A PIECE of modernist history with connections to two of Australia’s most renowned architects is making waves in Black Rock.
The seaside beauty at 242 Beach Rd was built by famed mid-century architect Robin Boyd, and is being listed by another renowned industry figure.
Celebrated architect Maggie Edmond was raised at the address by her mother, fashion designer Linda Suchstowe, from 1958. Ms Edmond still owns the four-bedroom mid-century home, which has a price guide of $2.7-$2.9 million.
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Bridgford House was built by famous architect Robin Boyd in 1954.
It is owned by another renowned architect, Maggie Edmond.
It has a price guide of $2.7-$2.9 million.
Ms Edmond went on to be one of Victoria’s most celebrated designers and was called “the nation’s most foremost female architect” by another industry figure, Neil Clerehan in 2009.
It is understood Ms Edmond and her now-deceased architect husband Peter Corrigan lived at the beachside address for many years.
The couple’s firm Edmond and Corrigan designed many out-there buildings in Victoria, including RMIT’s Building 8 and the Victorian College of the Arts theatre building.
The Black Rock home is in near-original condition.
Vendor Maggie Edmond designed RMIT’s Building 8 with architect husband Peter Corrigan.
Architect Maggie Edmond in 2007.
Jellis Craig Hawthorn agent Belinda Anderson said Bridgford House was very loved by Ms Edmond.
“She is the reason this modernist home has been so meticulously maintained,” she said.
“The only change to the house is at the fence line of the side street, which used to be a gate.”
Inside the Black Rock home.
The four-bedroom house was built in 1954.
The four-bedroom home was originally built for Liberal party member Charles Bridgford in 1954, before it sold to Ms Edmond’s parents.
The single-level address was built for the Bridgford family by Boyd at the peak of his influential architecture career.
Ms Anderson said the home had received significant attention from fans of the mid-century style.
Ms Edmond’s family have owned the family since 1958.
The 550sq m block is across the road from Half Moon Bay.
She said Ms Edmond might sell to the “right type of buyer” before auction on October 27.
“There are a lot of people who love modernist architecture and this Robin Boyd piece is a rare piece of real estate,” she said.
“It’s highly sought after, but she won’t sell to anybody who doesn’t love this beautiful home in its current state.”
The free-flowing home has huge windows, a north-facing courtyard and an airy open-plan interior, which all reflects Boyd’s popular style.
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