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96 Jackson St, Wynyard TAS

Though not in the same architectural league as say, some 1930s Miesian-reduced residence of walls and glass, you cannot underestimate the innovation and newness this home in 1950s Tasmania, a small island who in the proceeding 150 years of white expansion...

‘Abrahams House’ 372 Beach Rd, Beaumaris VIC

And here we find ourselves again, at the residence continually eddying in the simmering centre that is the heritage V developer cauldron of Bayside Melbourne. We have listed this absolutely sensational residence of pedigree and prominence at least twice...

1/54 High St, Highgate Hill QLD

Perhaps a QLD Modernist can help us out with this one. A mystery as to date and architect, it is nonetheless rather alluring in its clean spaces, high ceilings and timber features. We suspect it also once had exteriors of unadorned concrete (oh la la!),...

43a Montagu St, Lenah Valley TAS

A few stalwarts shining through tonight - with thanks to regular spotter Tracey for locating this sensational, dynamic residence in the ever-reliable MCM 'burg of Lenah Valley. And we guarantee involuntary squeals will be released upon inspection of this...

‘Dixon House’ 4 Carrigal St, Balwyn VIC

A breathtaking lesson in the downsize; elegant and pristine in presentation, simple yet totally Modern in its considerations for light, lifestyle, materials and space. Designed by architect Frank Dixon in 1974 (whose work you may recall here) for his...

9 Coro Cres, Coromandel Valley SA

An Adelaide heartbreaker of epic, million dollar attributes and condition today. We say heartbreaker for only in this capital region do we see such c.1969 higher end craftsmanship, materials (including local hewn stone), expansive grounds and additions...

77 Woolley St, Taringa QLD

Though the recognition of Mid-Century design and materials pushes forth and the desire for 70s interiors gets stronger, it is thoroughly depressing to see an agent's opening pitch like this one, especially in the case of such a gorgeously crafted and...

11 Heggerton St, McCracken SA

For those who live for the never ending horizon and rumble of a surfside locale but err towards a more coffee-toned, 70s aesthetic this architecturally designed ripper may be for you. Breezy as you please-y and garnering appeal on an elemental level -...

4 Berry Crt, Highton VIC

Playing catchup with our listings backlog and sorry to advise but this one has just been snared, rightly so with such elegant architectural lines*, potential for restoration and ample yardage it's all a bit too enticing for $500k. Once again we have...

36 Lincoln Hwy, Port Lincoln SA

Admittedly it's got some heavy 'Behind the Candelabra' vibes in place of core Modernist ethos but hey it's Freaky Friday we're still on holidays so lets go there. This sprawling, waterfront palace of excess has so much happening we are not sure where to...

207 Nelson Rd, Mount Nelson TAS

First Tassie gem for 2019 and may everyone start their engines for this gorgeous timbered, light flooded, architecturally designed ripper complete with retreat (for all those mainland lob-ins). A typical offering from one of Hobart's great, yet...

‘McIntyre House’ 118 McIntyres Rd, Portland VIC

One last offering from South West Vic. before we swing away and another farm spread this one huge in both scale and pedigree.  A 1975 commission by the legendary Charles Duncan at the behest of a client whom (like many down in squattocracy row) has direct...

280 Gellibrand-Carlisle River Rd, Gellibrand VIC

If the crashing waves, salt and scrub isn't really your summer jam, then a south west turn from our latest beach shack will lead you into the lush forest and sweeping pastures of the greater Otways and this wonderfully homey property tucked into a special...

21 Parker St, Anglesea VIC

The text book. The template. The Class A in our taxonomy of The Australian Mid-Century Beach House; this beautiful, basic home of board, timber and large sections of glass speaks volumes about a certain set of priorities (hint- it's not fancy appliances...

5 Boronga St, East Jindabyne NSW

Our first freaky Friday for 2019 which is not so much freaky but rather insanely freakin' sublime. Unearthered by Modernist Australian Nicholas (on a recent summer stroll) it's not even for sale (2015 it was, 2 years too late we are) but in the case of...

116 Lorimer Rd, Beeliar WA

Our big takeaway from 2018? That although the earlier incarnations of Mid-Century domesticity will always have their fierce admirers - a 1950s Boyd cottage here, an early 60s apartment complex there -  there is currently a massive wave of love crashing...

13A Boomerang Ave, Mount Gambier SA

Hello 2019! And while the lucky ones can get out and enjoy the smaller, quieter or more remote places in our lives we're teaming with the theme and staying out of town for the next little while too. Today we find ourselves in the home of crater lakes and...

‘Toft House’ 129 Avoca Rd, Avoca QLD

Let's stay outta town with this regional Queensland surprise package. Frankly speaking regional Qld is most often the haunt of more down-at heel, dishevelled or eccentric Mid-Century offerings however this sensational spread a stones throw from Tomato...

23 Old Bass Hwy, Wynyard TAS

Sitting in the wings for literally half a year the day has arrived for this sweetie to shine. Right on the connecting road, yet also right on Bass Straight this little ripper requires only a small serve of love and care (and removal of those vertical...

‘Seccull House No.2’ 77-79 Smith St, Lorne VIC

A Christmas miracle confluence of premier Victorian beach town and preeminent Victorian architect, this residence was Guilford Bell's second commission for the Seccull family, completed a mere year after their city home was finished. Now, those of you...

27 Holmwood Ave, Anglesea VIC

Settle down children and we'll tell you a story. A tale of our very first foray into the world of MCM before we really understood the term or the subject. Back in mists of the 1990s, while researching an art project we went hunting for the all-Australian...

32 Gray St, Riverside TAS

Another in the basket of the doable, more than doable really, as this Lonnie lovely has striking Mid-1960s form (project home we dare say) which are nigh on impossible to reproduce with integrity, but is relatively unaltered inside. This leaves an...

4 Joshua Crt, Lara Vic

At this stage and with thousands of listings under our belt we really shouldn't be so surprised about the high calibre of architect designed gems sitting in little 'ol Lara. Maybe it's an argument proving that illogical prejudices of the geographically...

7-9 Panorama Place, Deloraine TAS

We've been holding on for Tassie to show us something special for a while and we're glad we waited, for this is gangbusters. A massive family home with a bunch of mainstream extras: retreat! man cave! huge land! With additional MCM fan boxes being ticked...

311 Rowan St, Golden Square VIC

Though perhaps not one for purists, this version of roomy family casa, beautifully appointed and speaking loud n' clear in the 70s vernacular is something we can totally get on board with. The condition of this one is awe inspiring and with little details which make...

73 Kenmore Rd, Kenmore QLD

Like the quietest person in the room finally speaking to reveal themselves as also the smartest, this elegant home flies utterly under the radar. The somewhat forgettable, coffee-toned street view belies wonderfully conceived interiors of a sophisticated...

