Throughout the house, it has unusual light-filled volumes and dimensions that lend personality, as well as a mix of glass surfaces including stained glass and 70s-style panelling. What was once the handball court is now a sun-drenched courtyard, complete with original markings and views of the skyline.
An erstwhile brick factory and handball court, the property was transformed into a residence in 1970 by architect John Mockridge, preserving the essence of its Victorian-era origins.
The handball court was later converted into a brick factory, before architect John Mockridge turned it into his own residence in 1970. More recently the home has been featured on television shows, including The Slap and Halifax f.p.
The property was originally a handball court when it was first constructed in 1874, before being turned into a brick factory and eventually into a residence in 1970.
Now ,I move to Texas where is hard to find any handball court at all need my house. Never less, I maintain my fitness! Now and then when I’m alone the thoughts of those days keeps me active. Jennifer Maldonado (author) from West Palm Beach on July 17, 2020: Hi yes you can move after you hit the ball. Chain on July 16, 2020:
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Racquetball, Handball & Squash Courts Safety. Eyeguards are recommended on all racquetball, squash, and handball courts. All metal, aluminum, and wood racquetball racquets must have protective guards. Marking Balls. Black racquetballs, handballs, and squash balls are not permitted for use on the courts unless they are official non-marking balls.
The Anduiza Building was built as a boarding house by the Anduiza family in 1912 and is especially unique because of the fronton, or Basque handball court, inside. Although an engineering firm occupied it for almost 50 years, they never expanded into the area where the playing court is located, so it hasn't been modified since it was built.
These Handball court walls stand witness to a rich and diverse history spanning the 1870's through mid 20th century modernism to now, holding it's place here, on one of Carlton's prettiest Squares. Once home and studio to renowned architect John Mockridge there is a purity of design, generosity of space and subtlety in the lines of sight through the house to garden and sky.
Tournament House has over 20,000 square feet of state of the art cardio and fitness equipment, racquetball, handball, basketball, locker rooms with whirlpool spas, tanning, and saunas. “A place for people, not just bodies.”