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‘ES&A Bank’ 13A Bent St, Wingham NSW

‘ES&A Bank’ 13A Bent St, Wingham NSW

As rare a listing as the come, with nothing we've ever posted coming close in terms of restoration efforts nor regionally historical MCM importance. This ES&A Bank designed by Richard Apperly was opened in 1957, one of perhaps hundreds of landmark...

174 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag NSW

174 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag NSW

From disposable to prized the spinning wheel lands on any and all possibilities for our MCM built heritage. Today is back to the good with a 1960s sprawler which has been given a bit of a Sydney zhuzh and as such, owing to it's beautiful bones of course,...

12 Newark Rd, Torrens Park SA

12 Newark Rd, Torrens Park SA

When the term 'rental' comes up many of us refer to student day cliches - a John Birmingham-esq vision of messy shared houses and flats, with larger homes maybe spacious enough for bikes parked in the hallway yet worn down by years of tenancy and little...

8 Jennifer Cres, Thirroul NSW

8 Jennifer Cres, Thirroul NSW

There are so many media outlets which focus on Mid-Century Design and appreciation with the interest thankfully growing by the hour. Over our 10 plus years we have seen and listed it all - magnificent Modernist sentinels by Boyd, Seidler or Grounds,...

77 Wentworth St, South Hobart TAS

77 Wentworth St, South Hobart TAS

Down in the the new SoHo (don't worry, we don't that's a thing - yet) and ticking boxes left and right is this superb, never-before-sold residence built the year of our MCM lord, 1960. Through the rather lovely classicism and knick-knackery of the current...

7 Flint St, Eltham VIC

7 Flint St, Eltham VIC

A modest lovely in the heart of the urban bush, with some beautiful original elements and tons o' space for a sympathetic extension. Keeping it small and simple is not the lesser option however, as we can all probably do with a reassess of what built space...

35 Crompton Dve, Wattle Park SA

35 Crompton Dve, Wattle Park SA

We get the feeling young Brad and Ollie aren't quite sure what they've got here with some vague references to an extensive (then modest?) residence and of course the obligatory suggestion to 'build you dream home'. To these fellows all can we say is 'yeah,...

Oakleigh South VIC

Oakleigh South VIC

Another delightfully reverential renovation today and, without seeing the floor plan, it suggests a particularly respectful vision of the original (as yet unknown) architect's light-as-a-feather design and footprint. Bravo to the owners for a smashing...

87 Hillvue Rd, Tamworth NSW

87 Hillvue Rd, Tamworth NSW

Always suckers for individual takes on the era and ethos which we call MCM, today we post this evocative residence. A home which altogether suggests a no-nonsense, small-town pragmatism (accessible bathrooms FTW!) whilst giving in to an occasional...

2 Flavel Ave, Woodforde SA

2 Flavel Ave, Woodforde SA

With many thanks to Modernist Australian Rhys for the heads up on an home designed, built and held by the owners for the last half century, now for sale and hot damn - Adelaide - you just won't quit! It's origins exist with the name Downer (though right...

83 Shepherds Hill Rd, Eden Hills SA

83 Shepherds Hill Rd, Eden Hills SA

If yesterday was fantasy camp, today presents the exhilarating reality of truly owning a gorgeous slice of Mid-Century joy with perhaps enough funds left over to add that festoon lit, poolside wonderland out back. There is simply too much to adore here -...

‘Kiernan House’ 2 Allenby Rd, Dalkeith WA

‘Kiernan House’ 2 Allenby Rd, Dalkeith WA

And the week opens with a boom reverberating across the Nullarbor as Perth puts forth from its golden Raymond Jones catalogue a residence (c.1957) which has undergone substantial work to become a veritable Mid-Century monster. Presented in full glory with...

4 Ahearn Ave, South Coogee NSW

4 Ahearn Ave, South Coogee NSW

All images courtesy of BresicWhitney Real Estate Retro survivor is right. This breathtaking residence straddling some of the best clifftops in the country is an incredible family home covering 3 storeys, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lift and terraced gardens....

‘Pettit & Sevitt Mark V’ 20 Campbell Dve, Wahroonga NSW

‘Pettit & Sevitt Mark V’ 20 Campbell Dve, Wahroonga NSW

Project homes have long been a staple for us and what was a long marginalised subset of the Australian Modernist story - the pre-designed experiment by renowned Australian architects each attempting their own variety of better home design, better suburb...

21 Byways Dve, Ringwood East VIC

21 Byways Dve, Ringwood East VIC

In keeping with this suburb's rep for holding a big vein of MCM gold, this second Melbourne listing in Ringwood East is of a more considered design than Rezza. It is unknown the architect at this stage, but suffice to say we can see intention in the flow...

691A Gilbert Rd, Reservoir VIC

691A Gilbert Rd, Reservoir VIC

A double header today with first part in Reservoir, a not usual locale for Mid-Century flavoured fun (with this being perhaps our second ever listing there). And although not the most formally polished nor astute of designs this rambling family casa...

49 Eliza Plc, Panorama SA

49 Eliza Plc, Panorama SA

Great Mid-Century bones and untouched brick and board frontage (thank goodness!). A little mish mashy inside, with the obligatory 80s colonial kitchen cabinetry which has no business being there however it's easily (and pretty much half-way already)...

22 Dargie St, Everton Park QLD

22 Dargie St, Everton Park QLD

Whilst so many homes have come and gone in the past few months, this rather forlorn listing has remained unsold, so today we give it its due. Although there is no floor plan and those rooms seem a little dark, we suspect there is a rather nice Mid-Century...

61 Somerville St, Spence ACT

61 Somerville St, Spence ACT

Yet another long-held family home hitting the market this week, this one a glorious exemplar of 1970s warmth and premier project home design which is now coming full circle, gathering appeal among those who vaguely recall such light-filled, brick and...

7 Janet St, Brighton East VIC

7 Janet St, Brighton East VIC

A super interesting transformation of a neglected Brighton home which so easily could have been lost to subdivision10 years ago but instead has undergone a renovation/extension of enormity in every aspect. Though at its core it's a different building...

46 Morley Avenue, Wye River VIC

46 Morley Avenue, Wye River VIC

Yet another class-A example supporting our foundation theory that the Australian post WW2 beach shack is a distinct subset of Twentieth-Century Modernist architecture. This holiday house undoubtedly the location of decades of salt and eucalypt flavoured...

2 Myrtlebank Tce, Stonyfell SA

2 Myrtlebank Tce, Stonyfell SA

Beautiful residence. Beautiful light. Beautiful timber. Beautiful northern orientation. Beautiful history-soaked vibes. Not so beautiful suggestions made to knock it over. Et Tu South Australia?

9 White Lodge Ct, Kew VIC

9 White Lodge Ct, Kew VIC

Resplendent as it rests in the inner-city bosom of big money MCM. A commission for Drayton & Colman Architects (c.1964) for an obviously more 'hip' contingent of Melbourne's captains of industry (well at least a little more tuned-in than those who...

11 Princess St, Warrnambool VIC

11 Princess St, Warrnambool VIC

Some more regional fun sent through this weekend in the shape of this rather stately retro fabulous residence down on the shipwreck coast. The agent has made claims of well known local architect commissioned by well known family which points possibly to...

42 Alkina St, Kenmore QLD

42 Alkina St, Kenmore QLD

Kenmore continues to crush it with this four-bedder, all neato and ready to move in. Strong bones is right -  that solid carport frontage alone has us a little sweaty. Keep them comin' Qweeens!

97-99 Sunnyside Cres, Castlecrag NSW

97-99 Sunnyside Cres, Castlecrag NSW

A high level of evasiveness has accompanied this listing which has been sitting on the market for a while. From the stated knowns: primo Castlecrag location and 60 years in the same hands plus a peek or two from some interested Modernist Australians the...

52 Kellatie Rd, Rosny TAS

52 Kellatie Rd, Rosny TAS

A neat-as-a-pin Hobart residence in supreme condish which maintains its original, elegant rhythm of beams and brick with panels of glass and plaster. Ready to roll as is, but just waiting for the splash of furniture and decor to make this house a true...

113 Dunlop St, Mortlake VIC

113 Dunlop St, Mortlake VIC

If you stumbled across this unabashed slice of classic commercial Modernism for sale in some inner city suburb it would no doubt command seven figures and be the coveted location for all manner of creative-class work/life designs; that beautiful staircase,...

19 Callitris Cres, Marcus Beach QLD

19 Callitris Cres, Marcus Beach QLD

An architect led-renovation from an original which is a little out of the Mid-Century time-frame for us (c.1985) but nonetheless was first designed with keen deference to the Modernist ethos including a floor plan remeniscent of any simple 60s So Cal...

9 Sandown Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

9 Sandown Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

Sandy Bay super cutie with a reasonable refurb (though if that's stonework under that fireplace render we'll be ropable) and a killer carport frontage. Another for the escape plan.

12 Balnagowan Ave, Colac VIC

12 Balnagowan Ave, Colac VIC

We've been looking for some regional joy and it's seems Colac has delivered this evening with an exquisite, ultimate lake front residence - woah nelly! Though not apparent to many, Colac with it's slightly rural slide vibe is no stranger to pedigree...

26 Bethanga St, Mount Eliza VIC

26 Bethanga St, Mount Eliza VIC

Trawling through so many places we never listed and found this absolute ripper which fell through the net. For lease at the time (earlier this year), it has been well and truly snapped up, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate it now does it?

45 Banambila Street, Aranda ACT

45 Banambila Street, Aranda ACT

Though a rather wonderful sale pitch by the agent we can't help but feel a little dismayed by the photos here. Such a beautiful and mostly intact example of 'The Trendsetter' project home design (for Trend Builders by architect Neil Renfree* c.1967)...

421 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills QLD

421 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills QLD

Hold onto your sunvisors northern Modern fans, Brisbane's purple patch just shifted up a gear with a residence of serious pedigree and beautiful condition. A 1965 commission for hometown favourite Vitaly Gzell (we've showcased him here and here before)...

20 Wychcross St, Westminster WA

20 Wychcross St, Westminster WA

We're not gonna poke fun at the rather off-base FLW reference here, we're simply happy a Perth realo is highlighting the Mid Century lines and appeal of this little cutie pie and (also in a rarity for WA) it's an achievable price too. This may leave...

14 Norton St, Pascoe Vale VIC

14 Norton St, Pascoe Vale VIC

If you loved yesterday's architect designed Essendon beauty but it wasn't quite in your range then perhaps you could beg, borrow and steal for this cutie-pie instead. This duel level home is of a similar vintage and line: full north facing backyard and...

13 Alfred Rd, Essendon VIC

13 Alfred Rd, Essendon VIC

This wonderful residence by architect Ivan Anderson (yes, that is the scale the model he built at the time)) has been sitting within the same family since they moved in in 1966. Though careworn it remains in wonderfully original condition and with perfect...

38 Allambi Ave, Broadbeach Waters QLD

38 Allambi Ave, Broadbeach Waters QLD

Though the use of all pervading white in architecture has validity in a cultural, historical and climate context (think the Greek Isles, early Bauhaus or perhaps the Middle East) and while this renovation certainly has many redeeming points (see the...

103 Branksome Gardens, City Beach WA

103 Branksome Gardens, City Beach WA

For this, we're down on our knees, begging baby please - don't knock it down. Situated in our favourite Perth 'burb is this completely intact, never before sold beauty of such superb Modernist lines and features as to not be out of place in The Incredibles...

28 Gilruth Rd, Kenmore QLD

28 Gilruth Rd, Kenmore QLD

What developer's threaten, the termites have probably assured. This one is a posterity post, enjoy in your own bittersweet fashion. Oh and Vern, you're a wanker.* *Check the video evidence.    

21 Sunhill Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

21 Sunhill Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

A touch of bounce and brightness on this wintery eve. A beautifully realised and presented Age Small Homes Service plan no. T357 by the firm of Montgomery, King & Trengove (c.1955) according to project home trainspotter Steven Coverdale. Surely just...

35 Kanofski St, Chermside West QLD

35 Kanofski St, Chermside West QLD

Books and covers and judging and all. Here is a prime example of a rather utilitarian, who-knows-what's-inside exterior revealing a magical, deep timber and tiled interior comprising beautifully built rooms and a tranquil darkness of space- a quality which...

35 Grandview Ave, Urrbrae SA

35 Grandview Ave, Urrbrae SA

This one was waiting in the wings for weeks and now finally its time to shine has come though with the dream slightly crushed (it's now under offer - dang!). No matter inspiration and adoration is the true name of the game here, so please bask in the glow...

36 Bannerman Ave, Greensborough VIC

36 Bannerman Ave, Greensborough VIC

We are not going to pretend that this home is going to survive. And, considering its age, condition and materials attributed to the times and budget in which it was built then maybe that is a more natural demise. The lack of insulation and apparent rot is...

8 Stringybark Rd, Eltham VIC

8 Stringybark Rd, Eltham VIC

Melbourne's most prolific non-architect Alistair Knox is posthumously hard at it with any number of wonderful 60s and 70s bushland homes up for grabs right now. The one we're posting we think is the most beautiful of the lot (though this one in Warrandyte...

38 Holmes Crescent, Campbell ACT

38 Holmes Crescent, Campbell ACT

A classic slice of Canberra Modern from the hand of Ian Slater from 50s architectural firm Moir, Ward & Slater (moving into the 60s as Moir & Slater). In need of some deserved TLC but all in all an elegant and poised prospect.

45 View St, Albany WA

45 View St, Albany WA

This. A rather grand variation of the temperate coast, Post-War holiday Modernism as created en masse by Australians all over the nation. Held firmly in the minds-eye and heart of so many lucky ones; the fibro exteriors, long panes of glass, the blue...

198 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills QLD

198 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills QLD

Me oh my! A no holds-barred, mid 70s home that we have no doubt will steal hearts upon very first glance. An immaculate, sprawling residence of dreams which separates itself from the mediocre examples being built today by its gorgeous warm exposed brick...

7 Lucifer St, Balwyn North VIC

7 Lucifer St, Balwyn North VIC

The waft of sulfur emanating from the hills of Balwyn as it rises from bloated temples of excess made manifest by temporary, lucre-chasing demons who have naught but dollar signs in their shimmering eyes, continues unabated. Down on Lucifer Street the...

24 Weerona Ave, Mount Stuart TAS

24 Weerona Ave, Mount Stuart TAS

Another jewel from Tassie, though this one - as an immaculate Hobart central family home with endless Derwent views - is a dead cert to command a little more than attention and coin than the regular Launceston fair. That said, to all those schlepping the...

4 / 247 Glen Eira Rd, Caulfield North VIC

4 / 247 Glen Eira Rd, Caulfield North VIC

That decor. The cream surfaces with gold filagree detailing, baby chandeliers in crystal and metallics, flawless parquetry and always, ALWAYS textiles of a deep turquoise. We like to call it the 'Onassis chic', capturing all the high-end, late 1960s, pared...

‘Four Winds’ 57 Hughes Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

‘Four Winds’ 57 Hughes Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

Today we have outrageously beautiful grounds hosting a gorgeous late 50s Modern home, the stuff of genteel holiday dreams. The floor plan with all living spaces and overall countenance pointed north clearly indicates this was built by true sun, sea and...

239 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag NSW

239 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag NSW

What begins with that delicious yet all class minty timber, sandy stonework and gorgeous name badge our front, reveals itself to be an enormous and swingin' family home of sensational northern orientation and the added character of copper relief mural...