24 Glengarry Ave, Glenalta SA

Time to revisit a familiar residential profile. A shape we've spotted and listed in every berg, coast to coast from Goonellabah to Marino to Wye River and beyond. Answerable to a particularly beachy (and Beachcomber) calling, but also appearing far from...

7 Macnamara St, Ferny Creek VIC

For those whose yuletide (and general lifetide) yearns for the trappings of a higher altitude then feast your eyes here. Indeed this realised project home was especially designed, by architects Alex Kostromin and Geoffrey A. Dobbin (under firm Lucas &...

33 Depper St, St Lucia QLD

Hailing from Brissy's major MCM catchment zone is this super dooper cutie-pie with elevated frontage, humble dimensions, awesome retro lines, neat-o condish and unbeatable charm. And don't forget some very motivated sellers. Get in quick!

‘Lara’ 365 McBurnie and Boags Rd, Walkerville VIC

As 2018 draws to a close, labouring minds and bodies begin to feel the shackles of routine slip towards more mild, unstructured days (perhaps with the bonus of dedicated digital deferral) and eyes start to wander locales in which to fully enjoy the breeze...

34 Stroud St, Bulahdelah NSW

Hello! And what a glorious potential arises before our very eyes this evening with a decommissioned house of worship. That said, the worship ain't stopping anytime soon as the awesome, unmistakable lines of 1964 architect MCM design has us alternatively...

9 Sydney Rd, Warriewood NSW

Like a subject of Reg Mombassa's Australian dreaming made manifest, this remarkable (c.1954) building awaits its fate to be handed down this Saturday. The sheer purity of clean squared forms - foundations, windows, steps, roof set on a verdant, flattened...

3 Perry Crt, Kew VIC

Is this a fire sale? We've seen this one before (and frankly, though the house is unchanged, the old photos are way better). It sold less than two years ago for well above the current asking price. Hmmmmmmm. So, for those who missed it the first time cop a...

213a Campbell St, Newtown QLD

We've gotta give kudos where its due and that's to Queensland - their MA game over the last few months has been strong. And for all the snazzy, Palm Springs do-ups and pedigree pads we've listed of late in the northern state, we've gotta admit this might...

83A Beach Rd, Mentone VIC

Here's a grin-inducing slice of Florida on the bay. It might be the white and washed out blue, the palm trees, kidney pool and the painted masonry in gorgeous horizontals creating intervals with fencing which infuses it with specific Miami glam to our...

‘McKay House’ Lot 165 Burleigh Way, Mollymook NSW

Sit down gang, we've got something to show you and it is nothing less than a knee-buckling slice of pure Australian sublime. Not content with being a pristine example of exquisite 1960s indigenous architecture from one of the nation's most beloved...

7 Howes Crescent, Dianella WA

For those who know what they're looking at it's never difficult to spot beautiful MCM homes wherever they pop up. Take this classic residence in WA, in a suburb known for its Mid-Century offerings and from the get go we can tell it's something a little...

1/100 Hotham St, St Kilda East VIC

Behind this tired brick facade and overgrown garden sits a secretly sensational home of considered floor plan and sophisticated interiors, including that superb 'sunroom'. The dearly departed owner clearly kept their home in wonderful, unmolested condition...

12 Island View Cres, Encounter Bay SA

Our throats constrict from a wave of nostalgia which, at every click of this listing, pounds and tumbles us through memories of places, weather and moments now gone. This little holiday home in a small coastal town is the unrivalled epitome of pure...

‘Raymond House’ 19 Euree St, Kenmore QLD

Hairdresser to the stars. It's the type of owner one suspects would have always employed a fashionably progressive architect to build a swingin' 60s pad as indeed Mr. Theo Raymond did, commissioning Donald Spencer to conjure this sensation in1962 which he...

48 Sunhill Rd, Glen Iris VIC

An earthly treat today. In the middle of the chinz and gilded stronghold of Glen Iris sits this breathtaking residence of organic textures, neutral tones and bushblock vibes - all trademarks of the brothers Sibbel, a Victorian-via-Holland partnership of...

539 Vulture St East, East Brisbane QLD

We don't hold out much hope for this to remain standing as is, this corner beauty of sculptural exterior and rudimentary innards. Kinda like Iwanoff died with a felafel in his hand. Though we wish that a certain subset of Brisvegans - those of smart brain,...

‘Stargazer House’ 1/2 Taurus St, Balwyn North VIC

We've been dancing around this one for weeks trying to figure out the right tone in which to deliver this remarkable listing. A benchmark in Melbourne, indeed Australian, Modernist history: the first residential commission for architectural legend Peter...

‘Sonoran Haus’ 36 Reed St, Ashmore QLD

An architect's (Les Nyerges) own home built on the late edge of Mid-Century (c.1978) as most would recognise but which nonetheless has the presentation, many elements and all the beauty of earlier Modernist style especially as it has now been embraced,...

239 Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby NSW

We do love our freaky Fridays, when we can sip a knock-off cocktail and click thru a little individual joie de vivre, such as this unapologetic dream of structure and forms, colour and textures. This sample of joy fits our bill and then some. No judgement...

8 Ford Ave, Torrens Park SA

Another very intact c.1950s original which has also been lovingly and expertly renovated - geeze there are some clever peeps about. This one includes a rather stunning pool area and (we think) the perfect contemporary duel-level plan of family on top and...

‘Ryttner House’ 9 Bickhams Crt, St Kilda East VIC

Woah, woah WOAH kids - the year is ending and the market is going hog-wild so naturally up pops another absolute killer. An already quintessential c.1962 home by Melbourne Mid-Century architect-about-town (and of European émigré stock) Harry Ernest, which...

202 Markham St, Armidale NSW

Staying regional and with a warm welcome to the first time listed, rural centre of Armidale. This lovely, modest home has been lovingly looked after and repaired by the present owners. Built in 1969 it stands the test of time and though the original flat...

4 Remony Ave, Highton VIC

We're getting down to personal brass tacks with this one, as we saw it IRL over the weekend and within a few hours had the plans laid out in our minds to escort this wonderful, rambling, architect designed family home (in a locale renowned for such) into...

4 Theodore Ct, Toorak VIC

Blow us down with yet another surprise listing kids. A pedigree home from a pedigree berg treated with a respectful (if rather flamboyant) hand that we could only wish for some other residences we have listed in the vicinity. An exceptional work by Anatol...

27 Bellevue Dve, Bellevue Heights SA

For us, the magic of today's offering is all in that dynamic roofline and street presentation (including that superb landscaping), a retro-futurist slice of housing so pixel perfect it could be the test slide for a new Incredibles movie. For many others it...

69 Yeramba St, Turramurra NSW

From retro ramblers in WA >  Melbourne Bayside pedigree > today, though we puff along a rapidly spinning wheel of homes to list, we are kept exhilarated and astounded by the breadth and variation found in our Australian Modern taxonomy and today we...

