It’s rare to own a modernist home by Aussie icon Robin Boyd, no less rent one, which makes this listing for Bridgford House in Melbourne all the more intriguing.
Boyd is arguably Australia’s most influential architect: he received the Gold Medal from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1969 and pioneered his brand of International Modernism across Australia. Throughout his short career, he designed churches, colleges, motels, and the Australian pavilions at Expo 67 and 70. But he’s most beloved for his 100 residential designs, including his most famous projects, Featherston House, Baker House, and Walsh Street House – his family home, now the HQ of the Robin Boyd Foundation.
Bridgford House in Melbourne’s Black Rock suburb was completed in 1954 and is a stone’s throw from the beach at Half Moon Bay. JellisCraig is renting the Melbourne property for $1200 AUD per week, and the four-bedroom home is presented in its original state, down to built-in fixtures, kitchen cabinetry and turquoise bathroom.
Living spaces are all set across a single-storey, opening out onto a north-facing garden with paved patios and a fishpond. An added perk? The house is powered by a Techaus Solar 13.32KW system, covering the cost of most of its electricity consumption.
Would-be tenants must express their interest before inspections at 2 pm on 10 February 2023. Take a peek at the gallery above.