Your curated directory of MCM Practitioners, purveyors & product. Go to the Rolodex →

For Sale

92-94 Dulong Rd, Dulong QLD

92-94 Dulong Rd, Dulong QLD

We've seen the impressive work of Queensland architect Gabriel Poole before with this Magnum P.I.-esq beauty in Buderim. Today with this c.1978 residence in a rolling bushland setting we find similar trademarks in the high vaulted ceilings and deep, dark...

15 Altmann Ave, Warrnambool VIC

15 Altmann Ave, Warrnambool VIC

By popular demand, we bring you this Mid-Century landmark where the bucolic meets the beach in Warrnambool. On the edge of our more *ahem* eclectic range here at MA, the on-ground dispatches are all compliments pertaining to the structure,  windows and...

1 Rockness Ct, Woodforde SA

1 Rockness Ct, Woodforde SA

Oooohhh weeeee! What we have here is a 1965 Modern classic in original form, materials and design (give or take that 80s colonial green trim, portico and front door). Walk right in, install some more orignal era furniture and you're good to go. *Shakes...

157 Wallace St, Nowra NSW

157 Wallace St, Nowra NSW

Surely a pedigree project home* of some variety, this lovely regional home displays classic Modernist architectural references to Japanese aesthetic with full height glazing and the rhythm of horizontal beamed and screened spaces. Just waiting for the...

78 Cumming St, Blackwood SA

78 Cumming St, Blackwood SA

An unmistakeable Modernist line for our first SA offering for 2020. The interior is a little ye olde pine-o, but like so many from this neck of the woods its 100% charm and grace with nothing that can't be tweaked as dictated by specific taste. A step...

23 Wisdom Rd, Greenwich NSW

23 Wisdom Rd, Greenwich NSW

Another Aus/US MCM blend this week with this gorgeous split-level home whose (unknown) architect was undoubtedly touched by the local Sydney School philosophy of material, form and orientation but which also hints at East Coast Shaker traditions of simple...

30 Left Arm Rd, Taylor Bay VIC

30 Left Arm Rd, Taylor Bay VIC

Though most of the country is beset with bushfire jitters right now, here is a shining reminder of why we as a nation will always be drawn to places of our native, natural splendor. Perched overlooking a pretty portion of the greater Lake Eildon this...

9 Net Rd, Avalon Beach NSW

9 Net Rd, Avalon Beach NSW

Another day in Avalon (Beach), another spotless residence of deep timber tones, earthy brickwork, sun dappled living and later Modern comfort. Some people just have it all. 

4 Bell St, Torquay VIC

4 Bell St, Torquay VIC

As they say in the movies, there’s no way Bells is bigger than Waimea bro, but this ultimate Mid-Century beach house in Torquay, (and Bell St no less!) and a mere 2 mins down the road from Bhodi’s drop off into the 50 Year Storm is gonna rack up some big,...

2692 Moggill Rd, Pinjarra Hills QLD

2692 Moggill Rd, Pinjarra Hills QLD

Cursed by the dreaded snow fairies this magnificent acreage compound, a hilltop commission for notable Queensland firm Hayes, Scott & Henderson (you may recall this heartbreaking loss of an Edwin Hayes classic on the Goldie, late last year) still...

29 Park St, Strathdale VIC

29 Park St, Strathdale VIC

Taking a break off the endless news-cycle (a worthy New Year's resolution if ever there was one) let us detour today to a home of exemplary loveliness. This regional slice of Mid-Century elegance has just gone under contract ( its a look-lou only - sorry...

3 Dale Place, Rosedale NSW

3 Dale Place, Rosedale NSW

We post this listing in sombre return to a new year. Rosedale (NSW), as we've witnessed across the country is a town like many others - a relatively unknown coastal jewel, dotted with Mid-Century Modern beach houses bearing the brunt of climate change...

32 Lohr Avenue, Inverloch VIC

32 Lohr Avenue, Inverloch VIC

Just down the road from a very popular A-Frame we posted 2 months ago sits this more conventional Mid-Century beach house which has been lovingly and astutely enhanced in just the right way. Players at home note - completely gutting a house and slapping in...

39A Sheoak Rd, Belair SA

39A Sheoak Rd, Belair SA

Coming up for air after the whirlwind of travel, meal prep, booze and relative catchups we land in Belair and upon this home of bold architectural choices and a firmly Modern spirit. Already impressive, it could stand a little interior styling and/or...

3 Banksia St, Orange NSW

3 Banksia St, Orange NSW

Through the admitted neglect, overgrowth and poor photos we can still see the clues of sophisticated, progressive design from most likely the 1960s. Certainly an architect was at the helm here. Split levels, floor to ceiling windows, central freestanding...

‘Chick House’ 8 Roedean St, Fig Tree Pocket QLD

‘Chick House’ 8 Roedean St, Fig Tree Pocket QLD

Long admired by Brisbane Modernists is this thrilling work by architect and legend John Dalton whose legacy has supplied us with many highlights during the year (including here and here and here). An elegant and imposing riverside residence on a near acre...

35 Clark Rd, Tynong North VIC

35 Clark Rd, Tynong North VIC

Just north of Nar Nar Goon (one of the best place names in the nation) sits this surprising regional ripper. We're playing catch up yet again (sorry guys, it's under contract) but we just couldn't let those immaculate spaces, beautiful beamed ceilings,...

14 Daly Street, Clare SA

14 Daly Street, Clare SA

Vino nerds take note, a mere three-fiddy can find you in this resplendent, clearly architect-designed (maybe a project plan?) residence of solid brick, full-length windows, timber detailing and bathroom goals achieved (if you can see past the Batman angle...

‘Morton House’ 12-28 Forest Glen Rd, Woodford NSW

‘Morton House’ 12-28 Forest Glen Rd, Woodford NSW

Just as exposure to activity imbeds action in the memory of muscle, we are reminded of the comparable imprint into the soul when formative life is spent within great architecture. 'Morton House' is an impeccable example of Australian 20th Century domestic...

8 St John Rd, Norton Summit SA

8 St John Rd, Norton Summit SA

A startling residence siting astride its own mini-kingdom in the Adelaide Hills, as if Walter Gropius himself walked the gum dotted hills 90 years ago and decided this was the place for one of his white Internationalist designs, though the interiors are...

Caulfield VIC

Caulfield VIC

A private rental affair today, one suited to anyone who adores the swing of a classic Mid-Century pad in town, complete with all essential acutremonts such as tiki bar, pool, Tretchikoff above the bed & Modern cermics on the shelves but has not the...

30 Dalabon Cres, Waramanga ACT

30 Dalabon Cres, Waramanga ACT

Missed it by *that much* but still worth a post. This lovely home stands empty, ragged and weary (the Canberra metaphors abound) but there is something about those beautifully simple spaces, letting in the light at each turn and allowing the inhabitor to...

26 Fraser St, East Fremantle WA

26 Fraser St, East Fremantle WA

Don't send off that letter to Santa just yet, the year's not done and the gems are still falling from the sky including this, which just might the best in the West for 2019. A jaw-dropper from first click, this family-sized residence, held since draftsman...

681 Moggill Rd, Chapel Hill QLD

681 Moggill Rd, Chapel Hill QLD

A prime-time Modernist (c.1958), architect-designed residence is always so heartening to see in the Sunshine State and this one displays a creative and sophisticated progressivism which must have been nigh on alien in Mid-Century Australia, let alone...

59a Red Chapel Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

59a Red Chapel Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

An intriguing offering tonight in Tasmania. From the hand of the man who is claimed to have brought Modernist architecture to the Apple Isle, Esmond Dorney (not least sampled via his own wonderful residence in Hobart, now owned by the local council and...

10 Kosciusko Rd, Balwyn North VIC

10 Kosciusko Rd, Balwyn North VIC

Question:How can such as awesomely impressive Mid-Century residence of flawless build, complete northern orientation, drool inducing original features (the stone fire place, textured entry glass and the light boxes - oh those light boxes!), immaculate...

2 Bellaire Ct, Beaumaris VIC

2 Bellaire Ct, Beaumaris VIC

In a landmark street and from a local legend as Baurmaris Modern gives us the rundown: "10 acres of land was purchased by developer/builder Max Sachs in the early 1960's - the land had been a chicken farm. Max shared his office in Brighton with architect,...

98 Appleby Rd, Stafford QLD

98 Appleby Rd, Stafford QLD

One part dynamic Queenslander, one part steamy, Rone dreamscape and all parts wonderful is this fixer-upper we missed in the recent inflow (under contract guys – sorry). Still, we wanted to post it as an example of what remains out there; houses of great...

16 George St, Torrens Park SA

16 George St, Torrens Park SA

At the time of posting this listing, you have approximately 75 minutes to inspect, line up your financial ducks and bid on this sensational family rambler in Adelaide foothills. A impressive, 2-storey residence (c.1958) it retains all of its era-specific...

8 Peter Street, Bell Post Hill VIC

8 Peter Street, Bell Post Hill VIC

A startling offering from regional Victoria with this incredibly intact and sophisticated residence on the Northern edge of Geelong. In immaculate condition and exposing some serious 70s architectural chops including; full length joinery and windows,...

16 Willora Rd, Eden Hills, SA

16 Willora Rd, Eden Hills, SA

A world of possibility for Adelaide creative types today. Known (and loved) locally as a well utilised public building for the Eden Hills Uniting Church, it's days of hosting playgroups and prayer groups have come to an end and, like so many of the...

‘Kerrisk House’ 19 Lawrence Rd, Chermside West QLD

‘Kerrisk House’ 19 Lawrence Rd, Chermside West QLD

An architect-designed, family home having been cherished and renovated with expert oversight now awaits its next chapter in the suburbs of Brisbane. A commission for Peter Lambert of firm Lambert Smith this residence was built for the Kerrisk family in...

1 Latham Dve, Portsea VIC

1 Latham Dve, Portsea VIC

Radiating the kind of sun-kissed beauty going hand-in-glove with fresh scrubbed skin, long sunsets and glowing kids (or adults) running amuck is this gorgeous Peninsula beach house. Though in a posh part of the blue ribbon state, this hushed and hidden...

14 Marie Way, Kalamunda WA

14 Marie Way, Kalamunda WA

We're not privy to the story on this residence but suffice to say it's been sitting quietly on our backburner, waiting to be posted for at least 8 months. Why it hasn't been snapped up is not for us to say, but what we will say is that if this c.1967...

51 Comer St, Brighton East VIC

51 Comer St, Brighton East VIC

Impressive MCM renovation/restorations are the order of this weekend with this example we believe to be an excellent one in the recent canon of greats. Thought the original architect is unnamed (anyone, anyone?) the present owners have employed Bower...

‘Miles House’ 4-6 Ogilvy St, Leongatha VIC

‘Miles House’ 4-6 Ogilvy St, Leongatha VIC

Gippsland gold shimmers through this morning with a listing by a notable architect, skillfully created as a family compound and now awaiting a rebirth. Designed by Geoffrey Woodfall as a commission for (and constructed by), local builder Mr. J Miles and...

20 Connell Rd, Oyster Bay NSW

20 Connell Rd, Oyster Bay NSW

We've seen a lot of Beachcombers in many of places over the years but the location and set up of this one well......*exhales in low whistle*And the present owners (who have seen to it that one doesn't need to construct an overcooked mega-mansion to partake...

