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‘Four Winds’ 57 Hughes Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

Today we have outrageously beautiful grounds hosting a gorgeous late 50s Modern home, the stuff of genteel holiday dreams. The floor plan with all living spaces and overall countenance pointed north clearly indicates this was built by true sun, sea and...

239 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag NSW

What begins with that delicious yet all class minty timber, sandy stonework and gorgeous name badge our front, reveals itself to be an enormous and swingin' family home of sensational northern orientation and the added character of copper relief mural...

1 Woodlea Dve, Glen Waverley VIC

We're not holding out too much hope for this little buddy in the bowl-over badlands of Glen Wafers. Nonetheless, as a classic 1966 AV Jennings 'Caprice' project home which has comfortably housed a growing family for the last 14 years, it deserves a fair...

75 Reatta Rd, Trevallyn TAS

All original, classic, 3 bedroom MCM home. Solid brick build, in beautiful un-renovated condish. Gobsmacking street aspect with sundrenched northern orientation. Sweeping undeveloped gardens, on gentle slope. Character inbuilt joinery,fireplace and...

‘Jones House’ 516 Park Rd, Park Orchards VIC

Gently put down whatever you are holding, take a seat and breathe slowly as pure unadulterated mid-century magic floods your eyes and replenishes your soul. We often hear/tell of hidden architectural gems dotting our entire country, sometimes the...

285 Cessnock Rd, Abermain NSW

We are in total in adoration of this one and we're not quite sure why. Maybe it's the hiding in plain sight pedigree (apparently a House and Garden 'Home of The (as yet unconfirmed 1960s) Year'). Maybe it's the beautiful, vast spaces of right angles and...

9 Potts St, Melville WA

An absolute embrace of the Palm-Springsy-Eichler-chic tradition will pay off handsomely for these owners over in WA- hooray! If anywhere in the country can pull off such a vibe it's our very own west coast and putting in the work here, we can see just how...

Flat 15 ‘Eldoret’ 175 Power St, Hawthorn VIC

A lovely little pad by a lesser celebrated, early Mod Melbourne architect, Norman Brendel. A cutting-edge-for-it's-time (c.1960) complex of 18 flats with just a sprinkle of old-inner Melbourne Glamour (some extra plan images to be aded shortly, curtesy of...

16 Edward Street Blackwood SA

Blackwood, land of untouched bargains. Here is yet one more example chokers with the kind of time-frozen, squeal inducing character features not seen in just any 'ol MCM home. Of course we have that glorious design with wall of windows, stone walls, crazy...

17 Margaret Ave, Montmorency VIC

  A glorious rebirth to get the weekend pumping for you all. Though we privately prefer our nuts and berries, Alistair Knox homes to stay nutty (read: Keep that brick and that ceiling guys!) we totally understand the move to a slicker look and really with...

42 Castle Cct, Seaforth NSW

Though hexed by the snow fairies (those tiles- begone!) this is a killer party house of breezy living spaces wallpapered with to-die-for harbor views through floor-to-ceiling glazing, extending to magnificent decking and a swingin' kidney-shaped pool...

22 Blyth St, Glen Osmond SA

What fresh heaven is this? Popping up on Mother's Day is the mother of South Australian listings (well at least a rather commanding one with a price tag finally commensurate with the offering we think) sitting high on the hill and in incredible condition....

18 Butterworth Cres, Anglesea VIC

Nonmaleficence. The first concept in the fine balance of medial ethics translates directly into updating any home of a certain age, build or character. The owners of this 2 bedroom Surf Coast beaut have successfully nailed it with a clear retention of...

24 Buckingham St, Mount Tarcoola WA

Though a little nondescript inside (though of course the photos aren't helping) we've got some bones here (and killer street frontage already) which could be transformed into something special, and when you're a breath away from some of the best coastline...

4/64 Para Rd, Montmorency VIC

A little pad in Monty. Nothing too big or flashy, just a bright little home with some Merchant Builder magic and the pleasure of an attainable dream. The avocado's on us kids!

244 Dry Plains Rd, Cooma NSW

For those harbouring any wild combination of the following loves: skiiing, the romance of the Snowy High Country (which may or may not involve Tom Burlinson), rural boltholes, fresh air, besser brick, straight lines, floor to ceiling windows, seagrass...

3 Baroota Ave, Rostrevor SA

Almost an echo of Weetangera in materials and era (this one hails from 1968) this modestly (read: Adelaide) priced winner is not only a landmark build of clean brickwork, exposed beams and extensive glazing, but exceedingly foresighted with its zoned floor...

31 Bambridge St, Weetangera ACT

(Everybody! Altogether now!)* A long time ago when men built well. There was a design of the free. Well conceived homes, were its untouched wealth, And Modernism reigned supreme. Weetangera, 'tangera, They say it was in Canberra. Weetangera, 'tangera, This...

13 Dunlop Ave, Kew VIC

"...deliver instant family appeal while its sensational 634sqm approx. north-facing private allotment is the perfect site to build a new home to your own design and specifications (STCA)." At what point do we ask the hard questions of our society? This...

‘Green House’ 1 Aringa Ct, Heathmont VIC

Today a sublime combination of local history and inspirational renovation. In our 10 years at MA we've listed this home twice before and on both occasions thought it would be for the last time as earlier listing images and reports from the ground had...

‘Wood House’ 12-14 Tannock St, Balwyn North VIC

A piece of Melbourne history has just popped up playing its chances on the market. With thanks to Steven at MCDA for the info This 1940s Robin Boyd which was subsequently updated twice more by the architect at the owners behest, now stands on the...

16 Shannon Ct, Dingley Village VIC

The autumnal chill is set to settle in soon enough and when it does it's unassuming, little homes like this one come into their own. A cosy conglomeration of timber, exposed brick and dark slate flooring warding off any chance of seasonal affective...

4 Binney Court, Sandy Bay TAS

Though sitting stately in prime Hobart with an interior scheme of nana-luxe (chandeliers, demure colours, floral textiles) there is no denying the 1950s Modern origins of this impressive home. Those functionalist windows and squared exterior form would...

16 Glenfine Ave, Hamlyn Heights VIC

The Geelong Relocation Starter Pack 1) New job at TAC, Worksafe, LiveTiles or Deakin Uni. 2) Enrollment forms for St Joeys, Kardinia or any educational institution with a preference for blazers. 3) Gift basket of Le Fournil Crossants, Siketa sausages, Baie...

12 Warili Rd, Frenchs Forest NSW

To know MCM homes, is to know street frontage is generally not the indicator of a residence as a whole, that said it's interesting how a tiny bit of 'updating' can change the face of a home and not for the better. That pink (or is it faded red?) vertical...

96 Speight St, Thornbury VIC

The promise of yesterday's rundown Sydney listing reveals itself in full bloom today in Melbourne. A home which has received the full MCM make-over from owners with a deft hand and clear vision who have now sent it marching, chest out, onto the market....

17 Wolfe Rd, East Ryde NSW

A brief chat today about real estate photography. We have any number of listings lined up for you, but darn it if we didn't override them all for this property for only one reason - the images. This home is certainly a darling and unmistakably mid-century...

‘Martha’s Garden’ 107 Aldgate Valley Rd, Aldgate SA

Singular. The word gets bandied, not least by us, but when a home was designed, built, lived and worked in for the last 60 years by one person - then that is the correct term. Thelma Fisher a noted artist whose work pops up on any number of collector and...

1 Windouran Dve, Mitcham VIC

What we have today is a textbook example of the avaricious wastefulness that taints our real estate and housing market. We absolutely plead the case for medium density housing, intricately planned for and architecturally designed, in all middle ring...

24 Diana Ave, Burleigh Heads QLD

It wouldn't take much to turn this fairly pedestrian house (on the inside) into a home of sleek, Internationalist style dynamism set in a jungle haze of palm fronds and creepers. Those stairs man *sigh*. This truly has the bones for a photo-spread you'd...

139 Gloucester Ave, Belair SA

We are once again in Adelaide where the homes are classic, their condition is unmolested and the prices are in the realm of possibility. This one, already perfect in so many ways, commands only the most sympathetic of renovations so as not to detract from...

1 Currawong Ct, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC

Starkly reminiscent of the NorCal, redwood, hippy movement is this absolute killer property at the base of Melbourne's Dandenongs. And what's more, unlike many moldering homes up that way, this one remains in remarkably pristine condition and displays...

42 Adelaide St, Magill SA

Down at heel to the extreme, this expansive and impeccably laid out 5 bedder of classically Modernist features with sprawling runaway grounds holds massive potential but only to those of the most dedicated and hardworking stripe. We don't hold much hope...

10 Aldersyde Ct, Ocean Grove VIC

There is nothing which celebrates the luck and beauty of the Australian lifestyle quite like a bushland spread 3 minutes from the surf. And the value of such homes on the Bellarine though inherently priceless to the spirit are also certainly creeping up...

6 Wilaroo Ave, Beaumont SA

Did you know Sergio Mendes is playing the Opera House tomorrow night? If you can't catch him there maybe he'll stop by here on the way because if this 1956, undeniable killer of Mid-Century design* and swinging sophistication isn't the perfect intimate...

‘Kolt House’ 42 Fairway Rd, Doncaster VIC

Sweeping onto the scene (with thanks to house hunter par excellence Graeme) is this commanding residence with a boldness and richness of features befitting its location. It also is getting a great rap from the agents who, though 'woke' as they seem to MCM...

16 McGuinness Cres, Lenah Valley TAS

Our lady Lenah coming through once more with this gorgeous 4-bedder which has seen a simple, sympathetic update and decking to take in those outrageous Hobart views. A tad more planting in the garden (though those stepping stone are a promising start) and...

15 Tyrone St, Werribee VIC

Between the tracks and the highway and in one of The 'Bee's little known pockets of 60s residences, sits this sweetie. Like its fellow westie in Lara a few days back, this home of simple astute lines, courtyard aspect and nice spaces seems incongruous with...

1/92 McCarrs Creek Rd, Church Point NSW

For those down sizing (or up sizing in the heated Sydney Real Estate game) this treetop, top-floor apartment from Stan - the man - Symonds has been sitting around for a bit, thought we're not sure why - it is a cracker. With all the joys of 1960s apartment...

34 Paringa Ave, Newnham TAS

Are you getting around Lonny, inspired by our recent set of sympathetic renos and looking for a project to carry out similar? Well pull out some pocket change (best offer over 229k!) and get crackin - this is the one for you. Solid and already mint on the...

‘Fitzpatrick House’ 3 Parsons St, Croydon VIC

A little early for the miracle of Easter Sunday, but why can't we celebrate the rising of the dead too huh? We recall this particular residence back in an 'offline' patch and thought it was a goner. For sure it's a bona fide Chancellor and Patrick - those...

‘Tomich House’ City Beach WA

Hooray for Iwanoff! The master pops up yet again, this time in the form of his lesser known, but typically hog-wild commission in white - 'Tomich House' (c.1971). Though we are crying out for even a small peep at the interiors, we'll have to make do with...

12-14 Stephenson St, Lara VIC

We have been so inundated with homes right now that there have been a few absolute corkers we've have neglected to put up upon first sighting, this was one. Sold over the weekend it had our heart leaping out of our throats when spotted weeks ago, though...

29 Blythewood Rd, Torrens Park SA

Maintaining all the beauty, chipper condition and sensible price range we've come to know and love from Adelaide's vast MCM wellspring, here is yet another example to question why you don't already live in this rising capital city.

‘Williams House’ 4 Glenard Dve, Eaglemont VIC

It's always a pleasure when a home recognised with heritage listing pops up on our radar. This bush-baby stunner has been setting hearts afire over the weekend and with good cause, as the work of renowned Melbourne Mid-Century architect Charles Duncan....

56/40 King William St, Fitzroy VIC

A great street to have the hipsters swooning (hey, even the agent is a big beardy!) and most of us smiling at the elegance that once was the typical Aussie flat (50 years ago that is). No nasty, cheap flammable panels, no dystopian life of anonymous, hard...