Apt. 43 ‘Aquarius Building’ 50 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay NSW

Apt. 43 ‘Aquarius Building’ 50 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay NSW

Not even a Rolex ad starring Daniel Craig smelling of cognac, cubans and cologne while Coltrane soars in the background could capture the high-end masculinity emanating from this honeytrap to end all honeytraps. Indeed it's a very interesting angle to take...

1 Woodlea Dve, Glen Waverley VIC

1 Woodlea Dve, Glen Waverley VIC

We're not holding out too much hope for this little buddy in the bowl-over badlands of Glen Wafers. Nonetheless, as a classic 1966 AV Jennings 'Caprice' project home which has comfortably housed a growing family for the last 14 years, it deserves a fair...

75 Reatta Rd, Trevallyn TAS

75 Reatta Rd, Trevallyn TAS

All original, classic, 3 bedroom MCM home. Solid brick build, in beautiful un-renovated condish. Gobsmacking street aspect with sundrenched northern orientation. Sweeping undeveloped gardens, on gentle slope. Character inbuilt joinery,fireplace and...

‘Jones House’ 516 Park Rd, Park Orchards VIC

‘Jones House’ 516 Park Rd, Park Orchards VIC

Gently put down whatever you are holding, take a seat and breathe slowly as pure unadulterated mid-century magic floods your eyes and replenishes your soul. We often hear/tell of hidden architectural gems dotting our entire country, sometimes the...

285 Cessnock Rd, Abermain NSW

285 Cessnock Rd, Abermain NSW

We are in total in adoration of this one and we're not quite sure why. Maybe it's the hiding in plain sight pedigree (apparently a House and Garden 'Home of The (as yet unconfirmed 1960s) Year'). Maybe it's the beautiful, vast spaces of right angles and...

9 Potts St, Melville WA

9 Potts St, Melville WA

An absolute embrace of the Palm-Springsy-Eichler-chic tradition will pay off handsomely for these owners over in WA- hooray! If anywhere in the country can pull off such a vibe it's our very own west coast and putting in the work here, we can see just how...

Flat 15 ‘Eldoret’ 175 Power St, Hawthorn VIC

Flat 15 ‘Eldoret’ 175 Power St, Hawthorn VIC

A lovely little pad by a lesser celebrated, early Mod Melbourne architect, Norman Brendel. A cutting-edge-for-it's-time (c.1960) complex of 18 flats with just a sprinkle of old-inner Melbourne Glamour (some extra plan images to be aded shortly, curtesy of...

16 Edward Street Blackwood SA

16 Edward Street Blackwood SA

Blackwood, land of untouched bargains. Here is yet one more example chokers with the kind of time-frozen, squeal inducing character features not seen in just any 'ol MCM home. Of course we have that glorious design with wall of windows, stone walls, crazy...

17 Margaret Ave, Montmorency VIC

17 Margaret Ave, Montmorency VIC

  A glorious rebirth to get the weekend pumping for you all. Though we privately prefer our nuts and berries, Alistair Knox homes to stay nutty (read: Keep that brick and that ceiling guys!) we totally understand the move to a slicker look and really...

42 Castle Cct, Seaforth NSW

42 Castle Cct, Seaforth NSW

Though hexed by the snow fairies (those tiles- begone!) this is a killer party house of breezy living spaces wallpapered with to-die-for harbor views through floor-to-ceiling glazing, extending to magnificent decking and a swingin' kidney-shaped pool...

‘Marble Springs Hideaway’ 121 Knotts Hill Rd, Basket Range SA

‘Marble Springs Hideaway’ 121 Knotts Hill Rd, Basket Range SA

You know that bit in that movie? That not-too-distant-dystopian-adventure-drama where the band of heroes finally bush bash their way to the isolated retreat of the curmudgeon scientist who long ago turned his back on society in an act of prescient self...

22 Blyth St, Glen Osmond SA

22 Blyth St, Glen Osmond SA

What fresh heaven is this? Popping up on Mother's Day is the mother of South Australian listings (well at least a rather commanding one with a price tag finally commensurate with the offering we think) sitting high on the hill and in incredible condition....

18 Butterworth Cres, Anglesea VIC

18 Butterworth Cres, Anglesea VIC

Nonmaleficence. The first concept in the fine balance of medial ethics translates directly into updating any home of a certain age, build or character. The owners of this 2 bedroom Surf Coast beaut have successfully nailed it with a clear retention of...

24 Buckingham St, Mount Tarcoola WA

24 Buckingham St, Mount Tarcoola WA

Though a little nondescript inside (though of course the photos aren't helping) we've got some bones here (and killer street frontage already) which could be transformed into something special, and when you're a breath away from some of the best coastline...

4/64 Para Rd, Montmorency VIC

4/64 Para Rd, Montmorency VIC

A little pad in Monty. Nothing too big or flashy, just a bright little home with some Merchant Builder magic and the pleasure of an attainable dream. The avocado's on us kids!

244 Dry Plains Rd, Cooma NSW

244 Dry Plains Rd, Cooma NSW

For those harbouring any wild combination of the following loves: skiiing, the romance of the Snowy High Country (which may or may not involve Tom Burlinson), rural boltholes, fresh air, besser brick, straight lines, floor to ceiling windows, seagrass...

3 Baroota Ave, Rostrevor SA

3 Baroota Ave, Rostrevor SA

Almost an echo of Weetangera in materials and era (this one hails from 1968) this modestly (read: Adelaide) priced winner is not only a landmark build of clean brickwork, exposed beams and extensive glazing, but exceedingly foresighted with its zoned floor...

31 Bambridge St, Weetangera ACT

31 Bambridge St, Weetangera ACT

(Everybody! Altogether now!)* A long time ago when men built well. There was a design of the free. Well conceived homes, were its untouched wealth, And Modernism reigned supreme. Weetangera, 'tangera, They say it was in Canberra. Weetangera, 'tangera, This...

13 Dunlop Ave, Kew VIC

13 Dunlop Ave, Kew VIC

"...deliver instant family appeal while its sensational 634sqm approx. north-facing private allotment is the perfect site to build a new home to your own design and specifications (STCA)." At what point do we ask the hard questions of our society? This...

25 Hillcrest Dve, Eden Hills SA

25 Hillcrest Dve, Eden Hills SA

Rentals! It's been a while but this one is an absolute killer so needed posting right away. The work of architect Graham Footner (by all accounts bit of a prolific practitioner round Eden Hills way) and showcased in Australian House and Garden mag in 1966...

‘Green House’ 1 Aringa Ct, Heathmont VIC

‘Green House’ 1 Aringa Ct, Heathmont VIC

Today a sublime combination of local history and inspirational renovation. In our 10 years at MA we've listed this home twice before and on both occasions thought it would be for the last time as earlier listing images and reports from the ground had...

‘Wood House’ 12-14 Tannock St, Balwyn North VIC

‘Wood House’ 12-14 Tannock St, Balwyn North VIC

A piece of Melbourne history has just popped up playing its chances on the market. With thanks to Steven at MCDA for the info This 1940s Robin Boyd which was subsequently updated twice more by the architect at the owners behest, now stands on the...

16 Shannon Ct, Dingley Village VIC

16 Shannon Ct, Dingley Village VIC

The autumnal chill is set to settle in soon enough and when it does it's unassuming, little homes like this one come into their own. A cosy conglomeration of timber, exposed brick and dark slate flooring warding off any chance of seasonal affective...

4 Binney Court, Sandy Bay TAS

4 Binney Court, Sandy Bay TAS

Though sitting stately in prime Hobart with an interior scheme of nana-luxe (chandeliers, demure colours, floral textiles) there is no denying the 1950s Modern origins of this impressive home. Those functionalist windows and squared exterior form would...

16 Glenfine Ave, Hamlyn Heights VIC

16 Glenfine Ave, Hamlyn Heights VIC

The Geelong Relocation Starter Pack 1) New job at TAC, Worksafe, LiveTiles or Deakin Uni. 2) Enrollment forms for St Joeys, Kardinia or any educational institution with a preference for blazers. 3) Gift basket of Le Fournil Crossants, Siketa sausages, Baie...

12 Warili Rd, Frenchs Forest NSW

12 Warili Rd, Frenchs Forest NSW

To know MCM homes, is to know street frontage is generally not the indicator of a residence as a whole, that said it's interesting how a tiny bit of 'updating' can change the face of a home and not for the better. That pink (or is it faded red?) vertical...

96 Speight St, Thornbury VIC

96 Speight St, Thornbury VIC

The promise of yesterday's rundown Sydney listing reveals itself in full bloom today in Melbourne. A home which has received the full MCM make-over from owners with a deft hand and clear vision who have now sent it marching, chest out, onto the market....

17 Wolfe Rd, East Ryde NSW

17 Wolfe Rd, East Ryde NSW

A brief chat today about real estate photography. We have any number of listings lined up for you, but darn it if we didn't override them all for this property for only one reason - the images. This home is certainly a darling and unmistakably mid-century...

‘Martha’s Garden’ 107 Aldgate Valley Rd, Aldgate SA

‘Martha’s Garden’ 107 Aldgate Valley Rd, Aldgate SA

Singular. The word gets bandied, not least by us, but when a home was designed, built, lived and worked in for the last 60 years by one person - then that is the correct term. Thelma Fisher a noted artist whose work pops up on any number of collector and...

1 Windouran Dve, Mitcham VIC

1 Windouran Dve, Mitcham VIC

What we have today is a textbook example of the avaricious wastefulness that taints our real estate and housing market. We absolutely plead the case for medium density housing, intricately planned for and architecturally designed, in all middle ring...

24 Diana Ave, Burleigh Heads QLD

24 Diana Ave, Burleigh Heads QLD

It wouldn't take much to turn this fairly pedestrian house (on the inside) into a home of sleek, Internationalist style dynamism set in a jungle haze of palm fronds and creepers. Those stairs man *sigh*. This truly has the bones for a photo-spread you'd...

139 Gloucester Ave, Belair SA

139 Gloucester Ave, Belair SA

We are once again in Adelaide where the homes are classic, their condition is unmolested and the prices are in the realm of possibility. This one, already perfect in so many ways, commands only the most sympathetic of renovations so as not to detract from...

1 Currawong Ct, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC

1 Currawong Ct, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC

Starkly reminiscent of the NorCal, redwood, hippy movement is this absolute killer property at the base of Melbourne's Dandenongs. And what's more, unlike many moldering homes up that way, this one remains in remarkably pristine condition and displays...

42 Adelaide St, Magill SA

42 Adelaide St, Magill SA

Down at heel to the extreme, this expansive and impeccably laid out 5 bedder of classically Modernist features with sprawling runaway grounds holds massive potential but only to those of the most dedicated and hardworking stripe. We don't hold much hope...

10 Aldersyde Ct, Ocean Grove VIC

10 Aldersyde Ct, Ocean Grove VIC

There is nothing which celebrates the luck and beauty of the Australian lifestyle quite like a bushland spread 3 minutes from the surf. And the value of such homes on the Bellarine though inherently priceless to the spirit are also certainly creeping up...

6 Wilaroo Ave, Beaumont SA

6 Wilaroo Ave, Beaumont SA

Did you know Sergio Mendes is playing the Opera House tomorrow night? If you can't catch him there maybe he'll stop by here on the way because if this 1956, undeniable killer of Mid-Century design* and swinging sophistication isn't the perfect intimate...

‘Kolt House’ 42 Fairway Rd, Doncaster VIC

‘Kolt House’ 42 Fairway Rd, Doncaster VIC

Sweeping onto the scene (with thanks to house hunter par excellence Graeme) is this commanding residence with a boldness and richness of features befitting its location. It also is getting a great rap from the agents who, though 'woke' as they seem to MCM...

16 McGuinness Cres, Lenah Valley TAS

16 McGuinness Cres, Lenah Valley TAS

Our lady Lenah coming through once more with this gorgeous 4-bedder which has seen a simple, sympathetic update and decking to take in those outrageous Hobart views. A tad more planting in the garden (though those stepping stone are a promising start) and...

15 Tyrone St, Werribee VIC

15 Tyrone St, Werribee VIC

Between the tracks and the highway and in one of The 'Bee's little known pockets of 60s residences, sits this sweetie. Like its fellow westie in Lara a few days back, this home of simple astute lines, courtyard aspect and nice spaces seems incongruous with...

1/92 McCarrs Creek Rd, Church Point NSW

1/92 McCarrs Creek Rd, Church Point NSW

For those down sizing (or up sizing in the heated Sydney Real Estate game) this treetop, top-floor apartment from Stan - the man - Symonds has been sitting around for a bit, thought we're not sure why - it is a cracker. With all the joys of 1960s apartment...

34 Paringa Ave, Newnham TAS

34 Paringa Ave, Newnham TAS

Are you getting around Lonny, inspired by our recent set of sympathetic renos and looking for a project to carry out similar? Well pull out some pocket change (best offer over 229k!) and get crackin - this is the one for you. Solid and already mint on the...

‘Fitzpatrick House’ 3 Parsons St, Croydon VIC

‘Fitzpatrick House’ 3 Parsons St, Croydon VIC

A little early for the miracle of Easter Sunday, but why can't we celebrate the rising of the dead too huh? We recall this particular residence back in an 'offline' patch and thought it was a goner. For sure it's a bona fide Chancellor and Patrick - those...

‘Tomich House’ City Beach WA

‘Tomich House’ City Beach WA

Hooray for Iwanoff! The master pops up yet again, this time in the form of his lesser known, but typically hog-wild commission in white - 'Tomich House' (c.1971). Though we are crying out for even a small peep at the interiors, we'll have to make do with...

12-14 Stephenson St, Lara VIC

12-14 Stephenson St, Lara VIC

We have been so inundated with homes right now that there have been a few absolute corkers we've have neglected to put up upon first sighting, this was one. Sold over the weekend it had our heart leaping out of our throats when spotted weeks ago, though...

29 Blythewood Rd, Torrens Park SA

29 Blythewood Rd, Torrens Park SA

Maintaining all the beauty, chipper condition and sensible price range we've come to know and love from Adelaide's vast MCM wellspring, here is yet another example to question why you don't already live in this rising capital city.

‘Williams House’ 4 Glenard Dve, Eaglemont VIC

‘Williams House’ 4 Glenard Dve, Eaglemont VIC

It's always a pleasure when a home recognised with heritage listing pops up on our radar. This bush-baby stunner has been setting hearts afire over the weekend and with good cause, as the work of renowned Melbourne Mid-Century architect Charles Duncan....

‘Gentleman’s Residence’ 15 Holdsworth St, Woollahra NSW

‘Gentleman’s Residence’ 15 Holdsworth St, Woollahra NSW

One out of the box, well perhaps two boxes? A 'gentleman's' compound made up of conjoined, double story townhouses with shared pool, garage and 'servants quarters (I mean, one cannot expect city playboys bivouacking in the gilded boroughs of Sydney to know...

56/40 King William St, Fitzroy VIC

56/40 King William St, Fitzroy VIC

A great street to have the hipsters swooning (hey, even the agent is a big beardy!) and most of us smiling at the elegance that once was the typical Aussie flat (50 years ago that is). No nasty, cheap flammable panels, no dystopian life of anonymous, hard...

