A brutalist concrete home designed by architect Iwan Iwanoff hit the market last week in City Beach, an affluent beachside suburb of Perth, Western Australia.
Dubbed “Tomich House,” after the family it was commissioned for, the property was completed in 1971, and the home was extended by the next owner who commissioned Iwanoff to expand the original footprint in the late 1970s. It has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, three studies, three living areas, a workshop, a cellar, a pool and a tennis court, according to the listing with Kate Frichot of Shellabears.
The house is being sold by Australian fashion designer Liz Davenport and her husband, Terry, who purchased the home in 1988. Mansion Global could not determine how much they paid for the home.
Ms. Davenport could not immediately be reached for comment.
The home is being sold via an expressions of interest campaign, with offers closing April 19.
“As there is no advertised price, interested buyers are invited to inspect the property and make their own determination of value,” Ms. Frichot said in an email to Mansion Global. “It is an appropriate method of sale for unique properties such as this, where the market will have varying reactions to the property. It will be worth much more to an admirer of the architect’s work, than to someone who may want to build a new dwelling.”
All offers are presented to the seller, Ms. Frichot said.
“It’s a difficult property to appraise, because of its uniqueness,” she said. “It’s attracting buyers in the A$3 million (US$2.31 million) to A$4 million (US$3.08 million) range. It may push a little higher than that. The market will determine where it sits pricewise.”
Iwanoff, who died in 1986, was a Bulgarian-born architect renowned for working with concrete blocks.
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