17 Heathfield Rd, Bellevue Heights

Been inspired by the last couple of listings? Well here is the scenario of so many dreamers. A roomy, rambling house in a great spot. Perhaps a little tired and worn, a little over paved and painted but with bones that would make Skeletor himself furious...

‘Hardess House’ 1 Summerhill Rd, Montrose VIC

From Canberra fifties retro fabulous, to Queensland 60s party pad reborn, now we head down to Melbourne and what encapsulates our bastion state of academic rigour, leftie idealism and cosy retreats than a later era, truely Modernist home from an...

7 Fairholme St, Kenmore QLD

Time to pump up the Space Jam Modernists, because you better be ready for this. Some seriously savvy owners have picked up one already breathtaking MCM home in one of Queensland's most solid suburbs for such and heaped on the chic till it can't chic no...

26 Jansz Cres, Griffith ACT

Seems like Canberra was just warming up on Friday for here comes an even more astounding c.1961 slice of incredibly intact Mid-Century domestica to restore your faith in the world. Sitting on a big block and with dreamy garage/workspace outbuildings to...

39 Cockle St, O’Connor ACT

Something of an Irish singalong theme to this retro fabulous cottage which, although in ok nick, could also do with a teeny freshen up - perhaps (without wanting to derail the peace accord) we could replace the orange with a lovely Mid-Century mint in...

16 Rowans Rd, Highett VIC

Gah! We are kicking ourselves we've let this one slide for too long and now it's under offer. Though not wanting to puff our chests too much it's endangered rippers like this one we have the most chance of saving from the dozer or horrific...

75 Learmonth St, Queenscliff VIC

Those native to the area will know this darling as it greets all on the winding drive into Queenscliff proper. A Mid-Century signpost reassuring all who swing past that they are in a town of old-timey vibes, an unhurried village amazingly still not...

35 Regent Ave, Mount Pleasant WA

Woah! Aside from the occasional Iwanoff, we've never encountered such MCM love in a West Australian sales spiel before and rightly so, this all original slice of bush suburb Modernism (c.1963) has all the trademarks of pragmatic and considered design; an...

14 Gale Street, Woolwich NSW

There's no school like the ol' Sydney School and anyone partial to this particular form of late stage Modernism, those who love a touch of the hand hewn and texture are in for some joy. An earlier work of one of this country's pre-eminent architects Philip...

29 Ludlow St, Hamilton QLD

Though perhaps more impressive from the outside, it's always nice to see some Queensland repping and there's still quite a lot to love here, not least the incredible greenery. In the words of the orange one; Queensland; We have the best trees. The best....

15 Maori St, Rye VIC

The mass appeal of a fully renovated and gorgeously presented MCM home, as the last few posts have shown, is undeniable. That said we at MA have to admit that it's homes like today's which really rocket our personal adrenaline. And maybe it's just foolish...

8 Goble St, Hughes ACT

The cavalcade of resplendent sympathetic renovations rolls on with this fresh-as-a-daisy do-up in Canberra. According to the owners they bought it as a rather tired little home, marketed as a knock down, even though it is actually the work of the regions...

56A Dendy St, Brighton VIC

Finally, in an area with the twin reputation of having the grandest Mid-Century modern homes in Victoria with the fastest rate of destroying and replacing them with hideous, overblown mansions by all-money-no-tastemakers, finally comes this joyful...

7 Hallett Rd, Erindale SA

Although drowning in so many spectacular listings right now, we do relish the opportunity to showcase the best, the most humble and the all the save-worthy variations of MCM homes across the country (hey, that's why we're here) and we really couldn't find...

‘Pantle House’ 6 Sheldon Plc, Bellevue Hill NSW

Tonight a remarkable testament to the timelessness of accomplished Mid-Century Modern architecture from one of the most celebrated Australian firms of the time. This grand home situated within the gorgeously lush confines at posh heart of the Sydney elite,...

5 Willow St, Preston VIC

Hold on to your inner-city clichés Melbourne hipsters 'cos we're flogging them all in praise of this tantalising plot of Mid-Century magic in your ground zero - three houses from Merri Creek and on the south side of Bell St. A mere bike ride from Ceres,...

‘Corcoran House’ 12-14 McCarthy Rd Olinda VIC

One owner, architect designed (possibly one of the last domestic commissions done by Charles Victor Dumbrell) , elegant and expansive yet showing signs of fatigue and enduring a not-great kitchen update this ageing beauty stays loyal to the architect's...

36 ‘Manning Reef’ 482 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS

A darling discovery in Sandy Bay, that hot pocket of apartment buildings which catch our roving eye on the regular. This particularly clean-lined, internationalist style complex giving up a sunny, literal corner of the world to a lucky seeker, combining...

‘De Shrynmakers House’ 4 Wendy Ct, Heathmont VIC

Topping off a sparkling week with yet one more high delight; a c.1959 family home on a huge block, north facing backyard, Dandy views and architectural pedigree to match its pristine condition. A Melbourne confident answer to Friday's Geelong call. And...

4 Kirriemuir St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

Kerrimuir Street. Once a hushed secret has fast become a golden mile of Mid-Century abodes in the northern Geelong suburbs and it's with baited breath we've been waiting for this house, number 4, all week (we had the inside scoop from the rightfully proud,...

35 The Strand, Applecross WA

Time to visit Perth, where the skies go on forever, the pace is a little slower and the hangover of mineral millionaire taste-making is still evident on the walls. Once you banish that rendered peach, tuscan terracotta and cleansed her up a bit, this...

41 & 41A Griffith Ave, Roseville Chase NSW

There is something especially sadistic about identifying the architect behind a beautifully crafted and beloved c.1957 Modernist residence only to then to illustrate with glee how it can be replaced with overarching mediocrity. That godawful 3D rendering...

19 Venus St, Inverloch VIC

Dreamy. A long, languorous dream. A cascade of reminiscence, pinecone smoke, salt and sunflare. That main image - a Big Sur-ish echo of soaring trees and timber with lights reflected (goddamn your emotionally manipulating image filters). The cosy...

4 Neil St, Frankston South VIC

For us at MA South Frankston has become a reliable place to locate beautifully kept, medium to large sized, MCM homes just as much as the big Vic 'burbs of Kew, Bawlyn and Beaumaris. We also have an intense soft spot for anywhere  which is still a little...

13 Morland Ave, Stonyfell SA

Another expansive, upstairs/downstairs, 60s Radeliade home. A mirrored variation of the Urrbrae residence though less sympathetically renovated (charcoal, okay you've had a good run) though there is still some joy to be found (flooring, kidney-shaped pool,...

5 Selbourne Ave, Rostrevor SA

We missed this pearler when it sold last November, so lets not make that mistake again, now for lease and biding it's time in a limbo land c.1959. And really what could be better than a living room feature stone walls and copper fireplace, why 2 living...

27 Grandview Ave, Urrbrae SA

We've hit a rich vein of MCM gold in them thar hills of Adelaide, so sit back and enjoy for the parade for the next few days. Starting with this updated and slightly altered (since last time round) beaut. Very much like the residence in Forrest ACT this...

696 Old Cooma Rd, Googong NSW

Once again, only a little out of the nation's capital but looking as parched and remote as a Drysdale painting this curious and enormous architectural homestead needs some attention but where some only see empty, tired spaces (though that kitchen is rather...

1 Rathkeale Ave, Mount Helen VIC

Rather demure upon first glance this no nonsense home with perfect northern orientation has not changed hands till this point and remains true to it's 1960s conception from the mind of local architect and winery founder (now that is a progressive mind...

86 Lansdowne St, Sale VIC

Though hardly groundbreaking and with traits bringing it more in-line with a Mid-Century bungalow style, Californian or otherwise, we still can't say no to a butterfly roof. A more unconventional layout ( no, entry -> bedroom this side-> bedroom that side...

367 Bent St, South Grafton NSW

This week is a regional escape and a showcase of Mid-Century simplicity no amount of clean-eating or deep breathing can attain. A place where finances were prudent, you looked after what you had and what you had was down to pragmatism. Within the pale...

105 McCarrs Creek Rd, Church Point NSW

It's been a while Stanley Symonds but just like your pad down the road at 111,  this one is the business. An imposing, tri-levelled masterwork making the most of the gorgeous Sydney forest escarpment and with just enough quirk to keep us on our toes,...

56 Alice St, Mount Waverley VIC

Just like Gareth yesterday, Alice has seen better days, in fact she was once an  'It Girl', delivered unto a dynamic post war Melbourne by none other than Robin Boyd himself. Those optimistic times heralding exciting new concepts of considered housing and...

48 Gareth Ave, Beaumaris VIC

First in a pair of steadily ageing offerings. Both homes still hint at their previous lives as glorious bastions of the new Australia in the 1950s, though now they have fallen into disrepair maybe from a few too many parties, but more likely just like us...

46 Kooloora Ave, Freshwater NSW

We suppose when asked to imagine Australian Mid-Century Modernism, a passively appreciative eye from the Northern Hemisphere would conjure up this listing. So insanely Northern Beaches bronzed aussie it's basically INXS's first album in real estate form...

32 Mirram St, Boondall QLD

The price is right, a sure delight. And we are also sure the architect did a little more than just the fireplace. Split levels. Beach murals. A veritable brick, timber and tile variety hour. Just so utterly Muriel, Mirrum.      

15 Trinity Ct, Brighton East VIC

An at-risk bayside beauty with dedicated owners intent to handover to anyone so worthy and sadly (but typically) for Brighton, it has nil heritage protection *sigh*. Completed in 1958 by unsung architect Walter Mason, from all accounts a rather progressive...

57 Innocent St, Kings Meadows TAS

Ho-ly! Grab a paper bag to ease the hyperventilation and pour over this sensation straight outta South Lonny. An out-of-the-blue, true Mid-Century wonder set on close to one acre with a countenance of gorgeous brick walls, timber, windows and eucalypt...

34 Park Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

Without the hindsight of any earlier photos, we can only imagine the original state of this sensation in Melbourne's east although we are suspecting a touch of pedigree (the agent is buzzing away to give us more on this as we write) but all things...

3 May St, Firle SA

50/50. Half wonderful, original build and features including stonework and timber accents, the other half comprising dated refurbishment - such as the timber bedroom windows traded for aluminium and the bathroom 80s do-over which, in all fairness, may have...

55 Derwentwater Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

Unleash your inner Carol Brady and/or Danny Partridge with this heart-stopping, eye-misting, squeal-inducing family home of pure, original 1960s chic. Complete with gendered bedrooms (just waiting for your own Bobby and Sally), tooth-melting candy pink...

79 Jansz Cres, Griffith ACT

We must make note at this juncture, and for all the whining and exasperation that they warrant here, that real estate agents are coming aboard the MCM train in welcome droves. Many, many agents are now (to use some blatant appropriation) ''woke' to ideas...

1 Glyde Street, Glen Osmond SA

A sublime residence for those who grimace at the idea of paint chips, detest tradie negotiations and tire of weekends spent at Bunnings. Nope, with great kudos to the vendors, this bad boy shimmers with a detailed refurb putting its tidy Mid-Century vibe...

‘Sever House’ 34 Barons Cres, Hunters Hill NSW

Several concerned people out there have kindly let us know of this little gem. A last bastion of metro, riverside paradise complete with soaring eucalypts, birdsong and remnant Sydney bohemia in the form of the early 50s, architect designed home of artist...

18 Monash Ave, Lenah Valley TAS

Stalwart of retro-fabulous, angled roof lines, solid brick construction and corner glazing to both protect from and embrace the breathtaking environs of southern Tassie, Lenah Valley slaps their first 2018 offering on the table and raises its eyebrow. And...

2 Binbrook Plc, Darlington WA

Though not one for Mid-Century purists, this gorgeous timber residence of wild pitched rooflines forming an earthy internal cavern, the skylights and cream walled, dark beamed detailing is certainly in line with the later wave of 1970s back-to-nature...

42 Cathcart St, Goulburn NSW

An beauty today from a longtime Modernist Australian and second owner of a lovely Russell Jack house, built for his siblings in 1962. Seeking to pass it from one loving hand to the next, as only a Jack house should be, we leave some comments regarding the...