4 Prowse Ave, Balwyn VIC

4 Prowse Ave, Balwyn VIC

It's not uncharitable to state that The City of Boroondara, a council which oversees the changing fortunes of the traditionally sedate suburbs such as Balwyn and North Balwyn in Melbourne, has at once presided over some of the richest pockets of...

13 Valley Rd, Highbury SA

13 Valley Rd, Highbury SA

We’ve finally listed this bad boy, after sitting around for ages, because we simply couldn’t forget the daring-do individualism tucked within this solid, low-slung Mid-Century design. Kidney-shaped lighting feature, internal planter, split levels and neato...

‘Torrens Townhouses’ 2C / 3 Davies Place, Torrens ACT

‘Torrens Townhouses’ 2C / 3 Davies Place, Torrens ACT

You'd be hard-pressed to find a one-bedroom apartment these days with the spatial generosity and solidity of build, let alone the supremely well-considered approach to design as this one, but then again we don't have our high and medium density housing...

41 Fisher Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

41 Fisher Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

Not as cut-price as some other Tassie fare, but when you have a magically northern orientated residence complete with gorgeous elements such as stacked brickwork, sweeping roofline and immaculate floor corkage all within in the fanciest suburb on the...

32 Warringah Cres, Eltham VIC

32 Warringah Cres, Eltham VIC

The wild permutations of this swirling world are creating schisms in the fabric of our reality. One could easily slip through a finely worn section, back to 1967 and make a home here - a textbook example of a Graeme Gunn designed Merchant Builder's home...

10 James Rd, Belair SA

10 James Rd, Belair SA

Another slice of hilltop potential divinity we'd do anything to sink our teeth into. A split level, c.1962, architect's* own family home on acres with views all over the shop. And at under $600k there may be a bit left to consolidate some textures,...

‘Zimmerman House’ 116 Bulleen Rd, Balwyn North VIC

‘Zimmerman House’ 116 Bulleen Rd, Balwyn North VIC

After that delectable European fare yesterday, let's go back to the cake shop for another hit. This one in what we'd also deem a hotspot of MMMM - AKA postwar, emigre, domestic architecture, with the name here giving it away off the bat. 'Zimmerman House'...

32 Aroona Rd, Caulfield North VIC

32 Aroona Rd, Caulfield North VIC

Let us now retreat back down to Melbourne and into the world of European delicacies with two very fine examples of Marvellous Migrant Melbourne Modern (MMMM) today. Starting with this gorgeous and untouched beauty and first one built (c.1963) in this noted...

‘Pronger House’ 45 Channon St, Gympie QLD

‘Pronger House’ 45 Channon St, Gympie QLD

A favourite MCM subset of ours, and rather little known, is the regional Australian success who knew a thing or two about progressive design, had the finances and the connections to create something special to revel in his achievements. ‘Pronger House’ is...

4/16A Richardson Ave, Claremont WA

4/16A Richardson Ave, Claremont WA

There’s something delightfully palate-cleansing (after such recently rich fare), to look over this elegant, original 1950s (?) apartment. This is not your usual 60s unit block cutie-pie either- but a very considered design, arrangement of space, walls and...

‘Loeliger House’ 33 Bellinghams Hill Rd, Ararat VIC

‘Loeliger House’ 33 Bellinghams Hill Rd, Ararat VIC

Ah the sheer bargain basementry of regional Australia. Where you can snag a builder's own, huge, c.1967 McGlashan Everist residence set on 7 acres with sweeping vistas of Mt. Langi Ghiran as you bob about in the central pool. Friends, lob-ins and/or the...

2 Markhill Plc, Heathmont VIC

2 Markhill Plc, Heathmont VIC

This stunning and unmolested Sibbel Builder's residence was just made for rainy, Melbourne days. Preferably while wearing an arran knit, corduroy flares, with Court and Spark playing on the turntable. Get yer glorious, crunchy 70s on, in full effect...

18 Vaux St, West Launceston TAS

18 Vaux St, West Launceston TAS

A lil' cutie pie MCM starter pack. Everything is here you need and importantly comes along in lovely, intact condition. West Lonnie once again proves it has great  Mid-Cenutry form and best of all the price range which put it on the table for most.

38 Castile St, Indooroopilly QLD

38 Castile St, Indooroopilly QLD

Sorry Queenslanders we're trying to list some current MCM goodness for you, but in the meantime check out this incredible monolith we've been alerted to sadly little too late as it sold in July. We are equal parts in awe of its commanding street presence,...

21 Kinross Cres, Floreat WA

21 Kinross Cres, Floreat WA

Though some agents, owners and renovators are starting to mistakenly conflate 'Palm Springs' domestic architecture with slapping white paint everywhere and planting a few succulents, this residence we feel strikes a pretty good and relatively considered...

33 Dickasons Rd, Heathmont VIC

33 Dickasons Rd, Heathmont VIC

The geographical impossibility of us snapping up this home, resplendent with such glorious details, design and condition makes us quietly weep. Dovetailing with his dismay is the sales pitch which limply suggests some kind of refurb 'to taste' (now what...

20 Beach Rd, Legana TAS

20 Beach Rd, Legana TAS

Mainlanders, we'd stress before checking this listing closer you affix yourself to your positions - rope, cable ties or perhaps nail through the feet will come in handy handy to combat your instant questioning of everything you hold dear about your present...

11 Peter Ave, Anglesea VIC

11 Peter Ave, Anglesea VIC

Though much of the beach shacks we post here are very modest, sometimes the classic Mid-Century beach house was a little more ambitious, built for any number of cousins, grandparents and drop-ins cycling through the seasons. This unbeatable residence is a...

9 Pendray Close, Northwood NSW

9 Pendray Close, Northwood NSW

A genius, northern orientated floor plan (which allows for midnight snacks in a private terrace for the grownups) is but one of many aspects which makes this heart palpitating home by William Workman so effortlessly stunning and sophisticated, that you'd...

7 Mullens Road, Warrandyte VIC

7 Mullens Road, Warrandyte VIC

We've listed a multitude of Alistair Knox homes over the years. From the super grand to the beach-side modest, from the ultra renovated to even a tract of project homes (and plans) this residence however is really humming our tune. Less rocky and more...

51 Kalang Rd, Elanora Heights NSW

51 Kalang Rd, Elanora Heights NSW

This morning is was a Beachcomber in Avalon Beach, stlll going strong though in need of repair and love. Tonight is the 'after' version on the down the coastline where not only has this example of Nino Sydney's iconic design been transformed beautifully -...

62 Riviera Ave, Avalon Beach NSW

62 Riviera Ave, Avalon Beach NSW

The one thing which separates this fixer-upper of the Mid-Century Modernist genus (and what a specific genus it is - a completely unsullied Beachcomber!) is the sales spiel. Any other day we'd see the agent ignoring the history, architectural significance,...

5 Homestead Cres, Skye SA

5 Homestead Cres, Skye SA

South Australia continueth the lesson in high-steppin' elegance with this insanely intact home atop bush land hill acreage. Displaying the kind of restraint seen in the dietary patterns of WASP ladies-who-lunch (that is to say - a super human ability to...

‘Dearie House’ 14 Cromer Rd, Beaumaris VIC

‘Dearie House’ 14 Cromer Rd, Beaumaris VIC

When we walked the blossoming spring streets at Beaumaris Modern Open Day one weekend ago (next year everyone - just do it!), little did we know one of the stunning examples for perusal would soon be hitting the market. 'Dearie House' designed by architect...

6 Banool Cres, City Beach, WA

6 Banool Cres, City Beach, WA

It's hard to work out which and what has been altered quite when (though there is mention of 1971, we can't be convinved those glass bricks appeared that early. However, it doesn't change the fact that this is a landmark party pad to rival any of the...

‘Orme House’ 15 Bluegum Cres, Frenchs Forest NSW

‘Orme House’ 15 Bluegum Cres, Frenchs Forest NSW

Here's the score - we've been alerted to this, a slice of classic, Sydney Mid-Century Modern domesticity (architect as yet unknown**) - in grave danger. We hear/tell that the market audience for this property so far has consisted of self-styled renovators...

2 Pam St, Beaumont SA

2 Pam St, Beaumont SA

Pam was up there as a most popular post-war, girls name. It became the common moniker of hippie chicks in the 60s, working mothers in the 80s and now Boomer grandmothers. Along with others of the era  - your Karens, Lindas, Barbaras, Carols and Sandras we...

‘Chowns House’ 40-46 Richmond Ave, St Ives NSW

‘Chowns House’ 40-46 Richmond Ave, St Ives NSW

Yet another unforeseen and breathtaking example of early, Post-War Australian Modern, this home has incredibly remained unmolested by anything or anyone for the last 60 years. We're going to assume the owner was a indie stalwart, a bush-seeker, a soul...

‘Lewis House’ 30 Wattle Valley Rd, Mitcham VIC

‘Lewis House’ 30 Wattle Valley Rd, Mitcham VIC

It’s been a while since we’ve been graced you all with a Sibble Built home. For those uninitiated, the Dutch-born, Sibbel brothers Martin and Herman (aided by one of their daughters) and officially known as Sibbel Builders (1964-1975), created an entire...

56 Marriott St, Coorparoo QLD

56 Marriott St, Coorparoo QLD

Causing a similar wave of nostalgia and glee one may feel when passed by a pristine mint -green Holden station wagon, this 1960s family rambler is cut from the same cultural cloth. Though pedestrian in its pitched tiled roof and relatively straight forward...

‘Holt House’ 16 Riviera Ave, Avalon Beach NSW

‘Holt House’ 16 Riviera Ave, Avalon Beach NSW

As the real estate riches continue to rain down from all corners of the country, we thought we'd start the week right with this sublime slice of Sydney School residential architecture. An (̶a̶s̶ ̶y̶e̶t̶ ̶u̶n̶n̶a̶m̶e̶d̶)̶  architect's own home built  c.1968...

‘Armstrong House’ 25 Grove St, Vermont VIC

‘Armstrong House’ 25 Grove St, Vermont VIC

Like those who fossick for gold, we know the range and the environmental factors which indicate a rich vein of that which we seek. In Australia, when looking at MCM residences, it is most promising to check the 'middle-ring' suburbs, those developed in the...

128 Lohr Ave, Inverloch VIC

128 Lohr Ave, Inverloch VIC

We love forays into the more experimental varieties of Modern architecture almost as much as we love a good Australian Mid-Century beach shack (they're design cousins really), so today we present a meeting of both. This soaring A-Frame house has an...

5 Valley Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

5 Valley Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

Though always optimistic, we didn't come down in the last shower and we know that a beautiful low-slung, MCM suburban home like this one sheltering and supplying a family with a lifetime of sunlit memories from that perfect northern orientation, hasn't got...

17 Smith Cres, Footscray VIC

17 Smith Cres, Footscray VIC

In a little Modern pocket of the otherwise Victorian-era suburb that is Footscray (check out number 8) indeed in perhaps in the most underrated street in the entire metro area, sits this home of a reportedly lovely couple, Don and Betty Watson, now for...