‘Lydamere’ 11-13 Bradford Rd, Mount Martha VIC

We apologise in advance for the bait and switch, for although this is a legitimate listing and still wonderful home (with a few beach house extensions) and the main building remains intact, we cannot avert our eyes from the original; a veritable lesson in...

110 Preston Point Rd, East Fremantle WA

Who knows what the story is here (we'd wager a deceased estate) but we're pretty confident in any case it's not long for this world. Although the agent rather strangely ping/pongs (but mostly pongs) between BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE hysteria and trifling...

148 Kenmore Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD

Yet more alarm bells ringing country wide, today in Brisbane where a wonderful, never-before-sold residence from Modern era Queensland stalwart Donald Spencer is on the market. The most pressing concern is that next door (an updated yet also lovely home...

‘Beddison Swift House’ 5 Crown Rd, Ivanhoe VIC

A rare and precious example in the Australian, specifically Melbourne, modern story has popped up for sale. A collaboration between our heavy hitters Neil Clerehan and Guilford Bell in the form of this domestic commission predicated on multi-generational...

‘McCafferty Residence’ 39 Victoria Tce, Kings Beach QLD

We submit for your Friday perusal a sleek residence of late Modern lines and pure 70s glamour and if certain sub-sets of design can evoke a place and time as genres of music do then this baby is sweet Yacht Rock all the way. Hefty horizontals, sculptural...

‘Grant House’ 14 Pasadena Ave, Beaumaris, VIC

As we comfort ourselves with the news that one of Melbourne's most original and worthy MCM homes has been saved via purchase on the open market, we sadly have to sound the sirens yet again. Just across the way from Boyd's Bridgford House, sits this home by...

Lot 1 33 Katunga St, Kenmore QLD

Solid builds continue north with this careworn, Kenmore killer by local architect of note Robin Gibson c.1963. There are some architectural aspects here we have come to expect from Queensland residences, familiar to many global locales similarly beholden...

58 Rosenthal St, Campbell ACT

A commanding residence in Canberra** with all the promise of a blockbuster though which, to our mind, is missing a little something. Sensational bones (that carport & courtyard walls - woah), build and grounds notwithstanding the interiors are kinda...

3 Panorama Ave, Hawthorndene SA

Another lovely home we've had sitting in the wings for too long. This one has also seen a whiten-up inside but you cannot deny those striking lines, spaces and overall MCM flavoured brilliance on show. **Update** Thanks to Steven at MCDA who has cited this...

21 Richmond Tce, Richmond VIC

It doesn't get more Richmond than this place. A lazy waltz down to The 'G in the heartland between Swan and Bridge and yet this ultimate city pad is so much more, thanks to that elemental design with northern-faced living all zoned to the back, sleeping...

‘Pearl House’ 72 Gordon Street, Elsternwick VIC

Let's celebrate the end of the week with an absolutely stunning slice of Melbourne Europa, this time from Fooks and Kagan colleague Austrian born Kurt Popper. A super glamorous, 2-storey residence built as a commission for a Mr David Pear c.1956 and...

514 Deviot Rd, Deviot TAS

Don't we live for better or worse live in a globalised nation where good coffee, digital connectivity, flexible employment and cheap flights are plentiful? Maybe not. But still doesn't really help us explain to recently landed aliens how some Australians...

24 Garema St, Indooroopilly QLD

Daniel, Dan, Dannyboy. Look, love the ham act but we think you cut the whole saga a bit short - you missed that explosive ending where a mob of cool kids, professionals, families and learned locals come marching around the corner with pitchforks and...

‘Wright House’ 24 Dilkara Way, City Beach WA

The Land of Iwanoff has rolled to the top of the Faraway Tree once more and when we climb up this time we find a beautiful, slightly more demure (if that can be said of Iwanoff) example of his wonderful domestic collection. Proudly flaunting that...

‘McKernin House’ 32 Tristania St, Doncaster East VIC

Though having undergone an earlier white-out (we suspect of the 1980s, great dame kind) the allure of this gorgeous, elegant home holds our attention, especially that front living with floor to ceiling windows and sensational dividing wall fireplace with...

49 Hallett Rd, Burnside SA

We are under no illusions that this will be standing in 2 years time. Everything from the marketing (never knew a 6 bedroom, 3 bath house could constitute 'vacant land') to that mournful music they selected for the video, has all the hopeful outlook of a...

20 Maker St, Rangeville QLD

The second, just-add-snazz Sunshine State listing is a smaller affair, though a lot of time and energy has gone into this lovely flat-roofed gem to address the duel demands of fussy mainstream buyers whilst keepin' the Modernist lines alive. Though...

‘Nichols House’ 1 Thornton Pde, Wavell Heights QLD

You know all things MCM are reaching critical mass when you have more than one listing from Queensland which has undergone a fancy renovation by longstanding Brisbane firm Robin Spencer Architects which embraces its roots in Modern concepts and materials....

114 Fincks Road, Heathmere VIC

With a steady crop of lovely and affordable homes continually coming onto the South Australian market, Melbourne folk could be forgiven for packing it all in and making a run for the boarder, though before they cross over they may just wanna stop by this...

‘Arlington’ 6/351 Edgecliff Rd, Edgecliff NSW

We've listed a number of Seidler apartments over the years dotted around Sydney, though we think this may be a first from 'Arlington' his huge, c.1965-66 complex of spacious residences in concrete and masonry with that dynamic drawbridge entry, bringing...

‘Quamby’ 1/3 Glover Ct, Toorak VIC

A landmark of early Australian Modernism cementing (pun!) the reputation of Sir Roy Grounds as one of the state's and subsequently the country's premier progressive architects, 'Quamby' is a set of 6 flats built in 1941. A brief architectural rundown from...

‘Rush House’ 145 Springdale Rd, East Killara NSW

Hold onto your jaws everyone this one has been brought to our attention** and goes straight to the top with a bullet - a breathtaking, c.1959, duel level classic by architect Harold R. McCauley. Soaring ceilings, dramatic walls of windows rising over...

28 Feathertop Ave, Templestowe Lower VIC

An lovely listing today, the childhood home of Modernist Australian Eleanor, which touches on a few of our regular obsessions. Firstly that it was built in typical post-war fashion by her parents in 1964 and her father, an engineer but not architect, was...

5 View Point Rd, McCrae, VIC

One for the purists, once again by the bay and mystery of provenance to boot. This sensational, (clearly higher strata*) architect designed family home in all original condition is a splendid example of later era Modernist domesticity. Those who have not...

7 Johnson Street Kotara, NSW

A cheerful, architect designed home in the Newcastle 'burbs, just busting with classic 1960s features: beautiful horizontal lines, timber inbuilt robes, flowing split level design around a central courtyard, walls of windows, internal planters...

‘Brealey House’ 128 Kananook Ave, Seaford VIC

As the days draw closer to summer, it's homes like this which start coming into their own. Dripping with the romance of Mid-Century bayside Melbourne which, before the arrival of money and it's decline into tracts of nouveau mansions, was a bohemian...

