With their philosophy of providing simple, functional and affordable modern homes that use space cleverly, Pettit+Sevitt led the way by pioneering architect designed project homes. Fifty years on it is joyous to view these homes which have grown into their bushland suburbs and become almost organic in referencing the surrounding landscape. It is a testament to their original design that they can conform to modern material updates without loss of character; these homes remain as iconic today as when they were built.
Flierl.home has been lovingly re-imagined for modern, laid-back family life, while retaining all the timeless, mid-century features you would expect from Petitt+Sevitt – exposed beams, high ceilings, cedar panelling, polished Australian hardwood timber floors and split-level living, to create a series of spaces for privacy and connection. Multiple bespoke, timber windows throughout, and perfect north and west orientation, maximises the continuity of daylight, that graces the shared family areas and every bedroom.
Resting at the bottom of Mt Rogers, on a quiet cul-de-sac, this comfortable and spacious, five-bedroom home, has been cared for by one family for 47 years. Ideally nestled within the natural contours of the block, opening to garden on both sides, flierl.home, is responsive to seasons and easily adaptable to the moods of the day, the unfolding of family life.
A terraced, front garden, with charming, meandering paths and a plethora of established trees, enclose the home, providing privacy and little sense of the neighbors. The striking, combo of painted brick, timber accents, terracotta tiles and low, angular roof lines typify the iconic, architectural leanings of the modernist era. Multiple decks and private courtyard spaces allow for a variety of sensory, outdoor immersions. Wide eaves, and clever planting of deciduous trees, protects from the summer sun, while welcoming warming, winter light.
The front wing of the home has a stylistic thread of understated luxury, with layered formal spaces, both comfortable and regal. The dining room, light and airy, opening to front garden and deck, perfect for intimate dinners, also forges relationship with landscape, street, community. The lower, lounge, warm, cocooning, with stunning, Cheminees Philippe fireplace, is pure romance – think curled up with a book, a shared glass, intimate conversations, the flickering fire.
Very much the heart of the home, the updated kitchen, with ample storage and striking views to mountains, opens to second, generous, family, dining room. A bank of windows, runs the full length of the room, embracing northern light, framing weeping maples, white cedars. This is a robust, versatile, family hub, ideal for entertaining – the owners warmly, remember seated dinners with 23 guests, and larger parties that spilled, happily into the garden.
Beyond the kitchen there are two separate sleeping wings. The original wing includes an office, bedroom, laundry and family bathroom with cedar, cabinetry, and earthy Italian tiles with notes of sage green.
Privately positioned at the end of the wing is the large master bedroom, with picture windows framing leafy views, built-in study nook or dresser, enormous walk-in-robe and ensuite.
The architecturally designed, rear extension, provides two double bedrooms and separate wet area. The feature of these twin rooms are the vaulted ceilings that add a dramatic feeling of space and the exposed beams, skylights and floor to ceiling windows, beckoning the light, inviting the outside in. With external access from the street, this arena, is the perfect teen retreat, or guest accommodation.
Situated in the leafy suburb of Flynn, known for its family values, surrounded by reserve and green spaces, the home, also offers convenient access to the Belconnen precinct, AIS and Bruce stadium. Within walking distance to Mt Roger’s reserve and convenient to transport, schools, and the UC, the home, is also just 11 minutes to the inner-north, and 18 minutes to the CBD.
.renovated and twice extended, 1974, Petitt+Sevitt home with striking modernist facade
.sympathetic, architect designed, extensions to the front and rear
.enclosed by gardens on all sides, maximizing privacy and connection to nature
.nestled into bush/garden block, opening to landscape on both sides
.perfect north and west orientation, gracing the home with a continuity of light
.formal lounge features stunning, Cheminees Philippe fireplace
.light filled dining room opening to front deck
.second dining, meals, living, opening to north facing rear, private garden with alfresco dining area
.updated, kitchen with Bosch dishwasher, floor to ceiling pantry, lots of storage and views to the Brindabellas
.five bedrooms (or four plus office/study)
.master bedroom with built-in study nook, walk in wardrobe and ensuite
.rear extension with twin bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, skylights and bespoke timber glazings
.family bathroom with original cedar cabinetry and Italian tiling
.abundance of storage through-out – walk-in storage room, coat cupboards, underfloor cellar, built-in-robes to all bedrooms and office, linen closets, huge walk-in-robe to master
.large garden shed
.terraced rear garden, high fences, established trees and herb garden
.side access to rear yard
.resting on quiet cul-de-sac, within leafy street
.walking distance to Mt Rogers reserve
.lovely family orientated suburb surrounded by green spaces and handy to local shops
.close to Belconnen precinct, transport, schools and the UC
.living 200m2 + garage 35m
.block size 1087m2
.year built 1974
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