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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...