Like the first in the street with an electric car, whoever was behind this home would have been a groundbreaker. Though we look at it now through a lens of retro-spectacular, this uncompromising rectangular form, wall of windows on the first floor and grey-blue colour scheme would have turned many a head in mid-century regional Victoria, a locale far more used to Victorian era fisherman’s cottages sitting underneath the shadow of the Portland lighthouse. And perhaps to offset this progressive Modernist austerity they added a little 50s flourish – jaunty iron work and brick patterning, not to mention the kitchen, all adding up to one the hippest pads in town, going for a (relative) song and still turning heads 60 years later (google earth and walk down the street, to confirm it).

ps – Who is the architect we wonder?