A Work of Art

51 Church Street, Devonport


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A Work of Art

Nestled into the base of Mt Victoria in Devonport and enveloped within subtropical landscaped gardens, this reimagined villa retreat was spectacularly transformed with an award-winning renovation by acclaimed architect Malcolm Walker. This home enjoys a magical sense of peace and privacy.

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The original villa was a turn-of-the-century workingman's cottage that was attached to a second, 1850s cottage by a lean-to. To create more space for modern family living, the cottages were separated and a new, open-plan kitchen, living and dining space formed at the heart of the home. This reinvented design pays homage to the historical origins of the cottages, while offering a light-filled, functional and truly elegant environment for living and entertaining.

Three bedrooms are located off the entrance hall in the original front cottage which leads into the newly created family living space. A profusion of glass brings the vibrant green garden inside, with a giant sun-drenched window seat a restful place to relax. The chef's kitchen features a jarrah island and plenty of timber cabinetry. A wall of sliding windows flanks the dining area and creates a connection with the outdoors, where the private garden enjoys its own sunny microclimate filled with fragrant frangipani, flame red clivia and enormous avocado trees laden with fruit.

What was the back cottage is now the spacious yet cosy sitting room with open fire, and plenty of wall space making it the perfect gallery, while the separate master beyond enjoys garden access.

Malcolm Walker also designed the 45sqm artist's studio, which is perched within the treetops and enjoys panoramic views of Rangitoto, North Head and beyond, making it the most inspirational work space imaginable.

Home to artist Simon McIntyre, wife Sarah and their family for the past 35 years, this special property is an absolute work of art celebrating the quintessential beauty of both old and new, in this sought-after Devonport neighbourhood.

51 Church Street, Devonport

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