17 Heathfield Rd, Bellevue Heights

17 Heathfield Rd, Bellevue Heights

Been inspired by the last couple of listings? Well here is the scenario of so many dreamers. A roomy, rambling house in a great spot. Perhaps a little tired and worn, a little over paved and painted but with bones that would make Skeletor himself furious...

‘Hardess House’ 1 Summerhill Rd, Montrose VIC

‘Hardess House’ 1 Summerhill Rd, Montrose VIC

From Canberra fifties retro fabulous, to Queensland 60s party pad reborn, now we head down to Melbourne and what encapsulates our bastion state of academic rigour, leftie idealism and cosy retreats than a later era, truely Modernist home from an...

7 Fairholme St, Kenmore QLD

7 Fairholme St, Kenmore QLD

Time to pump up the Space Jam Modernists, because you better be ready for this. Some seriously savvy owners have picked up one already breathtaking MCM home in one of Queensland's most solid suburbs for such and heaped on the chic till it can't chic no...

26 Jansz Cres, Griffith ACT

26 Jansz Cres, Griffith ACT

Seems like Canberra was just warming up on Friday for here comes an even more astounding c.1961 slice of incredibly intact Mid-Century domestica to restore your faith in the world. Sitting on a big block and with dreamy garage/workspace outbuildings to...

39 Cockle St, O’Connor ACT

39 Cockle St, O’Connor ACT

Something of an Irish singalong theme to this retro fabulous cottage which, although in ok nick, could also do with a teeny freshen up - perhaps (without wanting to derail the peace accord) we could replace the orange with a lovely Mid-Century mint in...

16 Rowans Rd, Highett VIC

16 Rowans Rd, Highett VIC

Gah! We are kicking ourselves we've let this one slide for too long and now it's under offer. Though not wanting to puff our chests too much it's endangered rippers like this one we have the most chance of saving from the dozer or horrific...

75 Learmonth St, Queenscliff VIC

75 Learmonth St, Queenscliff VIC

Those native to the area will know this darling as it greets all on the winding drive into Queenscliff proper. A Mid-Century signpost reassuring all who swing past that they are in a town of old-timey vibes, an unhurried village amazingly still not...

35 Regent Ave, Mount Pleasant WA

35 Regent Ave, Mount Pleasant WA

Woah! Aside from the occasional Iwanoff, we've never encountered such MCM love in a West Australian sales spiel before and rightly so, this all original slice of bush suburb Modernism (c.1963) has all the trademarks of pragmatic and considered design; an...

14 Gale Street, Woolwich NSW

14 Gale Street, Woolwich NSW

There's no school like the ol' Sydney School and anyone partial to this particular form of late stage Modernism, those who love a touch of the hand hewn and texture are in for some joy. An earlier work of one of this country's pre-eminent architects Philip...

29 Ludlow St, Hamilton QLD

29 Ludlow St, Hamilton QLD

Though perhaps more impressive from the outside, it's always nice to see some Queensland repping and there's still quite a lot to love here, not least the incredible greenery. In the words of the orange one; Queensland; We have the best trees. The best....

15 Maori St, Rye VIC

15 Maori St, Rye VIC

The mass appeal of a fully renovated and gorgeously presented MCM home, as the last few posts have shown, is undeniable. That said we at MA have to admit that it's homes like today's which really rocket our personal adrenaline. And maybe it's just foolish...

8 Goble St, Hughes ACT

8 Goble St, Hughes ACT

The cavalcade of resplendent sympathetic renovations rolls on with this fresh-as-a-daisy do-up in Canberra. According to the owners they bought it as a rather tired little home, marketed as a knock down, even though it is actually the work of the regions...

56A Dendy St, Brighton VIC

56A Dendy St, Brighton VIC

Finally, in an area with the twin reputation of having the grandest Mid-Century modern homes in Victoria with the fastest rate of destroying and replacing them with hideous, overblown mansions by all-money-no-tastemakers, finally comes this joyful...

7 Hallett Rd, Erindale SA

7 Hallett Rd, Erindale SA

Although drowning in so many spectacular listings right now, we do relish the opportunity to showcase the best, the most humble and the all the save-worthy variations of MCM homes across the country (hey, that's why we're here) and we really couldn't find...

‘Pantle House’ 6 Sheldon Plc, Bellevue Hill NSW

‘Pantle House’ 6 Sheldon Plc, Bellevue Hill NSW

Tonight a remarkable testament to the timelessness of accomplished Mid-Century Modern architecture from one of the most celebrated Australian firms of the time. This grand home situated within the gorgeously lush confines at posh heart of the Sydney elite,...

118 Mt Joy Rd, Cressy TAS

118 Mt Joy Rd, Cressy TAS

All due respect Taswegians but W T actual F?! This is most certainly in the top 5, possibly top 3 homes, we've ever listed in your state. The kind of genuine Mid-Century Modern house people drool, share and comment over endlessly when it's Wowhausing in...

5 Willow St, Preston VIC

5 Willow St, Preston VIC

Hold on to your inner-city clichés Melbourne hipsters 'cos we're flogging them all in praise of this tantalising plot of Mid-Century magic in your ground zero - three houses from Merri Creek and on the south side of Bell St. A mere bike ride from Ceres,...

‘Corcoran House’ 12-14 McCarthy Rd Olinda VIC

‘Corcoran House’ 12-14 McCarthy Rd Olinda VIC

One owner, architect designed (possibly one of the last domestic commissions done by Charles Victor Dumbrell) , elegant and expansive yet showing signs of fatigue and enduring a not-great kitchen update this ageing beauty stays loyal to the architect's...

6 Alberon St, Wishart QLD

6 Alberon St, Wishart QLD

QLD, we're throwing you a bone. For in this flood of brilliant homes raining down across the country up north is still in drought. It is always a tricky business trying to offer something up to our Modernist Australians of the sunshine state (though I'm...

36 ‘Manning Reef’ 482 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS

36 ‘Manning Reef’ 482 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS

A darling discovery in Sandy Bay, that hot pocket of apartment buildings which catch our roving eye on the regular. This particularly clean-lined, internationalist style complex giving up a sunny, literal corner of the world to a lucky seeker, combining...

‘De Shrynmakers House’ 4 Wendy Ct, Heathmont VIC

‘De Shrynmakers House’ 4 Wendy Ct, Heathmont VIC

Topping off a sparkling week with yet one more high delight; a c.1959 family home on a huge block, north facing backyard, Dandy views and architectural pedigree to match its pristine condition. A Melbourne confident answer to Friday's Geelong call. And...

4 Kirriemuir St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

4 Kirriemuir St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

Kerrimuir Street. Once a hushed secret has fast become a golden mile of Mid-Century abodes in the northern Geelong suburbs and it's with baited breath we've been waiting for this house, number 4, all week (we had the inside scoop from the rightfully proud,...

35 The Strand, Applecross WA

35 The Strand, Applecross WA

Time to visit Perth, where the skies go on forever, the pace is a little slower and the hangover of mineral millionaire taste-making is still evident on the walls. Once you banish that rendered peach, tuscan terracotta and cleansed her up a bit, this...

41 & 41A Griffith Ave, Roseville Chase NSW

41 & 41A Griffith Ave, Roseville Chase NSW

There is something especially sadistic about identifying the architect behind a beautifully crafted and beloved c.1957 Modernist residence only to then to illustrate with glee how it can be replaced with overarching mediocrity. That godawful 3D rendering...

19 Venus St, Inverloch VIC

19 Venus St, Inverloch VIC

Dreamy. A long, languorous dream. A cascade of reminiscence, pinecone smoke, salt and sunflare. That main image - a Big Sur-ish echo of soaring trees and timber with lights reflected (goddamn your emotionally manipulating image filters). The cosy...

4 Neil St, Frankston South VIC

4 Neil St, Frankston South VIC

For us at MA South Frankston has become a reliable place to locate beautifully kept, medium to large sized, MCM homes just as much as the big Vic 'burbs of Kew, Bawlyn and Beaumaris. We also have an intense soft spot for anywhere  which is still a little...

13 Morland Ave, Stonyfell SA

13 Morland Ave, Stonyfell SA

Another expansive, upstairs/downstairs, 60s Radeliade home. A mirrored variation of the Urrbrae residence though less sympathetically renovated (charcoal, okay you've had a good run) though there is still some joy to be found (flooring, kidney-shaped pool,...

5 Selbourne Ave, Rostrevor SA

5 Selbourne Ave, Rostrevor SA

We missed this pearler when it sold last November, so lets not make that mistake again, now for lease and biding it's time in a limbo land c.1959. And really what could be better than a living room feature stone walls and copper fireplace, why 2 living...

27 Grandview Ave, Urrbrae SA

27 Grandview Ave, Urrbrae SA

We've hit a rich vein of MCM gold in them thar hills of Adelaide, so sit back and enjoy for the parade for the next few days. Starting with this updated and slightly altered (since last time round) beaut. Very much like the residence in Forrest ACT this...

696 Old Cooma Rd, Googong NSW

696 Old Cooma Rd, Googong NSW

Once again, only a little out of the nation's capital but looking as parched and remote as a Drysdale painting this curious and enormous architectural homestead needs some attention but where some only see empty, tired spaces (though that kitchen is rather...

25 Tasmania Circle, Forrest ACT

25 Tasmania Circle, Forrest ACT

Cheekily slipping in a bit of ACT into our regional focus this week, but with all the talk in Canberra being nothing but the Country Party and the price of beetroots we say why not? (BTW the whole New England region has lost it's mind in more ways than...

1 Rathkeale Ave, Mount Helen VIC

1 Rathkeale Ave, Mount Helen VIC

Rather demure upon first glance this no nonsense home with perfect northern orientation has not changed hands till this point and remains true to it's 1960s conception from the mind of local architect and winery founder (now that is a progressive mind...

86 Lansdowne St, Sale VIC

86 Lansdowne St, Sale VIC

Though hardly groundbreaking and with traits bringing it more in-line with a Mid-Century bungalow style, Californian or otherwise, we still can't say no to a butterfly roof. A more unconventional layout ( no, entry -> bedroom this side-> bedroom that...

367 Bent St, South Grafton NSW

367 Bent St, South Grafton NSW

This week is a regional escape and a showcase of Mid-Century simplicity no amount of clean-eating or deep breathing can attain. A place where finances were prudent, you looked after what you had and what you had was down to pragmatism. Within the pale...

105 McCarrs Creek Rd, Church Point NSW

105 McCarrs Creek Rd, Church Point NSW

It's been a while Stanley Symonds but just like your pad down the road at 111,  this one is the business. An imposing, tri-levelled masterwork making the most of the gorgeous Sydney forest escarpment and with just enough quirk to keep us on our toes,...

56 Alice St, Mount Waverley VIC

56 Alice St, Mount Waverley VIC

Just like Gareth yesterday, Alice has seen better days, in fact she was once an  'It Girl', delivered unto a dynamic post war Melbourne by none other than Robin Boyd himself. Those optimistic times heralding exciting new concepts of considered housing and...

48 Gareth Ave, Beaumaris VIC

48 Gareth Ave, Beaumaris VIC

First in a pair of steadily ageing offerings. Both homes still hint at their previous lives as glorious bastions of the new Australia in the 1950s, though now they have fallen into disrepair maybe from a few too many parties, but more likely just like us...

46 Kooloora Ave, Freshwater NSW

46 Kooloora Ave, Freshwater NSW

We suppose when asked to imagine Australian Mid-Century Modernism, a passively appreciative eye from the Northern Hemisphere would conjure up this listing. So insanely Northern Beaches bronzed aussie it's basically INXS's first album in real estate form...

32 Mirram St, Boondall QLD

32 Mirram St, Boondall QLD

The price is right, a sure delight. And we are also sure the architect did a little more than just the fireplace. Split levels. Beach murals. A veritable brick, timber and tile variety hour. Just so utterly Muriel, Mirrum.    ...

15 Trinity Ct, Brighton East VIC

15 Trinity Ct, Brighton East VIC

An at-risk bayside beauty with dedicated owners intent to handover to anyone so worthy and sadly (but typically) for Brighton, it has nil heritage protection *sigh*. Completed in 1958 by unsung architect Walter Mason, from all accounts a rather progressive...

57 Innocent St, Kings Meadows TAS

57 Innocent St, Kings Meadows TAS

Ho-ly! Grab a paper bag to ease the hyperventilation and pour over this sensation straight outta South Lonny. An out-of-the-blue, true Mid-Century wonder set on close to one acre with a countenance of gorgeous brick walls, timber, windows and eucalypt...

34 Park Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

34 Park Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

Without the hindsight of any earlier photos, we can only imagine the original state of this sensation in Melbourne's east although we are suspecting a touch of pedigree (the agent is buzzing away to give us more on this as we write) but all things...

3 May St, Firle SA

3 May St, Firle SA

50/50. Half wonderful, original build and features including stonework and timber accents, the other half comprising dated refurbishment - such as the timber bedroom windows traded for aluminium and the bathroom 80s do-over which, in all fairness, may have...

55 Derwentwater Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

55 Derwentwater Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

Unleash your inner Carol Brady and/or Danny Partridge with this heart-stopping, eye-misting, squeal-inducing family home of pure, original 1960s chic. Complete with gendered bedrooms (just waiting for your own Bobby and Sally), tooth-melting candy pink...

79 Jansz Cres, Griffith ACT

79 Jansz Cres, Griffith ACT

We must make note at this juncture, and for all the whining and exasperation that they warrant here, that real estate agents are coming aboard the MCM train in welcome droves. Many, many agents are now (to use some blatant appropriation) ''woke' to ideas...

1 Glyde Street, Glen Osmond SA

1 Glyde Street, Glen Osmond SA

A sublime residence for those who grimace at the idea of paint chips, detest tradie negotiations and tire of weekends spent at Bunnings. Nope, with great kudos to the vendors, this bad boy shimmers with a detailed refurb putting its tidy Mid-Century vibe...

‘Sever House’ 34 Barons Cres, Hunters Hill NSW

‘Sever House’ 34 Barons Cres, Hunters Hill NSW

Several concerned people out there have kindly let us know of this little gem. A last bastion of metro, riverside paradise complete with soaring eucalypts, birdsong and remnant Sydney bohemia in the form of the early 50s, architect designed home of artist...

20 King St, Wauchope NSW

20 King St, Wauchope NSW

Summertime swells, it's hot, hot, hot, so cool off and get hip with this absolute corker on the Mid North Coast. This perfectly-proportioned pad is just waiting for you to walk right in and plonk right down your tiki bar, wading pool, bark-cloth curtains,...

18 Monash Ave, Lenah Valley TAS

18 Monash Ave, Lenah Valley TAS

Stalwart of retro-fabulous, angled roof lines, solid brick construction and corner glazing to both protect from and embrace the breathtaking environs of southern Tassie, Lenah Valley slaps their first 2018 offering on the table and raises its eyebrow. And...

2 Binbrook Plc, Darlington WA

2 Binbrook Plc, Darlington WA

Though not one for Mid-Century purists, this gorgeous timber residence of wild pitched rooflines forming an earthy internal cavern, the skylights and cream walled, dark beamed detailing is certainly in line with the later wave of 1970s back-to-nature...

42 Cathcart St, Goulburn NSW

42 Cathcart St, Goulburn NSW

An beauty today from a longtime Modernist Australian and second owner of a lovely Russell Jack house, built for his siblings in 1962. Seeking to pass it from one loving hand to the next, as only a Jack house should be, we leave some comments regarding the...

