Melbourne 1960s Peter Hooks/Ellis Stones House on Sale


Still in the hands of original family, this is a simple but beautiful house in a secluded, peaceful garden setting.

The house was designed by Melbourne architect Peter Hooks and built in 1965. Its natural timber exterior is vertically fixed Californian Redwood inspired by the forests of giant Sequoia sempervirens and the modernist architecture of 1950s California. It nestles into the slope and provides natural light and views from every room of a garden designed by renowned mid-century landscape designer Ellis Stones. Close to the Moonee Ponds Creek bike path and the Tullamarine Freeway, the property is visually separated from the road by a green sound-wall screened by mature vegetation. Located right near the boundary of the City of Moreland, the property is just a few minutes’ walk from the Strathmore Railway Station and the highly regarded Strathmore Secondary College. The house is in completely original condition and the family is wishing to sell the property to someone who appreciates its history and modernist design, and who is able to continue the restoration of the garden.

Those interested will be invited to provide an expression of interest by the 3rd August 2015 (tbc). For further information: see here and contact Michelle on 0439 374 037

Architects: Peter Hooks – see entry on Hooks in Dictionary of Unsung Architects Landscape architect: Ellis Stones –

Notice of upcoming sale (Pdf)