‘Symons House’ 14 Bonython Ave, Beaumont SA

‘Symons House’ 14 Bonython Ave, Beaumont SA

The essence of a childhood home and an architect designed, Mid-Century home especially, works its way into the young psyche like nothing else. Take this residence in Adelaide, the family home of present-day historian and MCM aficionado Stuart 'Modernist...

‘Welch House’ 6 Towri Close, St Ives NSW

‘Welch House’ 6 Towri Close, St Ives NSW

It always pays to letter drop.When agent Marcus Lloyd-Jones of Modern House (the only Mid-Century Modern real estate agency in the country) had his offer taken up to appraise this home (after popping a flyer in the letterbox) little did he know he was to...

128 Weekes Rd, Moggill QLD

128 Weekes Rd, Moggill QLD

We've hit the Freaky Friday jackpot today with not only an incredible, architect designed, enormous Mid-Century Modernist, riverside residence dating from the late 1950s, but one which is in such a dilapidated state as to render itself a Sam Rami set...

‘Husted House’ 3 Keith Ct, Brighton VIC

‘Husted House’ 3 Keith Ct, Brighton VIC

We have checked with the experts and can confirm is no actual Saint Keith. But if there was, we just know he'd be the Patron Saint of Longevity, Survival and Resolute Good Times in the face of life's endless trials. So we offer today a petition of atheist...

209 Marys Hope Rd, Rosetta TAS

209 Marys Hope Rd, Rosetta TAS

Hopes and dreams fullfilled right here friends with this all original beauty of sweeping sea/sky views from that dynamic pitched wall of North-East glazing, plus spotless timber, stone fireplace and gardens going on forever. And the classic Tasmanian...

2 Hawley Esplanade, Hawley Beach TAS

2 Hawley Esplanade, Hawley Beach TAS

As we dispense with 2019 secular seasonal markers one by one, the footy finals just past and Term 4 beginning, the mind menders over to the familiar terrain of Christmas logistics and even the Summer beyond. Let us warm up your nostalgia and provide you...

48 Coasters Retreat, Coasters Retreat NSW

48 Coasters Retreat, Coasters Retreat NSW

For all the fish-in-a-barrell snidery directed at a certain subset of idle well-to-do women, with bottomless bank accounts, golden-haired children and 200k Insta followers* we'll actually be really disappointed if this doesn't fall into such hands. We...

59A Hale Road, Wembley Downs WA

59A Hale Road, Wembley Downs WA

This cutie-pie and deceased estate has just been snapped up and we suspect its days may be numbered. So if we cannot preserve that stunning fireplace (among other lovely Mid-Cenutry aspects) in reality, then the very least we can do it always keep it here...

‘Hertle House’ 25 Rodway Cres, Rangeville QLD

‘Hertle House’ 25 Rodway Cres, Rangeville QLD

We are learning new things every day here at MA, and today it's a name - Karl Hertle. Clearly a legend in this unlikely architectural spot of inland Queensland, Hertle is (was?) a builder from days when that meant something. Judging by this jawdropping...

‘Patanga’ 40 Mount Scanzi Rd, Kangaroo Valley NSW

‘Patanga’ 40 Mount Scanzi Rd, Kangaroo Valley NSW

OMG.Architect's (own home); Jack Farrington of Stafford Moor & FarringtonOMG OMG.c.1969 build, seemingly untouched since.OMG OMG OMG.Mint condition. Incredible design. OMG OMG OMG OMG.Tiles. Carpet. Kitchen.OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.Gorgeous acres, pool,...

28 Lucas St, Brighton East VIC

28 Lucas St, Brighton East VIC

For all the money, position and supposed savvy the bankrolled of Brighton assume, we sadly continue to spy example after godawful example of the tired trends and the repellent rebuilds in this suburb, often as prescribed by the most banal of the breed: the...

110 Alexander Cve, Dianella WA

110 Alexander Cve, Dianella WA

This is perhaps the most affordable home we've seen in Perth in a long time and what's more it's a sensational, untouched gem (we suspect 1960s project home) for a true Modernist Australian to get in there and make it their own. Beams, joinery, dividing...

‘Miller House’ 15 Belle Vue Rd, Balwyn North VIC

‘Miller House’ 15 Belle Vue Rd, Balwyn North VIC

Taciturn from the street.Falls away to revel an expansive residence with perfect Northern orientation.Flawless cream brickwork.Intact, bespoke joinery.Genteel, middle-Melbourne, 60s airs.Tranquil spaces of squared forms, flowing into one another.A little...

140 Alastair St, Lota QLD

140 Alastair St, Lota QLD

Even the agent can see this one is special. For all the down-at-heel-felafel-in-hand-QLD-rental presentation, the ping of ambitious, progressive and stright up cool architecture strikes with immediacy for those with the eye for it. Thought the architect...

89 Pellatt St, Beaumaris VIC

89 Pellatt St, Beaumaris VIC

Seasoned campaigners may picture first wave 1940s-50s bohemia when they hear the word 'Beaumaris' and their versions of timber and fibro domestic experimenta, produced by intellectual, pre-tv nature kids, however even in the 1970s Beauie was still building...

96 Narrabeen Park Pde, Warriewood NSW

96 Narrabeen Park Pde, Warriewood NSW

An immediate eye-catcher, upon closer inspection this residence reveals itself to be an astounding, low-whistle stunner. A veritable statement in seventies sophistication and sleekness, courtesy of its European architect, Polish-born Nado Milat (our first...

15 Hunt Cres, Christies Beach SA

15 Hunt Cres, Christies Beach SA

Those looking for a real project to sink their teeth (and funds) into could do worse than to pick up this rather awesome, albeit neglected,  offering in South Australia. Sitting on the market for a long time now and clearly needing someone with pioneer...

6 Robinsville Cres, Thirroul NSW

6 Robinsville Cres, Thirroul NSW

Last time we were in Thirroul we were in raputures over Jennifer Cres. A year later it's Robins(ville) turn. A lovely, untouched gem of pure Mid-Century jaunt and vintage accoutrements (chenille bedspreads- where have you been!). This wonderful residence...

2 Overbury Drive, Clarence Park SA

2 Overbury Drive, Clarence Park SA

A classic 1960s family home, with so much Mid-Century pop and fizz - that flat-roof and breeze block carport is only the start -  though it looks to have had its original courtyard built in to make extra living space (we're guess it's a project plan of...

2 Cluden St, Holland Park West QLD

2 Cluden St, Holland Park West QLD

The party vibes spill over to the new week with this intriguing but no less sensational listing in Brisneyland. Presenting a bit shabby and in need of an inspired refurb, the clear architectural lines* of this marvelous residence is apparent from the front...

‘Tradewinds’ 5 Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza VIC

‘Tradewinds’ 5 Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza VIC

Like a world-weary dame, a showstopper in her youth, but spending many years subject to bad deals, bad managers and bad boyfriends this residence too shows the scars. Yet, also like the dame, it powerfully shines through with irresistible attraction and...

121 Kambrook Rd, Caulfield North VIC

121 Kambrook Rd, Caulfield North VIC

Melbournians! It's a balmy Friday night, summer around the corner, our minds turn to outdoor soirées and - to quote Mr D. Byrne - this must be the place.A Bagel-Belt mindblower to end the week the same way it started with incredible Mid-Century living, for...

‘Cedar House’ 3 Clwydon Close, Belrose NSW

‘Cedar House’ 3 Clwydon Close, Belrose NSW

Another residence on the more paisley end of the spectrum today, this one with its cosy interiors and styling in total deference to its build year of 1969. Its post and beam construction, like so many other Mid-Century homes, depressingly can never be...

Cottesloe WA

Cottesloe WA

The second of the Cottesloe rental finds, this one a bona fide, pedigree, never-before-sold-or-leased rarity by Perth's own MCM legend, Iwan Iwanoff. Not that you need us telling you that  - the quickest of glances here shows off the man's trademark,...

55 John St, Cottesloe WA

55 John St, Cottesloe WA

While taking the Googs for a spin this morning, we've stumbled across this residence for which there's not much to say except - COULD THIS BE THE MOST ELEGANT RENTAL WE'VE EVER SEEN IN PERTH?!Okay, we've claimed down a bit, but honestly, this is an...

41 Blackbutt Avenue, Lugarno NSW

41 Blackbutt Avenue, Lugarno NSW

Those with eagle-eyes and MCM hearts will be able to see past the surface here, past that treated pine gazeebo, front un-landscaping and window awnings to see a sensational home with some serious Mod lines. That gorgeous countenance of squared sections,...

1 Hobart Street, Ringwood VIC

1 Hobart Street, Ringwood VIC

We steadfastly reject any suggestion of 'inspired renovation' (inspired by what? by whom?) let alone 'redevelopment' (get that S.T.C.A outta here!) for this is clearly a move-straight-in prospect. A cosy and cool residence, one of many versions from...

4 Lumeah Court, Darlington, WA

4 Lumeah Court, Darlington, WA

The Modern purists and retro-heads may balk, but for those who love nothing more than a high-waisted flared jean, acoustic jams and a psilocybin-laced discovery workshop, then have we got the place for you! Sure to be right on the edge of 70s/early 80s...

‘Uglow House’ 79 Buena Vista Dve,  Montmorency VIC

‘Uglow House’ 79 Buena Vista Dve, Montmorency VIC

In this, the 100th year anniversary of Robin Boyd's birth and within the festivities taking place all this year (check out the Gillison Open House this Sunday for the next day out) we are lucky enough today to list one of the legend's residential gems. Its...

7 Fulton Cres, Glen Osmond SA

7 Fulton Cres, Glen Osmond SA

Adelaide, you've been a little quiet of late, keeping quietly serene in this hectic spring and letting your residential Mid-Century jewels float by, like this place. A marvelous early 60s home, jutting out from its precarious slope with a straight line....

‘Szalmuk House’ 9 Millicent Ave, Balwyn North VIC

‘Szalmuk House’ 9 Millicent Ave, Balwyn North VIC

A larger than life example of Marvellous Migrant Melbourne Modern, though this time it's across town in the MCM death valley of Balwyn North. The usual checkboxes here; noted architect of Jewish extraction Ben Alexander, commissioned by similarly observant...

19 Pearson St, Williamstown VIC

19 Pearson St, Williamstown VIC

This one-and-only has been under the watchful eye of a few locals and it's now on the market. Built c.1958 by one Murray Lovell, it echos the aesthetic of Robin Boyd and gang who were busily designing such homes on the other side of town, such is the...

9 Windward Ave, Mosman, NSW

9 Windward Ave, Mosman, NSW

This astoundingly beautiful residence (apparent in a trifling 3 images) was built in 1963 and will hopefully get the blood pumping of someone who can love it the right way. Though faced with an insipid sales pitch banging on about 'creating something...

31 Renown St, Canada Bay NSW

31 Renown St, Canada Bay NSW

The broken record skips once more. A gorgeous Mid-Century home. Solid as a rock with impossible-to-replicate features inducing parquetry floors, timber beamed ceilings and walls, flawless cream brick walls, sensational kidney pool and entertaining space...

‘Holderness House’ 17 Nautilus St, Beaumaris VIC

‘Holderness House’ 17 Nautilus St, Beaumaris VIC

A big SOS in the sky has been sent up by Baumaris Modern for an exceptional, unsullied gem whihc is on the market and in the crosshairs of developers with dollar signs in their eyes. This beautifully simple, perfectly orientated, super clean-lined...

