Carlton North home of late architect Peter Corrigan sells for $5.25m, a suburban price record

The Carlton North home of late Royal Australian Institute of Architects gold medal award winner Peter Corrigan sold at auction on Saturday for $5.25 million –  a suburban price record.

On an 879 square metre block – supersized by Melbourne’s inner city standards – the offering is at the upper end of the trendy suburb – close to the Brunswick suburb border and near Princes Park recreation facilities.

It includes a spacious five bedroom 1930s residence, two storey studio and several garden zones.

Nelson Alexander marketed 1032 Drummond Street last month with a price guide of between $4 million and $4.4 million. The Corrigan family was represented by selling agents Charlie Barham and Nicholas West.

Mr Corrigan was responsible for some of Melbourne’s most pioneering works including RMIT’s unique Building 8 on Swanston St reet – which was used as a movie backdrop for the 2002 Hollywood hit Queen of the Damned, starring the late Alliyah.

According to a 2016 Age article following his death, Corrigan’s favourite personal design was the chevron-shaped Athan House in Monbulk – in Melbourne’s outer east.

The sale of 1032 Drummond Street comes a week after the ex-Carlton Police Station at 334-344 Drummond Street fell into private hands for the first time following a $4 million-plus deal. Closed in 2010 by the state government which then sold it to a Sydney-based school in 2013, the historic jail house sold this time around to a family from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Jellis Craig’s Simon Shrimpton marketed 334-344 Drummond Street both times.

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