361 Camp Mountain Rd, Camp Mountain QLD

Comin' down Camp Mountain (our new favourite suburb name) is this curious casa, just made for setting up shop away, but not too far away, from town (being a mere 30 mins out of Bris Vegas). A one off, with delicious Japanese flavoured, Pettit & Sevitty,...

145 McIvor Rd, Bendigo VIC

Though on a self-imposed go-slow, we simply could not get past this ripper from country Victoria. So let us open the 2018 account here and now with a superb c.1950s residence of a classic beauty and pared back styling more commonly spotted in the plush 'B'...

26 Parker St, Anglesea VIC

The fact that the vast majority of our nation's population cling to the coast like limpets, it is not an exaggeration to declare that time spent in a home such as this - a moderately sized, pragmatically constructed, of just the right amount of amenities,...

10-12 Summoner St, Blairgowrie VIC

For those whose MCM tastes run to the 70s end and who love nothing more than a cathedral ceiling, brick hearth, deference to nature and a workable rumpus room, then this silvergum, architect designed, 1975 family rambler should tick some boxes.

65 Lansdowne St, Blairgowrie VIC

Next up and all original 1960s, flat-roofed, salt spray eyrie. Sitting high amid the tea-tree scrub, with interiors a little above the standard for such homes - beautiful timber lined walls, cork flooring and that stacked fireplace. Fate alone will dictate...

45a Wilson Rd, Blairgowrie VIC

For those of you just killing time till the end of the week, others just barely limping to the finish line of 2017 or perhaps seeking 2 minutes respite from the consumerist death-races, today is a mini-bonanza of listings under the guise of a MCM beach...

‘ME2 Design’ 3 Pickworth Ct, Rosanna VIC

Many thanks to Steven Coverdale over at MCDA for turning up this unmitigated gem. A project home design called the 'ME2' by, you guessed it - that kitchen is a dead giveaway - the firm of McGlashan Everist from their golden period of the late1960s. Drawing...

184 Hensman St, Kensington WA

Like a sullen teenage Kate Moss sitting in an airport lounge, it only has to take one person with a good eye and chutzpah to take them aside and turn them into a supermodel. This little cutie pie has everything in place to become a loved MCM abode of true...

Unit 8 / 17 Margaret St, Sandy Bay TAS

Slightly underwhelming on the inside - though that master bedroom patio combo is rather dreamy - the outside well and truely makes up for it, what a stunner!* And with a roomy three bedrooms you could, in time, chuck that colonised kitchen, swish it up a...

49 Argus St, Cheltenham VIC

A number of you have alerted us to this lovely residence, a warm brick and beamer by everyone's favourite non-architect, Alistair Knox and only one of three apparently in this suburb (which is usually the locale for earlier era MCM gems rather than...

1 Baroona Crt, Brighton VIC

Some ripper aspects to this endangered Brighton beaut - the landscaping, bbq configuration complete with copper hood, internal timber detailing, northern orientation and epic design comprising walls of glazing and masonry but the one feature that truly...

‘Stradwick House’ 53 Molesworth St, Kew VIC

A wild ride in the illustrious MCM riverside hills of Studley Park. Some new alterations, some old, some things to change and many things to strip back and enhance. Make Mid-Century Great Again. **Update** Flying under the radar this is actually the work...

45 Bangalee St, Jindalee QLD

Yesterday, 12 kms north of Brissy central, a mis-named MCM ripper. Today the same. 12kms South this time. A Jindalee jamboree of MCM sophistication and more than a touch of sleek, So-Cal swing. Those agents showing themselves up as for the rubes they are...

19 Irruka Cres, Ferny Hills QLD

Aido, mate, love the enthusiasm but if you think this is a California Bungalow then you may need the fire up the Googs. For what in fact you have on your hands here is a damn resplendent example of Australian suburban, architect designed, possibly project...

304 Elsworth St West, Mount Pleasant VIC

A hectic tsunami of the spring real estate market and parade of incredible home after MCM home has finally receded, leaving the Christmastime detritus of run-down projects like this sweetie and  dear beach town shacks. Both we'll be showcasing for a while...

30A Russell St, Vaucluse NSW

This is the kind of home we'd love to inhabit if only to overtly boho around in. A barefoot and bongos, Falkner and free-association, carport, candle and card-games dwelling complete with compact kitchen, California beach awning, tangerine carpet (thought...

‘Madaschi House’ 53 Shannon Rd, Dianella WA

Like a finely carved, Prussian blue, gold filagreed grenade lobbed across the country, Perth reminds us once more that they are home to one of the most outlandishly exotic, Eastern Euro architects in the history of Australian Modernism, (perhaps only...

230 West Fyans St, Newtown VIC

Is this being under-quoted? For although the poor love requires major internal surgery, the bones, the street facade, the unbeatable northern orientation, the potential to extend out back, the glorious quiet street, river parkland down the hill and the...

198 Princes St, Traralgon VIC

Regional option 1: A fixxy-uppity cutie at price rarely seen even in small Australian towns these days, and that sea foam green, tiled kitchen has the goods. A humble little home for someone so deserving.

11 Marina Ave, Belair SA

It's all a bit topsy turvy when the room in best condition in a house is the bathroom, but this certainly no ordinary place with more than it's fair share of mad hatter vibes (must be that wall paper). Though needing a little love there is a world of...

3 Polo Pde, Caulfield North VIC

A subtle street presence. Cared and lived in, in a manner which itself demands our admiration for such negligible wear and tear, whilst still evoking instant welcome, warmth and ease. An epic front door. Solid, unyielding brickwork and tiles. A stylishly...

6 Jutland Pde, Dalkeith WA

Its always super exciting to post up the opportunity to live in a bona fide amazeballs Mid-Century home, this one right on the river with an immaculate timber and painted brick schema and a distinct Japanese design influence, without the million dollar...

17 Larchmont Ave, East Killara NSW

Hold the phone! An awe-inspiring, chest-bursting residence from the hand of notable, Hungarian emigre architect Frank Kolos (just the fellow to be celebrated with his colleagues in the recent exhibition from the Sydney Museum 'The Moderns') has popped up...

23 April Rd, Dianella WA

If we can't pick up and make off with this perfectly adorable home in its entirety, then at the very least we bags that tapestry in the bedroom. And the office set-up. And the partition walls. And the parquetry. And......Sigh.

8 Furness St, Blackburn VIC

This, like yesterday's ripper in the exclusive Sydney 'burbs, could be the living dead. No classic Mid-Century design and external appeal, no cutie-pie kitchen, no stunning copper-detailed fireplace, no demurely simple colour scheme and no walls of windows...

29 Carmen St, St Ives NSW

We are head over heels for the low-key elegance to be found here. No rah-rah, no flash, no bling or imposingly huge residence. Just a lovely restrained, Japanese influenced set of spaces, walls and garden. Absolute lifestyle catnip for those of us who long...

20 Louisville Ave, Pascoe Vale South VIC

Just 6 kms north of the Cup Day chaos sits this rectangular, 2 storey residence which has been setting an entirely other collectives' heart on fire. Particularly striking due its intact presentation and wild retro detailing (a rarity from a suburb infilled...

233 La Perouse St, Red Hill ACT

Built in 1960 by notable local notable architect Bob Warren and it has been subject to some poorly executed meddling over the years, however in 2005 it was properly handed over to another Canberra architectural legend Enrico Taglietti for a large...

193 Stuart St, Blakehurst NSW

Moving away from preservation fights today and into more weekend vibes with an excited peek into the party season. And what better way to ring in the sunshine/Xmas/NYE/Whateverwhatever but on the many peaks of this white masonry Matterhorn? Those dynamic...

‘Chancellor House II’ 31 Fowler St, Box Hill South VIC

The second in our 'name architect' listings, make no mistake, is sitting on the precipice. Unlike the Russell Jack residence this morning which has been lovingly updated and sold promoting its obvious and winning architectural credentials this case (like...

77 Pymble Ave, Pymble NSW

Today is all about pedigree; two homes from two names which never fail to raise excited eyebrows, each with their own merry band of die hard fans. Though in this instance the homes we present also show two very different situations each has found itself...

25 Cynthia St, Para Hills SA

Anyone with half an intuitive mind need exert themselves only a little, mentally dissolving away the piles of stuff, the asian tinged decor, vertical blinds and mediocre 90s kitchen too see the wonderful MCM glory underneath. The owners in this case have...

5 Marina Ave, Belair SA

When it comes time for South Australia to step up to the plate, A-game is a given. There are simply far too many heart thumping jawdroppers of super high quality lazily hanging around those Adelaide Hills, not to mention furniture which will induce anyone...

271 John Lees Dve, Dilston TAS

Not the most dynamic or groundbreaking design-wise this Mid-Century home nonetheless displays the Modernist dream as taken up by the masses in the form of open plan living, large windows with some lovely era-specific joinery to boot. Of course being...

169 Carella St, Howrah TAS

Like a troubled starlet this Tasmanian home is instantaneously attractive on outside and a right hot mess inside. But like so many other things (and people) in life it is undeniably worth every investment and any breath of love and care to make it shine...

479 Thurgoona St, Albury NSW

Some retro lovely combined with an easy, move-right-in condition makes this a very interesting little offering from a rare MCM region. Sure to, as they say, 'spark joy' into the hearts and minds of a few.

6 Judith Gve, Mount Clear VIC

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...

66 Underwood Cres, Harristown QLD

Lookin' mighty fine, a clean fibro slate if you will. Just gotta get rid of that terracotta and dusty lung-flap colour scheme, that roofline alone commands more respect than that.

46 Simla Ave, Geebung QLD

We're regional style today, up north. And apologies in advance to those checking out that aqua terrazzo and elegant framed interiors for the first time, deciding immediately move on it and start a polo club - its already under contract. But its those...

19/68 ‘Moonbria’ Mathoura Rd, Toorak VIC

All aboard! This listing is one of those rare chances to not only snag a great little city pad but actually dwell inside some serious, heritage listed architecture. 'Moonbria' (c.1941) the work of Sir Roy - National Gallery of Victoria among others -...

7/8 Lambert Road, Toorak VIC

In an attempt to deal with the springtime listings overload we're going to present a week of twins. Two listings per day, of a loose theme to cover some different areas of today's MCM housing on offer throughout the country. Today is all about small...

18 Kullaroo Street The Gap Qld

So. much. potential. We ooh and ahh over sympathetically renovated and/or mint original homes all the time, but its these little travellers back from battle which really capture our imagination. There is so much you can do with this one. So much to restore...

255 Humphries Rd, Frankston South VIC

Petitt & Sevitt project homes are usually spotted in the bush hills of Sydney, looking for the most part like the mission brown beamed and white walled original gems that they are (like this gorgeous little rental for instance). Today's example however is...

1 Marradong Street Coolbinia WA

For all intents and purposes the outside of this home presents as stock average, brick and tile post war plot with perhaps those banks of windows offering the only clue to the wild rabbit hole once inside: a patchwork of ramps, split-levels, stone walls,...

140 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris VIC

We haven't visited Beauie in a while though the endless parade of worthy homes continue to pop up there. This little ripper however could not be denied. With a face to launch a thousand ships (off the bay) and an interior needing very little to make it a...

16 Sheehan St, Pearce ACT

The toll of first time for sale originals keeps mounting and this absolute corker in the national capital is yet another in pristine original condition. There's a distinct project-homey-Pettit & Sevitty vibe to this one with it's timber beams and blanc...

53 Clark Street, Mowbray TAS

We love to cut loose on a Friday night and here is just the thing to get that party started! Bright, bold and unapologetic this fantabulous rental in Lonnie is nothing if not dedicated to a life du retrospektif. With ample primary colour pop, stone work...

4 Grainger St Clapham SA

This demure sweetheart (never been sold) sits amid the soft fronds of our brilliant bush in exuberant spring glory. Whilst inside it keeps true to its 60s design, enticing all with a myriad of possibilities such is its blank canvassy presentation. That...