‘Sunset Strip Motel’ 199-203 Boundary St, Coolangatta QLD

‘Sunset Strip Motel’ 199-203 Boundary St, Coolangatta QLD

In our continuing tradition of motel alerts comes this textbook example of Mid-Century-on-the-road family accommodation now sadly facing demise. Much like earlier options we have listed, we believe (perhaps more than any other) that this classic U-shaped...

‘Davidson House’ 8 Ardell St, Kenmore QLD

‘Davidson House’ 8 Ardell St, Kenmore QLD

Nothing so neat as this straight-as-they-come beauty in the Brisbane mecca of MCM of Kenmore. A picture of Mid-Century purity with minimal meddling in the past (perhaps a more suitable kitchen in time?) this is an excellent shot at a cool and clean Mod...

‘Jewell House’ 335 Alma Rd, Caulfield North VIC

‘Jewell House’ 335 Alma Rd, Caulfield North VIC

Yet another slice of Marvellous Migrant Melbourne Modern, this time from Cezch-born WW2 émigré Robert Roch for the Jewell Family (c.1969) displaying once more the lavish craftsmanship and no-expense-spared stylings of our new, Mid-Century Australians,...

11 ‘Melview’ 439 Canning Hwy, Melville WA

11 ‘Melview’ 439 Canning Hwy, Melville WA

An impeccable townhouse of notable pedigree, number 11 at the 'Melview' complex, (c.1967) designed by notable Mid-Century firm Krantz + Sheldon (a classic MA taxonomic variant; Marvelous Migrant Perth Modernism) is a lovely entree to the weekend. Come, let...

24 Strathaird St, Strathmore VIC

24 Strathaird St, Strathmore VIC

A little breather today after all the recent rich fare. This is a more unassuming, but still architecturally beautiful, 3- bedroom residence is a great pick up for someone seeking a family home with unsullied 70s vibes and splendid native garden. There is...

1 Short St, Burleigh Heads QLD

1 Short St, Burleigh Heads QLD

The MCM arms race intensifies with Queensland now stepping up and slapping this down. A deceased estate from a family who clearly and rightfully adored this home since (building?) moving into it in 1965, this residence must be a long admired landmark of...

17 Lloyd Ave, Hunters Hill NSW

17 Lloyd Ave, Hunters Hill NSW

Not much to see here. Just your usual architect-designed home. Built late 60s. Never before sold. In as new condition. Sydney School aesthetic and provenance (architect – Peter Lind). With the regular run-of-the-mill harbor views. And access. Kinda meh...

‘Nadarajah House’ 38-40 Butcher St, Strathdale VIC

‘Nadarajah House’ 38-40 Butcher St, Strathdale VIC

Though drowning in marvelous Modernist Australian homes at present, some will always cut through and demand to be shown ASAP. This incredible find in regional Victoria is such a home. Though teetering on the timeline of what we'd deem Mid-Century, the...

347 High Street Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

347 High Street Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

An absolute suburban dreamboat right here. Seemingly untouched (and all the more enticing for that) this gorgeous family hom, in perfect condition, is a done deal with that swingin' roofline, superb northern orientaition and bonus pleasures like stone...

105 Nicholls St, Broken Hill NSW

105 Nicholls St, Broken Hill NSW

Many thanks to Alistair over at Secret Design Studio, one of our most excellent professionals on the MA Rolodex who provides a pre-renovation advisory and design service including personalised (Dr Retro) Housecalls to many an MCM homeowner seeking...

‘Jade Gates’ 20 Highbank Plc, Mount Ousley NSW

‘Jade Gates’ 20 Highbank Plc, Mount Ousley NSW

A taste of olde-worlde class through the lens of Mid-Century Australia. Located in a part of the world ever intriguing to us in its small but exquisite bounty of private, original compounds (check this one in neighboring Mount Pleasant which we never quite...

‘Procel House’ 15 Lambert Rd, Caulfield North VIC

‘Procel House’ 15 Lambert Rd, Caulfield North VIC

Hefty yet super sleek, this slice of Marvellous Migrant Melbourne Modernism (MMMM) drawn from a blessedly bottomless well of superbly maintained, imposing residences which initially (if not still) house their commissioning owners, were built with a level...

7 Sommers St, Belmont VIC

7 Sommers St, Belmont VIC

For those seeking urban escape options, this new listing fits the bill and then some. Not just your regular, regional, kinda 'retro' gem, no, this killer with a north facing wall of windows, stone freestanding fireplace and jaunty roofline hands you the...

‘Coolalinga’ 53 Orme Rd, Buderim QLD

‘Coolalinga’ 53 Orme Rd, Buderim QLD

Alright kids, take a deep breath and check. this. out. For those with the means and/or the dreams we have one of those rare (for Australia) residences with not only the pedigree, documented accolades, originality (aside from a some additions which can be...

1 Ilma Ct, Parkdale VIC

1 Ilma Ct, Parkdale VIC

Some down-home inspo for all us regular people out there today, to start the week off right. This is a good example of a within-budget refresh by owners who took over this c.1964 beauty from its orginal owner making some bright changes (including local...

8 Beresford Cres, Gympie QLD

8 Beresford Cres, Gympie QLD

Snapped up before we could post it here (under contract as of today) nonetheless we just had to show you. Existing on a regional plain which hints at Edward Scissorhands suburbia, if populated by slightly more nasally accents and triffle desserts instead...

32 Glenard Dve, Eaglemont VIC

32 Glenard Dve, Eaglemont VIC

Nestled within the Walter Burley Griffin devised ‘Glenard Estate’ and just down the road from this Charles Duncan beauty we listed last year sits a similarly eye-popping residence. Though this one, a 1970s creation by architect Nicholas Griffin, is in such...

4 Hughes Plc, Armidale NSW

4 Hughes Plc, Armidale NSW

An astounding find in, of all places, Barnyard territory. From the outside it has the distinct architectural mood of the Case Study Houses program, such is the low-slung, minimal forms and courtyard/carport dynamics at play. The inside, granted, is rather...

4 Selbourne Ave, Rostrevor SA

4 Selbourne Ave, Rostrevor SA

We all know real estate agents get a bad rap but sometimes, just sometimes, that asessment is spot on. Take this residence for example, an incrediblly elegant, intact Mid-Cenutry home of rare architectural nouse. Now check the excrement planned to be piled...

8 Mayheck St, Tarragindi QLD

8 Mayheck St, Tarragindi QLD

Shut the door and GET OUT.Queensland has this year turned from intermitant scrapper to strongest in the field in the suppliying-us-with-sensational-listings stakes. This one giving us no Sunday rest with a trumphant presentation of boundless MCM joy we're...

40 Mills St, Warners Bay NSW

40 Mills St, Warners Bay NSW

Summer Bay? Warners Bay? Any bay is A-okay! Pack your spring suit (and your ice skates) and away you go with this stunning hidden gem in the trees. The clean 60s design, stone fireplace, blue kitchen and green tiled bathroom compleating this picture of...

3-5 Saint James Ct, Nambour QLD

3-5 Saint James Ct, Nambour QLD

While a lower part the country is dealing with an ice storm, we cast our eyes to the Sunshine Coast and this sensational, c.1968, never-before-sold (nor probably really seen) home on some beautiful acreage. In such wonderful condition, there isn't a whole...

5 Springside Ave, Mount Pleasant WA

5 Springside Ave, Mount Pleasant WA

A super interestng rental over in Perth today. Provenance unknown, yet assurdly notable even with a quick glance. Very nice indeed. 

22 Banoon Dve, Wynnum QLD

22 Banoon Dve, Wynnum QLD

As they say in the classics (or is that the socials?) GTFO. This nugget of brisbane MCM gold has just bumped to the top, becuase as a desceaed estate and dubbed 'a renovator' by the agent (and what a watery pitch it is) sounds like it could easily fall...

‘Loo York’ 156 McElhone St, Woolloomooloo NSW

‘Loo York’ 156 McElhone St, Woolloomooloo NSW

Some are seduced by those who reside in steely, severe penthouses bedecked with typical, flashy baublery advertising the owners immense wealth accumulation with sledgehammer subtlety. Us? Give is this instead any day. Though also requiring hefty financial...

68 Hart St, Colac VIC

68 Hart St, Colac VIC

I little regional delight, not so cutting-edge, enlightening in its overall design but moreso a charming little home, chock-full of jaunty retro appeal with plenty of room to improvise, improve and love it up. 

9 Dalrymple Cres, Pymble NSW

9 Dalrymple Cres, Pymble NSW

We started the week with Pettit & Sevitt, and here we go again. This one has been extended, though it's such a sympathetic renovation done not long after the build that we cannot tell by the house pics which is what. - seemles. Never before sold and...

76 Aldgate Valley Rd, Aldgate SA

76 Aldgate Valley Rd, Aldgate SA

A  major entry in the glamour stakes and something to get those juices flowing this Friday knock-off is this unbelievably beautiful 1960s home which has undergone, to our minds, a praise-worthy contemporary up-do. Though the ubiquitous white paint is a...

12 Marshall St, Ivanhoe VIC

12 Marshall St, Ivanhoe VIC

This commentary is directed  to the agents; Dear James and Liz, we welcome this home onto MA for one reason and one reason only - the photography. Whomever you've hired to take these shots is a marvel of rare and precious talent. In less caring and...

118 Morialta Rd, Woodforde SA

118 Morialta Rd, Woodforde SA

A patch of simple, Mid-Cenutry modern domesticity (with a space for a leasurely outside shindig in summer), in an unassuming locale. When all is said and done this is all we'd really want.*sigh*

9 Millard Ave, Aitkenvale QLD

9 Millard Ave, Aitkenvale QLD

To cite one of the most progressive expressions of Twentieth Century, western culture - Modernist architecture - a manifestation of all social and political facets slipping from their languid traditions into an exponential slipstream of change, in one of...

1 Sussex Rd, St Ives NSW

1 Sussex Rd, St Ives NSW

For those who mood is generally set to: Brady and who are perhaps are looking (and have the means) for something pretty special in the leavy 'burbs of Sydeny then, take it from us, you wil not see another of these for a at least few years - tis a rare bird...

35 Pine St, Brighton East VIC

35 Pine St, Brighton East VIC

This one has undergone a freshen up (in fact the whole block has by the looks of an old listing) though it's super heartening to see the retention of most of the era- specific joy which makes this a ripper Modern city-living option. Still resplendant with...

16 Wentworth St, South Hobart TAS

16 Wentworth St, South Hobart TAS

Posthaste to the chiase gang, lest your knees buckle for this one, as the kids like to say, slays. From the very outset the stunning timber and brick countenance with white window detail, to the interior skillion beamed living and considered expanses of...

The Quaterdeck, Middle Cove NSW

The Quaterdeck, Middle Cove NSW

We Venture way out of our own date bounaries today as we have no idea of build date (but suspect it's a bit later than the 1970s) . Nonetheless, we've had so many little fixer-uppers lately we thought a detour to where the .03% lives would be a nice...

48 Pioneer Rd, Grovedale VIC

48 Pioneer Rd, Grovedale VIC

Despite the not great orientation and a rather pedestrian back end we see a touch of Modern joy here (Carport, fireplace, dynamic roof line) which could be embraced and enticed out of is downtrodden shell. Certainly not a bad starting place for a creative...

