Iwan Iwanoff Menora masterpiece, The Frank House, listed for sale

Iwan Iwanoff Menora masterpiece, The Frank House, listed for sale
Iwan Iwanoff Menora masterpiece, The Frank House, listed for sale

Acclaimed Iwan Iwanoff's The Frank House, has been listed for sale in the Perth suburb of Menora.

The late architect’s distinctive, enduring modernist style designed trophy home has been listed by Carmen Forde and her husband Michael, who own Perth’s Mary Street Bakery chain.

They bought the house at 5 Patula Place seven years ago from the Frank family who built the home in 1969.

Bulgarian-born Iwanoff is known for his 1960s and 70s homes with brutalist influences and the dramatic use of concrete blocks. 

More recent improvements to the four-bedroom, two-bathroom Frank House include polished concrete floors, reverse cycle air-conditioning, a Sonos sound system in each room, as well as a kitchen revamp and an ensuite bathroom.

The courtyard is adorned with the breeze block pattern screening, adding to the retro vibe.

Much of his works, which feature timber interiors and built-in cabinetry, are scattered through the suburbs, including in Dianella, City Beach, Karrinyup and Mount Lawley.

Agent Jen Jones, from Harcourts City Central Perth, says there has been widespread interest in The Frank House since she listed it for sale

He had, between residential and commercial, approximately 88 projects in his career in Perth through the 1960s, 70s and into the 80s.

One of Iwanoff’s most famous gems, the Paganin House on The Boulevard, Floreat, was destroyed by fire in December 2015 which Jones said created a whole new level of awareness.

Iwanoff migrated to Australia as a refugee, arriving in Perth in 1950 after studying architecture in Germany and later worked in Perth and Melbourne becoming a celebrated and influential architect. He died in 1986.

 

Iwan Iwanoff Menora masterpiece, The Frank House, listed for sale

The Fordes paid $950,000 for The Frank House in 2010.

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