Expressions of Interest
Keen admirers of the architectural works of famed Bulgarian born and former Perth resident Iwan Iwanoff speak of the “Tomich House” in hushed, awed tones. It’s a bit of a secret for all intents and purposes and in fact at the time of writing, isn’t even mentioned on Iwanoff’s Wikipedia page. Last on the market 30 years ago, this is a property some speculate to be Iwanoff’s largest and most ambitious.
Originally designed for the Tomich’s in 1969, with construction completed in 1971, the home was extended by the next owner who commissioned Iwanoff to expand the original footprint in the late 1970’s, with further additions and interior renovations done in 1985 by the following owners. Purchased by the current owners in 1988, this is a truly remarkable opportunity to join a proud and exclusive group. For a true design connoisseur, it’s something greater- a chance to possibly restore or renovate to personal taste, but ultimately enhance what is destined to become one of our prestigious coastlines truly modern masterpieces.
Built in his signature style where his usage of concrete blocks challenged the Brutalist genre and transformed it into something far warmer and more decorative, this is immediately recognisable as an Iwanoff. But whilst this is an exceptional and unique example of arguably Perth’s best known and much-loved Modernist Architect, this properties location and land-holding play an equal part in defining this as iconic.
Sitting atop one of City Beach’s highest points, the views across the ocean beyond Fremantle, up to Sorrento and across to Carnac, Garden and Rottnest Islands are jaw-droppingly unobstructed and quite possibly the best ocean views on the entire Perth coastline. Built before height restrictions were introduced, this home is a concept way ahead of its time.
With 5 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3 Studies, 3 living areas, a workshop, a cellar, a swimming pool AND a tennis court, there is scope here for magnificent ocean-side living on a grand scale. As is typical of Iwanoff’s homes however, there is a feeling of intimacy created by his approachable design. It speaks to us now, some 6 decades later, because of its considered utility and accessibility of interior scale warmed by the evident passion of a designer who saw Architecture as Art.
A functional floorplan already works very well for modern living, providing great separation for multiple generations. With a superb footprint already in place, this property is now ready for a new interior fit-out to truly flaunt its spectacular pedigree. Here’s your chance to design the home dreams are made of and reap the rewards. Call to register your interest – Inspection will be by appointment.
• Iwanoff’s “Tomich House”
• Huge 1184 square metre premium land-holding
• Perth’s BEST ocean views
• Large family home
• Swimming Pool
• Tennis Court