For anyone who loves their Modernism with a crisp Internationalist and historical bent then cast your eyes to Das Kapital. This classic, post-war residence purpose built to house senior European diplomats in the Canberra enclave traditionally set aside for such VIPs, and designed by one from the old country (anyone know the German architect behind this beauty?**) is an immaculately crafted and unusual offering. One can only imagine those stunning fireplaces staging schnapps soaked, midnight debate about the status of the Stasi, the Wall and Franz Beckenbauer. It would be a massive loss to see this one demolished or sliced into an unrecognisable mess – so who could use it best? The Greens? The ABC? A new Australian Institute for Eurovision Performance Excellence? We open the floor for all suggestions………

**Update** Many thanks to Louise for advising that the architect/s behind this residence were German born-cum-Melbourne migrants and architect duo: Gerd and Renate Block – read up more on their illustrious career of notable works here.

*Update II* Perhaps this one didn’t end up selling, who knows? What we can see is that it’s been listed again (see the updated link) with the only changes being slightly less furniture than before.