Built in 1976 and designed by the esteemed architect, Iwan Iwanoff, Marsala House is an iconic piece of Western Australian architectural history and is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of Iwanoff’s designs. This Brutalist beauty is not only a sculptural work of art, but an incredible estate, with everything you need to live a life less ordinary.
Perched high on the hill sitting 82m above sea level and set on a sprawling 1,483 sqm block, the awe-inspiring elevation of Marsala House is as impressive as it is beautiful. This commanding residence (once known at ‘The Lookout’) with its signature Iwanoff concrete block design, provides breathtaking views over Perth, capturing panoramic views from the hills through to the city.
As the youngest home on the State Register of Heritage Places, Marsala House is a residence of architectural significance and celebrated extensively. Notably, Marsala House is the only one of Iwanoff’s designs to be heritage listed.
The sunken living spaces, synonymous with seventies living and ever so popular today, provide sumptuous and comfortable spaces to unwind and entertain. The first floor sunken lounge is framed geometrically by the concrete blocks of the exterior. Original Iwanoff timber joinery and ceiling details envelope the space and the Alpaca carpet provides a softness underfoot. Adjoining the lounge is an expansive balcony the perfect vantage point to enjoy a drink and take in the panoramic views. A further two living areas including a second sunken lounge and a living area adjacent to the rear garden and disco room, provide further entertainment spaces and zones to unwind.
The famed disco room does not disappoint and innately encourages all the fun and frivolity one would expect. With its original light up disco floor, DJ booth, bar, mid-century Venetian chandelier, crocodile look wallpaper and high-quality built-in sound system, your parties will never be the same again.
The landscaped gardens are juxtaposed by the concrete blocks of the facade, creating a dramatic yet elegant statement. With its split-levels, pristine lawn, lush garden beds, swimming pool, spa, gymnasium and vista to the east and towards the city, this is an ideal location and backdrop for parties and special events.
Artfully restored, every turn serves as a reminder of Iwanoff’s formidable foresight and attention to detail. Having undergone restorations in its more recent life, Marsala House was awarded the 2011 Western Australian Heritage Council’s Award for Outstanding Residential Conservation, as well as the 2012 Australian Institute of Architects award for Conservation or Restoration of a Heritage Place. The current custodians have made a significant investment into the continued restoration of the home, carried out in harmony with the original Iwanoff design.
Located only 9kms from the Perth CBD, Marsala House is an accessible and convenient lifestyle retreat and the perfect haven to relax and unwind. With every amenity you could possibly want, including a swimming pool, spa, gymnasium, your own private disco room, a formal bar, sunken lounges and lush landscaped gardens, you may never want to leave.
A residence that is both a work of art and an incredibly liveable home, it is unlike any other. This is where form and function merge playfully and your every luxurious desire is met. An estate for the most discerning, this is Marsala House – seventies glamour meets sophisticated luxury.
Designed by esteemed architect Iwan Iwanoff
Breathtaking panoramic views over Perth
A home of architectural significance and listed on the State Register of Heritage Places
The youngest house in Western Australia to be heritage listed
The only Iwanoff design to be heritage listed
Fully restored Iwanoff details throughout the home
Incredible amenities inc swimming pool, spa, gym, landscaped gardens, disco
An estate perched high on an elevated 1,483 sqm block and located in a quiet cul-de-sac
A substantial residence with 521sqm of built area approximately
2 car carport plus ample open spaces to park at least 6 cars and a boat
Fully gated and secure property with alarm system and CCTV
Goffredo Reggiani 1970’s lighting
Mid-century Murano chandelier in disco
Hand blown 1970’s Venini patchwork wall feature
Original Cristal Arte mirrors
Fully integrated sound system throughout the house and garden
Stunning master ensuite with custom Italian marble curved wall details and mirrors and underfloor heating
Rainwater storage and garden recycling which also doubles as sculptural fountains
Reverse cycle zoned ducted air-conditio