177 Farmborough Rd, Farmborough Heights NSW

We welcome Farmborough Heights to the regional MCM residence hit parade and the rest of you to Freaky Friday (a few hours early). And what more to say than hooray for small town eccentrics and their dreams made manifest (with the help of architects -...

113 Kingston Tce, North Adelaide SA

A fancy pants and super un-molested 1960s corker in what must be one of Adelaide's premier suburbs (going by the price tag anyways). Rumours abound that is was once Amanda Vanstone's digs, though let's not let that put you off, not when you have a splendid...

1/98 Warrigal Rd, Parkdale VIC

Though rather blanco-blando on the inside, we couldn't say no to the exteriors of this great 2 bedroom apartment, built in the days when living on this scale was made as desirable as possible for the inhibitor, rather than the investor. Clean and...

Bendigo VIC

A Modernist Australia exclusive today with the off-market presentation of this rather retro-fabbo home in wonderful condition. This solid brick, c.1964, elevated residence of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (and what a beauty it is!) and established gardens has a...

78 Derinya Dve, Frankston South VIC

Only for those with rose coloured glasses (or maybe glasses half full) comes this broken down beauty. Beyond the obvious cavalcade of dereliction, water stains, tile grime and the echo of boots on grainy floors is the promise of a dreamy half-acre compound...

2 Wendy Ct, Heathmont VIC

When listing next door at the start of this year we just knew (or perhaps a little birdy told us) this home would be popping up on the market soon and were already fearful of what kind of sales campaign, and hence buyers, might be in line for it. Sadly,...

15 Hudson Pde, Avalon Beach NSW

This eye-catcher has been sent in by more than a couple of you and rightly so - you cannot ignore that intoxicating mix of exterior stone, white framing and glazing in a chic internationalist rectangle, a clinical Modernist form almost incongruously placed...

‘Silberberg House’ 34 Maxwell Grove, Caulfield, VIC

Back to one of our favorite chapters in the Australian Modern story; Marvelous Migrant Modernist Melbourne, and this beautifully kept and cherished home now up for sale for the first time since built in 1962. The residence of Gertie and Harry Silberberg a...

11 Merrifield St, Castlemaine VIC

All you inner north-side cool kids looking over the horizon and dreaming of the great country power move; are you sick of the traffic, lack of space and smog but can't quite come at the usual offering of 1800s cottage or 1980s nu-estate homes located in...

26 Clovelly Cres, Lynwood WA

One for the treasure hunters out west. This astounding rental is hiding itself under a thick patina of neglect, but those with MCM eyes can instantly pick up the glimmer just below. Not just another rundown 50 year old building of questionable materials...

‘Bridgford House’ 242 Beach Rd, Black Rock VIC

When checking a constant stream of MCM Australian Homes as they pop up on the market we can sometimes get a little complacent about just how innovative and in-tune with our emerging lifestyle many of these designs were, but nothing brings it back into...

17 Brett Ave, Hornsby Heights NSW

With remarkable Mid-Century home renovation still front of mind we spy this ripper and dream big (if it can snag just the right owners that is). Though looking a little careworn, there is so much to work with, repair and enhance and aspects we can...

5 Hyton Cres, Croydon VIC

Refreshing, refurbing, renovating. This, without exception, is the most common topic of inquiry we receive here at MA. Where to start? How to do it well and who can help in every aspect? So much so that coming soon we shall have an exciting new aspect to...

10 Loparo Court, Nambour QLD

A word to the Byrdes - forget the Goldie (and Mullumbimby) we've got a spot for you a few hours further up on the Sunshine Coast instead. Huge kudos to the owners for balancing on that fraught original Vs refurbish tightrope with aplomb because this...

69 Lisbeth Ave ‘Hillcrest Estate’, Donvale VIC

The year was 1957. "Dome Constructions Pty Ltd Subdivided the Hillcrest Estate out of the lemon orchards that run between Park Road and Deep Creek in Mitcham, now Donvale. The estate ran the whole length of Lisbeth Avenue and took in parts of the side...

21 Beasley Street, Torrens ACT

It's nearly five on Friday arvo, time to grab that knock off, lean back and click through some MCM fantasy-camp fodder of the highest order with this jaw-dropper, proving once again that our capital is all at once political cesspit and progressive...

26 Dudley Cres, Marino SA

Can we confirm this is a real Beachcomber? No, not the salty-flavored, wood gathering boho Liz Taylor from The Sandpiper type, but rather the Nino Sydney house plan adored by owners and Australian Modernists alike? To our untrained eye we believe no as the...

23A Wonga Rd, Ringwood North VIC

We got word of this one less than 24 hours ago and we've become so obsessed with this dreamy offering we have to get it up right here, right now. So, for your consideration; a large casa for families, never before sold. In unfathomably brilliant condition...

4 Leons Ct, Blackburn VIC

A common trait to highly considered, Modern designed residences and an aspect which makes them so inciting to fans is the low-key, almost hidden, countenance. Not bound to conventional streetscapes of the 19th century and before, Modernist homes aren't...

14 Crampton Cres, Rosanna VIC

We've had a numerous folks send this no-nonsense, Greame Gun (by way of Merchant Builders) beaut, not least the owners themselves. We'd like to thank Johanna for contacting us and offering some gorgeous insight of Melbourne now long past; "This example of...

40 Manuel Ave, Blair Athol SA

Retronauts blast off to a sensational residence dripping with so many the fabulous-to-have elements such as stone feature walls, timber lining, original kitchen, skillion roofline, walls of windows, open bedroom shelving, easy room configuration and...

‘Gruzman House’ 4 – 8 Oswald St, Darling Point NSW

For all our gushing adjectives and talk of rarity, today we present one of the truly singular homes of our Australian Modern architecture heritage; the sprawling, terraced-in-rock home of legendary architect Neville Gruzman designed for himself and family...

35 Bamford St, Hughes ACT

Lets knock around Canberra a while longer as there is a flood of primo MCM homes up for grabs right now and who doesn't adore pouring over those native streetscapes? And stepping back a decade from yesterday's Waybelena Grove example is this clearly...

65 ‘Wybalena Grove’, Cook ACT

2018 is fast revealing itself to be the year of the real estate/architectural photographer with yet another listing of considered design and elegant execution being brought to the fore by some straight-up beautiful snaps.This townhouse by notable architect...

1 Hartley St, Cowes VIC

With winter in retreat thoughts turn to summer places past and future and doesn't get more Mid-Century beach shack than this. Indeed, we have stayed here before, in this very home, just not in this location - the ubiquity of certain project homes of a...

2 Ardlui Dve, Newtown VIC

The last time we visited Geelong's wild architecture experiment in concrete 'Loaf Houses' it was to showcase a little ripper down St Leonards way, today we go back to where it all began. A local landmark which caught every kids eye traversing the Newtown...

