Sold Mar 2014
'Kensington Lighthouse', An Australian Architectural Icon

109 Rankins Road, Kensington, VIC 3031

2 beds 2 baths 2 cars


109 Rankins Road has been Sold
Every now and again along comes a home that transcends conventional living; a home crafted to such perfection that it captures the care, love and meticulous attention to detail of its proud owners. This is one such home.
One lucky buyer is therefore presented with a rare opportunity to purchase a neighbourhood landmark and multi award-winning home, the 'Kensington Lighthouse'.
Defined by its architectural brilliance, minimalist finish, spectacular curved ceilings and intelligent use of space, nothing short of bespoke living awaits inside this exceptional residence.
For those with a true appreciation of the finer things in life, you'll revel in an innovative layout styled with premium-grade materials that have been carefully considered to ensure longevity and create an atmosphere of sophistication and contemporary flair.
Very much a triumph of modern design, the home captivates with its polished concrete heated floor (via gas-fired hydronic heating), double glazing throughout, low energy lighting, hard-wiring for cat 5 data, heated towel racks, heat pump low energy hot water system, extensive storage and secure off-street parking. Extensive use of local timbers also enhances the natural character of the home.
Attention to detail and stylish design begins with the striking facade dressed with translucent danpalon to provide excellent natural light, while thoughtful planning is evident in the construction of two North-facing “sun shells” to capture natural light and promote maximum daylight use throughout the home. Forming the roof of the residence, these two sun shells are connected around a central grassed courtyard by a timber-lined passageway that allows seamless movement between the elevated Master bedroom and living quarters.
Feature island bench topped with marble is the face of the plywood kitchen, flanked by an inviting lounge and dining; the latter nestled beneath a soaring 6m-high curved ceiling. A picturesque view over the central courtyard, meanwhile, greets you every morning as you rise from the Master bedroom featuring built-in bed and ensuite.
A second bedroom serviced by a large bathroom is zoned above the living areas, along with a study loft ideal for the home office worker.
Furthermore, excellent natural ventilation coupled with insulated concrete slab provides high thermal mass and year-round comfort. Not surprisingly, the highly insulated building also attracts a five-star rating.
Fittingly, this remarkable home enjoys a stellar location within fantastic access of Macaulay Rd cafes, Kensington train station, Royal Park, Citylink and the CBD.
- 2010 Shortlist Interior Design Awards
Residential Design Kensington Lighthouse
- 2009 Winner IDEA Awards
Best Residential Interior - Single Dwelling Kensington Lighthouse
- 2009 Winner Australian Timber Design Awards
Best Use of Decorative Wood Veneers Kensington Lighthouse
- 2009 Finalist Australian Timber Design Awards
Best Residential New Building
Best Use of Timber as A Structural Element
Best Use of Timber Panels
Kensington Lighthouse
- 2011 Neue Top 100 Hauser
Drexel, T., Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Munich, pp.176
- 2010 New York Times and International Herald Tribune
Kensington Lighthouse
- 2010 The Age, Melbourne Magazine
Kensington Lighthouse
- 2010 Sanctuary Magazine issue 11
Kensington Lighthouse pp 48
- 2010 Grand Designs Magazine
Kensington Lighthouse
- 2010 Inside Out
Kensington Light House
- 2009 AR
Kensington Light House
- 2009 (inside)
Kensington Light House
Rooms: 4
Parking: 2 cars
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The average age is 34
Majority are Couples without children
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