A “quintessential Northcote” home that has hosted Academy Award winners whereas serving as a hub for Melbourne’s arts scene is popping heads in the marketplace.
Actor Geoffrey Rush and animator Adam Elliot have been among the many many artists to go to Penelope Bartlau and Jason Lehane, house owners of Barking Spider Visible Theatre, at their 6 Creek Parade house throughout their 22 years there.
The pair has now listed the placing five-bedroom abode abutting Merri Creek with a $2.64-$2.9m worth information.
Promoting agent Jodie J Hill stated her distributors had additionally welcomed into their house Underbelly star Damian Walshe-Howling, comic 3AW radio host Tony Moclair, and the journalist and best-selling writer behind Schapelle Corby’s autobiography, Kathryn Bonella.
“The acoustics of this lofty household house have accommodated a parade of musicians, sound artists, people singers and rock bands,” Ms Hill stated.
“And lots of of Melbourne’s vital arts tasks have been dreamt up, rehearsed and created on this house.”
The sheSELLS director stated the “progressive” tri-level home was designed by architect Michael Fink and constructed by grasp builder Ian Ezard within the Eighties to characteristic crimson iron-oxide “I-beams” that gave the constructing “flexibility in opposition to clay motion widespread within the Northcote space”.
Different design highlights embody expanses of glass and timber, and a floating curved staircase that was impressed by Rome’s Piazza della Repubblica.
Ms Hill — who has teamed up with fellow former comic Fahey Youthful, now director of Youthful Hill Property Advocates, to promote the property — additionally praised the wraparound balcony for providing 360-degree views of Merri Creek and the 597sq m property’s lush gardens.
Two separate studios and a rooster pen full the grounds.
Ms Hill stated the house owners had cherished feeling “related to nature” on the house, which was crammed with household recollections. “They received married there, had their youngsters’s twenty first birthdays there, had fabulous dinner events there. They’ve even had college excursions come to find out about artwork and storytelling,” she stated.
Mr Lehane described his longtime house as “lovely, pure, open and beneficiant”, and a spot “you’ll be able to share with nice ease”.
His companion added: “Our house has been a wellspring of creativity and a few unbelievable, vibrant, typically wildly passionate dinner conversations and events.”
The property is being offered privately.
In Yarra Glen, the house of late sculptor Ernst Fries fetched $2.035m, simply 10 days after was listed by way of Philip Webb with a $1.9-$2.09m worth information. A just lately retired Diamond Creek couple secured 899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road.
Fries, who died this yr, designed and constructed the property’s mud-brick and timber house, which share the two.6ha landholding with three self-contained cottages, a small winery and an artwork gallery that had been exhibiting native works since 1989.