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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 Marvelous 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...

19 Waterfall Gully Rd, Burnside SA

19 Waterfall Gully Rd, Burnside SA

Earlier sales photos prove that the present owners have done a ripper job here bringing this 1960s residence back to its marvelous Mid-Century roots with the ardent removal of peach, floral and heavy furnishings and adding a pop of primary colour here and...

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...