The famed Fender Home — the backdrop to international pop sensation Ruel’s newest music video — is hitting a excessive observe on the Mount Martha market.
The quintessential mid-century fashionable abode at 109 Hopetoun Avenue is an iconic coastal property that was constructed and designed by famend architect Karl Fender in 1973.
After being painstakingly restored to its cool ’70s roots, the six-bedroom house is the market with a $5m price ticket.
The renewed groovy vibe and flashback furnishings drew 17-year-old Aussie star Ruel to the situation earlier this yr to movie his smash single As Lengthy As You Care.
He additionally filmed a number of skits on the house for his world-first RuelVision channel – a 24-hour on-line platform which display’s Ruel unique content material.
Homeowners Katie and Ian Brannaghan bought the 1.42ha property in a dilapidated state from hoarders for $1.675m in 2017 — a value “manner out of finances”, however they have been in love.
“There was lots of curiosity in the home, however everybody was too fearful of the challenge,” Mr Brannaghan mentioned.
“You would see the bones of the home have been wonderful and the structure seemed unbelievable, we simply needed to kind by the rubbish.”
They spent years cleansing the positioning — which was filled with junk, together with automobile shells — and stripped again dodgy ’80s and ’90s renovations to revive the modernist marvel.
The Brannaghans, together with daughters Milla, 13 and Yvie, 10, needed the property to look nearly precisely the identical because it did within the ’70s.
The six-bedroom masterpiece options terrazzo stone all through, verdant wool carpet and a brand new kitchen. timber panelling, excessive ceilings, ample pure mild, unique joinery, fireplaces and mosaic-tiled loos with retro mild containers.
The restored mid-century-style pool is one other spotlight, as are the encompassing eclectic gardens the place the Australian bush meets Palm Springs.
The challenge even obtained Fender’s private tick of approval after he visited the revamped property.
“It was like having a rockstar on the home,” Ms Brannaghan mentioned.
Fender is behind a few of Melbourne’s most iconic initiatives together with the most recent Australia 108 constructing and Eureka Tower, and MONA in Hobart. His profession started as an apprentice to influential architect Robin Boyd.
He designed the Fender Home at simply 23 years outdated.
The property has most lately been used as a weekender and sometimes leased as a short-term rental for $2000 an evening.
The Brannaghans are keen to barter the furnishings as a part of the sale, relying on the provide.
Taylor & Co Realty director Kristy Taylor mentioned there had been lots of early curiosity within the “masterpiece”.
“They’ve been interested in the great thing about the house, it’s a uncommon gem on 3.5 acres (1.42ha),” she mentioned.
“Everybody’s jaw drops after they go inside, it’s only a magnificent property.”
The property is listed for personal sale.