Russell Jack-designed Pymble Sydney School home for sale for first time in two decades

Russell Jack-designed Pymble Sydney School home for sale for first time in two decades
Russell Jack-designed Pymble Sydney School home for sale for first time in two decades

A modernist 1972 Pymble home designed by award-winning architect Russell Jack has been listed for sale.

The solid brick home, marketed as a perfectly-preserved example of The Sydney School style of architecture, is set to sell for the first time in over 20 years.

It last sold at $765,000 in 1993.

Russell Jack-designed Pymble Sydney School home for sale for first time in two decades 

Last traded for $765,000 in 1993, the Pymble Avenue family home is imbued with Scandinavian and Japanese influences.

It was designed with a L-shaped layout with sliding doors opening to the outdoor living spaces, overlooking the 12 metre pool with diving board and resort-like cabana.

 Russell Jack-designed Pymble Sydney School home for sale for first time in two decades

The home on 2230 sqm has five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master has its own dressing room, ensuite and private courtyard.

Stone Real Estate Turramurra agents Andy Howden and Rob Szosta have set a November 18 auction.

Jack, who designed and lived in The Jack House in Wahroonga, drew heavily upon that design with similar features, such as Tasmanian Oak, black double-bolted beams etc, although the Pymble house is much larger. 

The property was commissioned by Geoffrey Forsaith and his wife, Robin.  Geoffrey Forsaith was a friend of Kerry Packer and, as Australian Cricket Team Manager, worked with Packer on the introduction of the World Cricket Series back in the 1970s (which caused a furore in the cricket world.) 

With beautiful flow, and a private and resort-like feel, the property was the scene of many parties frequented by the big cricketing names of those days - Dennis Lillee, the Chappell brothers (Greg, Ian and Trevor), Rod Marsh, Jeff Thompson, among others.

The current owners, Malcolm and Wendy Carver, had lived a few houses up the road.

Malcolm, himself is an architect and an artist, and Wendy are passionate about the property’s design, functionality and history.   

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