361 Camp Mountain Rd, Camp Mountain QLD

361 Camp Mountain Rd, Camp Mountain QLD

Comin' down Camp Mountain (our new favourite suburb name) is this curious casa, just made for setting up shop away, but not too far away, from town (being a mere 30 mins out of Bris Vegas). A one off, with delicious Japanese flavoured, Pettit &...

145 McIvor Rd, Bendigo VIC

145 McIvor Rd, Bendigo VIC

Though on a self-imposed go-slow, we simply could not get past this ripper from country Victoria. So let us open the 2018 account here and now with a superb c.1950s residence of a classic beauty and pared back styling more commonly spotted in the plush 'B'...

26 Parker St, Anglesea VIC

26 Parker St, Anglesea VIC

The fact that the vast majority of our nation's population cling to the coast like limpets, it is not an exaggeration to declare that time spent in a home such as this - a moderately sized, pragmatically constructed, of just the right amount of amenities,...

28 Canterbury Jetty Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

28 Canterbury Jetty Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

Last for the day - a cutie-pie brimming with promise. Neat enough to waltz right in but with a frontage, spaces and intervals of glazing and wall to get very excited about. Clap eyes, click through and feel your brain start to whir.

10-12 Summoner St, Blairgowrie VIC

10-12 Summoner St, Blairgowrie VIC

For those whose MCM tastes run to the 70s end and who love nothing more than a cathedral ceiling, brick hearth, deference to nature and a workable rumpus room, then this silvergum, architect designed, 1975 family rambler should tick some boxes.

65 Lansdowne St, Blairgowrie VIC

65 Lansdowne St, Blairgowrie VIC

Next up and all original 1960s, flat-roofed, salt spray eyrie. Sitting high amid the tea-tree scrub, with interiors a little above the standard for such homes - beautiful timber lined walls, cork flooring and that stacked fireplace. Fate alone will dictate...

45a Wilson Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

45a Wilson Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

For those of you just killing time till the end of the week, others just barely limping to the finish line of 2017 or perhaps seeking 2 minutes respite from the consumerist death-races, today is a mini-bonanza of listings under the guise of a MCM beach...

‘ME2 Design’ 3 Pickworth Ct, Rosanna VIC

‘ME2 Design’ 3 Pickworth Ct, Rosanna VIC

Many thanks to Steven Coverdale over at MCDA for turning up this unmitigated gem. A project home design called the 'ME2' by, you guessed it - that kitchen is a dead giveaway - the firm of McGlashan Everist from their golden period of the late1960s. Drawing...

184 Hensman St, Kensington WA

184 Hensman St, Kensington WA

Like a sullen teenage Kate Moss sitting in an airport lounge, it only has to take one person with a good eye and chutzpah to take them aside and turn them into a supermodel. This little cutie pie has everything in place to become a loved MCM abode of true...

Unit 8 / 17 Margaret St, Sandy Bay TAS

Unit 8 / 17 Margaret St, Sandy Bay TAS

Slightly underwhelming on the inside - though that master bedroom patio combo is rather dreamy - the outside well and truely makes up for it, what a stunner!* And with a roomy three bedrooms you could, in time, chuck that colonised kitchen, swish it up a...

22 McMahon Ave, Anglesea VIC

22 McMahon Ave, Anglesea VIC

If Enid Blyton had set her fairytales in coastal Australia, rather than rural England, then this magical, flower covered beach cottage would be the kick-off point for Jo, Bessy and F(r)annie for sure. Indeed this pure, summer-of-days-gone-by darlin' is up...

49 Argus St, Cheltenham VIC

49 Argus St, Cheltenham VIC

A number of you have alerted us to this lovely residence, a warm brick and beamer by everyone's favourite non-architect, Alistair Knox and only one of three apparently in this suburb (which is usually the locale for earlier era MCM gems rather than...

1 Baroona Crt, Brighton VIC

1 Baroona Crt, Brighton VIC

Some ripper aspects to this endangered Brighton beaut - the landscaping, bbq configuration complete with copper hood, internal timber detailing, northern orientation and epic design comprising walls of glazing and masonry but the one feature that truly...

‘Stradwick House’ 53 Molesworth St, Kew VIC

‘Stradwick House’ 53 Molesworth St, Kew VIC

A wild ride in the illustrious MCM riverside hills of Studley Park. Some new alterations, some old, some things to change and many things to strip back and enhance. Make Mid-Century Great Again. **Update** Flying under the radar this is actually the work...

45 Bangalee St, Jindalee QLD

45 Bangalee St, Jindalee QLD

Yesterday, 12 kms north of Brissy central, a mis-named MCM ripper. Today the same. 12kms South this time. A Jindalee jamboree of MCM sophistication and more than a touch of sleek, So-Cal swing. Those agents showing themselves up as for the rubes they are...

19 Irruka Cres, Ferny Hills QLD

19 Irruka Cres, Ferny Hills QLD

Aido, mate, love the enthusiasm but if you think this is a California Bungalow then you may need the fire up the Googs. For what in fact you have on your hands here is a damn resplendent example of Australian suburban, architect designed, possibly project...

304 Elsworth St West, Mount Pleasant VIC

304 Elsworth St West, Mount Pleasant VIC

A hectic tsunami of the spring real estate market and parade of incredible home after MCM home has finally receded, leaving the Christmastime detritus of run-down projects like this sweetie and  dear beach town shacks. Both we'll be showcasing for a while...

30A Russell St, Vaucluse NSW

30A Russell St, Vaucluse NSW

This is the kind of home we'd love to inhabit if only to overtly boho around in. A barefoot and bongos, Falkner and free-association, carport, candle and card-games dwelling complete with compact kitchen, California beach awning, tangerine carpet (thought...

‘Madaschi House’ 53 Shannon Rd, Dianella WA

‘Madaschi House’ 53 Shannon Rd, Dianella WA

Like a finely carved, Prussian blue, gold filagreed grenade lobbed across the country, Perth reminds us once more that they are home to one of the most outlandishly exotic, Eastern Euro architects in the history of Australian Modernism, (perhaps only...

230 West Fyans St, Newtown VIC

230 West Fyans St, Newtown VIC

Is this being under-quoted? For although the poor love requires major internal surgery, the bones, the street facade, the unbeatable northern orientation, the potential to extend out back, the glorious quiet street, river parkland down the hill and the...

198 Princes St, Traralgon VIC

198 Princes St, Traralgon VIC

Regional option 1: A fixxy-uppity cutie at price rarely seen even in small Australian towns these days, and that sea foam green, tiled kitchen has the goods. A humble little home for someone so deserving.

11 Marina Ave, Belair SA

11 Marina Ave, Belair SA

It's all a bit topsy turvy when the room in best condition in a house is the bathroom, but this certainly no ordinary place with more than it's fair share of mad hatter vibes (must be that wall paper). Though needing a little love there is a world of...

3 Polo Pde, Caulfield North VIC

3 Polo Pde, Caulfield North VIC

A subtle street presence. Cared and lived in, in a manner which itself demands our admiration for such negligible wear and tear, whilst still evoking instant welcome, warmth and ease. An epic front door. Solid, unyielding brickwork and tiles. A stylishly...

6 Jutland Pde, Dalkeith WA

6 Jutland Pde, Dalkeith WA

Its always super exciting to post up the opportunity to live in a bona fide amazeballs Mid-Century home, this one right on the river with an immaculate timber and painted brick schema and a distinct Japanese design influence, without the million dollar...

17 Larchmont Ave, East Killara NSW

17 Larchmont Ave, East Killara NSW

Hold the phone! An awe-inspiring, chest-bursting residence from the hand of notable, Hungarian emigre architect Frank Kolos (just the fellow to be celebrated with his colleagues in the recent exhibition from the Sydney Museum 'The Moderns') has popped up...

23 April Rd, Dianella WA

23 April Rd, Dianella WA

If we can't pick up and make off with this perfectly adorable home in its entirety, then at the very least we bags that tapestry in the bedroom. And the office set-up. And the partition walls. And the parquetry. And......Sigh.

8 Furness St, Blackburn VIC

8 Furness St, Blackburn VIC

This, like yesterday's ripper in the exclusive Sydney 'burbs, could be the living dead. No classic Mid-Century design and external appeal, no cutie-pie kitchen, no stunning copper-detailed fireplace, no demurely simple colour scheme and no walls of windows...

29 Carmen St, St Ives NSW

29 Carmen St, St Ives NSW

We are head over heels for the low-key elegance to be found here. No rah-rah, no flash, no bling or imposingly huge residence. Just a lovely restrained, Japanese influenced set of spaces, walls and garden. Absolute lifestyle catnip for those of us who long...

20 Louisville Ave, Pascoe Vale South VIC

20 Louisville Ave, Pascoe Vale South VIC

Just 6 kms north of the Cup Day chaos sits this rectangular, 2 storey residence which has been setting an entirely other collectives' heart on fire. Particularly striking due its intact presentation and wild retro detailing (a rarity from a suburb infilled...

233 La Perouse St, Red Hill ACT

233 La Perouse St, Red Hill ACT

Built in 1960 by notable local notable architect Bob Warren and it has been subject to some poorly executed meddling over the years, however in 2005 it was properly handed over to another Canberra architectural legend Enrico Taglietti for a large...

3/4 Edmondson St, ‘Campbell Housing Apartments’ Campbell ACT

3/4 Edmondson St, ‘Campbell Housing Apartments’ Campbell ACT

A super chic restyle of another townhouse in Seidler's Campbell Housing complex (remember earlier in August?). This one comes complete with a positively gushing spiel by MCM fan agent, which only adds to the al round pleasure of this prospect.

193 Stuart St, Blakehurst NSW

193 Stuart St, Blakehurst NSW

Moving away from preservation fights today and into more weekend vibes with an excited peek into the party season. And what better way to ring in the sunshine/Xmas/NYE/Whateverwhatever but on the many peaks of this white masonry Matterhorn? Those dynamic...

‘Chancellor House II’ 31 Fowler St, Box Hill South VIC

‘Chancellor House II’ 31 Fowler St, Box Hill South VIC

The second in our 'name architect' listings, make no mistake, is sitting on the precipice. Unlike the Russell Jack residence this morning which has been lovingly updated and sold promoting its obvious and winning architectural credentials this case (like...

77 Pymble Ave, Pymble NSW

77 Pymble Ave, Pymble NSW

Today is all about pedigree; two homes from two names which never fail to raise excited eyebrows, each with their own merry band of die hard fans. Though in this instance the homes we present also show two very different situations each has found itself...

25 Cynthia St, Para Hills SA

25 Cynthia St, Para Hills SA

Anyone with half an intuitive mind need exert themselves only a little, mentally dissolving away the piles of stuff, the asian tinged decor, vertical blinds and mediocre 90s kitchen too see the wonderful MCM glory underneath. The owners in this case have...

5 Marina Ave, Belair SA

5 Marina Ave, Belair SA

When it comes time for South Australia to step up to the plate, A-game is a given. There are simply far too many heart thumping jawdroppers of super high quality lazily hanging around those Adelaide Hills, not to mention furniture which will induce anyone...

271 John Lees Dve, Dilston TAS

271 John Lees Dve, Dilston TAS

Not the most dynamic or groundbreaking design-wise this Mid-Century home nonetheless displays the Modernist dream as taken up by the masses in the form of open plan living, large windows with some lovely era-specific joinery to boot. Of course being...

169 Carella St, Howrah TAS

169 Carella St, Howrah TAS

Like a troubled starlet this Tasmanian home is instantaneously attractive on outside and a right hot mess inside. But like so many other things (and people) in life it is undeniably worth every investment and any breath of love and care to make it shine...

479 Thurgoona St, Albury NSW

479 Thurgoona St, Albury NSW

Some retro lovely combined with an easy, move-right-in condition makes this a very interesting little offering from a rare MCM region. Sure to, as they say, 'spark joy' into the hearts and minds of a few.

6 Judith Gve, Mount Clear VIC

6 Judith Gve, Mount Clear VIC

Mount Clear, and its nearby sister Mount Helen, have always been a regular hunting ground for some choice MCM properties. We're not quite sure what happened back then. Was it a collective of free thinking types who knew each other before moving out of...

66 Underwood Cres, Harristown QLD

66 Underwood Cres, Harristown QLD

Lookin' mighty fine, a clean fibro slate if you will. Just gotta get rid of that terracotta and dusty lung-flap colour scheme, that roofline alone commands more respect than that.

46 Simla Ave, Geebung QLD

46 Simla Ave, Geebung QLD

We're regional style today, up north. And apologies in advance to those checking out that aqua terrazzo and elegant framed interiors for the first time, deciding immediately move on it and start a polo club - its already under contract. But its those...

19/68 ‘Moonbria’ Mathoura Rd, Toorak VIC

19/68 ‘Moonbria’ Mathoura Rd, Toorak VIC

All aboard! This listing is one of those rare chances to not only snag a great little city pad but actually dwell inside some serious, heritage listed architecture. 'Moonbria' (c.1941) the work of Sir Roy - National Gallery of Victoria among others -...

7/8 Lambert Road, Toorak VIC

7/8 Lambert Road, Toorak VIC

In an attempt to deal with the springtime listings overload we're going to present a week of twins. Two listings per day, of a loose theme to cover some different areas of today's MCM housing on offer throughout the country. Today is all about small...

18 Kullaroo Street The Gap Qld

18 Kullaroo Street The Gap Qld

So. much. potential. We ooh and ahh over sympathetically renovated and/or mint original homes all the time, but its these little travellers back from battle which really capture our imagination. There is so much you can do with this one. So much to restore...

255 Humphries Rd, Frankston South VIC

255 Humphries Rd, Frankston South VIC

Petitt & Sevitt project homes are usually spotted in the bush hills of Sydney, looking for the most part like the mission brown beamed and white walled original gems that they are (like this gorgeous little rental for instance). Today's example however...

1 Marradong Street Coolbinia WA

1 Marradong Street Coolbinia WA

For all intents and purposes the outside of this home presents as stock average, brick and tile post war plot with perhaps those banks of windows offering the only clue to the wild rabbit hole once inside: a patchwork of ramps, split-levels, stone walls,...

140 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris VIC

140 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris VIC

We haven't visited Beauie in a while though the endless parade of worthy homes continue to pop up there. This little ripper however could not be denied. With a face to launch a thousand ships (off the bay) and an interior needing very little to make it a...

16 Sheehan St, Pearce ACT

16 Sheehan St, Pearce ACT

The toll of first time for sale originals keeps mounting and this absolute corker in the national capital is yet another in pristine original condition. There's a distinct project-homey-Pettit & Sevitty vibe to this one with it's timber beams and blanc...

53 Clark Street, Mowbray TAS

53 Clark Street, Mowbray TAS

We love to cut loose on a Friday night and here is just the thing to get that party started! Bright, bold and unapologetic this fantabulous rental in Lonnie is nothing if not dedicated to a life du retrospektif. With ample primary colour pop, stone work...

4 Grainger St Clapham SA

4 Grainger St Clapham SA

This demure sweetheart (never been sold) sits amid the soft fronds of our brilliant bush in exuberant spring glory. Whilst inside it keeps true to its 60s design, enticing all with a myriad of possibilities such is its blank canvassy presentation. That...

41 Forfar Road, Hamlyn Heights VIC

41 Forfar Road, Hamlyn Heights VIC

The Hammo purple patch is takin' the love right up to Christmas it seems. What a year of discovery for this humble 'burg and here's yet another reason to get on board. This subdivided block (you could get the whole lot if you really wanna spread out) on a...

