Announcement: Cottier takes public on a private tour
In 1995, Margaret Fink commissioned Keith Cottier to design the alterations for a property consisting of two 1860s cottages which were later adapted into a single residence. Once used as painting studios by the East Sydney Tech (today known as the National Art School) luminaries, Douglas Dundas and Dorothy Thornhill, the property which Fink purchased stood in the shadow of a seven-storey building, and badly needed an upgrade. Cottier’s design suited the lifestyle needs of the film producer, whilst remaining sympathetic to the site’s history. Fink, who has lived there for the past ten years, still uses the original and period features of the house, from the brass railing running along the stairway and the mosaic floor in the courtyard.
Visit the Fink House for yourself on a specially guided tour by Keith Cottier this Sunday, 2 November 2008. Cottier’s tour is part of Sydney Open ’08, a walking tour of some of Sydney’s best-kept architectural secrets, organised by the Historic Houses Trust.