Living room with oculus, wooden screen, and beige sofa under a wall of windows.
Midcentury home for sale in Sydney comes with a dramatic


A renovated midcentury gem is up for grabs in Sydney, Australia. Originally designed by Frank Fox in the 1960s, the “Oculus” house underwent renovations in 2014, led by Australian architecture firm Tzannes Associates, who kept the home’s unusual circular shell but updated just about everything else.

The refreshed residence, reportedly on the market for $15 million, has some striking features, including 270 degrees of retractible curved glass that give views to the garden designed by landscape architect William Dangar.

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The layout of the six-bedroom, five-bathroom house, spruced up by Arent & Pyke Interior Design, unfurls like a seashell—the main living spaces, including an expansive media room on the lower level and the dining and living room on the second level, occupy the circular central section of the house.

True to the house’s name, an oculus hovers above the dining and living room, letting in lots of natural light. The more private areas of the home, including the five bedrooms and master suite, stretch outward from the center.

Touches of luxury permeate the place, like an underground garage big enough for six cars, an airy chef’s kitchen, marble and wood-clad bathrooms, and a covered terrace that look out onto landscaped yard with pool.

Dining room with white dining table and chairs.
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Modern kitchen that opens onto terrace.
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