Anna Owen and her husband Dave moved into this residence 14 years in the past – solely the third custodians of the home because it was first in-built 1955 – and over time have been slowly restoring and increasing as sympathetically as doable for contemporary household dwelling. Named the Browne Home after its second homeowners (previously the McDonald Home), it is without doubt one of the final remaining archetypal houses by revered architect Robin Boyd.
When Anna and Dave first took possession of the Browne home, it was rundown and in fairly poor form. Over the past decade and a half they’ve slowly however certainly introduced it again to its unique splendour, after which some!
Anna and Dave’s renovations have been delicate but intensive – together with re-roofing, stumping, plumbing, re-wiring and repairing all of the home windows. The house includes a principal bed room encased on two sides by home windows, dwelling areas which were opened up for higher movement and a contemporary kitchen, and a latest extension includes a seperate children space with three bedrooms, a toilet and a laundry.
As is the case with all Robin Boyd houses, the Browne home was forward of its time. The crown jewel of this house is its wonderful north-facing ‘window-wall’, which is considered the earliest instance of this basic Boyd function! ‘The pitched ceiling that follows the road of the window-wall fills the interior rooms with an unbelievable feeling of house and light-weight and a robust connection to the backyard’, says Fiona Austin of Austin Design, who’s the founding father of the Beaumaris Trendy group that exists to protect and shield mid-century structure within the space. The majestic window-wall appears to be like out to a big recycled Jarrah deck, and the connection to the outside is taken to the subsequent stage with an undercover outside kitchen. Heaven!
Anna and Dave have achieved a lot to make sure the preservation of this historic residence, however have determined it’s time to maneuver on. They hope discover one other mid century home within the space to renovate, and now, the Browne Home is in the marketplace. The one requirement of its new homeowners? Should love modernist structure!
86 Dalgetty Highway, Beaumaris, goes to public sale on Saturday, November twenty seventh. Try the complete itemizing + inspection occasions right here!