Retro Palm Springs-style home in Rose Bay has $10.5m price guide
Inspired by the Frank Sinatra House in Palm Springs — think ladies sipping cocktails around the pool — this new 1950s-style Rose Bay house is set to wow eastern suburbs buyers.
The recently completed five-bedroom home at 9 Ebsworth Rd with a $10.5 million price guide is owned by a local retired property developer and the brief to Tony Legge of Legge Architects was to create a modern minimalist home.
“This is the second home I’ve done for these owners — the first was a Frank Lloyd Wright style Balinese-inspired home,” Mr Legge said.
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“They’re very interested in mid-century modern.”
The owner had bought the 873 sqm block, with its 1930s era chalet-style home surrounded by plane trees, for $2,675,000 in 2012.
The home that’s risen in its place features white walls, three-metre-high double-glazed glass and large living areas connected to palm tree-adorned outdoor dining areas.
It’s been built to engage with the pool and garden, which was designed by Murray Cox who has done a lot work around Bali villas.
Although the house is airconditioned, it’s rarely switched on because of the eco-design and cross-ventilation.
“The owners say it’s the most comfortable house they’ve ever lived in,” Mr Legge said.,
The property is being marketed by Ray White Double Bay agents Richard Faludi and Elliott Placks with Oliver Stillman of Sotheby’s.
“The reality is that stock is quite thin and there aren’t that many options for buyers so there’s a lot of pent up demand for luxury property,” Mr Faludi said.
“And this is an amazing property from an architectural standpoint.”
Finished just two years ago, he said it was quite different from other new homes in the eastern suburbs.
“A lot of brand new properties are quite sterile, but the retro flair gives this home soul and personality that’s quite unique.”
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Mr Stillman described the property as a “cracking” house. “I haven’t seen anything like this come up for a long time so I’m expecting it to make a bit noise in the marketplace,” he said.