Modernist Australia

Mid-Century Australian Architecture

Current Listings

7 Glengarry Ave, Burwood VIC

This blonde is so super cool she'd inspire Hitchcock to return from beyond and make a movie about her. A sleek, Mod goddess of creamy tones, clever yet economic design and stunning countenance, a hint at what may lie inside. And like all the best Hitchcock...

69 New Mount Pleasant Rd, Mount Pleasant NSW

We don't get many homes from this Wollongong suburb very often, but when we do they are certainly memorable. Today's offering is a tasty combination of north-asian dynasty street-frontage opening into airy, timbered, pacific interiors and a touch of wild,...

2 Leith St, Carina QLD

Up for a project? Enjoy cruising around in your bluey and Stubbies all day? Well chase the sun and sink your teeth into this bad boy while you're there, go on.

112 Camden Rd, Newtown VIC

Don't you love it when the agent calls a property 'unique'? A real Gump claim, for you never know what that may beget. In this instance it translates to a 1970s riverside house of rambling proportions with split levels a go-go, but only one bedroom -...

‘Aberdeen Motor Inn’ 9 Aberdeen St, Geelong VIC

Let your imagination run free with this splendid example of a pure Mid-Century motel (c. early 1960s) Though savaged by some prior refurbs (firebomb that whole reception area and start again perhaps?), you don't have to peel back too many layers to find...

22 Hope St, Pymble NSW

This lovely Mid-Century home with little features something spesh, could really go either way here; either an overglam, uninspired and very 2010s whiteout or, taking into account the spaces and times it was built, a more elegant and thoughtful refurb making the most...

‘Skye Lodge’ 43 Wilson Ave, Dicky Beach QLD

If Point Break and other pop culture is to be believed, then this property is what the global mind's eye summons when anyone mentions the word 'Australia'.  A rambling, roaring surf side house, dotted with pines, a mere stroll from pristine natural and township...

16 Kirriemuir St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

We vaguely recall seeing this house on the market 6 moths ago and, perhaps resigned to it's inevitable fate of demolition, decided not to post it. But what's this? Is the worm turning in the Heights, where so much smash and sub-divide is taking place, are we seeing a...

37 Oakleigh Ave, Taroona TAS

We were just warming you up with that earlier listing, and now here's tonight's main event. Our first from the hand of Tasmanian Mod legend Esmond Dorney and will you just look at it? Not a hair out of place. Just a sun-drenched, timber featured (okay now that almost...

News

SIRIUS WIN!

A brilliant bombshell has hit the sphere of Australian Modernist preservation this afternoon. A megaton of court ruling which, when it landed and exploded, rained hope, celebration, encouragement and lifeforce to everyone across the nation fighting their own little...

Featherston find in the Deep North

A little tidbit from the social pages yesterday had our interest, so much so we'd thought we'd share. It began with a tale of lament on this wonderful Australian MCM furniture page (we'd highly recommend for any furniture queries you may have). One reader, Sylvia,...

Beaumaris Modern

'Thomas House', 27 Mariemont Avenue Beaumaris. Chancellor & Patrick Architects. 1960. Status; recently sold, very endangered. Image from Beaumaris Modern. The Melbourne bayside 'burb of Beaumaris has always has a small but intense collective of MCM soldiers to...