Alexander Stewart Jolly-designed bungalow Nebraska listed after yet another reno

Alexander Stewart Jolly-designed bungalow Nebraska listed after yet another reno
Alexander Stewart Jolly-designed bungalow Nebraska listed after yet another reno

Nebraska, the much-renovated 1921 Alexander Stewart Jolly-designed Gordon bungalow has been listed with $1.5 million hopes through McGrath agent Melissa Lynch-Hill.

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom Yarabah house has been again sympathetically renovated since the Green family bought it from the Uloth family in 2002 for $890,000.

It’s now being marketed as having a floorplan suited to modern family living, and the family also might want a separate self-contained studio at the rear of the 1050-square-metre property. Title Tattle recalls it was in 1991 when architect Amanda Jean was commissioned to rebuild collapsing entry steps, design the children's bedrooms and a bathroom, and create that separate studio.

It was sought by ASX surveillance head Jim Berry and wife Janet, who sold in 1999 for $850,000. The presumably very rustic Alexander Stewart Jolly-designed stone and timber bungalow had traded at $133,000 in 1981 as a two-bedroom, two-bathroom deceased estate.

It was one of the last houses designed by the inter-war architect. Some say its low-pitched gable roof with dark-stained vertical timber boarding and superb interior timber joinery closely resembles the American West Coast stick style of Greene & Greene's Gamble House.

Veranda-room architecture was the first topic of the current Sydney lecture series that traces housing styles in Australia hosted by the Historic Houses Trust as part of the Sydney Open program.

It kicked off last week with author, historian and conservation consultant Dr James Broadbent and Scott Robertson, director of Robertson & Hindmarsh Architects, addressing bungalow homes.

The Thursday evening talks run weekly until June 14 held at The Mint on Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Architects can claim informal CPD points by their attendance.

The series

Thursday, May 3, 6pm - 7.30pm
Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, assistant director, Creative Services, Historic Houses Trust
Adam Haddow, Director, SJB Architects

Thursday, May 10, 6pm - 7.30pm
Scott Carlin, Curator, Historic Houses Trust
Philip Goad, professor of architecture at the University of Melbourne

Thursday, May 17, 6pm - 7.30pm
Dr Charles Pickett, curator of design and built environment at the Powerhouse Museum
Jonathan Chancellor, managing editor, Property Observer

Beach shack
Thursday, May 24, 6pm - 7.30pm
Dr Michael Bogle, design historian
Peter Stutchbury, Peter Stutchbury Architects

Thursday, May 31, 6pm - 7.30pm
Keri Huxley, social and political scientist and former mayor of Woollahra Council
Hannah Tribe, founding principal, Tribe Studio Architects

Project home
Thursday, June 7, 6pm - 7.30pm
Dr Judith O’Callaghan, senior lecturer, The University of New South Wales
Tone Wheeler, principal architect, Environa Studio

Thursday, June 14, 6pm - 7.30pm
Megan Martin, head of collections and access
Sean Godsell, Sean Godsell Architects


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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