1 Currawong Ct, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC

Starkly reminiscent of the NorCal, redwood, hippy movement is this absolute killer property at the base of Melbourne’s Dandenongs. And what’s more, unlike many moldering homes up that way, this one remains in remarkably pristine condition and displays distinctly Modernist intentions with a skilful yet simple material palette, skylight and bulkhead lighting, split levels and absolute northern orientation. We fear this exactly the kind of home which should be preserved as is with minimal refreshing, but is a prime victim to the hubris of insta-fueled ‘interior designers’ who despise the stunning natural expression of the gorgeous wood, for a hideous slather of arctic white paint over every interior surface. Please – in this case – we pray it’ ain’t so.