43 Mitchell St, Sunnybank QLD

43 Mitchell St, Sunnybank QLD

Ol' mate Tom here is so excited to extoll the virtues of the nearby shopping centre (as we suppose the opening of yet another Chemist Warehouse, banal nail salon and enlarged Kmart full of trinketry is what makes life worth living) that he affords this...

15 Cochranes Lane, Hurstbridge VIC

15 Cochranes Lane, Hurstbridge VIC

Pull our your drool-cups, this one's a ripper. Looking to be a 1950s example of lightly constructed Moden architecture with perhaps a later, harmoniously sympathetic extension of besser and timber ceilings, we hold no doubt someone was at the helm here who...

5 ‘Bauhaus’ 43-45 Sydenham Ave, Manifold Heights VIC

5 ‘Bauhaus’ 43-45 Sydenham Ave, Manifold Heights VIC

Are you a big fan of pedigree Australian Modernism? Always dreamed of living in, even buying, a Boyd, Clerehan or a Gunn but just a bit short of the usual $1 million plus these historical homes command. Maybe you're even a first home buyer with no Bank of...

158A Steele St, Devonport TAS

158A Steele St, Devonport TAS

Neat, stright and true. This little ripper with just enough Mid-Cenutry vibe but also plenty of scope to open it up and see where you can go. And really, a whole house, in this condish with these lovely pared back lines starting at $200k? Yep, it's not a...

‘Courtyard House’ 4 Staddon Close, St Ives NSW

‘Courtyard House’ 4 Staddon Close, St Ives NSW

B&W images by Max Dupain Pettit and Sevitt project homes of the 1960s and 70s are a staple here for us and its always a sight for sore eyes when those familair mission brown beams and white brick walls float up on a feed, this example however is a cut...

8 Simpson Dve, Mount Waverley VIC

8 Simpson Dve, Mount Waverley VIC

A suburban delight in cream brick, timber detail, cork flooring and extended formation of perky skillion roof. Naturally for the area it exists on the sharp edge of 'development' danger though in such beautiful original condition and magnificent retro...

22 Colchester Dve, Doncaster East VIC

22 Colchester Dve, Doncaster East VIC

There is no pollyanna pretenses here, this home is not long for our world. And though it lends itself to a magnificent renovation, keeping much of the original charm and classic features (pool, raked ceilings, freestanding fireplace, layout), we are not...

1270 Bridgewater Lakes Rd, Cashmore VIC

1270 Bridgewater Lakes Rd, Cashmore VIC

In a grassy-plained, Victorian outpost closer to South Australia than Melbourne, someone with great pragmatism and sharp design eye built this wonderfully Modernist house for the local airport(strip?) manager. Now sitting empty it remains a testament to...

64 Gascoyne St, Kings Meadows TAS

64 Gascoyne St, Kings Meadows TAS

Reading through the agents blurb we're not too sure if this was the work of Thomas Tandy, or rather a local example comparable to his architecture, which is a roundabout way of saying this is an elegant slice of Mid-Century Modernist domesticity in the...

5 Summit Cres, Ringwood North VIC

5 Summit Cres, Ringwood North VIC

Sitting at the other end of the time-scale which we may invoke for Mid-Century and Modernist homes, though still in the same suburb as yesterday's lovely timber residence, is this double story home of a deep 1970s aesthetic with unadorned materials such as...

649 Ringwood-Warrandyte Rd, Ringwood North VIC

649 Ringwood-Warrandyte Rd, Ringwood North VIC

We start this week with two variations of our Modernist Australian style spread in the same suburb. Firstly this pretty, timber-clad Mid-Century home with retro-jaunty lines just aching for a little love. Sitting on over an acre in the development belt...

13 Hyland Ave, Darlington SA

13 Hyland Ave, Darlington SA

If that trapazoid pool isn't just calling for a fling (Hyland or otherwise) then we'll go he. The rest is pretty promising too, with the obligatory South Australian price point joy. 

17 McCann Cres, Lenah Valley TAS

17 McCann Cres, Lenah Valley TAS

Ain't nothing quite like a straight-as, minty condish Lenah Valley lovely to brighten us up for the winter weekend. Lean into some rest and kick back with this one.

48 Trevallyan Dve, Daisy Hill QLD

48 Trevallyan Dve, Daisy Hill QLD

Last sold in '72 we're guessing this one was built a smidge before then and though looking a little tired now could be a sensation with the bare bones (and pool) to re-imagine it into a Mid-Century beauty, keeping that unreal concrete brick and timber...

66 Broadway, Dunolly VIC

66 Broadway, Dunolly VIC

Running with yesterday's listing of an incredible church sell-off, here today we see a successful conversion of a similar public building. Though aesthetically it's a bit 80s/90s for us there is no denying the joy of the retained original features integral...

1494-1496 North Rd, Clayton VIC

1494-1496 North Rd, Clayton VIC

According to Wiki the foundation of the religion of Christian Science is "a radical form of philosophical idealism, believing that reality is purely spiritual and the material world an illusion" Well, for a people who don't defer to the material...

8 Duffy St, Ainslie ACT

8 Duffy St, Ainslie ACT

Being around so long we do find a bit of repeat custom, and this one in the ACT is a particularly welcome return. For sale three years ago, this incredible and clearly cherished c.1957 slice of Modern history is now up for grabs as a rental. Which one...

11A Timber Ridge, ‘Winter Park Estate’ Doncaster VIC

11A Timber Ridge, ‘Winter Park Estate’ Doncaster VIC

To our minds, one particular vision of Australian Modernism really comes into its own in these winter months, when the sun is low (and if in southern states, the chill and drear settles in for a stay) and that is the organic, early 70s, Sydney school...

‘Ricard House’ 2 Annetta Ct, Wheelers Hill, Vic

‘Ricard House’ 2 Annetta Ct, Wheelers Hill, Vic

Looking past the 1990s slathering of franked-credit mint, daytime-tellie grey you can get the sense that this is not only a 1960s Modernist design but an incredibly intelligent and well-conceived one at that. Northern orientation, flat roofline, easy flow...

2 Gray Place, Weston ACT

2 Gray Place, Weston ACT

A welcome return today to super minimal, clean Modernist spaces courtesy of Pettit and Sevitt and the ACT rental market. Yes! The architectural project home dream can be yours to lease and make your own, soaking up that cork, slate and timber (whilst...

25 Moses Street, Windsor NSW

25 Moses Street, Windsor NSW

Essentially a clean slate home with a solid and simple MCM tract-house design, pop-fun features and a garden/ interior waiting for an inspired hand (we're breaking with the agent here on these mirrored cupboards). Any which way you wanna go, here is a...

13 Frank St, Para Hills SA

13 Frank St, Para Hills SA

With similar style homes of a comparable condition in this 'burg selling for only the high 200s, one wonders what alternative universe is gripping this state, sucking all into a vortex of supreme affordability. Let's not question it too deeply, instead let...

40 Bambara Cres, Beecroft NSW

40 Bambara Cres, Beecroft NSW

A MCM dreamboat today. The perfect combo of 1960s set plan chic - reportedly a Nino Sidney 'Sundowner' project design - with the size, amenity, landscaping and extras (pool!) our contemporary souls desire. This darling residence unchanged and unsold for...

10/7 Denbigh Road, Armadale VIC

10/7 Denbigh Road, Armadale VIC

Anyone who has resided in a place of like construction materials to this one can confirm the cold exterior vibes emanating from these buildings belie the actual warmth and insulated cosy within. The interior photos here however go a good way in depicting...

8 Ocean View Ave, Merimbula NSW

8 Ocean View Ave, Merimbula NSW

Suffering from early onset Seasonal Affective Disorder? Looking for that perfect holiday/retirement/burn-the-city-to-the ground residence? Love pottering about in cotton day-frocks, maseur sandals and making believe life within the myth of 'simpler times'...

62 Hillcrest Dve, Eden Hills SA

62 Hillcrest Dve, Eden Hills SA

The market might be slowing but it's not backwards (just yet anyways) and tonight we inflict yet another cut of 1000 to our eastern seaboard souls in the form of this off the charts, 1960s ripper of Nino-Sydney-rectangular- double-storey profile, timber...

8 Hillside Dve, Campbelltown SA

8 Hillside Dve, Campbelltown SA

A fairly modest, suburban home reveals itself to possess wonderful lines and a steadfast progressive design directly from the 1960s. Fereday Homes is a new one for us and a burl on the 'Googs isn't giving it up - so who of you knows the score? We'd imagine...

215 Kooyong Rd, Toorak VIC

215 Kooyong Rd, Toorak VIC

Didn't have a casual $5.5 million (don't forget that stamp duty now) back in '15 to pick up this sensational slice of solid 70s? Looks like someone did and now they're happy to let it sit around empty, that is, until they let it out. Here is yet another...

58 Mayfair St, Mount Claremont WA

58 Mayfair St, Mount Claremont WA

A rather astounding find in WA. An early (for Australia) and most certainly architect conceived foray into Modernist theory of design and construction. With a boldly experimental construction on a large sloped site featuring double story walls of glazing...

5/1 Percy St, Devonport TAS

5/1 Percy St, Devonport TAS

To those cynics out there who claim that this 'fad' of Mid-Century Modernist design is only for the wealthy, who deride it as a cycling 'trend' for bored housewives-cum-influencers or snooty architecture nerds with effortless incomes - we say pooh pooh! In...

30 Eden Ave, Bellevue Heights SA

30 Eden Ave, Bellevue Heights SA

An original beaut updated with a rather demure makeover which nonetheless fails the hide the swing within (oh those stairs and bathroom cabinets!). With an enviable price range and room to spare we could see a bold and beautiful transformation here,...

‘Pettit House’ 5 Coonah Pde, Riverview NSW

‘Pettit House’ 5 Coonah Pde, Riverview NSW

Already in a successful partnership building the Australian modern project home legacy that is 'Pettit & Sevitt', architect Ken Woolley and the Petitt's then collaborated for one very personal vision - the family home. Displaying many traits of the...

34 Harlen Rd, Salisbury QLD

34 Harlen Rd, Salisbury QLD

From the land of the Queen and on this ceremonial weekend birthday, we present a ground-up, sleeves-up renovation rescue calling for grit, cash and vision. A hybrid of Mid-Century and Queenslander traits where the enclosed sleepout with louvered windows...

6 Perseverance Rd, Tea Tree Gully SA

6 Perseverance Rd, Tea Tree Gully SA

Not being locals we suspect that the delightful sounding Tea Tree Gully is perhaps a little less desirable than certain other locales in Adelaide, reflected in the price tag of this lovely Modern (c.1963) residence. Constructed in solid brick, expanses of...

‘Bailey House’ 115 Killeaton St, St Ives NSW

‘Bailey House’ 115 Killeaton St, St Ives NSW

Two certainties are apparent here:This home is one of magical Mid-Century Modern expression, even if we only glance at 2 images. That streetface alone; a skillion roofed, geometric configuration of textures -  brick, stone, windows, and panel, is enough to...

‘Frank House’ 5 Patula Place, Menora WA

‘Frank House’ 5 Patula Place, Menora WA

Almost exactly 2 years ago we listed this Iwanoff beauty and here we go again because we'd never shirk the opportunity to show it off for those who may have missed it the first time. Very nicely refurbed and impeccably furnished it reaffirms the...