486 Lower Plenty Rd, Viewbank VIC

486 Lower Plenty Rd, Viewbank VIC

An curious feel to this one with its exposed steel framing, flat roof line and expanses of brickwork clearly showing it was built in a time when these features would have been rather daring, even experimental. Great yet again to see this residence being...

‘Joyce House’ 8 Lyne Road, Cheltenham NSW

‘Joyce House’ 8 Lyne Road, Cheltenham NSW

Hold onto your hats cats and kittens something popped up this arvo which has bumped everything else off the list. Joyce House (c.1962) by Towell, Jansen and Rippon architects is an unmolested, dynamic concrete and timber residence of a certain Japanese...

69-71 Monash Ave, Great Mackerel Beach NSW

69-71 Monash Ave, Great Mackerel Beach NSW

Who of you, though Aussie true and true, still hold a little candle for that most exotic from of Western architecture in these climes; that of the Northern Euro chalet? Who of you, amid the cocky calls and buzzing cicadas doesn't long for some raw pine,...

12 Bridgeview Cres, Forestville NSW

12 Bridgeview Cres, Forestville NSW

If we ever had a chance to link the guiltiest of guilty aural pleasures it is today. Butterflies will do that to you. So please, enjoy this juxtaposition of nasty nu-rap and rare rooflines* - we can assure you it won't happen again. *Thanks to Secret...

7 Sythney Ct, Surrey Hills VIC

7 Sythney Ct, Surrey Hills VIC

This residence has been exciting the fans all last week and it's time we posted it ourselves. It is also a good exercise in reflecting on the fallibility of trends. The present 'renovation state' we live in prescribes unchallenged alterations to homes...

38 Woodfield Rd, Pullenvale QLD

38 Woodfield Rd, Pullenvale QLD

A super spread with a never-before-sold (yes, another one) home of sensational MCM line and build - parquetry FTW. We are troubled and perplexed by the suggestion of knocking it over to create a 'property statement' as it already clearly states to us how...

13 Edwards Bay Rd, Mosman NSW

13 Edwards Bay Rd, Mosman NSW

Today we have been reduced to posting blurry screen shots of the agents listing video, for without them you only get an inkling of just how picture perfect Mid-Century Modern this place really is. A masterclass in pared back elegance utilising the best in...

‘Hawkes House’ (relocated) 15 Brent Ave, Aireys Inlet VIC

‘Hawkes House’ (relocated) 15 Brent Ave, Aireys Inlet VIC

For those round the way the story of this particular home has become legend. Celebrated architect firm McGlashan Everist builds a simple beach house for client 'Hawkes House' (c.1966) in Ocean Grove. 33 years later the architect pops by to see the house,...

‘Isaacson House’ 1 Highgate Hill, Toorak VIC

‘Isaacson House’ 1 Highgate Hill, Toorak VIC

If there is one sure thing in this crazy, mixed-up world it is this; if we had any financial means whatsoever to purchase this standout, stomach-spinning residence of exquisite later stage Mid-Century Modernism (and we've had quite of few over the past...

20 Olympus Dve, Templestowe Lower VIC

20 Olympus Dve, Templestowe Lower VIC

Cast your eyes on this gorgeous Graeme Gunn courtyard house in what appears to be stunningly original condish. It stands as it has for 50 years, hidden from the street, waiting for you to walk in and experience it. And it bears repeating that the strengths...

199 Warrimoo Ave, St Ives NSW

199 Warrimoo Ave, St Ives NSW

A 1960s, architect designed home of note; light filled living rooms, flawless brickwork and supreme orientation on close to an acre. So of course the obvious thing to do is buy it in 2014, cut down every mature gumtree and flog it 3 years later for...

26 Caloroga St, Wattle Park SA

26 Caloroga St, Wattle Park SA

Flags aside, we know there is something Adeliade will always deliver - gorgeously original, Mid-Century, architect designed homes and whatsmore at a price we on the eastern seaboard can only whine about. Cast you eyes on this little winner - just another...

37 Mill St, Kennington VIC

37 Mill St, Kennington VIC

Man oh man! It is these later stage Modernist, 1970s, split levelled, tumbled bricked properties which get us really excited. It's a mere matter of moving in and perhaps some small tweaks here and there (though NOT rendering - just say no people) to enjoy...

131 Park Road, Donvale VIC

131 Park Road, Donvale VIC

Alistair Knox pops up once more to show us how to do rustic hideout in the heart of the eastern suburbs. Those looking to avoid the football immersion test that is Grand Final weekend in Melbourne could do worse than to check out this baby and dream of...

59 Morris Rd, Upwey VIC

59 Morris Rd, Upwey VIC

As they say in the trades, this is not for the faint hearted, but if any of you out there have an imagination like ours then you can see past the haunted house presentation and zoom in on the charming 50s form, terraced garden and beautiful internal...

‘Hay (Richmond) House’ 32 Killeaton St, St Ives NSW

‘Hay (Richmond) House’ 32 Killeaton St, St Ives NSW

When you wanna blow minds and explode hearts you write up a Snelling, so this year seems to be telling us. We saw it last month with his unbelievable design on the water in Avalon Beach and today we have this one in St Ives. A circa 1954 statement in high...

25 Virginia Ct, Caulfield South VIC

25 Virginia Ct, Caulfield South VIC

100% proof, unadulterated Caulfield transcendence. One of the best we've shown from this suburb in years - considering its preserved state, design and decor (which is a real declaration considering bagel-belt homes often turn up, more or less, in beautiful...

5 Lloyd St, Merewether NSW

5 Lloyd St, Merewether NSW

On closer inspection what first seems to be a killer house is in fact a triple unit block, in such condition as we've never seen! (well externally anyway). Not surprisingly the only options the sales pitch give us; a) monstering a gorgeous 1960s brick...

60 Phillips St, Bracken Ridge QLD

60 Phillips St, Bracken Ridge QLD

Wowee! Not only one of the best QLD postings we've have in a long time* but it so happens it was the childhood home of a personal MA buddy. Once housing a big, boisterous family in the 70s and 80s, this is a classic 4 bedder (with pool) of still awesome...

21 Pettys Lane, Doncaster VIC

21 Pettys Lane, Doncaster VIC

We're under no illusions about this one. We only came to say that for anyone with 1.5 million + to spend on 730 sqm of land in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, these 'once in a lifetime' opportunities, funnily enough, seem to come up twice a week.

4/32 Hebe St, Bardon QLD

4/32 Hebe St, Bardon QLD

An intriguing proposition in Brisbane today. An old-timey cream brick exterior revealing a Mediterranean cool, studio pad inside. This one could really go either way; as a minimal inner-city paradise for a certain breed who trades material acquisition for...

17 George St, Torrens Park SA

17 George St, Torrens Park SA

An absolutely magical c.1961 home in the stately hills of Adelaide though being on huge land (and a deceased estate) it's being flogged for not much more than 'development potential'. For shame South Australians! We expect as such from sin Sydney's venal...

3 Couch St, Timboon VIC

3 Couch St, Timboon VIC

Another in regional cutie-pie, this time the milky pasturelands of Timboon. Lots of scope to make all your financially achievable retro-country dreams come true with the help of a few A1 op shops around the way.

27 Grove St, Kooringal NSW

27 Grove St, Kooringal NSW

A taste of Wagga wonderful this morn (we really need to get our feelers more round that way). This little winner has been lovingly and respectfully freshened up and owner Isabel has let us know this home was built in 1964 at the hand of respected...

26 Bangor Dve, Frankston VIC

26 Bangor Dve, Frankston VIC

Thanks to Alison Alexander for turning up this mysterious and grand Frankston beauty. One quick burl on the Googs suggests that this sale may be something the vendor wants to pursue under the radar. The first listing for this property categorised as a...

3 Esk Ave, Mount Stuart TAS

3 Esk Ave, Mount Stuart TAS

This one with textured glass panels, stone fireplaces and simple white tones is the very picture of refined, old school, early Australian (c.1952) Modernism sitting timelessly on Mount Stuart. The work of Czech-born architect Frank Stary (migrant Mod...

11 ‘Park View’ 5 Herbert St, St Kilda VIC

11 ‘Park View’ 5 Herbert St, St Kilda VIC

Sorry punters it's sold, but we could not miss the chance to get this gorgeous apartment, inside and out, up on the front page, especially one by MCM Melbourne star Ernest Fooks. And it is startling in this modern day depression cycle of destroyed...

16 Coolangatta Ave, Burraneer NSW

16 Coolangatta Ave, Burraneer NSW

We refuse to end the week on a low note and thankfully Adam has written to us with a touch of joy, his Nanny's house to be precise, in the beautiful sun-kissed south Sydders waterside. Cast your eyes on that stunning pool (with a view!) and possibly one...

30 Flinders Ave, St Ives NSW

30 Flinders Ave, St Ives NSW

This is an 8 year old listing. We wanted to post it up because at the time we did not, and it certainly deserved some attention. The timing is now because we have just received word that it was demolished in May. This is for posterity. **Update** It's...

‘Keats’ 3/94 & ‘Burns’ 8/94 Aphrasia St, Newtown VIC

‘Keats’ 3/94 & ‘Burns’ 8/94 Aphrasia St, Newtown VIC

A lovely Mid-Century complex (a veritable Palm Springs treat from the street), with all the persona of primo Newtown; classic, uptown and elegant (and the full Protestant box with the Poets-of-Great-Britain naming convention too). That said it presents an...

36 Dumfries Ave, Mount Ousley NSW

36 Dumfries Ave, Mount Ousley NSW

Props to ever-roaming MCM renovation magician Alistair over at Secret Design Studio for the heads up on this gobsmaking beauty which is guaranteed to set off fans left and right and with good reason - there is nothing more elementally Mid-Century Modern in...

7 Haining Ave, Cottesloe WA

7 Haining Ave, Cottesloe WA

Some serious pedigree here, with a sympathetic update to show us all that this type of kindly renovation of MCM homes is really picking up steam - praise be! The architect at hand is Raymond Jones, former Robin Boyd protégé, who fled the frosty Melbourne...

25 Forster Rd, Katoomba NSW

25 Forster Rd, Katoomba NSW

Sold and gone, but we wanted to show you all this little patch of restored retro glory in the Blue Mountains before it was resigned to the archives. Ain't she a peach?

35 Bainton Cres, Melba ACT

35 Bainton Cres, Melba ACT

It is not often (read: never) we get to revel in the Spanish Mission-esq. This listing, in of all places Canberra, could easily lend itself to a miriad of interpretations - by virtue of it's uncomplicated modish design - but c'mon it's Saturday night, who...

51 The Comenarra Parkway, Turramurra NSW

51 The Comenarra Parkway, Turramurra NSW

A c.1969 classic to finish off the working week and besides all the wonderful features (and floor plan); just a hint of magical mosaic tiles if you look closely and superb built in planter (as LP holder - genius!) for example, we'd really like to give...

19 Kapunda St, Toowong QLD

19 Kapunda St, Toowong QLD

Although the design could be a variation on a project home, seen up and down the entire east cost - that garden is quintessential Queensland. Soak up the sun and endless warm evenings in style (though you might need to watch out for cane toads). Any...

81 Panubra St, Kings Meadows Tas

81 Panubra St, Kings Meadows Tas

Alright. After such a rollercoaster, let's settle down now. Deep breaths and feelings of calm. Time to look over a lil' charmer within the realm of possibility. Of course Tasmania. Of course cheap as chips. Of course a beautiful, original, unassuming home...

A requiem for concrete block

A requiem for concrete block

Sold last year, a stellar c.1980 family home by the hand of Victorian Government Architect Peter Williams. Held by the same family for nigh on 40 years and a vision of warmth and light in concrete block, stunning limed timber ceilings and carpet now, in...

‘Fombertaux House’ 23 Karoo Ave, East Lindfield NSW

‘Fombertaux House’ 23 Karoo Ave, East Lindfield NSW

Incredible. Though really if we go down this route we are going to run out of superlatives. An architect's own home from the mid 1960s, remaining in the family until now. The architect in question? Jean Fombertaux, who is only getting some due recognition...

‘Hallpike House’ 7 Helene St, Bulleen VIC

‘Hallpike House’ 7 Helene St, Bulleen VIC

Here's a lil' ripper which has been traipsing all over the social pages this week, and its pretty obvious as to why; a crowd pleasing combo of elegant and well preserved MCM lines (c.1958) with an update neutral enough to endear even the most impassive...

15 Davidson Rd, Attadale WA

15 Davidson Rd, Attadale WA

A sparkling offering from WA this morn. An already striking MCM home with an ultra styled do-over which, although all encompassing and contemporary, at its core remains in deference to and indeed celebrates its design origins. Listings like this gladden...

138 Nelson Rd, Mount Nelson TAS

138 Nelson Rd, Mount Nelson TAS

If jealousy is a curse then consider us summarily afflicted, for the canny snafflers who picked up this southern isle beauty before we had a chance to really list it and drool, have done very nicely. Look forward to a hoards of interlopers come next Dark...

11 Milbanke St, Portland VIC

11 Milbanke St, Portland VIC

Like the first in the street with an electric car, whoever was behind this home would have been a groundbreaker. Though we look at it now through a lens of retro-spectacular, this uncompromising rectangular form, wall of windows on the first floor and...

9 Cunard Dve, Hawthorndene SA

9 Cunard Dve, Hawthorndene SA

South Australia have seen that gauntlet thrown-down, the sales are warming up and so too is the quality of MCM homes popping up on the market - indication enough that spring is nigh. As for this Japanese influenced beauty of warm courtyards, seagrass...

3 Riverview Rd, Avalon Beach NSW

3 Riverview Rd, Avalon Beach NSW

Let us soothe the pains of daily MCM destruction with a listing of pure triumph. This remarkable, incredible, unbeatable residence nestled within an Australian suburb of many people's aspirations (Avalon Now culture aside, you cannot deny it's bloody...

1 Page St, Balwyn North VIC

1 Page St, Balwyn North VIC

We think we've all seen enough of these transactions to adjust the ol' maxim of hopelessness to "A mid-century home's chance in Balwyn". For the simple truth is this house will not be standing in 18 months time, most likely replaced with "a substantial...

717 Ballina Rd, Goonellabah NSW

717 Ballina Rd, Goonellabah NSW

Calling all free spirits out there, have we got a place for you! An original 1962 Beachcomber in the hinter-heartland of Australia's alternative tribes. If you'd love to live in an iconic Mid-Century project design complete with colour-wild interiors,...

‘Wilkingson House’ 146 Hale Rd, Wembley Downs WA

‘Wilkingson House’ 146 Hale Rd, Wembley Downs WA

WA has remained rather quiet in the last year and we suspect now the boom times are over it may be safer for untouched brilliance like this c.1960, architect's* own stun-bags here to come out and escape a future of mining lucre white over and marble luxe...

‘Pindari’ 103 Lansell Tce, Bendigo VIC

‘Pindari’ 103 Lansell Tce, Bendigo VIC

Upon initial glance this house, on an undeniably gorgeous spread with jewelled pool out back, looks like a bit of alright. No floorplan but some nice timber panelling here, cork there, very interesting bedrooms and slate decking - certainly overwrought...

