An architecturally significant property that looks as though it was built for Fred and Wilma Flintstone is set to go under the hammer later this month.
The distinctive Hollander House, in the beachside suburb of Newport, has an auction guide of $2.25 million, according to realestate.com.au.
The unique 1968 home combines organic architecture with quirky curves reminiscent of Bilbo Baggins’ underground abode.
Built using hand-formed ferro cement, the free-flowing split level features asymmetrical windows, gently winding walls, sunken living areas and sculptural lines drawing comparisons to the work of renowned Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.
Current owners Pieter Owen and Michelle purchased the property in 2015 for $1.4 million.
Since then, they have carried out renovations to improve functionality whilst maintaining the home’s artistic spirit.
Additions include expanded deck space, skylights and a contemporary marble kitchen.
For sale through McGrath Pittwater, the listing description describes the unique nature of the home.
“The elliptical forms of this home seem to defy gravity,” it said.
“The gently curved contours ebb and flow like waves, shot through with pools of light at each interconnected level; hand-finished interiors spill out to sunlit decks, the private bushland site and phenomenal views over Newport Reef.”
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence contains multiple living zones, a study, three decks and a balcony.
Sustainability features include an ozone water purification system and EV charger.
Hollander House has been celebrated internationally for its unique organic form.
The upcoming November 29th auction provides a rare opportunity to own a piece of avant-garde architectural history.
Situated on a sizeable block with ocean views, the property has a price guide slightly below Newport’s current $2.873 million median.
This reflects the broader Northern Beaches market which has seen a 5.3% decline over the past year according to PropTrack.