95 Moreing Rd, Attadale WA

WA is not to be left behind in the spring fling and slams down a mind-spinning project home neat-as-you-please and just begging to be cherished the old fashioned way. So much to leave be, so many options to sympathetically extend or maybe add a little...

78 Duneba Dve, Westleigh NSW

A fine Mint Slice. Deep mission beams outlining expanses of cream walls, an intelligently considered set of spaces and flow through, a purely late Mid-Century expression of the Australian lifestyle (that bar tho!), all in exquisite condition. The purists...

177 Farmborough Rd, Farmborough Heights NSW

Welcome Farmborough Heights to the regional MCM home list and welcome the rest of you to a new edition of Freaky Friday (a few hours early). What to say here except hooray for small town eccentrics and their visions manifest (wiht the help of architects...

66A Molesworth St, Kew VIC

Phhhwoooaarrrr! Keeping the continuum going with yet another knockout home we've listed before is today's Charles Duncan landmark in the Melbourne Mecca of high-end Modernist Australian homes, Studley Park. Out-schooling those Sydney Schoolers with it's...

‘Vidovic House’ 14 Beauchamp St, Deakin ACT

It must be the change in seasons for once again we spy a true masterwork of Modernist Australian domesticity, which we have listed before, on the market again for only the second time in its history. We simply cannot let such immaculate pedigree, the...

703 Stedman Cres, Albury NSW

Fill your Sunday brekky with fantasies of Albury (now there is a sentence we never thought we'd publish). Hitting the listings with a bullet is this bona-fide ball-tearer. An architect designed*, untouched 1960s family home of a dynamic, Brady Bunch...

21 Ilya Ave, Bayview NSW

Ahh Sydney so many cons - radio jocks, traffic, property prices - and yet all it has to do is flash that winning vista and all is forgiven. Suffice to say on a global comparison the position and views here are right up there. But that's not why we're here,...

47 Astley St, Montmorency VIC

A more unassuming little home today, though nonetheless lovely and progressive for it's time (c.1962) it sits on huge bayside land and hence is at dire risk of being destroyed. We understand the owners desire to post it here to find someone with the bucks...

27 Giles St, Magill SA

A hooley drooly wonder from over in SA with those alternating walls of brick, stone, windows and timber creating a marvellous, thoughtful yet deceptively simple home with, in classic Modernist style, a sophisticated nod to indoor/outdoor living, an aspect...

143 Lloyd St, East Bendigo VIC

A total winner in regional Vic. Already super roomy with gorgeous sunlit spaces and a garden bursting with magical potential. Ideally we'd have none of that subdivision, although it seems in the case the house, its brilliant northern aspect and hopefully...

86 Redbank Rd, Packers Camp QLD

For those who like getting closer to the pointy-end and whose daydreams are a revolving scene set high above Midori-coloured paddocks of avocado, mango, cane and palms then this pristine, architect designed, late 70s, never-before-sold residence will be...

196 Finch St, Glen Iris VIC

A building of a lovely Modernist line, super cool fittings and finish is a progressive twofer prospect. A radical option in every sense of the word. A conjoined double residence (a one-bedder and a two-bedder) each with their own open plan living/kitchen,...

83 Brent St, Glenorchy Tas

A lovely little offering from the endless water views of Hobart's picturesque inlets. With all the regular boxes ticked - gorgeous retro details and design inside and out - check - expansive water views - check - easily liveable condition with scope for a...

29 Esplanade, Sellicks Beach SA

When it comes to beachy locales the volcanic lushness of Oahu and the ancient, sunbaked Fluerieu Peninsula couldn't be be more distant, but that won't stop us donning our Hawaiian shirts, combing our moustaches and entering Magnum country right here on...

82 Hawken Dve, St Lucia QLD

Another comearound of an absolutely spectacular home, one of Queensland's greats in fact, which we listed back in 2015. We waxed very lyrical about this 1962 residence from architect Stephen Trotter back then and suffice to say it's a joy to see it well...

11 Pelissier St, Yea VIC

All our listings in the wings are pipped again by this regional ripper (thanks to Alistair at Secret Design Studio for scouting it). With not a lot altered in its (we're guessing) 40 years** (the beams have gone from black to white but that's about it )...

3/12 Edmondson St ‘Campbell Housing Apartments’, Campbell ACT

For those freezing in the winter chill we can assure you that light and warmth is on it's way and by the end of this very week, you'll be feeling it. To tide you over, have a gander at this impeccably spring-light, roomy residence in Seidler's renowned...

1955 Pittwater Rd, Bayview NSW

Like so many reclusive dames, this once life and location of the party now sits moldering away amid the birdsong and breeze, silent as a stone as the beamers and 4WDs coast past. A capsule of swingin' times now superseded by other residences nearby of...

23 Keith Rd, Blackwood SA

Too many listings are flooding in for us to handle and we're showing the cream of the country right now. So back we travel to Adelaide and this wonderful architect (John Hipper) designed residence from 1964. Resplendent with fine internal timber framing,...

290B Eastern Valley Way, Middle Cove NSW

Women squeal. Men swoon.The MCM geeks knowingly nod their heads. What a retro-fabulous 1960 stunner! Naturally it is being marketed for its 'position' but we refuse to let that dampen our spirits today, not when faced with such unmolested gorgeousness and...

25 Seaview Rd, Lynton SA

Many thanks to The Local Modernist who always keeps an eagle-eye on their home turf and has unearthed this ripper just come to market; a 1959 residence from architect Dr Andrew Benko. In the grand Australian Modern tradition Benko originally boated over...

5 Belvedere, Kew VIC

Existing on the edge of what we'd deem mid-century, this home demands to be listed for its magical warmth of design, timber and breathtaking walls of glass allowing the supreme (and rare) metro bushland of Studley Park to take centre stage. Our...

47 Hillside Gve, Airport West VIC

With thanks to Brad for not only locating this little gem in a more under-the-radar suburb, but also noting it's project home origins - having the same floor plan as recent a Eltham listing. Just proving once more the footprint of beautiful and...

23 Ormley St, Kings Meadows TAS

One out of the box sure to tickle to fancy of those who enjoy the more eclectic and/or industrial Modernist side and ideal for those who dig a project. Though looking a little rusty on the outside (nothing a lick of paint can't fix) inside is a rather...

St Georges, SA

No address, no internal photos, barely a blurb (though there is at least a little MCM nod in there) yet a price tag 3 times more than what we usually find in the bargain lands of Adelaide. We're guessing a quickie sale on the cheap, though land size isn't...

10 Hemmant St, O’Connor ACT

Like so many listings, this one sat in the wings until it was snapped up from under our noses. Sold 2 days ago, we still wanted to post this super solid retro baby, if only for the casual eye-lolly. Let's hope stands straight and proud for another 50...

45 Eastment St, Bardon QLD

Some of you may have trouble seeing it behind the worn out paint and sun bleached stone, but this has an implicit elegance that is so attractive to us we cannot stop looking at it. A lightness its form as it sits beautifully upon this sloping block, and we...