21/8 Edmondson St ‘Campbell Housing Apartments’, Campbell ACT

21/8 Edmondson St ‘Campbell Housing Apartments’, Campbell ACT

A great little pad in a great little complex*. Known as the 'The Campbell Housing Apartments' and completed in 1968, this particularly innovative set of 32 apartments and 32 attached houses is the work of Harry Seidler and was initially commissioned by ANU...

7 Glengarry Ave, Burwood VIC

7 Glengarry Ave, Burwood VIC

This blonde is so super cool she'd inspire Hitchcock to return from beyond and make a movie about her. A sleek, Mod goddess of creamy tones, clever yet economic design and stunning countenance, a hint at what may lie inside. And like all the best Hitchcock...

69 New Mount Pleasant Rd, Mount Pleasant NSW

69 New Mount Pleasant Rd, Mount Pleasant NSW

We don't get many homes from this Wollongong suburb very often, but when we do they are certainly memorable. Today's offering is a tasty combination of north-asian dynasty street-frontage opening into airy, timbered, pacific interiors and a touch of wild,...

112 Camden Rd, Newtown VIC

112 Camden Rd, Newtown VIC

Don't you love it when the agent calls a property 'unique'? A real Gump claim, for you never know what that may beget. In this instance it translates to a 1970s riverside house of rambling proportions with split levels a go-go, but only one bedroom -...

‘Aberdeen Motor Inn’ 9 Aberdeen St, Geelong VIC

‘Aberdeen Motor Inn’ 9 Aberdeen St, Geelong VIC

Let your imagination run free with this splendid example of a pure Mid-Century motel (c. early 1960s) Though savaged by some prior refurbs (firebomb that whole reception area and start again perhaps?), you don't have to peel back too many layers to find...

22 Hope St, Pymble NSW

22 Hope St, Pymble NSW

This lovely Mid-Century home with little features something spesh, could really go either way here; either an overglam, uninspired and very 2010s whiteout or, taking into account the spaces and times it was built, a more elegant and thoughtful refurb making the most...

‘Skye Lodge’ 43 Wilson Ave, Dicky Beach QLD

‘Skye Lodge’ 43 Wilson Ave, Dicky Beach QLD

If Point Break and other pop culture is to be believed, then this property is what the global mind's eye summons when anyone mentions the word 'Australia'.  A rambling, roaring surf side house, dotted with pines, a mere stroll from pristine natural and township...

16 Kirriemuir St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

16 Kirriemuir St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

We vaguely recall seeing this house on the market 6 moths ago and, perhaps resigned to it's inevitable fate of demolition, decided not to post it. But what's this? Is the worm turning in the Heights, where so much smash and sub-divide is taking place, are we seeing a...

37 Oakleigh Ave, Taroona TAS

37 Oakleigh Ave, Taroona TAS

We were just warming you up with that earlier listing, and now here's tonight's main event. Our first from the hand of Tasmanian Mod legend Esmond Dorney and will you just look at it? Not a hair out of place. Just a sun-drenched, timber featured (okay now that almost...

3 Whitton Ct, Black Rock VIC

3 Whitton Ct, Black Rock VIC

Time to get tasteful in the well healed bayside burg of Black Rock. A sleek and mostly original beauty with a glorious aspect and pool area. Special mention here to that main bedroom where everything from the due-north wall of windows to those timber bed lights is...

Osborne Park, WA

Osborne Park, WA

It's not often we link to Gumtree for the 'official listing' of a residence for sale, but here we are. An owner who has worked diligently to renovate what looks to be a gorgeous, c.1960 two bedder in the rather swish Perth suburb of Osborne Park, and is now choosing...

‘Collis House’ 7 Godalmin St, Eltham Vic

‘Collis House’ 7 Godalmin St, Eltham Vic

The prolific Mr Knox strikes again with this wonderful, c.1966 Eltham retreat. Some of you may notice a striking similarity between this and another of everyone's favourite bushland designer recently featured in Design Files. In any case here's your chance to cosy...

24 Monash Ave, Lenah Valley TAS

24 Monash Ave, Lenah Valley TAS

Suit and helmet on Retronauts, your next mission awaits in a city not too far away. Prepare yourself for visions of beauty, wonder and ready yourself to take one small step/s for all Mod kind up that incredible staircase. In 10, 9, 8.........

14 Rodney Ave, Tranmere SA

14 Rodney Ave, Tranmere SA

A sweetie-pie,which has been styled to the hilt and though we would have kept the cream brick and olive window detailing, we're not going to quibble. This is clearly a little act of love, sweat and tears which will ensure this residence kicks through the danger era...

18-20 Carlsberg Rd, Eaglemont VIC

18-20 Carlsberg Rd, Eaglemont VIC

We've been fascinated and enthralled this last fortnight by the confluence of themes which continually weave around MA; memory, history, family, housing, loss, decay and demolition with local artistry, in the form of The Omega Project. If you have not seen it in the...

‘Robieson House’ 63-67 Albion Cres, Greensborough VIC

‘Robieson House’ 63-67 Albion Cres, Greensborough VIC

The parade of astounding original and mint condish homes rolls on with this eye watering dreamboat, once again found in the middle-ring, rather overlooked suburbs of Melbourne. This neat-as-the-day-it-was-built, streamlined brick and beamed stunner still boasting its...

‘Beddison Swift House’ 5 Crown Rd, Ivanhoe VIC

‘Beddison Swift House’ 5 Crown Rd, Ivanhoe VIC

Coming down from the brutal celebration of the Sirius decision last night, we land in the soft greenery of Angry Penguin country and into the enveloping walls of another firmament of delight. This time a rental the 'Beddison/Swift House' designed in 1963 by Neil...

4 Longland Rd, Mitcham VIC

4 Longland Rd, Mitcham VIC

Seems Steven Coverdale has been digging down into the rental market and pulling out the treasure, and we're blatantly running the jewels to post them up for all to see. First up a dash of sparkle and joy in Mitcham with this minty as mint family home, anyone could...

1 Bridge St, Bridgewater SA

1 Bridge St, Bridgewater SA

A beautiful MCM design seemingly trapped in a dripping, ivy garden (though not without its own inherent charms). We'd suggest that the stunning lines and features of this home could use less folky fairy florals and perhaps more Gilberto cha-cha-cha to really bring out...

7 Atkinson St, Templestowe VIC

7 Atkinson St, Templestowe VIC

And the working week concludes with a bang! A commanding 1960s residence on a spread so painfully Melbourne it wears scarves in April, prefers magics over 3/4 quarters at their local cafe and is a (full) MMC member. What starts out as a lovely and unassuming brick n'...

29 Kent St, Tamworth NSW

29 Kent St, Tamworth NSW

Well hello darlin', ain't you just you just the purtiest thang I ever did see. If I were a carpenter  I'd be slappin' down cash on the barrelhead and takin you up on some kinda permanent livin' arrangement. Perhaps one of you out there's got one on the way or yer...

22 Orchard Gr, Heathmont VIC

22 Orchard Gr, Heathmont VIC

Our third example has seen a bit of a refurb. The white will be polarising (see what we did there?) but is it perhaps original after all? Love it or loath it we're just impressed the bathroom tiles have pulled through (usually the first to go in a contemporising...

9 Coltain St, Vermont South VIC

9 Coltain St, Vermont South VIC

In Victoria the term 'Merchant Builders' has become descriptive shorthand for these homes we feature today, whether actually the product of this historical collective of project home builders or not. And here we see why - an actual Merchant Builders construction and a...

8 Omaru Rise, Greensborough VIC

8 Omaru Rise, Greensborough VIC

Today a triple pack of listings. Three lovely examples of the most common, yet soothingly simple later suburban Modernist builds to populate historically pedestrian, some might uncharitably say boring, middle ring 'burbs which are now, of course, a flurry of developer...

10 Pacific View Pde, Buderim QLD

10 Pacific View Pde, Buderim QLD

Though on the far reaches of Mid-Century (c.1980) and perhaps moving into the Post-Modern realm, the breathtaking Pacifica of this home and its gorgous gardens is a soft Polynesian breeze on a chilly winter morning. Reminiscent of Gawalla St from a few months ago,...

475 The Boulevard, Ivanhoe East VIC

475 The Boulevard, Ivanhoe East VIC

Take a stroll along the boulevard, and soak in the old timey, Mid-Cenutry cosiness, overlooking the rolling hills of middle-ring leafy Melbourne town. Don't mind if we do.

12 Koumala St, Mansfield QLD

12 Koumala St, Mansfield QLD

Let's loosen the tie a bit the weekend, after all, is nigh. And staying in QLD for a bit, take a gander at this unreal, palatial Donald Spencer beaut from apparently the late 50s. Though it revels in a little Narcos chic, perhaps it has undergone some facelifts in...

1 Doncaster St, Newtown QLD

1 Doncaster St, Newtown QLD

The regional festival continues today. This time in Queensland, we welcome Toowoomba! Gotta love the stripped back, DIY, retrorama vibes 'Halcyon' is sending out. If you have the means, the vision and the blood, sweat and tears - this one is ready to ruuuuuumble back...

6 Montagu Cres, New Norfolk TAS

6 Montagu Cres, New Norfolk TAS

Though suffering through some not great photography which does more to capture the fading winter sun than the joy of this home (for some alternative brighter shots here is an earlier listing) you cannot deny the wonderful angles, split levels and potential of this...

88 Phillipson St, Wangaratta VIC

88 Phillipson St, Wangaratta VIC

Location scouts take note - should you so desire an unmitigated slice of yesteryear, a bona fide set piece of 60s Australian life then here you go. As a home hunter of the more 'retro' persuasion there is so much to love and nurture within the main residence...

7 Ward St, Beaumaris VIC

7 Ward St, Beaumaris VIC

Off the back of our last post on Beaumaris Modern, here is an example of the everyday Mid-Century joy to be found in that suburb. A wonderful family residence with plenty of living zones and bedrooms in a deceptively simple floor plan with featured Modernist...

15 Fairway St, Para Hills SA

15 Fairway St, Para Hills SA

In terms of flips, this is actually quite a respectful one. Clearly the owners here understand the elemental benefits of light and airflow to pick up this beauty (which had already seen a few ordinary updates) and turn it into a home instantly attractive to anyone....

104 Ashmont Ave, Ashmont NSW

104 Ashmont Ave, Ashmont NSW

Something a little more fun today, in Wagga of all places. Enticing angles all over the shop. Strawberry shortcake bathroom. Even the s̶c̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶b̶a̶s̶e̶m̶e̶n̶t̶  games room brings the lino. Speaking of basements, you'd also be hard pressed to find any residence so...

66 Lisbeth Ave, Donvale VIC

66 Lisbeth Ave, Donvale VIC

Like so many design and architecture practitioners Mid-Twentieth Century Australia, Alistair Knox was involved in the project home movement. Though well known in Melbourne for his gorgeous bushland residences, according to this excellent post from Mid-Century Domestic...

90 Toohey Rd, Tarragindi QLD

90 Toohey Rd, Tarragindi QLD

Brisvegans take note. Tonight we post up an beloved, architect designed home (c.1958), finally heading out of the hands of its original owners who built it. The family has alerted us to this sale (and provided a couple of sensational photos to boot - sunhat.want!) and...

14 Leindan Ct, Mount Eliza VIC

14 Leindan Ct, Mount Eliza VIC

After yesterday's wildcard, let's bring you all back with a simple and earthy, late Mod family residence. Neat, squared timber beamed bliss with the added bonus of a 1/2 acre spread and pool. Once more a little spruce up - though the interior really needs nothing at...

9 Albert Jones Ct, Eaglemont VIC

9 Albert Jones Ct, Eaglemont VIC

Like a Pointer Sisters hit, the 80s is all over this one and it appears very much of that time. Though, also like the Pointer Sisters, that's not necessarily a bad thing. The original 50s/60s elements still shine though here and those later upper storey additions...

8 Sycamore Cres, Hawthorndene SA

8 Sycamore Cres, Hawthorndene SA

No architect name. No year. No matter. We can spot the beauty of well conceived spaces, light and levels from the other side of a web device, across states and time. This residence is nothing if not the swift and easy recognition of integral Modernist design.

3 Leeds Place, Turramurra NSW

3 Leeds Place, Turramurra NSW

Even in the depths of our southern solstice the magnificent Australian sunlight and the work of Nino Sydney always reconfirms to us that summer is never too far away. Bask in the glory.

‘Dobyn House’ 270 Springvale Road, Donvale VIC

‘Dobyn House’ 270 Springvale Road, Donvale VIC

Steven Coverdale* has sounded the bell, so gather around people and bear witness to this - one of those handful-a-year properties in which all sense of decorum flies away and one starts pacing, perspiring, heavy breathing and plotting. What looks to be an original 5...

45 Weston Street, Revesby NSW

45 Weston Street, Revesby NSW

Thanks to Modernist John for this heads up. Though more demure on the inside than that wildly rich street frontage promises, what it may lack on the kitchen/ bathroom front, it more than makes up for in singularly composed floor plan, straight as they come...

‘Frank House’ 5 Patula Place, Menora WA

‘Frank House’ 5 Patula Place, Menora WA

It's always thrilling to see an Iwanoff stride onto the market. Yet another glorious work from Perth's hometown boy. Having undergone a little do-up which is, for the most part wonderful in its respect for the home (minor quibble - we would have used real breeze...

141 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant WA

141 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant WA

In spite of the rather bodge photography, the clean Modernist ethos and bright 60s flourishes shine through on this little buddy. A little TLC could really bring this one back though sadly we don't think it will survive. Let us remain optimistic (the mining boom is...

1 Haines Pl, Devonport TAS

1 Haines Pl, Devonport TAS

Devonport. Done dirt cheap! Devonport. Done dirt cheap! Devonport. Done dirt cheap! Devonport and its done dirt cheap! Devonport and its done dirt cheap!

23 Alden Ct, Cheltenham VIC

23 Alden Ct, Cheltenham VIC

It is quite astonishing how such a (albeit wonderful) refurb can secure the future of any domestic building. We have no doubt if this was a rundown, un-landscaped house, filed with the remnants of musty furniture and the pool emptied out - we'd see nothing but areal...

7 Bruck Ct, Wangaratta VIC

7 Bruck Ct, Wangaratta VIC

Nothing more regionally sleepy than this gorgeous little Robin Boyd home in Wangaratta. So minty in its condition and unassuming in its very being, this little gem makes our hearts chirp in the clear winter sun. Many thanks to Secret Design Studio for spotting this...

36 Gawalla St, The Gap QLD

36 Gawalla St, The Gap QLD

Busting forth like a blooming hibiscus on Motunui and echoing the soaring Polynesian architecture seen in a multitude of Pacific nations (and of course being appropriated post WW2 for the Tiki Exotica culture niche) is this special spread. Internally the dramatic...

82 Parkhill St, Pearce ACT

82 Parkhill St, Pearce ACT

For purists and simplicity lovers everywhere. This remarkable, architect* designed home, of clean beamed right angles, textured brick, internal courtyard floor plan and lightest of light updating will have a lot of you planning your escape to the capital. If the...

14 Glenwood Ave, Glen Forrest WA

14 Glenwood Ave, Glen Forrest WA

Rare. A sensational 70s brick and beamer with walls of glazing and the carefree zing of a bright yellow kitchen, topped off with a genuine conversation pit. Rarer still is that this home hails from WA, not a state we usually associate with untouched homes of such nuts...

153 Main St, Huonville TAS

153 Main St, Huonville TAS

Perhaps a flip. Maybe a spruce up of a departed relos home,or a do-up from run-down, in any case this cutie-pie is striking a handsomely cheap and cheerful balance between update and retro origins, surely to please a bunch of house hunters out there.