41 Forfar Road, Hamlyn Heights VIC

The Hammo purple patch is takin' the love right up to Christmas it seems. What a year of discovery for this humble 'burg and here's yet another reason to get on board. This subdivided block (you could get the whole lot if you really wanna spread out) on a...

486 Lower Plenty Rd, Viewbank VIC

An curious feel to this one with its exposed steel framing, flat roof line and expanses of brickwork clearly showing it was built in a time when these features would have been rather daring, even experimental. Great yet again to see this residence being...

‘Joyce House’ 8 Lyne Road, Cheltenham NSW

Hold onto your hats cats and kittens something popped up this arvo which has bumped everything else off the list. Joyce House (c.1962) by Towell, Jansen and Rippon architects is an unmolested, dynamic concrete and timber residence of a certain Japanese...

69-71 Monash Ave, Great Mackerel Beach NSW

Who of you, though Aussie true and true, still hold a little candle for that most exotic from of Western architecture in these climes; that of the Northern Euro chalet? Who of you, amid the cocky calls and buzzing cicadas doesn't long for some raw pine,...

12 Bridgeview Cres, Forestville NSW

If we ever had a chance to link the guiltiest of guilty aural pleasures it is today. Butterflies will do that to you. So please, enjoy this juxtaposition of nasty nu-rap and rare rooflines* - we can assure you it won't happen again. *Thanks to Secret...

7 Sythney Ct, Surrey Hills VIC

This residence has been exciting the fans all last week and it's time we posted it ourselves. It is also a good exercise in reflecting on the fallibility of trends. The present 'renovation state' we live in prescribes unchallenged alterations to homes...

38 Woodfield Rd, Pullenvale QLD

A super spread with a never-before-sold (yes, another one) home of sensational MCM line and build - parquetry FTW. We are troubled and perplexed by the suggestion of knocking it over to create a 'property statement' as it already clearly states to us how...

13 Edwards Bay Rd, Mosman NSW

Today we have been reduced to posting blurry screen shots of the agents listing video, for without them you only get an inkling of just how picture perfect Mid-Century Modern this place really is. A masterclass in pared back elegance utilising the best in...

‘Isaacson House’ 1 Highgate Hill, Toorak VIC

If there is one sure thing in this crazy, mixed-up world it is this; if we had any financial means whatsoever to purchase this standout, stomach-spinning residence of exquisite later stage Mid-Century Modernism (and we've had quite of few over the past...

20 Olympus Dve, Templestowe Lower VIC

Cast your eyes on this gorgeous Graeme Gunn courtyard house in what appears to be stunningly original condish. It stands as it has for 50 years, hidden from the street, waiting for you to walk in and experience it. And it bears repeating that the strengths...

199 Warrimoo Ave, St Ives NSW

A 1960s, architect designed home of note; light filled living rooms, flawless brickwork and supreme orientation on close to an acre. So of course the obvious thing to do is buy it in 2014, cut down every mature gumtree and flog it 3 years later for...

26 Caloroga St, Wattle Park SA

Flags aside, we know there is something Adeliade will always deliver - gorgeously original, Mid-Century, architect designed homes and whatsmore at a price we on the eastern seaboard can only whine about. Cast you eyes on this little winner - just another...

37 Mill St, Kennington VIC

Man oh man! It is these later stage Modernist, 1970s, split levelled, tumbled bricked properties which get us really excited. It's a mere matter of moving in and perhaps some small tweaks here and there (though NOT rendering - just say no people) to enjoy...

131 Park Road, Donvale VIC

Alistair Knox pops up once more to show us how to do rustic hideout in the heart of the eastern suburbs. Those looking to avoid the football immersion test that is Grand Final weekend in Melbourne could do worse than to check out this baby and dream of...

59 Morris Rd, Upwey VIC

As they say in the trades, this is not for the faint hearted, but if any of you out there have an imagination like ours then you can see past the haunted house presentation and zoom in on the charming 50s form, terraced garden and beautiful internal...

25 Virginia Ct, Caulfield South VIC

100% proof, unadulterated Caulfield transcendence. One of the best we've shown from this suburb in years - considering its preserved state, design and decor (which is a real declaration considering bagel-belt homes often turn up, more or less, in beautiful...

5 Lloyd St, Merewether NSW

On closer inspection what first seems to be a killer house is in fact a triple unit block, in such condition as we've never seen! (well externally anyway). Not surprisingly the only options the sales pitch give us; a) monstering a gorgeous 1960s brick...

60 Phillips St, Bracken Ridge QLD

Wowee! Not only one of the best QLD postings we've have in a long time* but it so happens it was the childhood home of a personal MA buddy. Once housing a big, boisterous family in the 70s and 80s, this is a classic 4 bedder (with pool) of still awesome...

21 Pettys Lane, Doncaster VIC

We're under no illusions about this one. We only came to say that for anyone with 1.5 million + to spend on 730 sqm of land in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, these 'once in a lifetime' opportunities, funnily enough, seem to come up twice a week.

4/32 Hebe St, Bardon QLD

An intriguing proposition in Brisbane today. An old-timey cream brick exterior revealing a Mediterranean cool, studio pad inside. This one could really go either way; as a minimal inner-city paradise for a certain breed who trades material acquisition for...

17 George St, Torrens Park SA

An absolutely magical c.1961 home in the stately hills of Adelaide though being on huge land (and a deceased estate) it's being flogged for not much more than 'development potential'. For shame South Australians! We expect as such from sin Sydney's venal...

3 Couch St, Timboon VIC

Another in regional cutie-pie, this time the milky pasturelands of Timboon. Lots of scope to make all your financially achievable retro-country dreams come true with the help of a few A1 op shops around the way.

27 Grove St, Kooringal NSW

A taste of Wagga wonderful this morn (we really need to get our feelers more round that way). This little winner has been lovingly and respectfully freshened up and owner Isabel has let us know this home was built in 1964 at the hand of respected...

26 Bangor Dve, Frankston VIC

Thanks to Alison Alexander for turning up this mysterious and grand Frankston beauty. One quick burl on the Googs suggests that this sale may be something the vendor wants to pursue under the radar. The first listing for this property categorised as a...

3 Esk Ave, Mount Stuart TAS

This one with textured glass panels, stone fireplaces and simple white tones is the very picture of refined, old school, early Australian (c.1952) Modernism sitting timelessly on Mount Stuart. The work of Czech-born architect Frank Stary (migrant Mod...

11 ‘Park View’ 5 Herbert St, St Kilda VIC

Sorry punters it's sold, but we could not miss the chance to get this gorgeous apartment, inside and out, up on the front page, especially one by MCM Melbourne star Ernest Fooks. And it is startling in this modern day depression cycle of destroyed...

16 Coolangatta Ave, Burraneer NSW

We refuse to end the week on a low note and thankfully Adam has written to us with a touch of joy, his Nanny's house to be precise, in the beautiful sun-kissed south Sydders waterside. Cast your eyes on that stunning pool (with a view!) and possibly one...

30 Flinders Ave, St Ives NSW

This is an 8 year old listing. We wanted to post it up because at the time we did not, and it certainly deserved some attention. The timing is now because we have just received word that it was demolished in May. This is for posterity. **Update** It's...

‘Keats’ 3/94 & ‘Burns’ 8/94 Aphrasia St, Newtown VIC

A lovely Mid-Century complex (a veritable Palm Springs treat from the street), with all the persona of primo Newtown; classic, uptown and elegant (and the full Protestant box with the Poets-of-Great-Britain naming convention too). That said it presents an...

36 Dumfries Ave, Mount Ousley NSW

Props to ever-roaming MCM renovation magician Alistair over at Secret Design Studio for the heads up on this gobsmaking beauty which is guaranteed to set off fans left and right and with good reason - there is nothing more elementally Mid-Century Modern in...

7 Haining Ave, Cottesloe WA

Some serious pedigree here, with a sympathetic update to show us all that this type of kindly renovation of MCM homes is really picking up steam - praise be! The architect at hand is Raymond Jones, former Robin Boyd protégé, who fled the frosty Melbourne...

25 Forster Rd, Katoomba NSW

Sold and gone, but we wanted to show you all this little patch of restored retro glory in the Blue Mountains before it was resigned to the archives. Ain't she a peach?

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...

3 Whitton Ct, Black Rock VIC

Time to get tasteful in the well healed bayside burg of Black Rock. A sleek and mostly original beauty with a glorious aspect and pool area. Special mention here to that main bedroom where everything from the due-north wall of windows to those timber bed lights is...

Osborne Park, WA

It's not often we link to Gumtree for the 'official listing' of a residence for sale, but here we are. An owner who has worked diligently to renovate what looks to be a gorgeous, c.1960 two bedder in the rather swish Perth suburb of Osborne Park, and is now choosing...

‘Collis House’ 7 Godalmin St, Eltham Vic

The prolific Mr Knox strikes again with this wonderful, c.1966 Eltham retreat. Some of you may notice a striking similarity between this and another of everyone's favourite bushland designer recently featured in Design Files. In any case here's your chance to cosy...

24 Monash Ave, Lenah Valley TAS

Suit and helmet on Retronauts, your next mission awaits in a city not too far away. Prepare yourself for visions of beauty, wonder and ready yourself to take one small step/s for all Mod kind up that incredible staircase. In 10, 9, 8.........

14 Rodney Ave, Tranmere SA

A sweetie-pie,which has been styled to the hilt and though we would have kept the cream brick and olive window detailing, we're not going to quibble. This is clearly a little act of love, sweat and tears which will ensure this residence kicks through the danger era...

18-20 Carlsberg Rd, Eaglemont VIC

We've been fascinated and enthralled this last fortnight by the confluence of themes which continually weave around MA; memory, history, family, housing, loss, decay and demolition with local artistry, in the form of The Omega Project. If you have not seen it in the...

‘Robieson House’ 63-67 Albion Cres, Greensborough VIC

The parade of astounding original and mint condish homes rolls on with this eye watering dreamboat, once again found in the middle-ring, rather overlooked suburbs of Melbourne. This neat-as-the-day-it-was-built, streamlined brick and beamed stunner still boasting its...

1 Bridge St, Bridgewater SA

A beautiful MCM design seemingly trapped in a dripping, ivy garden (though not without its own inherent charms). We'd suggest that the stunning lines and features of this home could use less folky fairy florals and perhaps more Gilberto cha-cha-cha to really bring out...

7 Atkinson St, Templestowe VIC

And the working week concludes with a bang! A commanding 1960s residence on a spread so painfully Melbourne it wears scarves in April, prefers magics over 3/4 quarters at their local cafe and is a (full) MMC member. What starts out as a lovely and unassuming brick n'...

29 Kent St, Tamworth NSW

Well hello darlin', ain't you just you just the purtiest thang I ever did see. If I were a carpenter  I'd be slappin' down cash on the barrelhead and takin you up on some kinda permanent livin' arrangement. Perhaps one of you out there's got one on the way or yer...

22 Orchard Gr, Heathmont VIC

Our third example has seen a bit of a refurb. The white will be polarising (see what we did there?) but is it perhaps original after all? Love it or loath it we're just impressed the bathroom tiles have pulled through (usually the first to go in a contemporising...

9 Coltain St, Vermont South VIC

In Victoria the term 'Merchant Builders' has become descriptive shorthand for these homes we feature today, whether actually the product of this historical collective of project home builders or not. And here we see why - an actual Merchant Builders construction and a...

8 Omaru Rise, Greensborough VIC

Today a triple pack of listings. Three lovely examples of the most common, yet soothingly simple later suburban Modernist builds to populate historically pedestrian, some might uncharitably say boring, middle ring 'burbs which are now, of course, a flurry of developer...

10 Pacific View Pde, Buderim QLD

Though on the far reaches of Mid-Century (c.1980) and perhaps moving into the Post-Modern realm, the breathtaking Pacifica of this home and its gorgous gardens is a soft Polynesian breeze on a chilly winter morning. Reminiscent of Gawalla St from a few months ago,...