4 Colorado Dve, Glenalta SA

A lot to love out front and pool party out the back with some blanked out interiors in between, though its lovely bones show through and a ripper fireplace remains also. No doubt the perfect pick up for a first home buyer (guessing the price range here)....

95 Mather Rd, Mount Eliza VIC

Another result of hard toil by a dedicated owner with drool-worthy results. It's been a while since we've showcased some mount Eliza magic, but we can always rely on that particular peninsula pinnacle to never fail in delivering the most sublime spreads in...

‘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

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,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

‘Gascoigne House’ 3 Anstey St, Pearce ACT

Intimidating and breathtaking, we cower in its wake. Could this be one of the most beautiful, original, pedigree MCM homes in the entire country? From one of the best practitioners Modernist Canberra has to offer in Theo Bischoff, built as a commission for...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

‘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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

"...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...

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gonna check out Winston Green, Blowing minds who've seldom seen a 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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...

‘Webb House’ 102 Circe Circle, Dalkeith WA

A rare and absolute stunner popped up in WA last week. A 1965 family residence built for Professor & Mrs M Webb and designed by notable local Lyndsay Waller who (along with architects Jeffrey Howlett and Don Bailey) was responsible for the most celebrated and now...

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

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

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...

66 Leslie St, South Launceston TAS

This Tassie townhouse holds two mysteries; How on earth did we miss such a ripping property just sold today?! And who was the progressive architect behind that amazing design? Though we may never know the answers to that, we do know some lucky person has just snaffled...

31 Brewster St, Essendon VIC

Thanks to Steven Coverdale via Alison Alexander for this unabashed compound of desire. Take the high-end build quality and sumptuous detailing of any 1960s Caulfield abode, add the breezy courtyards of a Beaumaris beauty and throw in some gorgeous greenery familiar to...

19 Marriott Ave, Modbury North SA

Affordable? Tick Original? Tick Humble?Tick Historical?Tick Furnished Collectable? Tick Loveable? Tick Desirable? Tick In the most aptly named suburb in the country ever(able)? Tick      

31-33 Dawn Cres, Bonnie Doon VIC

Barnaby ol' mate was half right this morning when he suggested getting out of the city for an affordable home (employment dearth and dodgy current tax laws aside). We at MA are all for putting a ring around the capitals and focussing instead on the regions but he was...

11 Waller Cres, Campbell ACT

Legit and a just bit more. This is a superb, unmolested slice of Canberra MCM by hall-of-famer Neville Ward would be a dream to inhabit. Floating around in such delicate yet earthy spaces. Light, air, the bush, the sky, wrapped in your own cosy oasis. *sigh*...

281 Oliver St, Grafton NSW

Grafton gives it up today with an immaculate little home chock-a-block with the kinds of details and signatures to drive any Mid-Century retro snaffler wild - including freestanding fireplace, wonderful louvered and segmented windows, wild-angled kitchen and even a...

9 Barrabool Rd, Belmont VIC

So good we've listed it twice (well with 2 years in between). Not much has changed here since we saw it last; same beautiful timber, same wall of north facing windows and seagrass floor. Same ripping pozzie in a regional hotspot. Perhaps a little more pricey than...

9 Henry St, Maffra VIC

We do love our regional finds here at MA, and this little gem is the business. Recently bought (2014) and updated ever-so-slightly and sympathetically this home in the gorgeous Gippsland Lakes area has charm, features and potential by the boatload. All ripe and ready...

20 Kaylorne St, Boondall QLD

The is a case of a much loved rambling residence now being sold by its original owners and the agent is doing his darndest to ensure that this classic 1966 beauty is passed on to someone who will cherish it. Though looking rather McMansiony from the street, the...

26 Derwent Laken Rd, Otago TAS

We interrupt our listing schedule to bring you this 1970s villa in the hills. The total package; brilliant yet unfussy U configuration floorplan from notable architect Bob Nation. Hilltop position with unrivalled 360 degree views across the Derwent to MONA....

1 Russell St, McCrae VIC

An absolute, undeniable ball-tearer. 1/2 an acre of pure north, and Port Philip Bay, facing terraced garden, with charming decked pool enclosure (including shed cabana) and an all original home - the pure manifestation of summer dreams stretching back 50 years. We can...

272 Penquite Rd, Norwood TAS

A shiny gem down Tassie way today. Making the most of the brilliant southern light and allowing for the winter chill with that charming enclosed courtyard. Done up with a steady and sympathetic eye this is one gorgeous little residence for under 300k.

544 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo QLD

Today is one not so much for architecture purists so much as interior and decorative arts aficionados (and really, who's heart doesn't skip a little upon spotting a pink bathroom?). So bold and 50-years-to-the-day original as to make each space and room a set for any...

17 Lewis St, Dee Why NSW

A supreme statement of fibro beach house culture. A pure dream in alabaster and white. Unmolested, only enhanced and hopefully allowed to stay with us to continue to enticing drool from passersby and real estate tragics alike.

13 Bradford St, Menora WA

Another slice of eclectica and praise be - it's a listing from WA - been a while sandgropers! Displaying a curious mix of Modernist spaces, Mid-Century period features - a splash of tile here, a sunken bath there, some breeze block and iron balustrading and even a...

15 Camelia Cres, The Basin VIC

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...

5/6 Blyth St, Altona VIC

Today a little observation of two listings in Victoria. Both deserving a place with us, but almost opposite in their presentation. This first one pops up as a sensational slice of retro jive in the bayside streets of Altona. The internal inspection is however a little...

10 Green Ln, Orange NSW

For all the regional genteel - the chintz, the no-doubt lengthy about-town ownership history and the buttoned-up vibes reverberating from these photos there is still no doubt about when this one was built and how even a stately home in the country was touched by a...

22 Southern Cross Dve, Cronin Island QLD

This one had quite a lot of fans letting us know about it at the time (thanks peeps- we always need alerts to cover the whole country properly). Now under contract (like you could afford it anyways) this Gold Coast pad of rarified, subject to climate change location...

12 Ribbon Gum Ct, Mount Nelson TAS

We were going to plow right through Christmas and list a bunch of homes (hey we'll still throw some out to you next week), but let us declare - today's listing is the ultimate cultural and architectural full stop for our year of 2016. An artist's experimental vision...

138 La Perouse St, Griffith ACT

Looking like a project starter home from the 60s, now commanding slightly more than the first home buyer/builder could typically shell out - eeek! This one has some beautiful timber and original features, including complete wet areas (usually the first to go in any...

29 Nelson Rd, Point Lonsdale VIC

We can declare that if this family-sized gem were 400 meters more to the south it would be going for over the 1 mil mark. As it's not, yet still in the established burg of 'Lonnie, with think it is a ripper deal. And we haven't even touched on that retro fab roofline,...

