Sea Cliffs, Suffolk Park
This mid-century modernist-inspired Suffolk Park home has been sold by vendors Mike and Megan Fishwick. The unusual build was featured last year on Grand Designs Australia. Mike Fishwick is a clothing designer for a local street/surfwear label, and Megan is the founder of Feel Good Revolution.
They took their inspiration from the internationally acclaimed 1951 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed Illinois weekender for Dr Edith Farnsworth. The 800 sqm building block was sold in 2017 for $645,000 in the Seacliffs rainforest estate developed by Jonathan Levy’s Unison Projects. First National Byron Bay agent Tara Torkkola achieved a $2.1 million sale, just under the $2.2 million price guidance.
The couple lived in a caravan with their three children for almost a year while undertaking the project. The Foxtel LifeStyle channel presenter Peter Maddison suggested it was “a uniquely Aussie version of a modernist building”.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house features an outdoor pool, entertainment deck, and a large carport. The kitchen, covered in handcrafted kitchen tiles, includes a cafe-style rangehood and spacious dining with a bespoke dining nook.