7 Vernon Pl, Burnie TAS

7 Vernon Pl, Burnie TAS

A Tasmanian trilogy today, starting with Verno here. Not much to say that the listing or the photos don't convey. Just your usual, everyday architectural and garden loveliness with evidence of some wrong turns toward colonisation in the wet areas, but nothing that...

3/1 Percy Street, Devonport TAS

3/1 Percy Street, Devonport TAS

It's easy to love Rose Seidler House. It's easy to be awed by a Neutra, Palm Springs, Case Study House #22 or some American Graffiti-esq Googie bowling alley. However you know your obsession has slid to a deeper plain when you start coveting tin clad, 2 bedroom flats...

‘Bonwood’ 1/30 Lisson Gr, Hawthorn VIC

‘Bonwood’ 1/30 Lisson Gr, Hawthorn VIC

All week we've been meaning to post up this Charles Duncan townhouse - yet another 45 year-old, leafy suburbs masterclass on how to do medium density living for all of our futures. Soak up that warmth, serenity and earthly architectural delight as only a true maestro...

10 Kirriemuir St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

10 Kirriemuir St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

We know a few of you out there have held fast to this little street, in an unassuming regional 'burb, as their secret real estate crush. Sorry guys, this Catland cat is out of the bag now with a new, swoon inducing listing. In perfect condish with only a minor change...

‘Exley House’ 27 Finlay Rd, Warrawee NSW

‘Exley House’ 27 Finlay Rd, Warrawee NSW

Back in September 2015, we like to think that MA was one of the first alarm pushers who discovered this home on the market with seemingly no protections to stop it being completely destroyed if sold into the wrong hands (close to original Seidler, on huge land in...

‘Amigo House’ 5-7 Romaine St, Blackheath NSW

‘Amigo House’ 5-7 Romaine St, Blackheath NSW

Mis amigos, volvamos a las colinas!.....and behold this bright and brilliant house with all the essential turns from the Australian MCM playbook; built in 1962, from the hand of 1950s, European émigré, turned notable, unsung architect (John Pinter - still practising...

‘Wentworth Memorial Church’ 32B Fitzwilliam Rd, Vaucluse NSW

‘Wentworth Memorial Church’ 32B Fitzwilliam Rd, Vaucluse NSW

Brothers and sisters, we call upon you to open your hearts, your eyes, your souls. Don your cassock, kaftan or Sunday best and offer it up to the church of Modernism. Well, actually, a chapel built for the fallen soldiers of WW2, the last piece in the development...

9 Bay St, Mosman NSW

9 Bay St, Mosman NSW

Another bona fide killer. Rising out of the jungle and enmeshed in rock this c.1965 residence has an obvious (though at this point unknown) pedigree with an innovative master at its origin, just check that site plan. With a garden lush to the point of dripping life...

327-329 Roslyn Rd, Highton VIC

327-329 Roslyn Rd, Highton VIC

An old landmark in the old 'hood, up for sale after several years in some good hands. And although it's in beautiful, architect designed, close-to-original state and although some lovely, rather valuable extras have been added (pool, retaining walls) and although it's...

519 Fig Tree Pocket Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD

519 Fig Tree Pocket Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD

Hold on to your hats cats and kittens, Brisbane has just revealed one of it's best. Another slice of brilliance with a swinging Palm Springs/Atomic Ranch sophistication and in such pristine condition as to make us swoon over our morning coffee (first time for sale!)....

30 Astley St, Montmorency VIC

30 Astley St, Montmorency VIC

Monty's never gonna let you down with the likes of this. An absolute ripper. Straight and clean as they come*, in an Australian native palette of red/brown tones and opposing textures, dialling up the cosy. Oh, and big props also to the agents for espousing the...

18 Moore St, Colac VIC

18 Moore St, Colac VIC

A regular where MA listings are concerned, good ol' Colac does seem to punch above it's weight in gorgeous little homes, of predominantly original build and fittings. This one is a particularly neat-o residence, that cream brick straight and unblemished as anything...

6 Tusmore Ave, Leabrook SA

6 Tusmore Ave, Leabrook SA

Like a vegan walking past a butcher shop window, a prime cut poster gleaming from the window, so too we steel ourselves, assume the higher road and clench our teeth at that first image of subdivided land. We could try to explain to ol' mates Oren and Matty boy that...

6 Chelmsford Ave, Mitcham SA

6 Chelmsford Ave, Mitcham SA

Yes this house is a brick and timber beamed beauty which has been kicking arse and taking 'likes' all over the local Mod social media, and yes it's in great nick just ripe for a new owner to make it shimmer even more, but what are we really loving here? Allocasuarina...

75 Station Rd, Gisborne VIC

75 Station Rd, Gisborne VIC

Just outside Melbourne sits someone's dream home. Assuredly hybrid Australian in its sweeping garden and rolling vistas, it strikes a beautifully sculptural form from the exterior and warms the cockles of those sentimental for the more grounded, dare we say country...

25 Dunrossil St, Wembley Downs WA

25 Dunrossil St, Wembley Downs WA

The floor plan has us flummoxed but we were overdue for some WA representation and this residence from 1964 will do just dandy.

‘Jones House’ 103 Wimborne Ave, Mount Eliza VIC

‘Jones House’ 103 Wimborne Ave, Mount Eliza VIC

With a bone structure that belongs in the books of Ford Modelling Agency this unassuming, bucolic beauty has renovation potential dripping off every right angle and trickling down those glazed/masonry expanses. If this one was in our 'hood we'd be on it like white on...

212 Monbulk Rd, The Patch VIC

212 Monbulk Rd, The Patch VIC

Though overrun with some well very presented MCM listings right now, we keep returning to this one, so up it goes. We're not sure if the cooling weather is attracting our eye to the sun-dappled, New England setting or perhaps the growing Twin Peaks anticipation is...

5 Balmoral Pl, Carlingford NSW

5 Balmoral Pl, Carlingford NSW

Medical alarms were made for such a listing. A home of history (built for the Australian Womens Weekly in 1962), pedigree (Neville Gruzman yo!) and respectfully renovated condition as to be right up there with some of the best in the country. A worthy Australian...

8 Eaglie St, Chapel Hill QLD

8 Eaglie St, Chapel Hill QLD

Almost a latter day echo of yesterday's Kew house, this is similar in architectural expression but in an authentic Queensland accent; up in the trees, deep timber tones echoing a cool jungle canopy and that incredible wall of living room glazing. Ripper.

40A Stawell Street, Kew VIC

40A Stawell Street, Kew VIC

An astounding hipsterville (1950s hipster, not 2017 hipster) oasis by the Yarra, ripe for a little lovin' care, though we'd cry at the thought of anyone inflicting an el blando-luxo reno upon it or, heaven forbid, getting rid of it altogether and installing some...

21 Chester St, Surrey Hills VIC

21 Chester St, Surrey Hills VIC

Thought not seeming like much on the outside, it's the orientation, interiors and little details, down to the cupboard knobs, which put a smile on our mugs. That said, the reality is that this building's days could be down to double digits already now (insert marge...

91 Memorial Ave, St Ives NSW

91 Memorial Ave, St Ives NSW

Out of reach and sold anyways, but who cares when you can stare at those stairs.* *and pool** **and kitchen

46 Allumba St, Howrah TAS

46 Allumba St, Howrah TAS

One more invitation to get down to Tasmania. Where the land is big, the homes are cheap and the angled rooflines abound!

36A Malton Rd, Beecroft NSW

36A Malton Rd, Beecroft NSW

Tonight, our favourite type of communication; a message from the family of an owner who loved and lived in their own, special Modernist paradise for many years, now seeking to turn it over to someone who will immediately identify with and carry on such care. In this...

9/45 Barrabool Rd, Highton VIC

9/45 Barrabool Rd, Highton VIC

We know we flog this particular corner of the country, but it continually turns up some classic apartments so we can't say no. Take this ripper - bare mattress in the garage aside (geeze guys would it hurt you to move such a down-at-heel-block-of-flats cliche?) this...

‘Burns House’ 9 Moonda Gve, Cheltenham VIC

‘Burns House’ 9 Moonda Gve, Cheltenham VIC

Straight up, slick rick and down the line. This is one house to get all you lovers salivating. Once more an offering in heart gladdening enhanced original state. Enticing us all with those breezy horizontal beams, neat-o stone and brickwork, unfilled pool and hanging...

24 Bayley Gve, Doncaster VIC

24 Bayley Gve, Doncaster VIC

An now the devastating flipside. A demise wrought by a change in city and a 1.5 million dollar price difference. Though displaying very similar design, materials and aesthetics as Hogarth Rd in Panorama, an indicator of great later period Australian Modernism and so...

9 Hogarth Rd, Panorama SA

9 Hogarth Rd, Panorama SA

Like so many things - be they animal, vegetable or mineral - to shower respect and care, to pay attention and appreciate is to have it thrive. To mistreat, to neglect, to devalue the intrinsic good in something is to chase it to a path of demise. So here we find both...

‘Wilson House’ 12 Fawkner St, South Yarra VIC

‘Wilson House’ 12 Fawkner St, South Yarra VIC

All credit here to Steven Coverdale and Simon Reeves, who once more on their own pages fill a pretty vacant sale pitch with the richness of this property's actual history, design and construction. Reeves has written up a glorious account of the architect and first...

4 Hilltop Ave, Devonport TAS

4 Hilltop Ave, Devonport TAS

Be it East Hampton, Acapulco or here in Davenport a ship comes in everyday and this could be yours. Though inconspicuous on the outside, inside reveals a rambling, though architecturally sophisticated, residence made with the elements in mind - indoor bbq FTW! At...

3 – 5 Godwin St, Blairgowrie VIC

3 – 5 Godwin St, Blairgowrie VIC

An unsullied beach-shack, Mid-Century modernism for the masses, rises out of the ever shrinking pool of originals. This home of pure and basic necessity would, with different build materials and more glamorous interior fabrication, be a magazine cover of contemporary...

‘Lyall House’ 13 Belvedere, Kew VIC

‘Lyall House’ 13 Belvedere, Kew VIC

A shining jewel in the bedazzling Melbourne MCM crown that is Studley Park. A noted and cherished work (C.our Olympic year 1956) from crowd fav Anatol Kagan this cruise liner of a residence sits astride a sweeping corner, soaking up the northern views of urban...

1 Harley Pl, Wheelers Hill VIC

1 Harley Pl, Wheelers Hill VIC

Project home part two this time  'Design 14B & 17B'  from Ambassador homes of the late 60s-early 70s (thanks once more Steven Coverdale). Another simple delight of warm tones which, at the time of sale, was priced around the $9k mark. Oh what a time to be alive -...

58 Charles Pl, Jannali NSW

58 Charles Pl, Jannali NSW

A coupla project homes today, first this darlin' which sold a week or so back but we've been meaning to put up for ages. We'll chit chat about the lack or otherwise of project home options these days and what could be the future another time, but for this morning...

664 Wyndham St, Shepparton VIC

664 Wyndham St, Shepparton VIC

Criminally undersold with a maddening display of photographic fecklessness, another regional option pops up for us. This time in the fruit sticks of Shepp. A lot to love here, and also quite a bit which needs attention but this could be the oasis that someone...

7 Victoria Tce, Belmont VIC

7 Victoria Tce, Belmont VIC

Lay down the chocolate this Easter Sunday morning and feast your eyes on this instead. A beaut from one of our favourite regional 'burbs, which was once a well kept secret but no longer (prime example: this Barrabool beauty, literally around the corner from this...

15-19 Romaine St, Blackheath NSW

15-19 Romaine St, Blackheath NSW

A home of humble intent amid the majesty of nature. Perhaps pull an all nighter in the garden. Gather your followers around that sublime back courtyard and spin some parables. Maybe comfort a betrayer in your midst or someone who snubbed you in the street and work it...

‘Shoebridge House’ 86 Woodhouse Rd, Donvale VIC

‘Shoebridge House’ 86 Woodhouse Rd, Donvale VIC

After the privilege of seeing Graeme Gunn interviewed last year we have longed for one of his homes to showcase on MA. An architect of such grounded bearing and no-nonsense attitude who, in the often convoluted and self-important posturing of the architecture crowds,...

16 Everard St, Glen Osmond SA

16 Everard St, Glen Osmond SA

Another day, another gem. This time a light and breezy residence high on the South Australian hills. Big land, great view and a dodgy suggestion of development is enough remind us of its place on the endangered list. But let's ignore such unpleasantness for the mo and...

41-43 Montana Pde, Croydon VIC

41-43 Montana Pde, Croydon VIC

A real stunner in suburbs under rapid, developer-led transformation. A home built with progressive spirit in the 50s, when all around lay orchards and Melbourne was was 1/2 hr drive away, perhaps a contemporary of Mirrabooka just across the way. Now sitting in a...

10 Kinedana St, Eden Hills SA

10 Kinedana St, Eden Hills SA

All aboard! A wild, c.1961 home from the hand of Russian emigre architect Alexandra Sudia has come up in South Australia looking for just the right kind of eccentric (perhaps one with a predilection for captains headwear, gang planks and shuffleboard) to steer it into...

‘Emery House’ 50 Pine Cres, Ringwood North VIC

‘Emery House’ 50 Pine Cres, Ringwood North VIC

A very interesting listing today and one which has been setting local architecture tragics of a particular Melbourne bent into a spin. A 1971, straight out-of-uni-pre-international-fame commission by John Denton (of architectural super triad Denton Corker Marshall...

‘Gibson House’ 13 Minora Rd, Dalkeith WA

‘Gibson House’ 13 Minora Rd, Dalkeith WA

The Bat Signal has rang loud and clear from the west last night (thank you Daisy) alerting us to this precious historical gem which is teetering on the edge. Despite the fact that it is a wonderful 4 bedroom home complete with pool, requiring only the lightest refurb...

9 Fulford St, Trevallyn TAS

9 Fulford St, Trevallyn TAS

Lonnie just keeps creeping in, stronger and stronger like the submarine ping of an approaching vessel. When everything is out of logical financial reach and exhaustion is starting to get the upper hand that 200k price range for such a darling Mid-Cenutry home, of...

7 Hamilton St, Colac VIC

7 Hamilton St, Colac VIC

Still in the country, this time lakeside western district (ooohh Colac has never sounded so posh!). This home represents Australian Mid-Century Modernism more than most; a RVIA Small Homes Service design (the‘T351’) by no other than Neil Clerehan c.1957. We all tend...

‘Clifton’ 940 Packham Dve, Molong NSW

‘Clifton’ 940 Packham Dve, Molong NSW

Firstly we thank Alistair at Secret Design studio for this discovery. Now, here's a flight of fancy to get you through the week/today/the morning/this particular 1/2 hr. A regional residence which Secret Design Studio suggested as refuge from the zombie apocalypse,...

‘Hill View’ 23 Ellesmere St, Blairgowrie VIC

‘Hill View’ 23 Ellesmere St, Blairgowrie VIC

In the flurry of so many listings to post we had been neglecting our beloved beach shacks. Today we rectify with a beautifully re-furbed (though now snapped up) pastel gem, safely tucked as it should be in the tea trees. For summer is past and it is this hallowed...