20 Orchard Ave, Eltham North VIC

This one sits on the far edges of what we usually have on MA, but gosh darnnit it's such a lovely, homey home and as a 1982, Sandstock, Eltham, girt-by-bushland residence it certainly has a nuts and berries/Knoxy vibe which appeals to many a Modernist eye. And really,...

31 Spring St, West End QLD

Some excellent projects being unearthed all over the shop and here's today lovely, unsullied offering. Could be an absolute peach (or is that mango?) in the right, caring hands. Go for it gang! **Update - thanks Cloud Dwellers** "This is an early design by Robin...

17 Arve Rd, Geeveston TAS

Taking a cue from Ed Klein and his wonderful Insta, lets look at repurposing. We've posted the odd (and yes, they're are mostly odd) public or club buildings before which deserve a second chance, most obviously as a residence. Here is one in the later-modern-church...

26/20 Shirley Gve, St Kilda East VIC

When the sun beats down and the city the concrete holds heat for days nothing is more enticing than an apartment surrounded by greenery. This beautiful cream brick residence already a winner, is enhanced by some very cute exotica styling - bamboo railing, island blue...

27 Rangers Retreat Rd, Frenchs Forest, NSW

The end of the year draws nigh and our backlog of listings is formidable. Time to clean house and get as many up for your perusal, comment and posterity as we can. Starting with this little lovely in the Forest.

20 Fawkner St, South Yarra VIC

Sad to see such a gorgeously economic yet light, leafy and well laid out residence relegated to a single dejected adjective: 'livable' sheeesh Presenting as far more merchant/project homey than it's 1985 (the international year of peach and brass) vintage, this stands...

48 McMahon Ave, Anglesea VIC

We strongly believe that if more photos of tyre swings in scraggy, tea-treed backyards were showcased as 'lifestyle' selling points in real estate listings, our world would be a much better place.

14a Mawhera Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

This staunch, late Mod residence in a premier Hobart suburb though capturing hearts immediately, could endear itself to the unconvinced by echoing the late 60/70s era in which it was conceived, in styling, rather than filling the space with florals, iron lacework and...

27 Araba St, Aranda ACT

Second helping of P&S goodness (well, we don't know for sure- but just look at it), and this time with added cork! Dig that timber, painted brick and flooring combo - just delicious. If you missed out yesterday, make it up today.

31 Perry Dve, Chapman ACT

A listing of pure Pettit and Sevitt perfection. No really, it could be the most intact and original P&S we've ever had (and we have had quite a few over the years). Set on a beautiful Canberra bush block with an awesome floor plan headed straight to our 'house...

10 Fernbank Tce, Stonyfell SA

Like a highly intelligent and spirited young woman told to dress 'normally' so as to 'blend in' the brilliance still shines through on first meeting. The masterful design of this lovely residence overrides any cream and pastel average and makes the heart jump. This...

16 Hilton St, Beaumaris VIC

A sublimely simple yet satisfying residence with sky-high potential for a glam-up, however (once again) this is on the chronically endangered list.

7 Avona Cres, Seaforth NSW

For the underwhelmed, the fatigued, the spiritless looking for a spark to kick the heart back into gear - clap your sore peepers on this. For any maths-brained seagull it's a french curve. For any real estate jackal it's views, land and millions in a sale. For us it's...

37 Dumbarton Cres, Menora WA

Finally WA shows itself and thankfully presents some clued-in owners. This is a beautifully done reno, not only keeps but celebrates a bunch of this sensational home's original features (dig that brickwork and metal flue fireplace) and floor plan (from the looks)...

107 Peel St West, West Launceston TAS

Though that pitched and tiled roof looks a little out of place, the rest is a atomic flavoured dream house. Surely there is some industrious Betty and John in northern Tassie ready to take this baby on? Oh and double points for the best house name this side of...

23 Hilda St, Blaxland NSW

On the home straight to Christmas (yikes!) and everyone is trying to get their house sold before the holidays - sheesh we simply cannot keep up with the listings popping up everywhere. And half the time when we try to order our posts with some semblance of variety,...

7 Point Ave, Beaumaris VIC

A certain serene airiness to this gorgeous home amid the tea trees evokes a time of casual bohemia. No place for televisions, corporate attire or hurried schedules but rather long shimmering days or quiet evenings reading by the fire, music, wine and friends, bedecked...

7 Leopold St, Mittagong NSW

No, not that NSW 'Gong, the other one and our very first listing in the Southern Highlands. Beautifully original and with serious Pettit & Sevitt/Japanese overtones of expansive white walls and mission brown beams throughout. A lovely regional pick.

10 Remount Rd, Mowbray TAS

Today's second offering even more cheaper and cheerful than the last. Plenty of scope once again to polish this cutie pie up and make it a home (or home base) amid the clear skies and ever warming seas of the Apple Isle.

13 Maritana Pl, Berriedale TAS

Another one snapped up in Tassie for a veritable song. Needing some love, its going to go either way; a simple and sympathetic refurb bringing it up to today or a paint/render/tile massacre attempting to obfuscate its inherently nice design elements with shiny...

8 Centre Way, Belair SA

A little offering from South Australia, it is so nice to spread the love around the country. Take a gander. Don't forget episode 2 of 'Streets of Your Town' tonight!

‘Warrington’ 8/78 Beach Rd, Mentone VIC

Let's not confuse this, the love and preservation of Modernist architecture should not be rooted in any kind of arbitrary, NIMBY, "we want to keep our backyards large while the city becomes obese", type kneejerk. No, Modernism at its very conception was purely good...

23 Drysdale St, Portarlington VIC

Time for a great beach shack, it's been a while. For those newbies who fail to draw a line between Mid-Century Modernist architecture and our favourite national symbol of Australian holidays long gone, then time to read over one of our early rants one more time. For...

19 Bellaire Ct, Beaumaris VIC

If there is one thing we can take away from this ker-azy week in the world is that for various reasons (nefarious or completely justified) many of us would like to rewind time. So lets do it, with this flawless statement of 1960s suburbia in Beaumaris (by local...

81 Martins Ln, Viewbank VIC

An outstanding gem in the Melbourne burbs. With all its original, heart racing angles, soaring windows and brickwork. And guess what ?(not that we wanna jinx it but) Not a single suggestion of 'redevelopment' or demolition. Not a one! This, apart from being a sunshine...

23 Chartwell St, Aspley QLD

This Brissy find has been setting a few local hearts a flutter and although the poor dear has been internally blotted out, there are the bones (and glazing) to make this one hell of a ground up restoration/renovation project. Get on it, our northern brothers and...

27 Wood St, Mowbray TAS

Ahhh yes, you know if you want to forgo family, friends and certain cultural aspects of life (or maybe you just bring them all with you!) there are magic homes out there just waiting to be loved which don't cost the earth. This one is a clear example (might have even...

