An Untouched Modernist Dwelling In Kew, For Sale For The First Time
On The Market
Kevin Borland (1926-2000) was an Australian architect recognised for his native interpretation of worldwide modernist design, as seen on this Kew dwelling on the market.
The prolific architect frolicked engaged on the Small Houses Service (beneath tutor Robin Boyd), and designed outstanding buildings such because the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Centre, the 1956 Olympic Swimming Pool alongside Peter McIntyre, and the heritage listed Fifties Rice Home in Eltham.
This explicit home in Kew has been flying beneath the radar till now, because it’s been owned by the one household since 1973.
After 50 years, the unique homeowners’ kids have positioned the property in the marketplace for the primary time.
38 Younger Avenue, Kew is outstanding for its nearly untouched structure, location on the Yarra River, and big 3,227 sq. metre website initially landscaped by Gordon Ford — one among Australia’s most modern panorama architects.
Don Gallagher lived within the dwelling rising up from 9 years of age. He remembers Kevin visiting his mother and father through the design stage.
‘I bear in mind Kevin coming over for dinner and drinks and making a degree of together with my brother, sister, and I in working up the temporary,’ Don says.
‘I used to be requested what I wished and I answered a two-storey bed room — and it was delivered!’ (See mezzanine ranges accessed through ladders in all three of the kids’s bedrooms).
‘My mum wished daylight. The home at all times has shafts of sunshine coming from surprising angles always of day and the differing occasions of 12 months… Kevin took trip to see how we lived as a household, on our turf.’
Don describes the home as being ‘constructed like a pier’ to be raised above flood ranges and into the tree cover.
Communal areas are all oriented north or west, and the house contains 4 bedrooms, plus a research, and two loos.
‘Good engineering and structure mixed to create a value efficient dwelling on a difficult block. The home nonetheless retains almost all the unique finishes, fixtures, fittings and blinds,’ says Don.
He’ll at all times cherish the reminiscences made on the property that supplied loads of house for video games, pets, and enjoying within the river. ‘The one rule was to hose off the Yarra earlier than coming inside!
‘I hope that the brand new homeowners have as a lot enjoyable as we did.’
38 Younger Avenue, Kew VIC is listed on the market with Jellis Craig