Thursday 5 April 2012

Hickey House

Images courtesy 'The Age' archives

Winning a citation in the 1972 in the Victorian Architects Awards, as well as The Age award for Home of the Year in 1972 is Genser Shepherd & Associates 'Hickey House' for artist Dale Hickey, at 34 Warringah Crescent, Eltham. An entry in Kevin Borland's book 'Architecture from the Heart', states the project architect as Vasilios Tsesmelis - who, from my research, appears to still work at A. Genser & Associates in Punt Road.

To fully appreciate the unique layout and design of this home, you need to look at the building in plan form.

I haven't yet had a chance to check out this home but it's on my radar. Amazing timber lined interiors too - they are absolutely timeless and would suit any style of furniture. Not to mention, a studio filled with the history of one of Australia's premier artists. How inspiring!
Warm, rich, inviting interior

With the right furnishings and artworks, the all timber interior could really sing!

Amazing studio space! - All images courtesy Barry Plant Eltham

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