When you commission a property by renowned Canberra architect Enrico Taglietti, don’t expect nothing less than bold and audacious.
Australian geoscientist Mervyn Paterson and his wife Katalin got just that when they asked him to design their home back in 1967.
Built ahead of its time, 50 years later the peculiar property still turns heads.
The Paterson house showcases Taglietti’s signature sculptural, organic style.
The inside of the house is a series of stepped and interlocking geometric spaces with large windows visually connecting the home with the surrounding native garden.
The living space and kitchen is expansive and extends the full width of the house, linked by glass walls to the private terrace to the east.
The terrace itself is a key feature, cleverly positioned to screen rooftops of neighbouring homes and frame views of the surrounding treetops and Black Mountain.
From the rear, the house is less dominating, open and intricate with a curved glazed wall and circular courtyard providing a winter suntrap surrounded by a garden that extends seamlessly into the bushland reserve.
The Paterson House is considered Taglietti’s most important residential project in Canberra. It has been listed on the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Register of Significant Twentieth Century Architecture.
Number 7 Juad Place, Aranda, is on the market for $1.6 million.
For more information on the Paterson house, contact Sally Strang and Cris O’Brien at Home.byHolly.
7 Juad Place, Aaranda