475 The Boulevard, Ivanhoe East VIC

Take a stroll along the boulevard, and soak in the old timey, Mid-Cenutry cosiness, overlooking the rolling hills of middle-ring leafy Melbourne town. Don't mind if we do.

12 Koumala St, Mansfield QLD

Let's loosen the tie a bit the weekend, after all, is nigh. And staying in QLD for a bit, take a gander at this unreal, palatial Donald Spencer beaut from apparently the late 50s. Though it revels in a little Narcos chic, perhaps it has undergone some facelifts in...

1 Doncaster St, Newtown QLD

The regional festival continues today. This time in Queensland, we welcome Toowoomba! Gotta love the stripped back, DIY, retrorama vibes 'Halcyon' is sending out. If you have the means, the vision and the blood, sweat and tears - this one is ready to ruuuuuumble back...

6 Montagu Cres, New Norfolk TAS

Though suffering through some not great photography which does more to capture the fading winter sun than the joy of this home (for some alternative brighter shots here is an earlier listing) you cannot deny the wonderful angles, split levels and potential of this...

88 Phillipson St, Wangaratta VIC

Location scouts take note - should you so desire an unmitigated slice of yesteryear, a bona fide set piece of 60s Australian life then here you go. As a home hunter of the more 'retro' persuasion there is so much to love and nurture within the main residence...

7 Ward St, Beaumaris VIC

Off the back of our last post on Beaumaris Modern, here is an example of the everyday Mid-Century joy to be found in that suburb. A wonderful family residence with plenty of living zones and bedrooms in a deceptively simple floor plan with featured Modernist...

15 Fairway St, Para Hills SA

In terms of flips, this is actually quite a respectful one. Clearly the owners here understand the elemental benefits of light and airflow to pick up this beauty (which had already seen a few ordinary updates) and turn it into a home instantly attractive to anyone....

104 Ashmont Ave, Ashmont NSW

Something a little more fun today, in Wagga of all places. Enticing angles all over the shop. Strawberry shortcake bathroom. Even the s̶c̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶b̶a̶s̶e̶m̶e̶n̶t̶  games room brings the lino. Speaking of basements, you'd also be hard pressed to find any residence so...

66 Lisbeth Ave, Donvale VIC

Like so many design and architecture practitioners Mid-Twentieth Century Australia, Alistair Knox was involved in the project home movement. Though well known in Melbourne for his gorgeous bushland residences, according to this excellent post from Mid-Century Domestic...

90 Toohey Rd, Tarragindi QLD

Brisvegans take note. Tonight we post up an beloved, architect designed home (c.1958), finally heading out of the hands of its original owners who built it. The family has alerted us to this sale (and provided a couple of sensational photos to boot - sunhat.want!) and...

14 Leindan Ct, Mount Eliza VIC

After yesterday's wildcard, let's bring you all back with a simple and earthy, late Mod family residence. Neat, squared timber beamed bliss with the added bonus of a 1/2 acre spread and pool. Once more a little spruce up - though the interior really needs nothing at...

9 Albert Jones Ct, Eaglemont VIC

Like a Pointer Sisters hit, the 80s is all over this one and it appears very much of that time. Though, also like the Pointer Sisters, that's not necessarily a bad thing. The original 50s/60s elements still shine though here and those later upper storey additions...

8 Sycamore Cres, Hawthorndene SA

No architect name. No year. No matter. We can spot the beauty of well conceived spaces, light and levels from the other side of a web device, across states and time. This residence is nothing if not the swift and easy recognition of integral Modernist design.

3 Leeds Place, Turramurra NSW

Even in the depths of our southern solstice the magnificent Australian sunlight and the work of Nino Sydney always reconfirms to us that summer is never too far away. Bask in the glory.

‘Dobyn House’ 270 Springvale Road, Donvale VIC

Steven Coverdale* has sounded the bell, so gather around people and bear witness to this - one of those handful-a-year properties in which all sense of decorum flies away and one starts pacing, perspiring, heavy breathing and plotting. What looks to be an original 5...

45 Weston Street, Revesby NSW

Thanks to Modernist John for this heads up. Though more demure on the inside than that wildly rich street frontage promises, what it may lack on the kitchen/ bathroom front, it more than makes up for in singularly composed floor plan, straight as they come...

‘Frank House’ 5 Patula Place, Menora WA

It's always thrilling to see an Iwanoff stride onto the market. Yet another glorious work from Perth's hometown boy. Having undergone a little do-up which is, for the most part wonderful in its respect for the home (minor quibble - we would have used real breeze...

141 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant WA

In spite of the rather bodge photography, the clean Modernist ethos and bright 60s flourishes shine through on this little buddy. A little TLC could really bring this one back though sadly we don't think it will survive. Let us remain optimistic (the mining boom is...

1 Haines Pl, Devonport TAS

Devonport. Done dirt cheap! Devonport. Done dirt cheap! Devonport. Done dirt cheap! Devonport and its done dirt cheap! Devonport and its done dirt cheap!

23 Alden Ct, Cheltenham VIC

It is quite astonishing how such a (albeit wonderful) refurb can secure the future of any domestic building. We have no doubt if this was a rundown, un-landscaped house, filed with the remnants of musty furniture and the pool emptied out - we'd see nothing but areal...

7 Bruck Ct, Wangaratta VIC

Nothing more regionally sleepy than this gorgeous little Robin Boyd home in Wangaratta. So minty in its condition and unassuming in its very being, this little gem makes our hearts chirp in the clear winter sun. Many thanks to Secret Design Studio for spotting this...

36 Gawalla St, The Gap QLD

Busting forth like a blooming hibiscus on Motunui and echoing the soaring Polynesian architecture seen in a multitude of Pacific nations (and of course being appropriated post WW2 for the Tiki Exotica culture niche) is this special spread. Internally the dramatic...

82 Parkhill St, Pearce ACT

For purists and simplicity lovers everywhere. This remarkable, architect* designed home, of clean beamed right angles, textured brick, internal courtyard floor plan and lightest of light updating will have a lot of you planning your escape to the capital. If the...

14 Glenwood Ave, Glen Forrest WA

Rare. A sensational 70s brick and beamer with walls of glazing and the carefree zing of a bright yellow kitchen, topped off with a genuine conversation pit. Rarer still is that this home hails from WA, not a state we usually associate with untouched homes of such nuts...

153 Main St, Huonville TAS

Perhaps a flip. Maybe a spruce up of a departed relos home,or a do-up from run-down, in any case this cutie-pie is striking a handsomely cheap and cheerful balance between update and retro origins, surely to please a bunch of house hunters out there.

7 Vernon Pl, Burnie TAS

A Tasmanian trilogy today, starting with Verno here. Not much to say that the listing or the photos don't convey. Just your usual, everyday architectural and garden loveliness with evidence of some wrong turns toward colonisation in the wet areas, but nothing that...

3/1 Percy Street, Devonport TAS

It's easy to love Rose Seidler House. It's easy to be awed by a Neutra, Palm Springs, Case Study House #22 or some American Graffiti-esq Googie bowling alley. However you know your obsession has slid to a deeper plain when you start coveting tin clad, 2 bedroom flats...

‘Bonwood’ 1/30 Lisson Gr, Hawthorn VIC

All week we've been meaning to post up this Charles Duncan townhouse - yet another 45 year-old, leafy suburbs masterclass on how to do medium density living for all of our futures. Soak up that warmth, serenity and earthly architectural delight as only a true maestro...

10 Kirriemuir St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

We know a few of you out there have held fast to this little street, in an unassuming regional 'burb, as their secret real estate crush. Sorry guys, this Catland cat is out of the bag now with a new, swoon inducing listing. In perfect condish with only a minor change...

‘Exley House’ 27 Finlay Rd, Warrawee NSW

Back in September 2015, we like to think that MA was one of the first alarm pushers who discovered this home on the market with seemingly no protections to stop it being completely destroyed if sold into the wrong hands (close to original Seidler, on huge land in...

‘Amigo House’ 5-7 Romaine St, Blackheath NSW

Mis amigos, volvamos a las colinas!.....and behold this bright and brilliant house with all the essential turns from the Australian MCM playbook; built in 1962, from the hand of 1950s, European émigré, turned notable, unsung architect (John Pinter - still practising...

9 Bay St, Mosman NSW

Another bona fide killer. Rising out of the jungle and enmeshed in rock this c.1965 residence has an obvious (though at this point unknown) pedigree with an innovative master at its origin, just check that site plan. With a garden lush to the point of dripping life...

327-329 Roslyn Rd, Highton VIC

An old landmark in the old 'hood, up for sale after several years in some good hands. And although it's in beautiful, architect designed, close-to-original state and although some lovely, rather valuable extras have been added (pool, retaining walls) and although it's...

519 Fig Tree Pocket Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD

Hold on to your hats cats and kittens, Brisbane has just revealed one of it's best. Another slice of brilliance with a swinging Palm Springs/Atomic Ranch sophistication and in such pristine condition as to make us swoon over our morning coffee (first time for sale!)....

30 Astley St, Montmorency VIC

Monty's never gonna let you down with the likes of this. An absolute ripper. Straight and clean as they come*, in an Australian native palette of red/brown tones and opposing textures, dialling up the cosy. Oh, and big props also to the agents for espousing the...

18 Moore St, Colac VIC

A regular where MA listings are concerned, good ol' Colac does seem to punch above it's weight in gorgeous little homes, of predominantly original build and fittings. This one is a particularly neat-o residence, that cream brick straight and unblemished as anything...

6 Tusmore Ave, Leabrook SA

Like a vegan walking past a butcher shop window, a prime cut poster gleaming from the window, so too we steel ourselves, assume the higher road and clench our teeth at that first image of subdivided land. We could try to explain to ol' mates Oren and Matty boy that...

6 Chelmsford Ave, Mitcham SA

Yes this house is a brick and timber beamed beauty which has been kicking arse and taking 'likes' all over the local Mod social media, and yes it's in great nick just ripe for a new owner to make it shimmer even more, but what are we really loving here? Allocasuarina...

75 Station Rd, Gisborne VIC

Just outside Melbourne sits someone's dream home. Assuredly hybrid Australian in its sweeping garden and rolling vistas, it strikes a beautifully sculptural form from the exterior and warms the cockles of those sentimental for the more grounded, dare we say country...

‘Jones House’ 103 Wimborne Ave, Mount Eliza VIC

With a bone structure that belongs in the books of Ford Modelling Agency this unassuming, bucolic beauty has renovation potential dripping off every right angle and trickling down those glazed/masonry expanses. If this one was in our 'hood we'd be on it like white on...

212 Monbulk Rd, The Patch VIC

Though overrun with some well very presented MCM listings right now, we keep returning to this one, so up it goes. We're not sure if the cooling weather is attracting our eye to the sun-dappled, New England setting or perhaps the growing Twin Peaks anticipation is...

5 Balmoral Pl, Carlingford NSW

Medical alarms were made for such a listing. A home of history (built for the Australian Womens Weekly in 1962), pedigree (Neville Gruzman yo!) and respectfully renovated condition as to be right up there with some of the best in the country. A worthy Australian...

8 Eaglie St, Chapel Hill QLD

Almost a latter day echo of yesterday's Kew house, this is similar in architectural expression but in an authentic Queensland accent; up in the trees, deep timber tones echoing a cool jungle canopy and that incredible wall of living room glazing....

40A Stawell Street, Kew VIC

An astounding hipsterville (1950s hipster, not 2017 hipster) oasis by the Yarra, ripe for a little lovin' care, though we'd cry at the thought of anyone inflicting an el blando-luxo reno upon it or, heaven forbid, getting rid of it altogether and installing some...

21 Chester St, Surrey Hills VIC

Thought not seeming like much on the outside, it's the orientation, interiors and little details, down to the cupboard knobs, which put a smile on our mugs. That said, the reality is that this building's days could be down to double digits already now (insert marge...

46 Allumba St, Howrah TAS

One more invitation to get down to Tasmania. Where the land is big, the homes are cheap and the angled rooflines abound!

