April 24, 2024


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An Under-The-Radar, Modernist Masterpiece In The Dandenongs

An Under-The-Radar, Modernist Masterpiece In The Dandenongs

Little is known about the heritage of this amazing modernist dwelling in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges owned by White Salt Photography founder Janine Harris, Sam Harris, and their young children Luca (10) and Juno (5).

When the pair acquired the house in 2014, they were being explained to it was built in the late 1960s (even though earlier genuine estate listings say ‘70s) by an operator-builder about 10 yrs (!) and intended by his architect son. Janine and Sam had been right away taken with its special options – heat timber panelling, exposed brick, and a outstanding indoor garden and pond. 

‘The property was loaded with mild from the placing sunshine, and the views were spectacular. We instantaneously fell in adore with the structure and saw probable to make this position the house of our desires,’ claims Janine. 

The living spots are the heart of the home and stay in close to-primary ailment. The entrance door opens instantly on to this area, which is subtly divided by the fire, lush indoor back garden, and split degrees related to the 1969 Featherston Residence. There’s even a turtle (named Minty!) and gold fish in the indoor pond!

A kitchen area renovation was concluded by Smith & Smith in 2015, adopted by much more comprehensive alterations created by Ashlee Bennett from Haus of Hanem in 2018. This venture included the installation of metal home windows and doorways that superior body the encompassing leafy landscape the replacement of all flooring like sympathetic terrazzo tiles and a entire overhaul of the toilet. Concrete steppers had been also extra to the yard for a additional modern day sense.

Other additions these types of as photo voltaic panels and underfloor heating have produced the assets much more sustainable and at ease.

Janine calls the home the excellent property for 4. 8 decades on, she’s also under no circumstances worn out of property’s outlook across the trees. ‘The residing area has views over St Kilda and the bay, which is magical at sunset and nighttime, searching at the town lights.’

We’d love to know far more about the record of this just one-of-a-sort home. If any readers have any intel, we’re all ears!