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‘Gascoigne House’ 3 Anstey St, Pearce ACT

Intimidating and breathtaking, we cower in its wake. Could this be one of the most beautiful, original, pedigree MCM homes in the entire country? From one of the best practitioners Modernist Canberra has to offer in Theo Bischoff, built as a commission for a power couple of formidable minds; renowned artist Rosalie Gascoigne and her professor of astronomy husband Ben Gascoigne in 1969, this residence sits at the nexus of excellence where all are concerned. And it is particularly astounding how so very current this middle-aged, immaculately constructed and cared for home really is. Should someone suggest it was built by a headlining architectural firm say, last year, few would question that statement. And that, dear friends, is the Modernist creative vision so impeccably devised that it sustains its owners (and wows its admirers) over five decades with light, air, aspect, craftsmanship and still looks brand new. A soul-affirming built environment at a level of sublime so heightened most of us cannot dream it exists in order to wish for it ourselves