The interiors of 28 Cook Rd, Centennial Park, have been lightened up considerably since the late designer, Garth Barnett, owned it
THE former Centennial Park home of the late designer Garth Barnett is set for November 24 auction with hopes of $4.75 million through BresicWhitney’s Maclay Longhurst.
The five-bedroom residence at 28 Cook Rd is now owned by Step Change creative director Adam Searle and his wife, Lizz, a former advertising producer now full-time mum for their two kids.
They called on the services of Ashkan Mostaghim of Mostaghim & Associates for the recent renovations.
“His brief was to pay homage to the Garth Barnett Design and included the studio over the garage, backyard and pool,” Mr Searle said.
The dining room at 28 Cook Rd, Centennial Park
CoreLogic shows they’d bought the house just under two years ago for $3,550,000 from the Goodier family.
Barnett bought the property for $900,000 in December, 2004, and sold it post-renovation for $2,070,000 in April, 2006.
In a Vogue spread about Barnett’s renovation at the time, he is quoted saying: “One visitor said walking into the house was like walking into a lovely box of chocolates.”
The Searles have added the pool and studio and redone the garden
The interiors have now been lightened up considerably since Barnett owned it.
The stylish home has a stone kitchen with integrated appliances.
The top floor retreat has views of the city skyline.