‘Anschel house’ 8 Carnsworth Ave, Kew VIC

This is a listing of two parts; the first a breathtaking residence in Kew, a late entry for MA house of the year by longtime fav Anatol Kagan. Owned with love and pride for the last 50 years by the same family, it has remained as integral, light and beautiful as when...

4 Nola Court, Toorak VIC

If you have the means to obtain a slice of true, old money, Melbourne glamour then you cannot go past this. We showcased its neighbour a couple of years back, but this one's got it covered. Holgar and Holgar would be pleased (we think) to see their creation still...

10 Maxwell Cres, Bendigo VIC

Without pretence, nor conceit, nor irony, this is a home which never left the era of it's creation and was cared for to the peak of immaculate perfection. We'd suggest anyone who buys this one must retain some of this stunning furniture and furnishings keeping them in...

21 Edinburgh Ave, Stonyfell SA

Though we could quietly weep at that rendered over timber out back and the lost stone flooring on the basement level (white gloss tiles, really?) this is otherwise is a beautiful home, with much still intact and those walls of paned windows cannot be denied. Giddy-up...

‘Seccull House’ 32 North Rd, Brighton VIC

About as iconically pared back Modernist for the Victorian capital as a Johnson in New Caanan, a Koenig in Los Angeles or a Mies in Chicago is this pinnacle residence by Guilford Bell (c.1972). By all accounts one the architect's most accomplished and favourite...

40 Woorarra Ave, North Narrabeen NSW

'Allo, 'allo Sydney peeps - what's going on here then? We know this beauty has a backstory maybe even a pedigree, but we are not sure where to begin. It has a singular and superlative vision which sets it apart and clearly announces a higher architectural goal when...

10 Glenwood Rd, Springfield SA

We thank Modernist Australian, Kerina, for brightening up our mid-week today with this one. More Mid-Century set-piece than Modernist masterpiece, you would be nonetheless stone-hearted to not enjoy, if not straight out adore, this wonderful villa of excess (that...

18.2 ‘Domain Park’ 193 Domain Rd, South Yarra VIC

Nothing more Marvellous Melbourne Modernist than a pad in Domain Park (Robin Boyd c.1962). Over more than a decade we have tracked the sale of these apartments, with corresponding increasing prices, which we cannot only put down to an insane housing market, but (also...

32 Long View Rd, Croydon South VIC

There are thousands of project homes still dotting our suburban landscape in all variation of condition. Many have been renovated and changed, some have been left to slowly decay and on very rare occasions we see one that is a time machine, effectively no different...

6 Monash Ave, Lenah Valley TAS

I had a dream I could live on the mountain side in a fine 60s house with a fireplace too Some trees, some breeze Views so vast they touch the sky I know a place where it all comes true I know a valley, I know a valley My Lenah Valley, the world has to see A home you...

40 Studley Ave, Kew VIC

And yet another gem of original street frontage glory. A cream brick beauty which yoo-hoos classic 1950s Melbourne through the rolling urban bush of Kew, recognised home of the genteel Modernist set. Thanks to the ever postfull Steven Coverdale for letting the retro...

78 Onkaparinga Rd, Bridgewater SA

**Update** Our salty critique of this home's sales pitch hit some raw nerves and drew ire from several corners today, not least with the agents themselves. It is heartening therefore to note that this evening the copy for the listing has been altered somewhat. A...

13 Bastick St, Rosny TAS

This one was (sorry, it's sold!) a standout for those who like their Mid-Century with more than a touch of John Waters, pastel camp. We dearly hope those lucky new owners went that extra mile because of the brilliant turquoise and pink palette and sensational outdoor...

8 Mcnaught St, Beaumaris VIC

Rounding off fabulous Friday in the Beau with a minty time-vault so captivating even the agent is trying their best. Not much more to say here, the pics are really all you need.

107 Casey St, Bendigo VIC

After a succession of out-of reach fantasy listings, here something we can all get behind. A regional delight, totally affordable and ripe for the picking. Having been inspired by the Mod/native landscaping of yesterday's Kew home our mind races with what we could...

94 Normanby Rd, Kew VIC

Another notable architectural home (from local Modernist dynamic duo John and Phyllis Murphy) renovated with aplomb. Very much in the realm of Razor dismay for us mere looky-loos, it nonetheless provides some serious guilty exhilaration, pouring over and taking notes...

7 Green Point Rd, Pearl Beach NSW

It's a tricky business finding a great Mid Century home and then doing it up. How much deference do you offer the original architect? What can you add and how much can you remove/alter yet have it still of their vision? Do we ignore or prioritise the contribution of a...

283 Gold Creek Rd, Brookfield QLD

Something rather elegant and breezy in this one's fine timber beams, flooring, glazing and flush wall fireplace. Another project of huge potential and an enchanted tropical forest to go with it. A sublime set-up for sultry midnights of bathers, beers and cricket song...

551 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC

Real top-end-of-town Melbourne plus architectural pedigree here. A 1959 Borland and Trewenack (or is that Borland Trewenack & Brooks?) residence, though we'd love a little input from the Mod detectives out there as to its altered state and history (anyone?). In...

27 & 28/ 27-29 Montague St, Highton VIC

Changing it up once more with a perennial fav - the Montague complex in Highton. This time it's a twofer offer and chance to double the fun with an end apartment and the one next door, in a prized possie, for around the 550k mark (combined). Though we're not sure...

34 Carnegie Cres, Narrabundah ACT

Although we have a huge line of sensational MCM offerings jostling to get past the door bitch and onto our for sale pages right now, there always appears yet another VIP swanning right in, for we just can't help give the attractive ones a little special treatment....

102 Rutledge St, West Ryde NSW

This one has recently sold, but for the record here it is - the rambling rancher. Something about this one makes us think of big shots from smaller towns - the local factory owner or car dealership magnate perennially decked in a reefer jacket and slacks whose home...

39 Paloma St, Bentleigh East VIC

Sometimes it's the less assuming, slightly down-at-heel abodes which really grab us, and this little wonder does just that. A modest home built in 1960 which nonetheless includes some wild editions (such as the original in-built aquarium and valve radio in the kitchen...

3 Marion Ct, Lindisfarne TAS

Just scraping in from 1978, this brick veneer makes some interesting shapes and gets the split levels on. Add some zing with that patriotic kitchen colour scheme and recessed bath, plus the usual million dollar Hobart views for half that amount and we have not a bad...

‘Reynolds House’ 4 Vincent St, Oak Park VIC

Hailing from an underrepresented MCM suburb (in fact our first listing we've had in Oak Park), and deserving a full spread in Inside Out magazine come this late 50s jewel. MA has been contacted by its astute custodians to ensure it falls into the right hands after so...

‘Scott Simpson House’ 25 Spindrift Ave, Flinders VIC

Sending many a Victorian-based Mod lover into cardiac arrest over the past weekend, and rightfully so, is this exquisitely bare-boned beach-house. With negligible changes since it's construction (c.1967) and no need for adornment, this home radiates the brilliance of...