36A Malton Rd, Beecroft NSW

Tonight, our favourite type of communication; a message from the family of an owner who loved and lived in their own, special Modernist paradise for many years, now seeking to turn it over to someone who will immediately identify with and carry on such care. In this...

9/45 Barrabool Rd, Highton VIC

We know we flog this particular corner of the country, but it continually turns up some classic apartments so we can't say no. Take this ripper - bare mattress in the garage aside (geeze guys would it hurt you to move such a down-at-heel-block-of-flats cliche?) this...

‘Burns House’ 9 Moonda Gve, Cheltenham VIC

Straight up, slick rick and down the line. This is one house to get all you lovers salivating. Once more an offering in heart gladdening enhanced original state. Enticing us all with those breezy horizontal beams, neat-o stone and brickwork, unfilled pool and hanging...

24 Bayley Gve, Doncaster VIC

An now the devastating flipside. A demise wrought by a change in city and a 1.5 million dollar price difference. Though displaying very similar design, materials and aesthetics as Hogarth Rd in Panorama, an indicator of great later period Australian Modernism and so...

9 Hogarth Rd, Panorama SA

Like so many things - be they animal, vegetable or mineral - to shower respect and care, to pay attention and appreciate is to have it thrive. To mistreat, to neglect, to devalue the intrinsic good in something is to chase it to a path of demise. So here we find both...

‘Wilson House’ 12 Fawkner St, South Yarra VIC

All credit here to Steven Coverdale and Simon Reeves, who once more on their own pages fill a pretty vacant sale pitch with the richness of this property's actual history, design and construction. Reeves has written up a glorious account of the architect and first...

4 Hilltop Ave, Devonport TAS

Be it East Hampton, Acapulco or here in Davenport a ship comes in everyday and this could be yours. Though inconspicuous on the outside, inside reveals a rambling, though architecturally sophisticated, residence made with the elements in mind - indoor bbq FTW! At...

3 – 5 Godwin St, Blairgowrie VIC

An unsullied beach-shack, Mid-Century modernism for the masses, rises out of the ever shrinking pool of originals. This home of pure and basic necessity would, with different build materials and more glamorous interior fabrication, be a magazine cover of contemporary...

‘Lyall House’ 13 Belvedere, Kew VIC

A shining jewel in the bedazzling Melbourne MCM crown that is Studley Park. A noted and cherished work (C.our Olympic year 1956) from crowd fav Anatol Kagan this cruise liner of a residence sits astride a sweeping corner, soaking up the northern views of urban...

1 Harley Pl, Wheelers Hill VIC

Project home part two this time  'Design 14B & 17B'  from Ambassador homes of the late 60s-early 70s (thanks once more Steven Coverdale). Another simple delight of warm tones which, at the time of sale, was priced around the $9k mark. Oh what a time to be alive - 45...

58 Charles Pl, Jannali NSW

A coupla project homes today, first this darlin' which sold a week or so back but we've been meaning to put up for ages. We'll chit chat about the lack or otherwise of project home options these days and what could be the future another time, but for this morning...

664 Wyndham St, Shepparton VIC

Criminally undersold with a maddening display of photographic fecklessness, another regional option pops up for us. This time in the fruit sticks of Shepp. A lot to love here, and also quite a bit which needs attention but this could be the oasis that someone...

7 Victoria Tce, Belmont VIC

Lay down the chocolate this Easter Sunday morning and feast your eyes on this instead. A beaut from one of our favourite regional 'burbs, which was once a well kept secret but no longer (prime example: this Barrabool beauty, literally around the corner from this...

15-19 Romaine St, Blackheath NSW

A home of humble intent amid the majesty of nature. Perhaps pull an all nighter in the garden. Gather your followers around that sublime back courtyard and spin some parables. Maybe comfort a betrayer in your midst or someone who snubbed you in the street and work it...

‘Shoebridge House’ 86 Woodhouse Rd, Donvale VIC

After the privilege of seeing Graeme Gunn interviewed last year we have longed for one of his homes to showcase on MA. An architect of such grounded bearing and no-nonsense attitude who, in the often convoluted and self-important posturing of the architecture crowds,...

5 Panorama Ave, Ringwood North VIC

More gold in them thar hills (Panorama, it seems, is a decidedly rich vein) and this one has been doing the rounds all week. A beautiful design with original timbers and stone rightfully cherished in this snap, crackle and pop refurb. No doubt it will be a big hit...

16 Everard St, Glen Osmond SA

Another day, another gem. This time a light and breezy residence high on the South Australian hills. Big land, great view and a dodgy suggestion of development is enough remind us of its place on the endangered list. But let's ignore such unpleasantness for the mo and...

41-43 Montana Pde, Croydon VIC

A real stunner in suburbs under rapid, developer-led transformation. A home built with progressive spirit in the 50s, when all around lay orchards and Melbourne was was 1/2 hr drive away, perhaps a contemporary of Mirrabooka just across the way. Now sitting in a...

10 Kinedana St, Eden Hills SA

All aboard! A wild, c.1961 home from the hand of Russian emigre architect Alexandra Sudia has come up in South Australia looking for just the right kind of eccentric (perhaps one with a predilection for captains headwear, gang planks and shuffleboard) to steer it into...

‘Emery House’ 50 Pine Cres, Ringwood North VIC

A very interesting listing today and one which has been setting local architecture tragics of a particular Melbourne bent into a spin. A 1971, straight out-of-uni-pre-international-fame commission by John Denton (of architectural super triad Denton Corker Marshall...

13 Minora Rd, Dalkeith WA

The Bat Signal has rang loud and clear from the west last night (thank you Daisy) alerting us to this precious historical gem which is teetering on the edge. Despite the fact that it is a wonderful 4 bedroom home complete with pool, requiring only the lightest refurb...

9 Fulford St, Trevallyn TAS

Lonnie just keeps creeping in, stronger and stronger like the submarine ping of an approaching vessel. When everything is out of logical financial reach and exhaustion is starting to get the upper hand that 200k price range for such a darling Mid-Cenutry home, of...

7 Hamilton St, Colac VIC

Still in the country, this time lakeside western district (ooohh Colac has never sounded so posh!). This home represents Australian Mid-Century Modernism more than most; a RVIA Small Homes Service design (the‘T351’) by no other than Neil Clerehan c.1957. We all tend...

‘Clifton’ 940 Packham Dve, Molong NSW

Firstly we thank Alistair at Secret Design studio for this discovery. Now, here's a flight of fancy to get you through the week/today/the morning/this particular 1/2 hr. A regional residence which Secret Design Studio suggested as refuge from the zombie apocalypse,...

‘Hill View’ 23 Ellesmere St, Blairgowrie VIC

In the flurry of so many listings to post we had been neglecting our beloved beach shacks. Today we rectify with a beautifully re-furbed (though now snapped up) pastel gem, safely tucked as it should be in the tea trees. For summer is past and it is this hallowed...

‘Winston Green’ 6 Bundella St, Aspley QLD

Gonna check out Winston Green, Blowing minds who've seldom seen a family casa, so mint pristine, a 60s sitcom set supreme, a vision leapt from magazine, bulkhead lighting, windows gleam, a brick accented, timber dream, a garden lush wth lines so clean, a chi-chi bar...

36 & 38 Spencer Rd, Camberwell VIC

Twins. Gorgeous George and Queen Bey are getting on board. Double the joy and if you're lucky, a little bet each way. And here we find a welcome residential version. A Modern take on the semi-detached row housing which saw us faithfully through to the end of the...

57 Hallett Rd, Burnside SA

Be still our hearts. An incredible, natural beauty sits high on this hill. To our unscholarly minds it's reminiscent of Australian Sydney School forays of the late 60s and 70s, though actually more strongly signposts to us an earlier incarnation of Northern...

47 Pioneer Road, Sheldon QLD

Another stunning bushland acreage with a slightly gone-to-seed home therein. This one just out of Brissy and holding a strong 70s, mission and cream toned, timber beamed, Pettit and Sevitty vibe. Once again so much potential here to clean it up and make it a Japanese...

‘Hillside Park’ 109 Hopetoun Ave, Mount Martha VIC

A rather magnificent listing here on the peninsula. The work of Robin Boyd underling Karl Fender, who now heads one of the most prominent architecture firms in the country banging out such trifles as The Eureka Tower and Mona, this is a step back to the architect's...

8 Sunshine Rd, Austins Ferry TAS

The second move in our Tassie two step. The usual breathtaking view (ho hum). The usual low, low price range (pfffffft). The same ol' gorgeous little home with merely cosmetic changes required to bring it up to pure Mid Century loveliness (whateves). Yeah, really...

4 Meath Ave, Taroona TAS

Two more Tasmanian offerings today which are sure to be in more sought-after 'hoods (away from the hoods) than earlier this week. Indeed this little sweetheart is just out of Hobart Town and in minty condish. With features sure to get some squealing - stone fireplace,...

1 Cardigan St, St Kilda East VIC

Back down the east coast and into Marvellous Migrant Melbourne country. This untouched residence has incredible scope for a refresh whilst maintaining high fidelity to its MCM heritage and design. The joy of these larger homes, born from a european eye, is the...

15 The Quarterdeck, Middle Cove NSW

We could quibble here about owners getting a bit indulgent with the white paint, but we can overlook this refurb, that blisteringly awesome street front is enough to know hearts are in the right place and, in fact, kudos should be forthcoming for not only keeping but...

7 Victoria St, George Town TAS

Here we are stuck in a housing market shaped like Tiddalick the frog and yet we find possibly the cheapest house we've ever had on MA. Now location, of course, is the reason but here but just look at ourselves in this country - we are so spoilt. For this home is not...

14B Grassmere Rd, Killara NSW

Sure to set all wild hearts a flutter, this swingin' pad has a breathtaking boldness of character which is fairly rare in Australian Modern homes. There is something just so Hollywood to this (it must be the palm trees and that sweeping entry staircase) it makes us...

3 Sheila St, Blackburn North VIC

Snowball's chance in hell. Million dollar block and a house too humble and light for these heady deluxe days. It's only way out is possibly a relocation - anyone need a beach house or country retreat? Get onto that agent before this one goes the way of all the...

5 Gwyn Cl, St Ives NSW

This unadulterated residence is yet another ripper example of simplicity and purity of Modernist design on a mass scale. A mid- 60s project home (we think not Pettit & Sevitt in this case- but will happily be corrected*) in yet again beautiful condition is ready to be...

7 Pleasant View Cres, Wheelers Hill VIC

h We have a bit of healthy debate, conjecture and informed discussion going about renovation and what is acceptable 'updating' a MCM Australian residence this week, with more to come, but at this moment we have no such dilemma - this suburban superstar looks...

35 Berkeley St, Holland Park QLD

For those who always post high numbers on the lotto fantasy daydream index (you know we do, it's nothing to be ashamed of) hold onto your Panamas - a widely known Queensland drooler has just come on the market (we saw it back round 2013). It has been altered once...

New Farm QLD

There are any number of 60s block flats, of nice space and cute features, in inner Brissy market at any one time. Though most of them stand mutilated by the addition of high gloss floor tiles and 'that'll do' Bunnings kitchens (look, we know its hot, but really? Is...

‘Mirrabooka’ 34-40 Moore Rd, Vermont VIC

A once in a lifetime listing today: a 1957, Roy Grounds started /Robin Boyd completed commission sitting on acreage in the mostly hostile (to MCM) Middle East (of metro Melbourne). Thankfully cloaked in heritage overlay which not only curtails the grand plans of every...

10 McDonald Cres, Strathfield NSW

Light and lithe. This mid-60s, Peter Buckwell beauty has withstood the decades and then some, with the precious owners maintaining it in immaculate condition. We get the sense that this one would be a particular pleasure to live in; easy, seamless, timeless.

‘Kagan House’ 70 Gordon St, Elsternwick VIC

Today we present the example of what we dub '4M' : Marvellous Melbourne Migrant Modernism (you could throw Mid-Century in there too if you like). This residence has become a local celebrity in it's own right thanks to the wonderful attention lavished on it via Design...

