4 Theodore Court, Toorak, by modernist architect Anatol Kagan has hit the market.
A bold Toorak house designed by popular mid-century architect Anatol Kagan has hit the market.
Vendor and contemporary architecture fan Margaret Wilson said it was love at first sight when she spied the 1956-built 4 Theodore Court about 11 years ago.
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Inside 4 Theodore Court.
The home’s owner fell for it at first sight.
“I had just been through a property by (famous modernist designer) Robin Boyd with an architecture tour … when I saw this was up for sale,” she said.
“I wasn’t in the market for a house, but I was curious and had a look.
“I went home and said to my husband, Peter, ‘we need to buy this place because it’s magical’.”
They did just that, with CoreLogic records showing the property last sold in 2007 for $1.45 million.
The quirky kitchen.
The home offers three bedrooms.
It now has a $3.75-$4 million price guide for its Kay & Burton expressions of interest campaign, closing December 10.
Ms Wilson said she loved that the two-storey, three-bedroom house’s angle had been “very seriously considered” to catch the sun, offered leafy views and was on a smaller scale.
“It’s a really freeing way to live. It caused me to think before I bought because the storage space is not never-ending,” she said.
The swish bathroom.
The house was built in 1956.
Russian-born Kagan immigrated to Melbourne in 1939 and established his own architecture practice.
He was prominent in Melbourne in the 1950s, designing homes largely for fellow European migrants in blue-ribbon suburbs including Toorak, Kew and Hawthorn.
His Caulfield North Lind House was saved from the wrecking ball last year after gaining heritage protection, ultimately selling to a family who planned to restore it for $2.26 million.
The property also features a rooftop terrace.