Eminent architect Iwan Iwanoff has lengthy been celebrated for his Mid-Century Fashionable model, architectural nous and progressive photo voltaic passive design ideas.
Now, one in every of his earliest Perth creations, Golovin House, has hit the market, listed on the market for the primary time in 31 years.
The house was initially constructed in 1959 for the Russian-Jewish Golovin household, whose patriarch ran the Golovin Brothers constructing firm, which was Iwanoff’s most popular builder. Since then, the house has been sympathetically restored by its present house owners.
Promoting agent Danielle Geagea, from Zsa Zsa Property, mentioned the fashionable house is steeped in historical past.
“The Golovins have been a household that was very inventive and theatrical, and actually the home itself is thought for having held orchestral occasions and theatrical performs, so there’s lots of tales that sit with the house by way of the way it’s been utilized in years passed by,” Ms Geagea mentioned.
Set on an elevated 883sqm nook block, Golovin Home is a standout within the Iwanoff assortment with a single long term roofline and is linked to the road by a bridge that overlooks a characteristic pond within the entrance yard.
Inside, the floorplan of the three-bedroom residence is basically open plan and attracts collectively a mixture of pure supplies together with wandoo and blackbutt timbers, granite and burnished copper. There’s a separate workplace in addition to a swimming pool and pool home.
“It’s intention initially was very a lot to deliver the outside in so there’s numerous open planning, numerous glass, numerous pure supplies all through, and I believe actually constructed forward of its time as nicely,” Ms Geagea mentioned.
“It’s been constructed round this photo voltaic passive facet, which Iwanoff was actually into on the time.”
She mentioned the Mount Lawley residence was a shocking instance of the late architect’s work and had attracted unprecedented curiosity because it was launched to market final week.
“We’ve been inundated with enquiries from real patrons, individuals from the native space and individuals who simply love Iwanoffs which have all the time had an eye fixed on this residence,” she mentioned.
A mix of pure supplies provides heat. Image: realestate.com.au/purchase
Born in Bulgaria, Iwanoff migrated to Australia as a refugee, arriving in Perth in 1950 after learning structure in Germany. He later labored in Perth and Melbourne, changing into a famend and influential architect. He died in 1986.
He’s identified for his distinctive modernist designs of the Sixties and 70s, with brutalist influences, minimalist design and the dramatic use of concrete blocks and stone. Lots of his works characteristic timber interiors and built-in cabinetry.
Ms Geagea is taking provides for the sale of Golovin Home.