Middle Cove – So Awesome

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Presenting 15 The Quarterdeck, Middle Cove (near Castlecrag)

For Sale with a guide price of $3.5M via Richardson & Wrench.

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The house is above the normal budget of SFH, being under $2.5M, but this listing deserves a mention,  along with a bit of history.

Nearby Castlecrag, the suburb designed by Walter Burley Griffin & Marion Mahony, is chock full of architectural homes dating back to the beginning of the suburb in 1925 (a suburb started by designers and architects?  that sounds like a utopia)

Walter & Marion’s colleague and eventual trustee of his practice notes was Eric Nicholls, who house is at No. 12 The Parapet, Castlecrag.  His son, Glynn, also an architect,  designed and built this house as his family home.   I noted the Rudolf Steiner school is nearby, which Glynn Nicholls, inspired by his father, Walter and Marion, founded in 1957.

Enough of the history, time to perve around.

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Love the lawn, although the cricket balls and soccer balls would get lost in that dense bush.   Access to the water is through thick scrub.

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Ideal North/ North East aspect

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Pool fence freaks, like me, will squint and note there is a glass fence.

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Excellent drone work here.     Tip – Google ‘9-11 The Quarterdeck’, the house with the hexagonal pool.

House has had two owners.  The current owners updated the house in 2000 using sympathetic designers.

Agent says he anticipates many black t-shirt middle aged males at the openings.   Reminds me of seeing Devo at the Ent Cent (RIP).  Black tees and Cone hats go well together.

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