81 Verdon St, Warrnambool VIC

81 Verdon St, Warrnambool VIC

Ah 1960s Warnambool. A land of Tag Walter designed wonders, where pleasantries were exchanged over a hot pot of tea, a choice of neenish or maids of honour tarts and all repression was dutifully swallowed and pasted over with brittle smiles. One can only...

‘Jacobs House’ 36 Cleveland St, Wahroonga NSW

‘Jacobs House’ 36 Cleveland St, Wahroonga NSW

A damn fine second Sydney School example now, an offering from one of the headmasters therof  - a 1963 Russell Jack designed, award winning home in near mint condish, which (from all feet on-ground reports) is sooooo extra-extra, more than the newer sale...

44 Kitchener St, St Ives NSW

44 Kitchener St, St Ives NSW

Sunday school time, Sydney School to be exact, and hold onto your yoga mats kids because this one is a pure oasis of nature-centred design (though the architect and year of build are not yet confirmed) perched within a bushland eden. There is a lot to ooh...

‘Funston House’ 34 Hardinge St, Beaumaris VIC

‘Funston House’ 34 Hardinge St, Beaumaris VIC

The air in this one is thick with memories, scents and the spirit of original Beaumaris bohemia. Bouncing off the curtains, beamed ceiling and wildly angular spaces one can almost hear the late night froth and thrash of ideas, barefoot guests, wine being...

16 Gayer Ave, Wangaratta VIC

16 Gayer Ave, Wangaratta VIC

Many of you were enthralled by 'Clayton House' in Melbourne a few days ago; its smooth, fuss-free expanses of brick, timber ceilings and walls of windows exuding a calm and considered set of Modernist spaces in which to reside. Well, for a lot less cash...

9/34 ‘Kinkabool’ Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise QLD

9/34 ‘Kinkabool’ Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise QLD

A listing history lesson today detailing the colourful yet little known Post-War development of Surfers Paradise as primo holiday destination and Googie-motel wonderland for a brief shining moment before a new slew of 'developers' saw fit to rid itself of...

‘Clayton House’ 11 Jeffery St, Blackburn VIC

‘Clayton House’ 11 Jeffery St, Blackburn VIC

Though falling out of our self-imposed boundary for Mid-Century (c.1984), it is clear this commission for the Clayton family by architect David Edelman (recently departed - vale) carries with it the spirit of some of the best MCM homes we can cite in this...

34 Kingsall Rd, Attadale WA

34 Kingsall Rd, Attadale WA

Such a spark of joy alights our belly when we see a classic, though rundown, architecturally designed residence accompanied by encouragement from the agent to look up The Thunderbirds as a cultural anchor - especially in Perth of all places - yay! That...

1 Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza VIC

1 Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza VIC

Love the idea of a sprawling party pad packed with Mid-Century charm and sizzle? Got no chance of buying a house because you were born into the wrong time and wrong wealth bracket? Fear not - the new normal of whole-of-life sharehousing is here! So grab 6...

17 Somerset Dve, Dandenong North VIC

17 Somerset Dve, Dandenong North VIC

This handsome house in Dandy has all the promise of a sensational family/party pad with some bold and beautiful interior features - bedroom joinery, skillion roofline, tiled indoor pool and that breathtaking timber ceiling downstairs. Like so many others...

1 Balfour Rd, Austinmer NSW

1 Balfour Rd, Austinmer NSW

That jaunty, buttery street face, complete with sweeping entry walk beckons all those who wistfully aspire to a suburban dreamscape. Where the searingly acute beauty of the Australian beach hamlet is entwined with 60s shapes, the lush gardens and worship...

‘McNicoll House’ 19 Gordon Gr, South Yarra VIC

‘McNicoll House’ 19 Gordon Gr, South Yarra VIC

Every now and then we are able to post up a residence which transcends our little world of listings and design chat and stands within a greater avenue of historical document, today we have a standout. 'McNicoll House' was a commission by Major General...

44 Rosny Esplanade, Rosny TAS

44 Rosny Esplanade, Rosny TAS

It doesn't take a creative genius to strip off that faux-colonial garnish and see this magnificent 1966 home by notable architect Frank Stary shining out. And what a ripper it is! In fact we offer nothing but thankful-hand emojis that the interiors, oozing...

20 Brookman St, Torrens ACT

20 Brookman St, Torrens ACT

Under offer - sorry guys - most likely snapped up in the whirl of Canberra Modern festival, but we felt compelled to post one from our nation's democratic capital today. And whilst you peruse the beauty of sustainable, timeless design, the integrity of...

1-3 Granard Ave, Park Orchards VIC

1-3 Granard Ave, Park Orchards VIC

Who is the beautiful bohemian responsible for this?! We demand answers as to the history and construction of this glorious slice of domestic semi-rural, crafted Modernity. Our minds are racing all over the brilliant orientation, sunken levels with cat walk...

‘Wilkin House’ 6 Holskamp Street, Mount Waverley VIC

‘Wilkin House’ 6 Holskamp Street, Mount Waverley VIC

This one has been loitering for quite some time and praise be the architect gods, there has been no takers as yet to the idea of destroying this stunning (c.1959) home by architect Nick Sofarnos and replacing it with some polystyrene clad dreckery.Sitting...

11 Kennedy St, Keilor VIC

11 Kennedy St, Keilor VIC

If this super cool timber, Mid-Century home of clearly set living and sleeping quarters, divider cupboards and carport looks familiar it's because you've seen it before, in Cowes. And before that we knew it to be in Barwon Heads (alas - no longer...

27 Aroona Rd, Caulfield North VIC

27 Aroona Rd, Caulfield North VIC

The might of Marvellous Migrant Modern Melbourne raises its head and casually schools us all with a display of formidable size, form, materials and craftsmanship. The eternal wellspring of high-end residences and filmset-level Mod chic, the bagel belt,...

‘Van Aken House’ 10 Solway Dve, Glen Waverley VIC

‘Van Aken House’ 10 Solway Dve, Glen Waverley VIC

The year was 1966. Nancy Sinatra supplied the Broccoli brothers with our favourite Bond theme of all time - the Anlgo-Japanese swoon of 'You Only Live Twice'. And on a pitched corner block in sleepy Glen Waverley architect Bruce Morgan (here eulogised by...

71 James St, Belmont VIC

71 James St, Belmont VIC

Friday is here and along with it a little cheeky chops for your consideration, brought to you by the City of Dreams.This dusty green family pad is just waiting for some energetic bodies to get in there and make it sing again. Ideal for a couple of urban...

‘Be-nun-I-kin’ 50 Bromar Street, The Gap QLD

‘Be-nun-I-kin’ 50 Bromar Street, The Gap QLD

Okay Brisbanites, hold on because right here, right now we can claim that today's listing is easily in the top Mid-Century Modern residences we've ever seen your neck of the woods, quite possibly the best. Even for Donald Spencer, a widely known architect...

‘Pickett House’ 1 Konrad St, Bentleigh East VIC

‘Pickett House’ 1 Konrad St, Bentleigh East VIC

A super cozy stunner today by fan favourite architect Geoffrey Woodfall. We see here his recurring use of brick, glazing and dark timbers (though some beams have now been painted white) to create an earthy, heavy-set oasis comparable to an earlier...

44 Rembrandt Dve, Middle Cove NSW

44 Rembrandt Dve, Middle Cove NSW

Constructed in the same years as Boyd's Walsh st (c.1958) is the home of huge street presence yet historical mystery. Could it be the work of an builder with more then a passing interest in the progressive trends of late 1950s architecture? The solid...

55 Sunnyside Rd, Glen Osmond SA

55 Sunnyside Rd, Glen Osmond SA

This dreamy family home, a time stamp of its era, seemingly air-locked around 1970 and only now being entered by outsiders, is sending many of you into sentimental spins of delight. Maybe it's the lighting or the decor comprising a veritable bouquet of...

‘Saltzman House’ 15 Farmer St, Brighton East VIC

‘Saltzman House’ 15 Farmer St, Brighton East VIC

A magnificent home from the annals of Marvellous Migrant Melbourne Modern. This design by Austrian émigré Walter Pollock for a Mr J. Saltzman (c.1966) was sold a few years ago and has now undergone a super Braaiiiiighton luxe-over. At this point we could...

62 Browns Rd, West Kentish TAS

62 Browns Rd, West Kentish TAS

A classic sample of Friday freakery for you all this evening. In a similar vein as earlier hidden-valley-cum-doomsday-prepper architecture this one sits in a gobsmaking nowheresville locale (well just south of Nowhere Else actually), has some great retro...

34 Wiluna St, Coolbinia WA

34 Wiluna St, Coolbinia WA

Despite the primary selling point being proximity to Dog Swamp Shopping Centre and even with a clutch of DIY photos which detail the inhabiters penchant for Nutella in far greater depth than say, even the suggestion of a floorplan, we can spot it. We can...

10 Stanillon St, Aspley QLD

10 Stanillon St, Aspley QLD

Modernist Australian and (judging by his insta) Mid-Cenutry allrounder, Andrew, has spent the last few years turning down a veritable venue of vulture developers in order to transform this 60s bungalow into a contempo-retro gem with landscaping to die for....

10 Valley St, Trevallyn TAS

10 Valley St, Trevallyn TAS

Anyone who love's their retro homes in not only in superb condition but with a bit of extraextra crafted flair -  a splash of raspberry here, some beautiful built in joinery there - must cop a squiz at this lil' ripper. Certain to go for a Lonnie song this...

‘Nissen House’ 56 Cloris Ave, Beaumaris VIC

‘Nissen House’ 56 Cloris Ave, Beaumaris VIC

Sweeping the socials in the last day or so is this unmitigated triumph of preservation and restoration, totally worthy of celebration. The vision of local Beaumaris resident architect Barnard Hanmer for a Dr & Mrs Nissen who commissioned this dynamic...

6 Ophir Ave, Ventnor VIC

6 Ophir Ave, Ventnor VIC

Following the coast round to Victoria we spy another shining gem of a beach home that, although in a relatively modest patch of sand and paddock, resonates with the simplicity of pure Modern. Maybe it's the white (in this case actually most appropriate),...

35 Barbara St, Port Elliot SA

35 Barbara St, Port Elliot SA

In such a (thankfully) egalitarian society as ours it's against our general tenor and legalities to have private ownership of natural assets such as rivers or beachfront, so when straight up access comes with a property it can be enthralling. And nothing...

2015 Point Nepean Rd, Tootgarook VIC

2015 Point Nepean Rd, Tootgarook VIC

As broached in our previous listing, here we find yet another example of smaller, 1960s unit block though this time it's the 'after' shot. Modernist Australian Steph purchased this little 3 unit block on the drive to the Mornington Peninsula a good 2...

1-4/72 Sladen St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

1-4/72 Sladen St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

A current example of an entire MCM unit block for purchase, a situation which comes up with surprising regularity in the regions (and are generally still cheaper than a 2 bedroom house in the city). More often than not they are a variation of this...

