AN AMAZING residence designed by one among Brisbane’s most revered architects has bought under-the-hammer for $2.75 million.
The property at 9 St James St, Highgate Hill, was the brainchild of Richard Kirk, who designed the ABC headquarters at South Financial institution and the Mon Repos Turtle Centre.
Kirk designed it to be his personal dream residence whereas he was dwelling on the positioning, however ended up promoting the property — and the plans for the home — to his then neighbours.
It bought once more by way of public sale just lately after being marketed by Adam Nobel of Hugo Alexander Property Group.
The imaginative and prescient for the modern, subtropical masterpiece was to “rejoice the panorama”, seamlessly integrating the house with its treetop and sub-tropically landscaped surrounds.
Set over three ranges, the house incorporates glass and open voids to create a way of sunshine and area, and the intensive use of timber, together with stable Blackbutt flooring and New Guinea Rosewood joinery.
The principle dwelling stage is outlined by a sequence of moveable partitions that may be peeled again to create openings for bigger, leisure areas, or conceal intimate areas.
4 of the six bedrooms are on the on the higher flooring, with the choice to ultimately use the decrease stage as a totally self-contained, dual-living fashion lodging.
Dwelling areas lengthen open air, the place flat lawns, an infinity-edge pool and an built-in basketball hoop and cubby home mix right into a background of native and unique crops.
Unassuming from the road, the again of the home is a visible spectacle, hovering 15m excessive into the sky.