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Scarpuna House

The tumble of buildings, new and old, stepping down the steep hill provide a fascinating journey as a series of framed views and unexpected glimpses of hills and sea distract and entertain moving from garages at the top to the lap pool at the bottom, with ancient bronzes and understated modernist spaces between.

The original house at 15 Scarborough Fare was built in the early sixties and was closely based on The Rose House, designed and built in 1949/1950 by Australian architect Harry Seidler at Turramurra, Sydney.
It is a simple steel framed modernist box which originally was one level but later a basement was added. After many years of neglect the current owners decided to give the original box a new lease of life by stripping away all the inappropriate additions and then adding several new buildings to provide additional accommodation for guests, a gallery to display a collection of antique bronzes plus garaging for up to 6 collectable cars.

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