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Franco Pavilion: Beachside Mid-Century Classic

If the name Franco Belgiorno-Nettis isn’t a household name in your home, then you might want to reconsider your position on mid-century architecture and the efforts of Franco and the likes. Belgiorno-Nettis was an Australian industrialist, patron of the arts, and also helped to found the Biennale of Sydney in 1973 – an international festival of contemporary art, held every two years.

Franco Pavilion is a wonderful piece of mid-century architecture which not only plays host to the highest quality construction of the period, but also reflects the heights of the clean, minimalist aesthetic.

As passionate curators of the Arts, the Belgiorno-Nettis family have stamped their love of modernist architecture on Clontarf with Franco Pavilion built with no expense spared and brimming with exposed concrete edges, soft rolling curves which abut the brutally sharp right angles, and highly bespoke Australian hardwood furnishings throughout.

This much-loved home is being offered for first time ever as a Holiday rental, and remains a stunning example of build quality, and mid-century design excellence in its present cared for state. With the north facing pavilion perfectly framing the courtyard outside, the spaces are light-filled and create pleasant living zones for greeting guests, relaxing and a dining experience unlike any other.

By way of accommodation, all rooms are generously proportioned and include bespoke joinery, machined and crafted to perfection and when it comes to bathrooms, the sunken mosaic-tiled bath will take your breath away, and its accompanying curved vanity basin is just as comfortable with the label of functional art piece.

For an idyllic beachside setting, Clontarf beach is one of the Northern Beaches most exclusive harbourside enclaves. Deriving its fame for sitting nested in the heart of the Manly to Spit walk, and more recently for hosting two cafes which serve delicious coffee and yummy meals, there is good reason why buyers are now pulling out all stops to live by these sands over all others.


• Mid-century Architectural Franco Belgiorno-Nettis commissioned landmark
• 4 bedrooms and two bespoke bathrooms
• 100 metres to the sands of Clontarf Beach and coffee shops
• Off street parking for two cars

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Located in Manly Council in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney, the Clontarf suburb is only 13 short km away from the CBD and offers a number of...


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