Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fuller Street, Deakin

I went to an open house today.  6 Fuller Street Deakin is up for auction in a few weeks time, and I couldn't resist the temptation to go and see this fabulous piece of modernist architecture.  The current owners have lovingly restored it, updating and modernising it under the guidance of the original architect who designed the house back in 1965, Dirk Bolt.

Front view
I love that the house sits so harmoniously with it's surroundings and that it is completely different from anything else nearby.  It entices you in from the street.  Don't you just want to know what is behind that fantastic wall?

Original House, designed by Dirk Bolt, 1965
This is the original house.  I love that nothing has changed much, just a coat of paint.

Front view

Looking across courtyard from main entry to master bedroom
A simple yet elegant courtyard with a slightly Japanese feel.  Immaculate, as it the rest of the house.  You can tell this house is loved.

Family room, looking back to entry and courtyard

Family room, looking from entry to back deck

Family room
This room is the only one in the house I can't see working too efficiently.  It's the first room you walk into upon entry, with two bedrooms running directly off it.  So if it's a playroom (for younger kids) or a separate space for teenagers to hang out, I hate to think what state it would greet visitors in the majority of the time!

I think this kitchen would look STUNNING with two Copper Pendants hanging over the bench.  OK.  So I may be slightly biased and/or obsessed!  But it's the first thing I would do.

Dining room
This whole open plan kitchen/dining/lounge room is an amazing space.  Perfectly proportioned.  With a whole bank of floor to ceiling windows/sliding doors along one wall.  Love.

Lounge room

Lounge room, looking back to dining/kitchen/deck
Study area
Technically the study is it's own room if you close those STUNNING sliding timber walls, closing it off from the lounge room behind and the master bedroom in front.

Those timber sliding walls.  OH THOSE TIMBER SLIDING WALLS!

Master Bedroom
Looks a tad boring in this image, but it has a lovely calm feel to it, with a full wall of glass sliding doors leading out to the deck overlooking the courtyard.

Gorgeous natural light coming in from strip windows above the mirrors, plus that lovely gentle under-lighting in the alcove.  Huge 450mm tiles on floor and walls.  Heavenly.

Deck overlooking back yard


Deck at night

Back yard

Main bathroom

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 1
Floor plan

One of Dirk Bolt's other Canberra houses, 1 Astley Place, GARRAN.   Oh how I wish I could see inside this beauty!

1 Astley Place, Garran

All images via AllHomes, except 1 Astley Place via Canberra House


  1. Ooops, think I caught myself drooling! Just checking my pockets for a few spare $Mil (wish)! xx

  2. with such a funky house, the interior is a tad boring. and yes a shame about the front door position. but i won't say no to it.

    1. I agree Mel, the interior does look a little boring in the pics. Walking through the house it had a very zen, calm feel about it which is not captured in the images. I wish I had a spare mill to make it my own....

  3. Mel - what would you do to the interior??