Fibreglass Collins House sold in Mosman

Fibreglass Collins House sold in Mosman
Fibreglass Collins House sold in Mosman

The iconic 1960s residence The Collins House, set above Mosman Bay Wharf, has been quickly snapped up having been listed for sale at $4 million.

The fibreglass landmark was built in 1976 by architect owners Ian and Roseanne Collins.

The 2B Mosman Street property featured in a recent Museum of Sydney exhibition curated by decor guru Karen McCartney as one of the 29 most important homes of the past six decades. 

The three-bedroom house, with rooftop terrace, last traded in 2007 for $1,855,000 when purchased by Bligh Advisory director Federico Pucci and Julia Pucci, project director of the refurbishment of the Sydney Theatre Company.

The listing was on the market for three weeks compared to the three months it took last time.

The rectangular Mosman Street home was built in 1978 using dry-jointed, prefabricated fibreglass wall panels to the couple's design. 

The top floor has an open-plan living and dining space plus an open-ended galley kitchen. Its elliptical windows have bush and harbour views.

The bedrooms are on the lower level with two rooms separated by twin bathrooms.

It was originally divided by bookcases to create four bedrooms for the family of seven.

Glass panels slide across an entire wall of the lower floor to take in the water views. It has underfloor heating and cooling is achieved by ponding water on the concrete roof.

The iconic house featured in Belle in 1978; the article was written by Betsy Walter with Lewis Morley photography.

It's also in Sydney Architecture, Graham Jahn's chronology from colonial days to the late 1990s.

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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