1 & 4 / 9 Sanglen Tce, Belmont VIC

A 2-part listing today, twin apartments of gorgeous cream brick, natty railing, super roomy bedrooms ( sigh, the good ol' days) and large windows; the bookends of a 4 residence complex. Number 4 on the left edge, number 1 on the right (from street view that is), both...

‘Gandolfo House’ 10 Highgate Hill, Toorak VIC

Today we have a fortress of a home up for grabs yet again since it was sold last year. A rare, singular and unmolested residence by legend David Godsell (see the great man's own home in full Design Files* glory here) built for a Mr Salvatore Gandolfo (C.1975). For...

7 Ainslie Gve, Kings Meadows TAS

Two homes in one. Killer angles, a little something for everyone here (including creepy statue in the garden) and the best bit? A price tag of low 300s. My goodness has the time for rejecting the centralised urban capital complex begun yet? In other words -  the city...

86 North Valley Rd, Highton VIC

While still in an archive slog, dragging literally hundreds of old listings out of our cut and paste records and back onto the site for your viewing pleasure a few familiar faces have popped up. This little darlin' for one. Last seen with us back on '09, it looks like...

‘Tripptree House’ 26 Illawong Cres, Taroona TAS

We've fawned, wide-eyed over this, one of the most beautiful Modernist residences in Tassie, before when it was on the market a couple of years ago. We've been contacted by MA reader Scott, the present owner, who clearly has not touched a hair on this masterwork but...

177 Gloucester Ave, Belair SA

Time to escape Victoria's tsunami of amazing listings for a sec and check out SA. And it gladdens our little black hearts to see more and more people catching on and presenting, yet again, a loving renovation of their MCM home (this one from 1969). This one has a...

233 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC

Just take a gander of what can be achieved with some love and appreciation here. Modernist Australian, Carolina, is selling her 1963, David C. Moore designed home which has undergone what can only be described as a breathtakingly appealing renovation at the hand of...

‘Weight House’ 1 Gracefield Dve, Box Hill North VIC

We'd like to make note that this house we list tonight would not be standing without the diligence of architectural historian Simon Reeves. We have celebrated his work before, namely here and here, but this is a new nova-glowing testament to the hard wins our ground...

‘Merindah’ 132 Gould St, Frankston VIC

What was formerly a Frankston fear zone has come full circle and is deservedly desired. And why not? Look what we have here; absolute bay beach frontage with a remarkable and original architect designed mid 60s pad complete with wrought iron name out front, crazy...

‘Spic n’ Span’ 46C Roslyn Rd, Belmont VIC

Riffing off the commercial offering of our last Boyd, here is a lil' sweetheart and local touchstone for another suburban crowd. Virtually unchanged since it took up business decades ago, ol' Spic n' Span seems to be folding (oh dear!) and leaving that gorgeous...

‘Ctesiphon Igloos’ 1 Cleveland Rd, Ashwood VIC

A gleeful finish to the festival of Boyd, with his corner shop 'igloos' (c.1953) also up for sale. Business or pleasure, take your pick. Heritage listed (hooray!) they are not only a wonderfully experimental blip within the wider Boyd legacy, but are now part of a...

‘Baker House’ 305-307 Long Forest Rd, Long Forest VIC

The Boyd festival continues and today we see a more familiar residence; 'Baker House' (c.1966), perhaps one of the most visited Boyds in the country due to its recent history as party/wedding venue. Like yesterday's Blott House it's in a similar situation; it too has...

‘Blott House’ 7 Allambi Rd, Chirnside Park VIC

We've known for some time about the availability of 'The Blott House' (c.1955) a 100% Boyd pedigree stunner, restored to marvellous Modern glory with the caveat that the owners, who have done so much to repair and protect this historic residence, are only interested...

27 Linton Ave, Templestowe Lower VIC

There is an overlooked stash of rather lovely Mod homes in the great north east of Metro Melbourne, and what was once 'just out there somewhere' is now becoming a snapped up locale for developers and home buyers alike. This one is on the more modest side compared to...

82 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills QLD

Just what we need this morning (/s); A seemingly enticing, 5 bedroom residence. Likely from original hands, held tight the last 50+ years (reports suggest a deceased estate). The work of quintessential, Queensland Modernist architects Hayes & Scott whom, if anyone saw...

13-17 Blairgowrie Ave, Cooma NSW

A much loved family home, hand built by the owners 55 years ago and remaining with them until now is up for sale. We thanks Modernist Australian Alison for letting us know about this little DIY gem in what looks to be a magical part of Southern NSW (oh that eucalypt...

‘Helsham House’ 8 First Ave, Willoughby East NSW

*Meditating to slow heart rate* Peter Hall, architect (previously employed to salvage the Sydney Opera House project after Utzon/government drama.) *Grabs and inhales into paper bag* Built for Supreme Court Judge and wife, with a keen interest in social and...

115 Schlich St, Yarralumla ACT

For anyone who loves their Modernism with a crisp Internationaist 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,...

3 The Boulevard, Heathmont VIC

Though its been hit with a couple of updates this wonderful, architect designed, 1957 home brings the MCM joy by the truckload, with scope to bring it back to a more original vision without too much fuss. And what's more the sales spiel is pitch perfect - bravo Louise...

44 Railway Ave, Austinmer NSW

Attention Sydney peeps! You know how your workplace is always trying to be down with the kids, talkin' 'flexibility', 'remote offices' and 'tele commuting availability'? Well it's time they ponied up. This sunlit sweetie pie, lovingly refurbed and with '50s features...

‘Driffield’ 219 Purves Rd, Arthurs Seat VIC

In a week of bona fide rippers behold the finale. A dynamic home which is not only sending the Modernist/dreamhouse crowd into raptures (and deservedly so) but one which has also awakened many of us to the existence of a trailblazing female architect; Suzanne Dance*....

10 Killeen St, Nundah QLD

We speculate that the heat of a 27 degree overnight low with a 36 degree chaser in this house means stripping down, a wet face washer and lying under the fan, such is the old Aussie nostalgia seeping from every nook and wall. A far cry from the Sydney school or Robin...

88 Longview Rd, Balwyn North VIC

'Delight' - great pleasure 'Simple' - easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty. 'Redevelop' - construct new buildings in (an urban area), typically after demolishing the existing buildings. 'McMansion' - a large modern house that is considered ostentatious...

7 Wyeena Cl, Wahroonga NSW

We toss the words 'elegant' and 'beautiful' fairly liberally around these parts, but if any residence we've shown lately deserves the description then this is it. A heart-thumping (c.1951?) slice of leafy green in the ye olde Modernist enclave of Wahroona (just around...

‘Webb House’ 102 Circe Circle, Dalkeith WA

A rare and absolute stunner popped up in WA last week. A 1965 family residence built for Professor & Mrs M Webb and designed by notable local Lyndsay Waller who (along with architects Jeffrey Howlett and Don Bailey) was responsible for the most celebrated and now...

78 Herron Rd, Pullenvale QLD

Perennial MA hall-of-famer and Brisbane legend John Van Den Broek delivers yet again with this gorgeous, 1969, rambler amid 2+ acres of luscious northern capital hinterland. And although the images of a suggested rebuild** are, we have to admit, pretty nice (it's...

8 Bronte Ct, Hampton VIC

A story of loss and (possible) redemption today. Picture a perfect little Mid-Century home, a dream home if you will, conceived within the Age Small Homes Service program in1955 Melbourne and designed by no other than the legendary Neil Clerehan. This home was built...

‘Castello Romano’ 3/32 Kirkland Ave, Coorparoo QLD

A circa 1973 fever dream in Deco-Mod-Googie-Brutal with intense 90's high gloss and wild rococo decor. Who can say no to such a personal statement of space and excess? You are a demigod, thee who enters this world; basking by the rooftop pool in a white one-piece...

66 Leslie St, South Launceston TAS

This Tassie townhouse holds two mysteries; How on earth did we miss such a ripping property just sold today?! And who was the progressive architect behind that amazing design? Though we may never know the answers to that, we do know some lucky person has just snaffled...

31 Brewster St, Essendon VIC

Thanks to Steven Coverdale via Alison Alexander for this unabashed compound of desire. Take the high-end build quality and sumptuous detailing of any 1960s Caulfield abode, add the breezy courtyards of a Beaumaris beauty and throw in some gorgeous greenery familiar to...

19 Marriott Ave, Modbury North SA

Affordable? Tick Original? Tick Humble?Tick Historical?Tick Furnished Collectable? Tick Loveable? Tick Desirable? Tick In the most aptly named suburb in the country ever(able)? Tick      

31-33 Dawn Cres, Bonnie Doon VIC

Barnaby ol' mate was half right this morning when he suggested getting out of the city for an affordable home (employment dearth and dodgy current tax laws aside). We at MA are all for putting a ring around the capitals and focussing instead on the regions but he was...

11 Waller Cres, Campbell ACT

Legit and a just bit more. This is a superb, unmolested slice of Canberra MCM by hall-of-famer Neville Ward would be a dream to inhabit. Floating around in such delicate yet earthy spaces. Light, air, the bush, the sky, wrapped in your own cosy oasis. *sigh*...

281 Oliver St, Grafton NSW

Grafton gives it up today with an immaculate little home chock-a-block with the kinds of details and signatures to drive any Mid-Century retro snaffler wild - including freestanding fireplace, wonderful louvered and segmented windows, wild-angled kitchen and even a...

9 Barrabool Rd, Belmont VIC

So good we've listed it twice (well with 2 years in between). Not much has changed here since we saw it last; same beautiful timber, same wall of north facing windows and seagrass floor. Same ripping pozzie in a regional hotspot. Perhaps a little more pricey than...

9 Henry St, Maffra VIC

We do love our regional finds here at MA, and this little gem is the business. Recently bought (2014) and updated ever-so-slightly and sympathetically this home in the gorgeous Gippsland Lakes area has charm, features and potential by the boatload. All ripe and ready...

20 Kaylorne St, Boondall QLD

The is a case of a much loved rambling residence now being sold by its original owners and the agent is doing his darndest to ensure that this classic 1966 beauty is passed on to someone who will cherish it. Though looking rather McMansiony from the street, the...

26 Derwent Laken Rd, Otago TAS

We interrupt our listing schedule to bring you this 1970s villa in the hills. The total package; brilliant yet unfussy U configuration floorplan from notable architect Bob Nation. Hilltop position with unrivalled 360 degree views across the Derwent to MONA....

1 Russell St, McCrae VIC

An absolute, undeniable ball-tearer. 1/2 an acre of pure north, and Port Philip Bay, facing terraced garden, with charming decked pool enclosure (including shed cabana) and an all original home - the pure manifestation of summer dreams stretching back 50 years. We can...

272 Penquite Rd, Norwood TAS

A shiny gem down Tassie way today. Making the most of the brilliant southern light and allowing for the winter chill with that charming enclosed courtyard. Done up with a steady and sympathetic eye this is one gorgeous little residence for under 300k.

544 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo QLD

Today is one not so much for architecture purists so much as interior and decorative arts aficionados (and really, who's heart doesn't skip a little upon spotting a pink bathroom?). So bold and 50-years-to-the-day original as to make each space and room a set for any...

17 Lewis St, Dee Why NSW

A supreme statement of fibro beach house culture. A pure dream in alabaster and white. Unmolested, only enhanced and hopefully allowed to stay with us to continue to enticing drool from passersby and real estate tragics alike.

13 Bradford St, Menora WA

Another slice of eclectica and praise be - it's a listing from WA - been a while sandgropers! Displaying a curious mix of Modernist spaces, Mid-Century period features - a splash of tile here, a sunken bath there, some breeze block and iron balustrading and even a...

15 Camelia Cres, The Basin VIC

The second in our house comparison today hails from the dripping forest hollow of The Basin, historically a suburb of Dandy dweller bolt-holes and DIYers of all description, that is why this architect designed beauty initially appears as just another shack in the...

5/6 Blyth St, Altona VIC

Today a little observation of two listings in Victoria. Both deserving a place with us, but almost opposite in their presentation. This first one pops up as a sensational slice of retro jive in the bayside streets of Altona. The internal inspection is however a little...