‘Winston Green’ 6 Bundella St, Aspley QLD

‘Winston Green’ 6 Bundella St, Aspley QLD

Gonna check out Winston Green,Blowing minds who've seldom seena family casa, so mint pristine,a 60s sitcom set supreme,a vision leapt from magazine,bulkhead lighting, windows gleam,a brick accented, timber dream,a garden lush wth lines so clean,a chi-chi bar with...

36 & 38 Spencer Rd, Camberwell VIC

36 & 38 Spencer Rd, Camberwell VIC

Twins. Gorgeous George and Queen Bey are getting on board. Double the joy and if you're lucky, a little bet each way. And here we find a welcome residential version. A Modern take on the semi-detached row housing which saw us faithfully through to the end of the...

57 Hallett Rd, Burnside SA

57 Hallett Rd, Burnside SA

Be still our hearts. An incredible, natural beauty sits high on this hill. To our unscholarly minds it's reminiscent of Australian Sydney School forays of the late 60s and 70s, though actually more strongly signposts to us an earlier incarnation of Northern...

47 Pioneer Road, Sheldon QLD

47 Pioneer Road, Sheldon QLD

Another stunning bushland acreage with a slightly gone-to-seed home therein. This one just out of Brissy and holding a strong 70s, mission and cream toned, timber beamed, Pettit and Sevitty vibe. Once again so much potential here to clean it up and make it a Japanese...

‘Hillside Park’ 109 Hopetoun Ave, Mount Martha VIC

‘Hillside Park’ 109 Hopetoun Ave, Mount Martha VIC

A rather magnificent listing here on the peninsula. The work of Robin Boyd underling Karl Fender, who now heads one of the most prominent architecture firms in the country banging out such trifles as The Eureka Tower and Mona, this is a step back to the architect's...

8 Sunshine Rd, Austins Ferry TAS

8 Sunshine Rd, Austins Ferry TAS

The second move in our Tassie two step. The usual breathtaking view (ho hum). The usual low, low price range (pfffffft). The same ol' gorgeous little home with merely cosmetic changes required to bring it up to pure Mid Century loveliness (whateves). Yeah, really...

4 Meath Ave, Taroona TAS

4 Meath Ave, Taroona TAS

Two more Tasmanian offerings today which are sure to be in more sought-after 'hoods (away from the hoods) than earlier this week. Indeed this little sweetheart is just out of Hobart Town and in minty condish. With features sure to get some squealing - stone fireplace,...

1 Cardigan St, St Kilda East VIC

1 Cardigan St, St Kilda East VIC

Back down the east coast and into Marvellous Migrant Melbourne country. This untouched residence has incredible scope for a refresh whilst maintaining high fidelity to its MCM heritage and design. The joy of these larger homes, born from a european eye, is the...

15 The Quarterdeck, Middle Cove NSW

15 The Quarterdeck, Middle Cove NSW

We could quibble here about owners getting a bit indulgent with the white paint, but we can overlook this refurb, that blisteringly awesome street front is enough to know hearts are in the right place and, in fact, kudos should be forthcoming for not only keeping but...

7 Victoria St, George Town TAS

7 Victoria St, George Town TAS

Here we are stuck in a housing market shaped like Tiddalick the frog and yet we find possibly the cheapest house we've ever had on MA. Now location, of course, is the reason but here but just look at ourselves in this country - we are so spoilt. For this home is not...

14B Grassmere Rd, Killara NSW

14B Grassmere Rd, Killara NSW

Sure to set all wild hearts a flutter, this swingin' pad has a breathtaking boldness of character which is fairly rare in Australian Modern homes. There is something just so Hollywood to this (it must be the palm trees and that sweeping entry staircase) it makes us...

3 Sheila St, Blackburn North VIC

3 Sheila St, Blackburn North VIC

Snowball's chance in hell. Million dollar block and a house too humble and light for these heady deluxe days. It's only way out is possibly a relocation - anyone need a beach house or country retreat? Get onto that agent before this one goes the way of all the...

5 Gwyn Cl, St Ives NSW

5 Gwyn Cl, St Ives NSW

This unadulterated residence is yet another ripper example of simplicity and purity of Modernist design on a mass scale. A mid- 60s project home (we think not Pettit & Sevitt in this case- but will happily be corrected*) in yet again beautiful condition is ready...

7 Pleasant View Cres, Wheelers Hill VIC

7 Pleasant View Cres, Wheelers Hill VIC

h We have a bit of healthy debate, conjecture and informed discussion going about renovation and what is acceptable 'updating' a MCM Australian residence this week, with more to come, but at this moment we have no such dilemma - this suburban superstar looks...

35 Berkeley St, Holland Park QLD

35 Berkeley St, Holland Park QLD

For those who always post high numbers on the lotto fantasy daydream index (you know we do, it's nothing to be ashamed of) hold onto your Panamas - a widely known Queensland drooler has just come on the market (we saw it back round 2013). It has been altered once...

New Farm QLD

New Farm QLD

There are any number of 60s block flats, of nice space and cute features, in inner Brissy market at any one time. Though most of them stand mutilated by the addition of high gloss floor tiles and 'that'll do' Bunnings kitchens (look, we know its hot, but really? Is...

‘Mirrabooka’ 34-40 Moore Rd, Vermont VIC

‘Mirrabooka’ 34-40 Moore Rd, Vermont VIC

A once in a lifetime listing today: a 1957, Roy Grounds started /Robin Boyd completed commission sitting on acreage in the mostly hostile (to MCM) Middle East (of metro Melbourne). Thankfully cloaked in heritage overlay which not only curtails the grand plans of every...

10 McDonald Cres, Strathfield NSW

10 McDonald Cres, Strathfield NSW

Light and lithe. This mid-60s, Peter Buckwell beauty has withstood the decades and then some, with the precious owners maintaining it in immaculate condition. We get the sense that this one would be a particular pleasure to live in; easy, seamless, timeless.

‘Kagan House’ 70 Gordon St, Elsternwick VIC

‘Kagan House’ 70 Gordon St, Elsternwick VIC

Today we present the example of what we dub '4M' : Marvellous Melbourne Migrant Modernism (you could throw Mid-Century in there too if you like). This residence has become a local celebrity in it's own right thanks to the wonderful attention lavished on it via Design...

1 & 4 / 9 Sanglen Tce, Belmont VIC

1 & 4 / 9 Sanglen Tce, Belmont VIC

A 2-part listing today, twin apartments of gorgeous cream brick, natty railing, super roomy bedrooms ( sigh, the good ol' days) and large windows; the bookends of a 4 residence complex. Number 4 on the left edge, number 1 on the right (from street view that is), both...

‘Gandolfo House’ 10 Highgate Hill, Toorak VIC

‘Gandolfo House’ 10 Highgate Hill, Toorak VIC

Today we have a fortress of a home up for grabs yet again since it was sold last year. A rare, singular and unmolested residence by legend David Godsell (see the great man's own home in full Design Files* glory here) built for a Mr Salvatore Gandolfo (C.1975). For...

7 Ainslie Gve, Kings Meadows TAS

7 Ainslie Gve, Kings Meadows TAS

Two homes in one. Killer angles, a little something for everyone here (including creepy statue in the garden) and the best bit? A price tag of low 300s. My goodness has the time for rejecting the centralised urban capital complex begun yet? In other words -  the city...

86 North Valley Rd, Highton VIC

86 North Valley Rd, Highton VIC

While still in an archive slog, dragging literally hundreds of old listings out of our cut and paste records and back onto the site for your viewing pleasure a few familiar faces have popped up. This little darlin' for one. Last seen with us back on '09, it looks like...

‘Tripptree House’ 26 Illawong Cres, Taroona TAS

‘Tripptree House’ 26 Illawong Cres, Taroona TAS

We've fawned, wide-eyed over this, one of the most beautiful Modernist residences in Tassie, before when it was on the market a couple of years ago. We've been contacted by MA reader Scott, the present owner, who clearly has not touched a hair on this masterwork but...

177 Gloucester Ave, Belair SA

177 Gloucester Ave, Belair SA

Time to escape Victoria's tsunami of amazing listings for a sec and check out SA. And it gladdens our little black hearts to see more and more people catching on and presenting, yet again, a loving renovation of their MCM home (this one from 1969). This one has a...

233 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC

233 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC

Just take a gander of what can be achieved with some love and appreciation here. Modernist Australian, Carolina, is selling her 1963, David C. Moore designed home which has undergone what can only be described as a breathtakingly appealing renovation at the hand of...

‘Weight House’ 1 Gracefield Dve, Box Hill North VIC

‘Weight House’ 1 Gracefield Dve, Box Hill North VIC

We'd like to make note that this house we list tonight would not be standing without the diligence of architectural historian Simon Reeves. We have celebrated his work before, namely here and here, but this is a new nova-glowing testament to the hard wins our ground...

‘Merindah’ 132 Gould St, Frankston VIC

‘Merindah’ 132 Gould St, Frankston VIC

What was formerly a Frankston fear zone has come full circle and is deservedly desired. And why not? Look what we have here; absolute bay beach frontage with a remarkable and original architect designed mid 60s pad complete with wrought iron name out front, crazy...

‘Spic n’ Span’ 46C Roslyn Rd, Belmont VIC

‘Spic n’ Span’ 46C Roslyn Rd, Belmont VIC

Riffing off the commercial offering of our last Boyd, here is a lil' sweetheart and local touchstone for another suburban crowd. Virtually unchanged since it took up business decades ago, ol' Spic n' Span seems to be folding (oh dear!) and leaving that gorgeous...

‘Ctesiphon Igloos’ 1 Cleveland Rd, Ashwood VIC

‘Ctesiphon Igloos’ 1 Cleveland Rd, Ashwood VIC

A gleeful finish to the festival of Boyd, with his corner shop 'igloos' (c.1953) also up for sale. Business or pleasure, take your pick. Heritage listed (hooray!) they are not only a wonderfully experimental blip within the wider Boyd legacy, but are now part of a...

‘Baker House’ 305-307 Long Forest Rd, Long Forest VIC

‘Baker House’ 305-307 Long Forest Rd, Long Forest VIC

The Boyd festival continues and today we see a more familiar residence; 'Baker House' (c.1966), perhaps one of the most visited Boyds in the country due to its recent history as party/wedding venue. Like yesterday's Blott House it's in a similar situation; it too has...

‘Blott House’ 7 Allambi Rd, Chirnside Park VIC

‘Blott House’ 7 Allambi Rd, Chirnside Park VIC

We've known for some time about the availability of 'The Blott House' (c.1955) a 100% Boyd pedigree stunner, restored to marvellous Modern glory with the caveat that the owners, who have done so much to repair and protect this historic residence, are only interested...

27 Linton Ave, Templestowe Lower VIC

27 Linton Ave, Templestowe Lower VIC

There is an overlooked stash of rather lovely Mod homes in the great north east of Metro Melbourne, and what was once 'just out there somewhere' is now becoming a snapped up locale for developers and home buyers alike. This one is on the more modest side compared to...

82 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills QLD

82 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills QLD

Just what we need this morning (/s); A seemingly enticing, 5 bedroom residence. Likely from original hands, held tight the last 50+ years (reports suggest a deceased estate). The work of quintessential, Queensland Modernist architects Hayes & Scott whom, if anyone...

13-17 Blairgowrie Ave, Cooma NSW

13-17 Blairgowrie Ave, Cooma NSW

A much loved family home, hand built by the owners 55 years ago and remaining with them until now is up for sale. We thanks Modernist Australian Alison for letting us know about this little DIY gem in what looks to be a magical part of Southern NSW (oh that eucalypt...

26 Hillside Rd, Aldgate SA

26 Hillside Rd, Aldgate SA

To know Modernism is to live in it and in this feral Australian market right now the best way we know for anyone to access and appreciate the space and light of brilliant MCM home design is to rent. Never to be disregarded here, we hope to show more and more...

‘Helsham House’ 8 First Ave, Willoughby East NSW

‘Helsham House’ 8 First Ave, Willoughby East NSW

*Meditating to slow heart rate* Peter Hall, architect (previously employed to salvage the Sydney Opera House project after Utzon/government drama.) *Grabs and inhales into paper bag* Built for Supreme Court Judge and wife, with a keen interest in social and...

115 Schlich St, Yarralumla ACT

115 Schlich St, Yarralumla ACT

For anyone who loves their Modernism with a crisp Internationalist and historical bent then cast your eyes to Das Kapital. This classic, post-war residence purpose built to house senior European diplomats in the Canberra enclave traditionally set aside for such VIPs,...

3 The Boulevard, Heathmont VIC

3 The Boulevard, Heathmont VIC

Though its been hit with a couple of updates this wonderful, architect designed, 1957 home brings the MCM joy by the truckload, with scope to bring it back to a more original vision without too much fuss. And what's more the sales spiel is pitch perfect - bravo Louise...

44 Railway Ave, Austinmer NSW

44 Railway Ave, Austinmer NSW

Attention Sydney peeps! You know how your workplace is always trying to be down with the kids, talkin' 'flexibility', 'remote offices' and 'tele commuting availability'? Well it's time they ponied up. This sunlit sweetie pie, lovingly refurbed and with '50s features...

‘Driffield’ 219 Purves Rd, Arthurs Seat VIC

‘Driffield’ 219 Purves Rd, Arthurs Seat VIC

In a week of bona fide rippers behold the finale. A dynamic home which is not only sending the Modernist/dreamhouse crowd into raptures (and deservedly so) but one which has also awakened many of us to the existence of a trailblazing female architect; Suzanne Dance*....

10 Killeen St, Nundah QLD

10 Killeen St, Nundah QLD

We speculate that the heat of a 27 degree overnight low with a 36 degree chaser in this house means stripping down, a wet face washer and lying under the fan, such is the old Aussie nostalgia seeping from every nook and wall. A far cry from the Sydney school or Robin...

88 Longview Rd, Balwyn North VIC

88 Longview Rd, Balwyn North VIC

'Delight' - great pleasure 'Simple' - easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty. 'Redevelop' - construct new buildings in (an urban area), typically after demolishing the existing buildings. 'McMansion' - a large modern house that is considered ostentatious...

7 Wyeena Cl, Wahroonga NSW

7 Wyeena Cl, Wahroonga NSW

We toss the words 'elegant' and 'beautiful' fairly liberally around these parts, but if any residence we've shown lately deserves the description then this is it. A heart-thumping (c.1951?) slice of leafy green in the ye olde Modernist enclave of Wahroona (just around...

78 Herron Rd, Pullenvale QLD

78 Herron Rd, Pullenvale QLD

Perennial MA hall-of-famer and Brisbane legend John Van Den Broek delivers yet again with this gorgeous, 1969, rambler amid 2+ acres of luscious northern capital hinterland. And although the images of a suggested rebuild** are, we have to admit, pretty nice (it's...

8 Bronte Ct, Hampton VIC

8 Bronte Ct, Hampton VIC

A story of loss and (possible) redemption today. Picture a perfect little Mid-Century home, a dream home if you will, conceived within the Age Small Homes Service program in1955 Melbourne and designed by no other than the legendary Neil Clerehan. This home was built...

‘Castello Romano’ 3/32 Kirkland Ave, Coorparoo QLD

‘Castello Romano’ 3/32 Kirkland Ave, Coorparoo QLD

A circa 1973 fever dream in Deco-Mod-Googie-Brutal with intense 90's high gloss and wild rococo decor. Who can say no to such a personal statement of space and excess? You are a demigod, thee who enters this world; basking by the rooftop pool in a white one-piece...