Orb House, Kew architectural gem listed for sale

Orb House, Kew architectural gem listed for sale
Orb House, Kew architectural gem listed for sale

Orb House in Kew, the noteworthy Bojan Simic Architecture-designed contemporary home has been listed for sale through Kay & Burton agents Sam Wilkinson and Scott Patterson.

Set high on the hill in Kew, it was built during 2009 by WAF Constructions on its 582 square metres block at 52a Molesworth Street.

It is four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Its facade is a huge wall of glass. There is a giant circle cut-out on the wall behind and a staircase forming an exaggerated zigzag below. 

A curved central spine wall separates the house into two zones: the communal living areas within the curved rim and then its bedroom sleeping zone is positioned beyond.

A circular cut-out in the pergola roof continues the orb theme, as does a dome on its top.

There is a central courtyard model, inspired by dwellings of ancient Pompeii.

The office space on the mezzanine level overlooks a two-storey internal void with views to Studley Park through dramatic two-storey glass curtain walls. 

It was shortlisted for the Australian Institute of Architects 2010 Victorian Awards.

It first sold for $5 million in early 2011 through Wilkinson.

Offers are due by June 30.

 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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