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 considered we believe this architect-led renovation ain’t too shabby. Of course there is the obligatory whiteout, but there remains so many beautiful, original elements at the forefront (oh those windows!), welcomed along with a rather snazz lower level addition which follows the clear Modernist line. And when you also realise this one could have easily ended up as landfill in the mid- 2000s, then we are not only grateful for these vendors’ toil and foresight but congratulate them on a job well done, we know promoting the classic MCM essence of this home will pay off handsomely, it’s time has come.