Freiberg House, 1960s Kew residence designed by Chancellor and Patrick listed

Freiberg House, 1960s Kew residence designed by Chancellor and Patrick listed
Freiberg House, 1960s Kew residence designed by Chancellor and Patrick listed

Freiberg House, the iconic early 1960s Kew residence, has been listed for sale for the first time since its design by Chancellor and Patrick.

The property at 26 Yarravale Road was completed between 1958 and 1960 for Freda and Martin Freiberg set within the first entirely native garden designed by Edna Walling.

Hamish Tostevin of Marshall White, expects $2 million plus at its April 12 auction.

The Freiberg's chose the architects after finding their work to be suitably in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright for their steep 960 square metre block close to the Yarra River's Studley Park.

The three-level five bedroom home features exposed timber and brickwork, with expansive areas of glass providing a leafy outlook.

It appeared on the cover of Best Australian Houses (1961), edited by Neil Clerehan given its status as significant for its use of traditional Australian forms and materials, along with its avant-garde planning.

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The Melbourne based architecture firm, formed in 1953, was headed by David Chancellor (no relation) and William Patrick and became known for notable institutional buildings as well as private residential projects. 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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