The most iconic name when it comes to West Australian architecture, anytime one of Iwan Iwanoff’s brutalist, mid-century homes hits the market we are very interested.
Located in Hamersley, Otto House is perhaps more humble – although no less appealing.
Built in 1972, it features many of the architect’s signature elements: most distinctively, the grey besser blocks, but also that classically mid-century low-slung roof and crisp, geometric form.
An early proponent of passive solar design, Otto House’s ample windows are oriented to flood the home with natural light while shielding from summer heat.
A sunken lounge, complete with open fireplace, brings even more of the retro vibes – particularly with original feature tiles and brutalist brickwork. While this space boasts those stunning tiles, elsewhere in the home you’ll find 100% wool carpet and stunning parquetry flooring.
While many of Iwanoff’s other homes have a contemporary approach to open plan living, Otto House has a more separate approach – however internal glazing keeps the connection between rooms, as well as maximises that natural light.
Outside, a gazebo has been added to maximise enjoyment of the pool – while its style is out of step with the mid-century aesthetic of the home, we can certainly daydream about its potential makeover for long summer evenings sipping cocktails.
Enchanted by this unique Iwanoff? Check out the listing for 81 Eglinton Crescent here.
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