When main Australian geoscientist Mervyn Paterson and his spouse Katalin commissioned famend Canberra architect Enrico Taglietti to create this showstopping residence in 1967, it was a daring, audacious alternative.
Greater than 50 years on, the standout residence in Aranda remains to be turning heads.
With its forbidding exterior and contrasting, spacious inside really feel, the distinctive residence at 7 Juad Place heralds Taglietti’s signature sculptural natural type of structure.
“From the skin, it’s nearly brutalist – it’s like a fortress and it’s actually fairly dominating from the road. However then if you come into the home it’s actually comfortable, gentle and open,” mentioned promoting agent Sally Strang, from Home By Holly.
“There’s a very lovely steadiness between that fortress after which its vibrant, welcoming inside … It nearly has a medieval feeling to it in the best way it’s been put collectively.”
Generally known as ‘Paterson Home’, the abode options Taglietti’s trademark flat roof and has been designed with privateness on the fore, with its windowless avenue facade of timber and gray bricks.
The floorplan has been effectively thought of with a purposeful separation of areas, together with communal residing areas central to the house and the 4 bedrooms grouped collectively throughout two ranges. From nearly each room there’s a bushland side, for which Aranda has change into well-known and beloved.
Primarily based on solar-passive design ideas, the property incorporates a raft of attention-grabbing options, together with a round courtyard, curved staircase, customized timber joinery and Jarrahstone River hardwood flooring.
There’s additionally a wine cellar, storeroom, workshop and vestibule, in addition to ducted gasoline heating and solar energy.
Ms Strang mentioned Professor Paterson’s household had determined to promote after his loss of life in June.
“The household actually desires somebody to buy it who is admittedly going to honour the legacy and the historical past of the home itself,” she mentioned.
“We really feel like the client will likely be somebody with a powerful curiosity in design, doubtlessly an architect themselves and that’s the kind of particular person we’d like to promote it to. It’s necessary to the homeowners.”
Taglietti, who died in 2019, didn’t pigeonhole himself along with his architectural endeavours. His knack for design prolonged throughout industrial, residential and public building; with initiatives, together with Giralang Faculty, Dickson Library, the Italian Embassy and the Australian Warfare Memorial’s annex in Mitchell.
He was awarded the Royal Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal in 2007, the organisation’s highest honour.
Paterson Home is taken into account Taglietti’s most necessary residential venture in Canberra and has been listed on the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Register of Important twentieth Century Structure.
The property is because of go to public sale on 20 November at 5pm, except bought prior.