2 Wandeet Plc, Sandy Bay TAS

2 Wandeet Plc, Sandy Bay TAS

Kitchen bench top and black tile aside, this elegant eyrie is a picture of sleek Modern lines and era specific features in Hobart's most fancy suburb, hence the price tag. Though no architects are mentioned we firmly believe there must be a name one behind...

26 Bethanga St, Mount Eliza VIC

26 Bethanga St, Mount Eliza VIC

We loved this one this one when it was for lease, but we're putting it up again because now it's for sale. Ohh wee! Already in perfect presentation, this is a ripper for those who love their MCM all ready to roll.

‘Brindley House’ 273 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag NSW

‘Brindley House’ 273 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag NSW

Back to business this morning, serious business. Not wanting to get you excited but we are confident it will be one of the best homes MA will post in for 2019. Situated (where else?) but the NSW spiritual home of Modernism, Castlecrag, with its...

114-116 Exeter Rd, Croydon North VIC

114-116 Exeter Rd, Croydon North VIC

We can't quite believe there's yet another lil' A-frame looker in our midst, but here we are. Though externally it's passable and nothing that some better pool fencing, landscaping and a coat of paint couldn't instantly improve (pool is A1 of course), it...

‘Oxlade House’ 2 Ridgehaven Dve, Bellevue Heights SA

‘Oxlade House’ 2 Ridgehaven Dve, Bellevue Heights SA

Another 11th hours sale! You have less than 30 mins. to get in and snap up this freakin' c.1970, wonderland of Modern-meets-Scorsese-set in the suburbs of Adelaide. And what sensational 70s awesomeness has been idling under our radar here?! Those...

1A Lewis St, Kingsville VIC

1A Lewis St, Kingsville VIC

Before the priced out youngen's started their inevitable migration over the Watergate and burbs like Seddon, Kingsville and Footscray were still the domain of the original working and migrant population, we'd staked ourselves a little slice of inner west...

3 Keraboite Crt, ‘Keraboite Gully’ Mount Eliza VIC

3 Keraboite Crt, ‘Keraboite Gully’ Mount Eliza VIC

An unrivalled bushland bonanza of no ordinary origins here but rather a c.1975/76, mint condish Merchant Builders/Graeme Gunn colab within their planned mini-estate of Keraboit Gully. You can read the full intent in the original sales brochure here. But...

50 Condover St, North Balgowlah NSW

50 Condover St, North Balgowlah NSW

The second Pettit & Sevitt to close out the day, this one a tad smaller than the first, yet even more original in its interiors, with nary an alteration made since first built in 1968. Not a surprise really since it has been one person's, singularly...

9 Hill St, Austinmer NSW

9 Hill St, Austinmer NSW

Hark! Those of the Pettit & Sevitt project home persuasion today we bring you not one but two large, hillside, split level family ramblers. Each all original (apart from a little guff & fluff - easily removed). Both a little tired yet busting with...

50 Helena St, Mount Martha VIC

50 Helena St, Mount Martha VIC

An A1 class, beach house today in the tradition of the great, indigenous fibro and timber designs holding out in certain ti-tree enclaves, this one looking all the more prosperous with just the right amount of contemporary zhuxh to appeal to more than just...

4A Wootoona Tce, St Georges SA

4A Wootoona Tce, St Georges SA

In our unceasing assessment of the lengthening parade of listing candidates, certain residences stand out with a tenour of such force it produces a rush to the mind, beat to the heart and fingers rapping with immediacy on the keyboard. This place is...

23 Windmill St, Tarragindi QLD

23 Windmill St, Tarragindi QLD

Cute as a button with a street name to match, we are a little surprised this one hasn't been snapped up yet. Such a lovely little Mid-Century home, of splendid presentation and with plenty of scope to move in, improve it a tad or maybe not at all. 

21 Balook St, Lauderdale TAS

21 Balook St, Lauderdale TAS

One owner. Pristine condition and more than your usual 1950s cottage going on here - some architectural chops on show for sure. And that kitchen? Wowee. So please peruse and enjoy another, less usual, Tassie treasure and start the week off right.

588 Macquarie Dve, Eleebana NSW

588 Macquarie Dve, Eleebana NSW

This may be a posterity post as local knowledge suggests waterside homes in this patch command a lot and the agent blurb doesn't exactly fill us with a sense of security. Nonetheless we are sure you all, as we can, see the magical 60s pad this home once...

57 Amy Street, West Moonah TAS

57 Amy Street, West Moonah TAS

There's a number of these little weatherboard groovers on the market in Tasmania right now but Amy is the most jaunty. Who can say no to that skillion roof, beautiful living with fireplace, Fonzie flat/rumpus downstairs, terraced garden beddery and all...

17 Milton St, Bedford Park SA

17 Milton St, Bedford Park SA

Yet another Adelaide sensation that the vendors/agents want to wash their hands of ASAP - so get your skates on! A bona fide bonanza of floor to ceiling glazing, beautiful horizontal lines, cream brick and garden of desire (oophf those soaring pines!) no...

‘Woodward House’ 2 Wannon Crt, Toorak VIC

‘Woodward House’ 2 Wannon Crt, Toorak VIC

High-end, 100% pure cream of the crop today. From Melbourne Modernist legends (and in the internet parlance) Guilford Bell X Neil Clerehan (c.1964) recently refreshed by Russell Barrett architects and now up for the purchasing pleasure of those for whom...

62 Marlborough St, Malvern SA

62 Marlborough St, Malvern SA

Anyone who watched the yet another Modernist passion piece from Aunty on Sunday night (YAAAAY!) and thought they could and would do similar here's your chance. Unloved and on the market for land value only (BOOOOOO!) is this elegant MCM classic, already in...

13 Marloo Ave, Bawley Point NSW

13 Marloo Ave, Bawley Point NSW

We love a good A-Frame here at MA, with 'good' being the operative word as there really is any number of janky triangular constructions out there that's for sure, this however is not one of them. Indeed with its ply ceilings, unmolested timber beams in...

‘Fender House’ Mount Martha VIC

‘Fender House’ Mount Martha VIC

Hold tight gang, this one just might down our server. One of the most expansive and successful MCM refurbs we've had the pleasure to play a (small) part in. Let us go back two years when MA listed this Mornington Peninsula residence, the the work of Karl...

125a Eastern Rd, Turramurra, NSW

125a Eastern Rd, Turramurra, NSW

From the outside this home sparks the curious eye with its dramatic roofline and carport, a clear sign of the late Modernist housing experiment. Though the kitchen cork and bench still whispers of earlier times, internally the once earthy textures, warm...

4/25 ‘Lavewan Court’ Upper Clifton Tce, Red Hill QLD

4/25 ‘Lavewan Court’ Upper Clifton Tce, Red Hill QLD

We've been a bit a bit quiet on the apartment front (though not for lack of listings) so today for your consideration we have a blistering little eyrie within MCM apartment block 'Lavewan Court' a c.1961/62 local landmark by notable Queensland firm; Curro,...

19 Vancouver Ave, Panorama SA

19 Vancouver Ave, Panorama SA

Been online for all of 4 days and it seems young Olly and Braddo think that's long enough before they'll flog it off to the first quasi-interested party who sitcks their head in the door  - as the word on the Adelaide streets tonight says this one's gonna...

Lot 1 Kings Rd, Cambrai SA

Lot 1 Kings Rd, Cambrai SA

If you're feeling a little despondent today, out of sorts or it's just the usual Monday drag then let us get right away. Cambrai might do. As might the protestant flavoured, dogmatic purity and neat condition of this decommissioned Mid-Century church. We'd...

‘Light House’ 58 Lumeah Rd, Caulfield North VIC

‘Light House’ 58 Lumeah Rd, Caulfield North VIC

For those of you still mopping up the lather from viewing Restoration Australia lastSunday night and the magical craftsmanship and decorative zing indicative of our Marvellous Migrant Modernism, then cast your eye back Melbourne way for another helping....

‘Dwyer’s Lookout’ 2092 Mount Nebo Rd, Mount Nebo QLD

They call it A 'fifedom', with those 14 car garaging we prefer the term 'Bond-villain lair' but in either case enjoy Freaky Friday with a 1960s, hinterland property - a rather unusual, yet we believe successful, combo of sub-tropical rainforest views,...

‘Herbet House’ 6 Orion St, Balwyn North VIC

‘Herbet House’ 6 Orion St, Balwyn North VIC

Oh our stars! This is exactly the type of real estate offering which kick started Modernist Australia in the first place - incredible Mid-Century style, progressive, modest yet exhilarating design, jaw-dropping original interiors but also the...

64 Gellibrand St, Campbell ACT

64 Gellibrand St, Campbell ACT

Perhaps this week more than most it has been selected, put into bold and then16pt sizing - the eternal and devilish duality of Canberra hosting the pinnacle of ugliness (on Capital Hill) and beauty (like right here) at the same time. Let's enjoy more of...

12 Odowds Rd, Warragul VIC

12 Odowds Rd, Warragul VIC

After all the heady offerings in both history and pricing of late, we though it due for a little palate cleanser. Something simple, something humble, in less illustrious location and with a logical level of attainability. This lovely 1960s home with crisp,...

‘Gubbins House’ 14-16 Riverside Tce, Barwon Heads VIC

‘Gubbins House’ 14-16 Riverside Tce, Barwon Heads VIC

Our personal connection to Barwon Heads, in fact this very stretch, is as complex as the estuary system it rests within, but one thing we have always known for sure it that this residence, a combination of location and pedigree Australian Modern design, is...

5 Woodhouse Rd, East Fremantle WA

5 Woodhouse Rd, East Fremantle WA

A surprise entry from WA today with this sensational 1950s (60s?) home by celebrated (and still practising) architect Ronald Jack 'Gus' Ferguson. Already a statement residence it has in recent years been topped with a (to our minds rather extraneous)...

‘McDonald Residence’ 56 Banbury St, Carina QLD

‘McDonald Residence’ 56 Banbury St, Carina QLD

A superb slice of Queensland Mid-Century Modern with a fine pedigree, a 1968 residence for highly respected (and often MA featured) architect John Dalton. Sitting splendid, its original design untouched by extension or renovation, this is an enticing and...

48 Ocean Dve, Port Fairy VIC

48 Ocean Dve, Port Fairy VIC

Attn: Organisers of Port Fairy Folk Festival. When faced with accommodating your roster of high-profile talent - a reclusive fiddler from Sligo who converses with the ocean / an afro-cuban ensemble requesting an after-hours jam garden / the hottest...

114 Walsh Cres, North Nowra NSW

114 Walsh Cres, North Nowra NSW

Word of the day: "Geo lunch-cutting"Meaning: (In a housing context) the inability to secure the affordable residence of dreams because you are socially and financially tied to a location over 800kms away from said residence.In other words, you are some...

53 Northumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale VIC

53 Northumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale VIC

Holy Moley, Mary and geeze. This, for many of you dear readers, might actually be the one. Situated in the ever expanding Melbourne northside ripple close to all the good stuff yet on a large and impossibly beautiful landscaped patch, this...

16 Valentine Cres, Valentine NSW

16 Valentine Cres, Valentine NSW

Ease into the (long)weekend with some Beachcomber brilliance. Sit on that unchanged balcony and work on your retiree game soaking up the rays and water views with the paper and nice cuppa your boon companions. Inside, the vestiges of time past stand firm...

