Modernist Australia

Mid-Century Australian Architecture

Current Listings

8 Sycamore Cres, Hawthorndene SA

No architect name. No year. No matter. We can spot the beauty of well conceived spaces, light and levels from the other side of a web device, across states and time. This residence is nothing if not the swift and easy recognition of integral Modernist design.

3 Leeds Place, Turramurra NSW

Even in the depths of our southern solstice the magnificent Australian sunlight and the work of Nino Sydney always reconfirms to us that summer is never too far away. Bask in the glory.

‘Dobyn House’ 270 Springvale Road, Donvale VIC

Steven Coverdale* has sounded the bell, so gather around people and bear witness to this - one of those handful-a-year properties in which all sense of decorum flies away and one starts pacing, perspiring, heavy breathing and plotting. What looks to be an original 5...

45 Weston Street, Revesby NSW

Thanks to Modernist John for this heads up. Though more demure on the inside than that wildly rich street frontage promises, what it may lack on the kitchen/ bathroom front, it more than makes up for in singularly composed floor plan, straight as they come...

‘Frank House’ 5 Patula Place, Menora WA

It's always thrilling to see an Iwanoff stride onto the market. Yet another glorious work from Perth's hometown boy. Having undergone a little do-up which is, for the most part wonderful in its respect for the home (minor quibble - we would have used real breeze...

141 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant WA

In spite of the rather bodge photography, the clean Modernist ethos and bright 60s flourishes shine through on this little buddy. A little TLC could really bring this one back though sadly we don't think it will survive. Let us remain optimistic (the mining boom is...

1 Haines Pl, Devonport TAS

Devonport. Done dirt cheap! Devonport. Done dirt cheap! Devonport. Done dirt cheap! Devonport and its done dirt cheap! Devonport and its done dirt cheap!

23 Alden Ct, Cheltenham VIC

It is quite astonishing how such a (albeit wonderful) refurb can secure the future of any domestic building. We have no doubt if this was a rundown, un-landscaped house, filed with the remnants of musty furniture and the pool emptied out - we'd see nothing but areal...

7 Bruck Ct, Wangaratta VIC

Nothing more regionally sleepy than this gorgeous little Robin Boyd home in Wangaratta. So minty in its condition and unassuming in its very being, this little gem makes our hearts chirp in the clear winter sun. Many thanks to Secret Design Studio for spotting this...

News

Ich bin ein McMansionheller!

If you are anything like us, you cry salty tears of mirth and recognition when perusing mcmansionhell.com. The way Kate Wagner offers architectural critique reaches far beyond the easy (and somewhat uninformed snobby) utterances of "It's just not cool" into the realm...

Bruce Rickard Kickstarter – 1 day to go!

Max Dupain, Swimming Pool, Rickard House I Cover image - Max Dupain, Exterior Perspective, Curry House II For those who came in late - we need to note immediately that the sensational Kickstarter project to have the archive of Sydney School, Modernist Australian...

Confetti and medals

When we listed a highly coveted, fully renovated residence in Hotham St Elsternwick, a few months back we just knew it would fall into some appreciative hands; "...its future as a abode for some cool cat, MCM diehards seems assured". Well, those cool cats in question...