14 October, 2010

Mid Week House Snoop...Architectural History.

This is a beautiful, stylish & elegant home, "Talagow" Circa 1896, and is located in one of my favourite suburbs, Turramurra, on Sydney's Upper North Shore. Nothing says more amazing than the price guide of E.O.I. [expression of interest]. As my Mum always says 'If you have to ask - you probably can't afford it'! Architecturally designed by Arthur Stanton-Cook (1857-1932) an impressive home that is carefully considered in each design aspect. During the late 1930's early 40's at Sydney University, the architecture faculty was still in the main quadrangle, in the attic studios of the western range terminated by the impressive bulk of the old Fisher Library. This major work of the Gothic Revival had been supervised by Arthur Stanton Cook (1857-1932), as First Assistant Government Architect to Walter Liberty Vernon in the first decade of the century.
Arthur's grandson [from his daughter] Harry Howard [1930 - 2000] followed in his grandfather's celebrated architectural footsteps, only in the landscape kind, after graduating from architecture at Sydney University he went on to complete some of Sydney's and Australia's best landscape [public]works. The sculpture garden at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is his design, as is the landscape setting of the High Court. Together they form one of the great works of 20th-century landscape architecture in Australia and are a fitting memorial to Harry Howard.
Worthy of this week's Palatial Living's Mid Week House Snoop... Take a look at "Talagow", I'm ready to take afternoon tea on the front top verandah! S x

Agent's Blurb. Luschwitz
 PREVIEW - "Talagow" Circa 1896. EOI
A Grand landmark residence architect designed by Arthur Stanton - Cook , located in an absolute prime walk rail, shops and schools position. Nestled on a private elevated block and set amongst lush, hedged gardens, level lawns, N/S tennis court and fully tiled pool.

Supremely private and secure from the street with wonderful evergreen and deciduous trees creating a sensational impact and sense of arrival. Shady verandas, high patterned ceilings, open fires and impressive entry create a wonderful and impressive ambience
The spacious open rooms and floor plan harmonises perfectly for family living and entertaining on an intimate or a grand scale. Baronial formal and casual living rooms, modern & sophisticated eat in kitchen flow effortlessly to the sunny terrace, court and pool.

5 bedrooms, main en-suite, study/library, formal lounge and separate dining, family room, sunroom, rumpus, cabana , double garaging and so much more

Property ID: 2008600590

images via Domain.com.au & Luschwitz

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