Russell Jack St Ives, Sydney trophy sold

Russell Jack St Ives, Sydney trophy sold
Russell Jack St Ives, Sydney trophy sold

A modernist Russell Jack-designed four-bedroom house at St Ives has been sold for the first time.

The 107 Hunter Ave offering sold before auction for $1,452,000 through James Levy at Savills Cordeau Marshall, St Ives.

It was snapped up with two weeks.

It all all the original fittings from 1967 being a deceased estate of the Waterhouse family.

It was the first sale of the house which has architectural significance. The buyers' guidance was $1.25 million.

Russell Jack, a well-known modernist architect, designed the home with flat roof.

Russell Jack studied architecture and town planning in the late 1940s after returning from service in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Like many young Australian architects in the 1950s, Jack travelled around the UK and Europe looking at buildings.

After returning to Sydney in 1954, he set up practice with John Allen, and Keith Cottier joined them the following year. The firm became Allen Jack + Cottier in 1965.

The Jack House, designed by Russell and his wife, Pamela as their won family home, won the Sulman Award in 1956. 

His adaptation of modernist principles, which became known as the Sydney School, saw his often take advantage of bush settings.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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