A CREATION by renowned craftsman builder Alistair Knox is on offer for the first time in Brighton.
The piece of architectural history at 25 Chatsworth Ave is just steps away from the beach, and a rare find for enthusiasts of his work.
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Inside the Knox creation.
The house is three doors away from the bay.
JP Dixon’s Meaghan Emery said Knox’s grandson had even come to an open for inspection for a stickybeak.
“You see them more in Eltham and Melbourne’s east, so his houses are not usually available by the beach,” she said.
The four-bedroom house has been highly regarded since it was built between Elwood and Brighton beach in 1970. It once appeared in a collectable edition of the House and Garden magazine, according to the listing.
It has a price guide of $6.3-$6.93 million.
It now has the eye-watering price guide of $6.3-$6.93 million.
Ms Emery said the property had always belonged to one family, who were downsizing.
“This is the first time it has been offered on the market, and it’s appealing to families that appreciate the architecture,” she said.
The 882sq m block includes a swimming pool.
But she also said the large package of land had been eyed off by developers.
“It has a block size of 882sq m, it’s three doors from the beach and opposite a park,” she said.
“So there are people interested in the land.”
It is for private sale with JP Dixon.
The Knox creation features some of the master-builder’s signature style, including a north-facing living area and floor-to-ceiling windows.
“His unique design is here, as it uses reclaimed materials and mud brick,” Ms Emery said.
“There’s a swimming pool out the back and the living area has bay views.”
The mid-century masterpiece is for private sale.
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