Modernist Australia

Mid-Century Australian Architecture

4 Kirriemuir St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

Kerrimuir Street. Once a hushed secret has fast become a golden mile of Mid-Century abodes in the northern Geelong suburbs and it's with baited breath we've been waiting for this house, number 4, all week (we had the inside scoop from the rightfully proud,...

35 The Strand, Applecross WA

Time to visit Perth, where the skies go on forever, the pace is a little slower and the hangover of mineral millionaire taste-making is still evident on the walls. Once you banish that rendered peach, tuscan terracotta and cleansed her up a bit, this...

41 & 41A Griffith Ave, Roseville Chase NSW

There is something especially sadistic about identifying the architect behind a beautifully crafted and beloved c.1957 Modernist residence only to then to illustrate with glee how it can be replaced with overarching mediocrity. That godawful 3D rendering...

19 Venus St, Inverloch VIC

Dreamy. A long, languorous dream. A cascade of reminiscence, pinecone smoke, salt and sunflare. That main image - a Big Sur-ish echo of soaring trees and timber with lights reflected (goddamn your emotionally manipulating image filters). The cosy...

4 Neil St, Frankston South VIC

For us at MA South Frankston has become a reliable place to locate beautifully kept, medium to large sized, MCM homes just as much as the big Vic 'burbs of Kew, Bawlyn and Beaumaris. We also have an intense soft spot for anywhere  which is still a little...

13 Morland Ave, Stonyfell SA

Another expansive, upstairs/downstairs, 60s Radeliade home. A mirrored variation of the Urrbrae residence though less sympathetically renovated (charcoal, okay you've had a good run) though there is still some joy to be found (flooring, kidney-shaped pool,...

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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...