A heavy week calls for a lighter style offering, something both beguiling and joyful to behold. Well, we’ve prayed to St Leonard (patron of political prisoners and captives of all sorts) and here’s what we got – a loaf of bread house! Native to the area, we know of another at 2 Ardlui Dve, Newtown and a block of flats at 3 Alcona Court, Bell Park of similar ilk. The urban myth goes that the mould used in all of these residences was discarded by its engineer creator and now sits in a junkyard, visible from the Melbourne/Geelong train line (we are investigating as we speak). In any case, a nice addition to the Modern-Design-as-Space-Exploration canon alongside A-frames, Futuro houses and many other Googie-land quirks out there. Still very much worth a re-furb (hey its insulation properties are worth it alone) and a new chance to make it the most legendary holiday house, downsizer or retirement pod ever. Call Shazza now, before some unscrupulous land banker does.
52 Lake View Cres, St Leonards VIC
July 29, 2015 | Archives