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1934 gentleman's townhouse

9/511 Fitzroy Avenue, Hastings Central

By negotiation


For sale is the classic 1934 residence of the architect, Harold George Davies. Set in a special character area of Hastings, within a private road, the grand lady reigns graciously over a smart development of architecturally designed townhouses on the edge of Cornwall Park. Features include energy efficient exterior glass, solar panels, newly insulated walls, ceilings and floors, the Art Deco house achieved Level 5 Homestar Certification in 2016. Upstairs bathroom and downstairs powder room. Complemented by a new pool and award winning gardens. Easily manageable site, with the net land area being 439sqm, enabling the property to be enjoyed as a vacation townhouse. Perfect for weekend visits to the wineries or Art Deco events. Vendor may consider staying on as tenant for a while.
Melbourne Architect Kieron Meagher, kmd architects comments:
"Constructed in 1934, Harold George Davies house at 9/511 Fitzroy Avenue is a quintessential Art Deco home, Davies being one of the leading lights of that movement in New Zealand. Many of the design features associated with this era of design are present within the dwelling. The use of primary geometric forms in plan, in this case the cruciform shape combined with the signature curvilinear forms so associated with Art Deco.
The expansive panoramic views through to outside from the main living space and master bedroom via the curved glazing line are truly unique in properties of today. The sense of spaciousness and light, is once again indicative of the Art Deco era.
The entry and associated portico manage to combine a sense of formality and grandeur without intimidation, which underpins egalitarian thoughts of that time. This is also born out in the overall succinct and open architectural form of Davies design.
The renovations that have taken place are restrained and have retained the rational of the original floor plan. This allows for further refurbishment possibilities as desired. Owner creating a new project nearby and wants sold.

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Property Details

Web IDH18100
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms1
Carports1
Floor220.00m2 (more or less)
Lot Size1,589 m2 (more or less)
Jane Fitzgerald