Mount Clear, and its nearby sister Mount Helen, have always been a regular hunting ground for some choice MCM properties. We’re not quite sure what happened back then. Was it a collective of free thinking types who knew each other before moving out of Melbourne or The ‘Rat seeking the space and freedom of the bush? Was it a gradual cascade of idealistic personalities creating a lifestyle-led community for decades or simply a small window in time which now only a few elderly stalwarts call theirs? And who were the architects which populated these hills with sensational, beautifully made abodes more familiar to mid-century boho enclaves like Eltham or Kew? Whatever the history, it is a true comfort to see these homes still standing immaculate and offering the escapist, Modernist dream to those seekers out there.