Sydney Ancher-designed modernist Avalon home listed

Sydney Ancher-designed modernist Avalon home listed
Joel RobinsonDecember 7, 2020

An Avalon hillside beach house designed by modernist architect Sydney Ancher has been listed for a March 5 auction.

With views of the ocean, the house was home to the late Dr Michael Kaye, the gynaecologist who delivered scores of northern beaches children throughout his career.

Dr Kaye bought the house in 1998 for $1,075,000. His sons, Nick and Cody, are now selling the property.

Set on 1429 sqm, the five-bedroom Palmgrove Road property has been listed by McGrath agent James Baker with a $3 million price guide.

Ancher was once described as “the most outstanding domestic architect in Sydney”. He won the RAIA Gold Medal in 1975.

The house epitomises Ancher’s vision of an open-planned home with pergolas and wide terraces where the interior opens up to nature.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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