Modernist Australia

Mid-Century Australian Architecture

Current Listings

‘Wilson House’ 12 Fawkner St, South Yarra VIC

All credit here to Steven Coverdale and Simon Reeves, who once more on their own pages fill a pretty vacant sale pitch with the richness of this property's actual history, design and construction. Reeves has written up a glorious account of the architect and first...

4 Hilltop Ave, Devonport TAS

Be it East Hampton, Acapulco or here in Davenport a ship comes in everyday and this could be yours. Though inconspicuous on the outside, inside reveals a rambling, though architecturally sophisticated, residence made with the elements in mind - indoor bbq FTW! At...

3 – 5 Godwin St, Blairgowrie VIC

An unsullied beach-shack, Mid-Century modernism for the masses, rises out of the ever shrinking pool of originals. This home of pure and basic necessity would, with different build materials and more glamorous interior fabrication, be a magazine cover of contemporary...

‘Lyall House’ 13 Belvedere, Kew VIC

A shining jewel in the bedazzling Melbourne MCM crown that is Studley Park. A noted and cherished work (C.our Olympic year 1956) from crowd fav Anatol Kagan this cruise liner of a residence sits astride a sweeping corner, soaking up the northern views of urban...

1 Harley Pl, Wheelers Hill VIC

Project home part two this time  'Design 14B & 17B'  from Ambassador homes of the late 60s-early 70s (thanks once more Steven Coverdale). Another simple delight of warm tones which, at the time of sale, was priced around the $9k mark. Oh what a time to be alive -...

58 Charles Pl, Jannali NSW

A coupla project homes today, first this darlin' which sold a week or so back but we've been meaning to put up for ages. We'll chit chat about the lack or otherwise of project home options these days and what could be the future another time, but for this morning...

664 Wyndham St, Shepparton VIC

Criminally undersold with a maddening display of photographic fecklessness, another regional option pops up for us. This time in the fruit sticks of Shepp. A lot to love here, and also quite a bit which needs attention but this could be the oasis that someone...

7 Victoria Tce, Belmont VIC

Lay down the chocolate this Easter Sunday morning and feast your eyes on this instead. A beaut from one of our favourite regional 'burbs, which was once a well kept secret but no longer (prime example: this Barrabool beauty, literally around the corner from this...

15-19 Romaine St, Blackheath NSW

A home of humble intent amid the majesty of nature. Perhaps pull an all nighter in the garden. Gather your followers around that sublime back courtyard and spin some parables. Maybe comfort a betrayer in your midst or someone who snubbed you in the street and work it...

News

An quick note of yay!

A quick win and note of gratitude to the Modernist Australian (who'd like to keep it on the down low) for letting us know his good news; "I bought 36 Martin St Brighton (Melbourne) on the weekend and will definitely not be knocking it down." We suspected this beauty,...

Home improvement?

The time-machine quality of the internet, when perusing real estate listings, is an emotional rollercoaster. We can view changes to our environment good and bad in full colour and are then left to to digest such change. Sometimes that digestion gives us hope,...

Shag Exhibition in Melbourne and Sydney

Does anyone else so joyfully perpetuate the dreamscape of 1960s lounge Modern, of kitty-cats and cocktails, of pop-culture and poolside like Shag (Josh Agle)? Many of you are well versed in the brilliant colours, celebrity cameos and MCM buildings which populate the...