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black rock robin boyd designed house bought by architecture professor ahead of schedule

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A Robin Boyd creation sold the night before it was scheduled for auction.

A ROBIN Boyd masterpiece in Black Rock has changed hands between two renowned architects, selling during late night negotiations the day before it was scheduled for auction.
The piece of modernist history at 242 Beach Rd sold to a Melbourne University architecture professor, Jellis Craig’s Belinda Anderson said.
It had been owned by another celebrated industry figure, Maggie Edmond.

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The property changed hands late at night.

It sold above the $2.7 million-$2.9 million price guide.

It was purchased by a Melbourne University architecture professor.

Jellis Craig’s Belinda Anderson said the mid-century property was “saved from developers” after negotiations with the unnamed buyer finished late on Friday night. The property, which had price hopes of $2.7-$2.9 million was scheduled for auction at noon on Saturday, October 27.
“The architect is a Boyd lover, they’ve purchased the house above its price range,” Ms Anderson said.

Inside the mid-century modern property.

The house was sold by celebrated architect Maggie Edmond.

Ms Anderson said developers had been eyeing Bridgford House, which did not have heritage protection.
“Boyd lovers and those in the modernist society prefer these homes sell before auction, because then we have control of the buyer,” she said.
“Everyone is very happy with this result.”

Ms Anderson said the home was “saved from developers”.

There were four-bedrooms inside the modernist home.

Ms Anderson said there were two main parties that showed interest in the historic home, including the buyer who was renowned in architecture circles.
The Melbourne University lecturer will move from her property in North Fitzroy to live at the beachside residence.

Developers were interested in the house and its highly sought-after location.

The vendor, Maggie Edmond, was raised at the address and went on to be one of Victoria’s most celebrated architects — she was once coined “the nation’s most foremost female architect” by another industry figure, Neil Clerehan.
“She wouldn’t sell to anybody who doesn’t love the home in its current state” Ms Anderson said.
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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