For Sale

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...

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...