Modernist Australia

Mid-Century Australian Architecture

27 Grandview Ave, Urrbrae SA

We've hit a rich vein of MCM gold in them thar hills of Adelaide, so sit back and enjoy for the parade for the next few days. Starting with this updated and slightly altered (since last time round) beaut. Very much like the residence in Forrest ACT this...

696 Old Cooma Rd, Googong NSW

Once again, only a little out of the nation's capital but looking as parched and remote as a Drysdale painting this curious and enormous architectural homestead needs some attention but where some only see empty, tired spaces (though that kitchen is rather...

25 Tasmania Circle, Forrest ACT

Cheekily slipping in a bit of ACT into our regional focus this week, but with all the talk in Canberra being nothing but the Country Party and the price of beetroots we say why not? (BTW the whole New England region has lost it's mind in more ways than...

1 Rathkeale Ave, Mount Helen VIC

Rather demure upon first glance this no nonsense home with perfect northern orientation has not changed hands till this point and remains true to it's 1960s conception from the mind of local architect and winery founder (now that is a progressive mind...

86 Lansdowne St, Sale VIC

Though hardly groundbreaking and with traits bringing it more in-line with a Mid-Century bungalow style, Californian or otherwise, we still can't say no to a butterfly roof. A more unconventional layout ( no, entry -> bedroom this side-> bedroom that side...

367 Bent St, South Grafton NSW

This week is a regional escape and a showcase of Mid-Century simplicity no amount of clean-eating or deep breathing can attain. A place where finances were prudent, you looked after what you had and what you had was down to pragmatism. Within the pale...

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Under the Tree

As the retail panic sets in, a few delicious tidbits for loved ones or maybe yourself (you've been very good this year right?) have fallen into our line of sight, well assured to delight the MCM nerd of any household. Take a look. First up, a brand new...

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...