Yesterday I had the privilege of viewing this incredible home
53 Shannon Road Dianella
designed by Bulgarian born Perth architect, Iwan Iwanoff (1919-1986), in 1968.
If you are unfamiliar with Iwanoff, in simple terms, he is Perth's darling of Modernist architecture. The West's own Harry Seidler or Robin Boyd, so to speak. Internationally he can be compared to Frank Llyod Wright.
The Iwanoff Project in a nutshell was a Home Open with 'extras'.
Contemporary work (and some vintage pieces too) by Australian artists and designers were displayed (and for sale) throughout the house. Talks and guided tours were also held.
For me though, it was the house that stole the show.
For someone like me who has long admired Iwanoff homes from afar, (read pervy 'drive-bys') this was not the time to shop!
53 Shannon Road is up for auction on March 16. More details and better pics here. In the meantime, have a look at mine:
tile envy? sculpture envy? anyone?
Stunning Brutalist sculpture by Iwanoff's good friend, George Kosturkov (you would cry if I told you how much this piece sold for) in entry. To the left of this is an amazing water feature (and we're talking "The Party" here, NOT Bunnings!)
The cabinetry alone will knock your socks off!
Marble, copper, teak - it's got it all!
Marble internal room divider
Timber ceilings? Yes please.
Even the smallest room in the house is drool-worthy
bathroom to the left, loo to the right...
Yep, that's me perched on the loo - worth it to get a pic of that sink! I mean SERIOUSLY!
It's the little things that count,
(the toilet roll holder of your dreams Brismod?)
hook behind loo door.
wouldn't you agree?
Alfresco entertainment area. An innovative idea at the time.
Spot the 'conversation pit'
Bet you'd like to park your car here,
drive down this driveway, (ignore the scaffolding next door)
collect your mail from this mail box...I know I would!
p.s. for even more of # 53, check out Patsy's post here.