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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

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post up a residence which transcends our little world of listings and design chat and stands within a greater avenue of historical document, today we have a standout.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, ‘Kerboite 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...