Iwanoff’s Marsala House for sale

April 20, 2012

Iwan Iwanoff’s celebrated Marsala House in Dianella, Perth goes on the market.

Iconic Western Australian residence Marsala House, designed by Bulgarian-born architect Iwan Iwanoff in 1976, is up for sale.

Originally designed for Tina and Sergio Marsala, the brutalist four-bedroom residence is the youngest house to be heritage listed in Western Australia.

Current owners Chris Beer and Mark Etherton purchased the property in 2005 and enlisted Donaldson and Warn Architects to oversee refurbishment of the house. In 2011, the project was the recipient of the WA Heritage award for ‘outstanding conservation of a heritage project’.

Located at the top of a hill in the Perth suburb of Dianella, the structure, materials and spatial relationships of the Marsala residence epitomise Iwanoff’s influential late work. The two-storey concrete property retains 1970s influences including a bar and disco room with in-floor lighting, and offers panoramic views of the city. Etherton and Beer bought the property for $750,000 in 2005 and are hoping to sell it for over $2 million, reports the West Australian.

For more, read our Life Cycle feature on Marsala House.

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