Fairlie, South Yarra

Repost 2019:

Somehow this place – Fairlie, in Anderson Street #SouthYarra, designed by #YunckenFreeman, 1961 – passed me by until fairly recently – did I just never see it ? Also it didn’t appear in any modern architecture lists, even when I was researching other YF places, anyway, it’s fine, looms above the volcano lake in the #BotanicGardens. Great gridded verandah / screen for the half-floor or full-floor flats. It’s got nice arches at ground level, which I think maybe meant it wasn’t purely Modernist enough to get into the histories, but a touch of tradition for the South Yarra types. Exterior fully fixed up a few years ago at great expense to the occupants.

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