‘Fink House’ 19 Dunlop Ave, Kew VIC

‘Fink House’ 19 Dunlop Ave, Kew VIC

Speculated to be designed by an engineer relative of the owner.Impossibly original c.1963 family home.Seagrass wallpaper.Immaculate build.Light.Dare so much as breathe on this wrong, and we will come for you.In the night.*With thanks to Steven Coverdale...

‘Sherwood’ 98 Mountain Straight, Mount Panorama NSW

‘Sherwood’ 98 Mountain Straight, Mount Panorama NSW

Would could fill this spiel with endless car puns and racing analogies or we could admit defeat immediately and refer you all to the photos, because in all honesty, we can't do this justice in acceptable from. Whatismore is mystery abounds; who was the...

89 Westbury Rd, South Launceston TAS

89 Westbury Rd, South Launceston TAS

Low key, Lo-fi and just lovely. This simple Mid-Century gem, all original and in great nick is all ready and waiting for some lucky punter. All at Tassie bargain basement prices too. Get on it.

‘Carter House’ 66 Edward St, Cumberland Park SA

‘Carter House’ 66 Edward St, Cumberland Park SA

An earlier Modernist home from the similarly early hand of notable Canberra based architect William(Bill) Batt. Whilst finalising his qualifications with an internship at the South Australian Housing Trust in 1953, the soon to be architect was commissioned...

‘Reade House’ 14 Lorraine Dve, Briar Hill VIC

‘Reade House’ 14 Lorraine Dve, Briar Hill VIC

One frenzy over, another begins. Charles Duncan's work (always a firm fav with you all) has revealed itself once more with an absolute pearler new to market. According to Steven at MCDA the origin story tells of a family in 1966 with a limited budget but...

30 Loch Ave, St Kilda East VIC

30 Loch Ave, St Kilda East VIC

As a heavy newsweek and heatwave conspire to drag us all under,  let us break out and dip our toes in the lime green plush and wild glam of this freaky Friday ripper. By a miracle of circumstance, (though it must be said happily oft cited in these parts)...

26 Kethel Rd, Cheltenham NSW

26 Kethel Rd, Cheltenham NSW

Next up, this lovely Pettit & Sevitt which was thoughtfully extended in 1984 by Anne Colville Architects, with a split level lounge added, among other nifty changes, ensuring that the smaller footprint typical to original P&S designs, was expanded...

23 Buchan Ave, Wangaratta VIC

23 Buchan Ave, Wangaratta VIC

Despite the whatever photos, this rural agent does a bang up job of selling what we have here 'interesting' indeed! A formal Modernist design and concrete block construction, plopped into the dust of country Victoria. Take it from us it's these in...

23 Garfield Street, Klemzig SA

23 Garfield Street, Klemzig SA

Adelaide continues to hurl MCM treasures at our heads apace, with this estate trustees sale no ordinary real estate clearing. In fact this beauty is right up there in its design, almost touching on a little FLW 1930s glamour in the fortress-like detailing...

‘Penjonan’ 1405 Maitland Vale Rd, Hillsborough NSW

‘Penjonan’ 1405 Maitland Vale Rd, Hillsborough NSW

For those whose MCM fantasies inhabit the rare but not impossible dreamscape of pastoral gentility and all the fob chains, checked shirts and R.M. Williams that entails - cast your eye over this beauty. Though so much of the rural Australia is fighting a...

24 Gothic Ave, Stonyfell SA

24 Gothic Ave, Stonyfell SA

It is with trepidation we post this for such an incredible, delicate, some might say - virgin - MCM home pared back to purity of design and materials, primarily light timber and that classic Adelaide stonework, deserves only the most controlled and...

‘Roder House’ 73 Dashwood Rd, Beaumont SA

‘Roder House’ 73 Dashwood Rd, Beaumont SA

The full buffet spread of history, preservation and great Australian Mid-Century mythology today on MA. With many thanks to Stuart Symons AKA Modernist Adelaide (follow now!) - a comrade in the Australian MCM scene, who recently held tours of this very...

‘Solar House’ 32 Rosco Dve, Templestowe VIC

‘Solar House’ 32 Rosco Dve, Templestowe VIC

By the end of the 1970s suburban housing with technological advancement was changing-up into fifth gear with the promise of brilliant and unforeseen leaps in computer innovation and material fabrication. Landmark homes stepped to and built this residence...

39-45 Wills St, Kew VIC

39-45 Wills St, Kew VIC

Nothing in the world is more certain than this one being razed very soon. A c.1957 architect designed residence, conceived by who-knows which architect (though we'd suspect there's only a handful it could be) and built in the heyday of bohemian Studley...

4 Torres St, Red Hill ACT

4 Torres St, Red Hill ACT

Hey capital cats; what's the go here? We are smitten by this imposing residence of Hollywood-esq Hills drama including a bold butterfly roofline, double story stone feature wall, classic timber and glazing and a curious addition out back- a Modern Canberra...

546 Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

546 Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

For all those left indignant by the previous Iwanoff, here's something a bit more original now (despite the recurring colonised kitchen). A mystery residence (c.1965) in fancy-lands Hobart town with more than a little beautiful timberwork and bulkhead...

‘Booth House’ 59 Oban Rd, City Beach WA

‘Booth House’ 59 Oban Rd, City Beach WA

Though, to our minds, not exuding either the early, simple elegance of his 1960s projects, nor the wild, dynastic richness of some later landmarks this 1970's commission by Iwan Iwanoff (extended by the man again in 1973) is still acceptable with its...

23 Morland Ave, Stonyfell SA

23 Morland Ave, Stonyfell SA

A superfine & super refined residence in the Adelaide holding up a tradition of South Australian listings we have come to know and envy:- classic, higher-end MCM lines and design- incredible craftsmanship, with feature stonework deserving a special...

‘Porter House’ 30 Koornong Cres, North Warrandyte VIC

‘Porter House’ 30 Koornong Cres, North Warrandyte VIC

OMFG.A bold and early contender for MA house of the year (hell, maybe find the decade) is this unparalleled, mint original (check that stove FFS!), Yarra-side beauty, presenting as though you're handed the keys direct from the builder. The (obviously)...

3 Gidgee Ave, Templestowe Lower VIC

3 Gidgee Ave, Templestowe Lower VIC

Just imagine taking a mellow Sunday arvo, carving through the barren streets of a new housing estate of the edge of any metro or regional place to view the house and land packages. See yourself walking through the display villages, the rows of insipid...

3 Fourth Ave, Lane Cove NSW

3 Fourth Ave, Lane Cove NSW

Hold onto your secateurs kids, for this residence may be simply splendid but that garden? Hoo boy! Held for 60 years and clearly beloved  - evident in the kitchen and bathroom still as sparkling as they day they were built (trust us, that's an incredible...

‘Simpson House’ 13 Alwyn St, Croydon VIC

‘Simpson House’ 13 Alwyn St, Croydon VIC

Maybe the market is cooling or perhaps this is a locally perceived no-go zone (friends, it's Croydon, let us not split undue hairs here)? In any case this striking Mid-Century ripper with bedrooms and yard to spare seems like a bit of a bargain. We've left...

19 Clarence Ave, Klemzig SA

19 Clarence Ave, Klemzig SA

A very special house tonight from one our favourite suburbs to which we've never been - Klemzig, South Australia. This late 50s pioneer has withstood the trials of time and development due to its dedicated and passionate owner who has lovingly cared for...

23 Hopes Rise, Frankston South VIC

23 Hopes Rise, Frankston South VIC

A bit of Franga fabulous today capturing that rectangular, upstairs/downstairs of many a beachcomber-esq, sea-side house design but with the bonus of a bangin' nostalgia trip for all those 70s kids out there -  timber walls, floating staircase, shag...

‘O’Neill House’ 9 Shearman Cres, Mentone VIC

‘O’Neill House’ 9 Shearman Cres, Mentone VIC

For your consideration; one Walter Mason designed.1969 residence of beautiful brickwork and original bathroom inspiration, sitting within a stretch of similar stunners. Click forth for more mull and musing. 

17 D’Aguilar Rd, The Gap QLD

17 D’Aguilar Rd, The Gap QLD

Brisvegans get ready to rumble, we've got the scoop on this unqualified killer never before seen on the market - Yowzer! A 1955 residence by architect Graham Peterson of firm Briggs, Peterson and Burnett. All kudos and high-fives go to the original owners...

59 Arabana St, Aranda ACT

59 Arabana St, Aranda ACT

Back to palate-cleansing purity with this gorgeous, c.1968 Canberra home by hall-of-famer Daryl Jackson. Like the timelessness of its beautiful bushland environs, this home has barely changed in 50 years but for a small (and overall sympathetic) kitchen...

139 Gympie Tce, Noosaville QLD

139 Gympie Tce, Noosaville QLD

One image conveys 1000 words and illustrates the course of our built heritage past, present and future. It is inevitable that this lil' darling, in the centre of a nationally recognised, prestige holiday spot, will not be with us much longer. Let us simply...

2 Sturt St, Bourke NSW

2 Sturt St, Bourke NSW

A humble 60s homestead with more than a little Beachcomber vibes, albeit a good few hundred kms from the coast. MA Greetings to Bourke and a warm welcome to this far western outpost to our listings.

1B Angle Rd, Deepdene VIC

1B Angle Rd, Deepdene VIC

Back to some clean right angles and very early 70s (we're guessing) panache now with this Lewis Coote Homes home. Possessing enough eastern suburbs blanc inside to attract the norm-cores while retaining a pure Modern profile with its feature pool, gorgeous...

10 Boronia Ave, Geraldton WA

10 Boronia Ave, Geraldton WA

Always seeking a regional bit of joy and knowing the heartache the Woodlands demolition post caused the other day we were excited to get this beauty online only to discover that, in the unfathomable enormity that is our western coastline, we've posted this...

12 Newark Rd, Torrens Park SA

12 Newark Rd, Torrens Park SA

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

26 Bethanga St, Mount Eliza VIC

26 Bethanga St, Mount Eliza VIC

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

4 / 247 Glen Eira Rd, Caulfield North VIC

4 / 247 Glen Eira Rd, Caulfield North VIC

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

25 Hillcrest Dve, Eden Hills SA

25 Hillcrest Dve, Eden Hills SA

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

118 Mt Joy Rd, Cressy TAS

118 Mt Joy Rd, Cressy TAS

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

6 Alberon St, Wishart QLD

6 Alberon St, Wishart QLD

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

25 Tasmania Circle, Forrest ACT

25 Tasmania Circle, Forrest ACT

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

20 King St, Wauchope NSW

20 King St, Wauchope NSW

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

28 Canterbury Jetty Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

28 Canterbury Jetty Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

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

22 McMahon Ave, Anglesea VIC

22 McMahon Ave, Anglesea VIC

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

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

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

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

‘Wilkingson House’ 146 Hale Rd, Wembley Downs WA

‘Wilkingson House’ 146 Hale Rd, Wembley Downs WA

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

‘Beddison Swift House’ 5 Crown Rd, Ivanhoe VIC

‘Beddison Swift House’ 5 Crown Rd, Ivanhoe VIC

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

4 Longland Rd, Mitcham VIC

4 Longland Rd, Mitcham VIC

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

26 Hillside Rd, Aldgate SA

26 Hillside Rd, Aldgate SA

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