The second in our house comparison today hails from the dripping forest hollow of The Basin, historically a suburb of Dandy dweller bolt-holes and DIYers of all description, that is why this architect designed beauty initially appears as just another shack in the hills. But, in an opposite turn from our previous Altona listing, this one transforms upon entering into a 70s Modern breath-taker, complete with beautifully conceived spaces swimming in natural light and peeking trees. In stunning condition – kudos to the present owners what a great job you have done! – this is actually a home of pedigree with the late Col Bandy a noted architect with several celebrated residences to his name. All in all this home embodies one of the most attractive aspects of Modernism to our mind – a disregard for street view grandeur, in favour of site and client specific design.