Modernist Australia

Mid-Century Australian Architecture

10-12 Summoner St, Blairgowrie VIC

For those whose MCM tastes run to the 70s end and who love nothing more than a cathedral ceiling, brick hearth, deference to nature and a workable rumpus room, then this silvergum, architect designed, 1975 family rambler should tick some boxes.

65 Lansdowne St, Blairgowrie VIC

Next up and all original 1960s, flat-roofed, salt spray eyrie. Sitting high amid the tea-tree scrub, with interiors a little above the standard for such homes - beautiful timber lined walls, cork flooring and that stacked fireplace. Fate alone will dictate...

45a Wilson Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

For those of you just killing time till the end of the week, others just barely limping to the finish line of 2017 or perhaps seeking 2 minutes respite from the consumerist death-races, today is a mini-bonanza of listings under the guise of a MCM beach...

‘ME2 Design’ 3 Pickworth Ct, Rosanna VIC

Many thanks to Steven Coverdale over at MCDA for turning up this unmitigated gem. A project home design called the 'ME2' by, you guessed it - that kitchen is a dead giveaway - the firm of McGlashan Everist from their golden period of the late1960s. Drawing...

184 Hensman St, Kensington WA

Like a sullen teenage Kate Moss sitting in an airport lounge, it only has to take one person with a good eye and chutzpah to take them aside and turn them into a supermodel. This little cutie pie has everything in place to become a loved MCM abode of true...

Unit 8 / 17 Margaret St, Sandy Bay TAS

Slightly underwhelming on the inside - though that master bedroom patio combo is rather dreamy - the outside well and truely makes up for it, what a stunner!* And with a roomy three bedrooms you could, in time, chuck that colonised kitchen, swish it up a...

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Vale Neil Clerehan 1922 – 2017

It is with wistful resignation we wish to pay our respects and recollect the awe for architect and Australian Modernist giant, Neil Clerehan who passed away late last week, 7 weeks shy of his 95th birthday. A man of wit, generosity of knowledge, a pioneer...

Canberra Modern – a capital MCM celebration

If you didn't already cop onto Canberra's status as possibly our best city to explore Mid-Century design, including such architectural icons as the Australian Academy of Science AKA The Shine Dome, as well as a clutch of impressive domestic and public...

An invitation for you – ‘The Fast Can’t Lose’

Your fix of MCM homes and all the browsing joy it entails would not exist without web mastermind - Peter Bakacs. It is his unending toil which ensures MA is always live, looking neat-o and that any IT snafus are fixed ASAP. But that's not all. Pete has...