Eureka Tower architect-designed house a rare find

Eureka Tower architect-designed house a rare find

A rare residence by one of the architects behind the Eureka Tower and Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art has hit the Hampton market.

The modern masterpiece at 15 Wave St was restored by award-winning architect Nonda Katsalidis, who famously designed the Melbourne and Hobart landmarks with partner Karl Fender.

Nick Johnstone’s Matt Cleverdon said the architectural wonder was a rare find due to its association with the Fender Katsalidis co-founder.

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“Katsalidis has focused on larger structures like towers in the past, so there are not too many of his houses floating around the market,” Mr Cleverdon said.

“It’s the first property I’ve sold by the architect.”

Katsalidis extended the original period home in 1989. It was more recently updated by the vendor.

Mr Cleverdon said the ultra-modern house, with a $5.4-$5.94 million price guide, was packed with luxe and unusual features.

“The indoor pool is definitely a major highlight,” he said.

“But the electric doors, steam shower and rooftop viewing platform with stunning water views are also very impressive.”

CoreLogic data shows the property last sold for $2.315 million in 2008.

Despite its designer status, the house could be sold as a knockdown if its 1200sq m block proved tempting enough for a developer, Mr Cleverdon said.

“The general residential zoning has strong appeal for developers, who could put apartments there, pending council approval,” he said.

“So we might get a residential buyer who loves the amazing house and lives in it, or we could get a development being built there.”

The property is for private sale, with expressions of interest due to close on February 28.

“Bank lending is a bit tighter now, which is why we extended out the traditional four-week campaign length to six weeks,” Mr Cleverdon said.

“This should give people more time to get their finances in order.”

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