Gruzman House in Darling Point fetches over $6 million

Gruzman House in Darling Point fetches over $6 million
Gruzman House in Darling Point fetches over $6 million

Gruzman House, the Darling Point home designed by Neville Gruzman in the late 1950s, has been sold to the Qvist family for $6,025,000.

The facade of Gruzman House emulates Lloyd Wright's famous Falling Water, the 1935 Pennsylvania icon.

Gruzman's original 1958 family home on Oswald Street was extended five years later, and then again in the early 1990s.

Gruzman House in Darling Point fetches over  million

The home, filled with wooden ceilings and glossy, wide timber panelled walls, has been restored by its current vendors, who, when purchasing eight years ago, promised the Gruzmanfamily they would maintain their father's legacy.

The interconnected rooms all open on to decks and outlooks of the surrounding garden, overlooked by gum trees.

While now common for rooms to open to the outdoor, it was a rarity in the 1950s, until architects such as Gruzman implemented the style. 

Featuring Japanese Edo influences, the living room, naturally lit by rows of timber windows and glass doors, was described by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon as being "the best living room in Australia."

A pink neon installation by 1960s artist Michael Kitching remains. 

Gruzman House in Darling Point fetches over  million

The four bedroom, three bathroom home, featured by Vogue in 1968.

Before his 2005 death, Gruzman endeavoured to leave the home to the nation, however, it never came to pass.

Sydney Sotheby's agents Deborah Travers and Tom Jamieson sold the home that included four adjoining apartments.

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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