - it showcases the simplicity of form and flowing spaces that characterize modernist style. And then some! It’s got the feel, the flavor and the features of the era, but is totally contemporary.
A spacious reception area leads to the elevated north-facing living and dining rooms that open to a full-width north-facing, sheltered terrace. The adjacent vast family living and informal meals room receives natural light from a wall of full height windows, while the new kitchen that forms part of this space, features a stone island bench, full height cabinetry and European stainless-steel appliances.
Design elements from the flat roof and cantilevered verandah to the use of terrazzo, marble, timber battening and original finely-detailed cabinetry up the wow factor.
The generous main bedroom has a striking ensuite with sunken bath, shower and mosaic and marble finishes plus an oversized walk-in wardrobe. Two additional double bedrooms with built-in robes, are served by a semi ensuite /family bathroom featuring original marble and iridescent tiles.
Back on ground level, an expansive rumpus room with bedroom off it and separate bathroom opens via sliding glass doors to the north facing garden and swimming pool, hidden behind the home’s high front wall. A cellar with ample wine storage is tucked away near the stairs.
Bespoke built-in cabinetry, period light fittings, hydronic heating, ducted cooling, under-house storage and off-street parking are more features of this unique home which is conveniently close to Toorak Road, the tram to the city and prestigious schools.