10 Green Ln, Orange NSW

For all the regional genteel - the chintz, the no-doubt lengthy about-town ownership history and the buttoned-up vibes reverberating from these photos there is still no doubt about when this one was built and how even a stately home in the country was touched by a...

22 Southern Cross Dve, Cronin Island QLD

This one had quite a lot of fans letting us know about it at the time (thanks peeps- we always need alerts to cover the whole country properly). Now under contract (like you could afford it anyways) this Gold Coast pad of rarified, subject to climate change location...

12 Ribbon Gum Ct, Mount Nelson TAS

We were going to plow right through Christmas and list a bunch of homes (hey we'll still throw some out to you next week), but let us declare - today's listing is the ultimate cultural and architectural full stop for our year of 2016. An artist's experimental vision...

138 La Perouse St, Griffith ACT

Looking like a project starter home from the 60s, now commanding slightly more than the first home buyer/builder could typically shell out - eeek! This one has some beautiful timber and original features, including complete wet areas (usually the first to go in any...

29 Nelson Rd, Point Lonsdale VIC

We can declare that if this family-sized gem were 400 meters more to the south it would be going for over the 1 mil mark. As it's not, yet still in the established burg of 'Lonnie, with think it is a ripper deal. And we haven't even touched on that retro fab roofline,...

20 Orchard Ave, Eltham North VIC

This one sits on the far edges of what we usually have on MA, but gosh darnnit it's such a lovely, homey home and as a 1982, Sandstock, Eltham, girt-by-bushland residence it certainly has a nuts and berries/Knoxy vibe which appeals to many a Modernist eye. And really,...

31 Spring St, West End QLD

Some excellent projects being unearthed all over the shop and here's today lovely, unsullied offering. Could be an absolute peach (or is that mango?) in the right, caring hands. Go for it gang! **Update - thanks Cloud Dwellers** "This is an early design by Robin...

17 Arve Rd, Geeveston TAS

Taking a cue from Ed Klein and his wonderful Insta, lets look at repurposing. We've posted the odd (and yes, they're are mostly odd) public or club buildings before which deserve a second chance, most obviously as a residence. Here is one in the later-modern-church...

26/20 Shirley Gve, St Kilda East VIC

When the sun beats down and the city the concrete holds heat for days nothing is more enticing than an apartment surrounded by greenery. This beautiful cream brick residence already a winner, is enhanced by some very cute exotica styling - bamboo railing, island blue...

27 Rangers Retreat Rd, Frenchs Forest, NSW

The end of the year draws nigh and our backlog of listings is formidable. Time to clean house and get as many up for your perusal, comment and posterity as we can. Starting with this little lovely in the Forest.

20 Fawkner St, South Yarra VIC

Sad to see such a gorgeously economic yet light, leafy and well laid out residence relegated to a single dejected adjective: 'livable' sheeesh Presenting as far more merchant/project homey than it's 1985 (the international year of peach and brass) vintage, this stands...

48 McMahon Ave, Anglesea VIC

We strongly believe that if more photos of tyre swings in scraggy, tea-treed backyards were showcased as 'lifestyle' selling points in real estate listings, our world would be a much better place.

14a Mawhera Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

This staunch, late Mod residence in a premier Hobart suburb though capturing hearts immediately, could endear itself to the unconvinced by echoing the late 60/70s era in which it was conceived, in styling, rather than filling the space with florals, iron lacework and...

27 Araba St, Aranda ACT

Second helping of P&S goodness (well, we don't know for sure- but just look at it), and this time with added cork! Dig that timber, painted brick and flooring combo - just delicious. If you missed out yesterday, make it up today.

31 Perry Dve, Chapman ACT

A listing of pure Pettit and Sevitt perfection. No really, it could be the most intact and original P&S we've ever had (and we have had quite a few over the years). Set on a beautiful Canberra bush block with an awesome floor plan headed straight to our 'house...

10 Fernbank Tce, Stonyfell SA

Like a highly intelligent and spirited young woman told to dress 'normally' so as to 'blend in' the brilliance still shines through on first meeting. The masterful design of this lovely residence overrides any cream and pastel average and makes the heart jump. This...

16 Hilton St, Beaumaris VIC

A sublimely simple yet satisfying residence with sky-high potential for a glam-up, however (once again) this is on the chronically endangered list.

7 Avona Cres, Seaforth NSW

For the underwhelmed, the fatigued, the spiritless looking for a spark to kick the heart back into gear - clap your sore peepers on this. For any maths-brained seagull it's a french curve. For any real estate jackal it's views, land and millions in a sale. For us it's...

37 Dumbarton Cres, Menora WA

Finally WA shows itself and thankfully presents some clued-in owners. This is a beautifully done reno, not only keeps but celebrates a bunch of this sensational home's original features (dig that brickwork and metal flue fireplace) and floor plan (from the looks)...

107 Peel St West, West Launceston TAS

Though that pitched and tiled roof looks a little out of place, the rest is a atomic flavoured dream house. Surely there is some industrious Betty and John in northern Tassie ready to take this baby on? Oh and double points for the best house name this side of...

23 Hilda St, Blaxland NSW

On the home straight to Christmas (yikes!) and everyone is trying to get their house sold before the holidays - sheesh we simply cannot keep up with the listings popping up everywhere. And half the time when we try to order our posts with some semblance of variety,...

7 Point Ave, Beaumaris VIC

A certain serene airiness to this gorgeous home amid the tea trees evokes a time of casual bohemia. No place for televisions, corporate attire or hurried schedules but rather long shimmering days or quiet evenings reading by the fire, music, wine and friends, bedecked...

7 Leopold St, Mittagong NSW

No, not that NSW 'Gong, the other one and our very first listing in the Southern Highlands. Beautifully original and with serious Pettit & Sevitt/Japanese overtones of expansive white walls and mission brown beams throughout. A lovely regional pick.

10 Remount Rd, Mowbray TAS

Today's second offering even more cheaper and cheerful than the last. Plenty of scope once again to polish this cutie pie up and make it a home (or home base) amid the clear skies and ever warming seas of the Apple Isle.

13 Maritana Pl, Berriedale TAS

Another one snapped up in Tassie for a veritable song. Needing some love, its going to go either way; a simple and sympathetic refurb bringing it up to today or a paint/render/tile massacre attempting to obfuscate its inherently nice design elements with shiny...

8 Centre Way, Belair SA

A little offering from South Australia, it is so nice to spread the love around the country. Take a gander. Don't forget episode 2 of 'Streets of Your Town'...

‘Warrington’ 8/78 Beach Rd, Mentone VIC

Let's not confuse this, the love and preservation of Modernist architecture should not be rooted in any kind of arbitrary, NIMBY, "we want to keep our backyards large while the city becomes obese", type kneejerk. No, Modernism at its very conception was purely good...

23 Drysdale St, Portarlington VIC

Time for a great beach shack, it's been a while. For those newbies who fail to draw a line between Mid-Century Modernist architecture and our favourite national symbol of Australian holidays long gone, then time to read over one of our early rants one more time. For...

19 Bellaire Ct, Beaumaris VIC

If there is one thing we can take away from this ker-azy week in the world is that for various reasons (nefarious or completely justified) many of us would like to rewind time. So lets do it, with this flawless statement of 1960s suburbia in Beaumaris (by local...

81 Martins Ln, Viewbank VIC

An outstanding gem in the Melbourne burbs. With all its original, heart racing angles, soaring windows and brickwork. And guess what ?(not that we wanna jinx it but) Not a single suggestion of 'redevelopment' or demolition. Not a one! This, apart from being a sunshine...

23 Chartwell St, Aspley QLD

This Brissy find has been setting a few local hearts a flutter and although the poor dear has been internally blotted out, there are the bones (and glazing) to make this one hell of a ground up restoration/renovation project. Get on it, our northern brothers and...

27 Wood St, Mowbray TAS

Ahhh yes, you know if you want to forgo family, friends and certain cultural aspects of life (or maybe you just bring them all with you!) there are magic homes out there just waiting to be loved which don't cost the earth. This one is a clear example (might have even...

‘Anschel house’ 8 Carnsworth Ave, Kew VIC

This is a listing of two parts; the first a breathtaking residence in Kew, a late entry for MA house of the year by longtime fav Anatol Kagan. Owned with love and pride for the last 50 years by the same family, it has remained as integral, light and beautiful as when...

4 Nola Court, Toorak VIC

If you have the means to obtain a slice of true, old money, Melbourne glamour then you cannot go past this. We showcased its neighbour a couple of years back, but this one's got it covered. Holgar and Holgar would be pleased (we think) to see their creation still...

10 Maxwell Cres, Bendigo VIC

Without pretence, nor conceit, nor irony, this is a home which never left the era of it's creation and was cared for to the peak of immaculate perfection. We'd suggest anyone who buys this one must retain some of this stunning furniture and furnishings keeping them in...

21 Edinburgh Ave, Stonyfell SA

Though we could quietly weep at that rendered over timber out back and the lost stone flooring on the basement level (white gloss tiles, really?) this is otherwise is a beautiful home, with much still intact and those walls of paned windows cannot be denied. Giddy-up...

‘Seccull House’ 32 North Rd, Brighton VIC

About as iconically pared back Modernist for the Victorian capital as a Johnson in New Caanan, a Koenig in Los Angeles or a Mies in Chicago is this pinnacle residence by Guilford Bell (c.1972). By all accounts one the architect's most accomplished and favourite...

40 Woorarra Ave, North Narrabeen NSW

'Allo, 'allo Sydney peeps - what's going on here then? We know this beauty has a backstory maybe even a pedigree, but we are not sure where to begin. It has a singular and superlative vision which sets it apart and clearly announces a higher architectural goal when...

10 Glenwood Rd, Springfield SA

We thank Modernist Australian, Kerina, for brightening up our mid-week today with this one. More Mid-Century set-piece than Modernist masterpiece, you would be nonetheless stone-hearted to not enjoy, if not straight out adore, this wonderful villa of excess (that...

18.2 ‘Domain Park’ 193 Domain Rd, South Yarra VIC

Nothing more Marvellous Melbourne Modernist than a pad in Domain Park (Robin Boyd c.1962). Over more than a decade we have tracked the sale of these apartments, with corresponding increasing prices, which we cannot only put down to an insane housing market, but (also...

32 Long View Rd, Croydon South VIC

There are thousands of project homes still dotting our suburban landscape in all variation of condition. Many have been renovated and changed, some have been left to slowly decay and on very rare occasions we see one that is a time machine, effectively no different...

6 Monash Ave, Lenah Valley TAS

I had a dream I could live on the mountain side in a fine 60s house with a fireplace too Some trees, some breeze Views so vast they touch the sky I know a place where it all comes true I know a valley, I know a valley My Lenah Valley, the world has to see A home you...

40 Studley Ave, Kew VIC

And yet another gem of original street frontage glory. A cream brick beauty which yoo-hoos classic 1950s Melbourne through the rolling urban bush of Kew, recognised home of the genteel Modernist set. Thanks to the ever postfull Steven Coverdale for letting the retro...

78 Onkaparinga Rd, Bridgewater SA

**Update** Our salty critique of this home's sales pitch hit some raw nerves and drew ire from several corners today, not least with the agents themselves. It is heartening therefore to note that this evening the copy for the listing has been altered somewhat. A...

13 Bastick St, Rosny TAS

This one was (sorry, it's sold!) a standout for those who like their Mid-Century with more than a touch of John Waters, pastel camp. We dearly hope those lucky new owners went that extra mile because of the brilliant turquoise and pink palette and sensational outdoor...

8 Mcnaught St, Beaumaris VIC

Rounding off fabulous Friday in the Beau with a minty time-vault so captivating even the agent is trying their best. Not much more to say here, the pics are really all you need.

107 Casey St, Bendigo VIC

After a succession of out-of reach fantasy listings, here something we can all get behind. A regional delight, totally affordable and ripe for the picking. Having been inspired by the Mod/native landscaping of yesterday's Kew home our mind races with what we could...

94 Normanby Rd, Kew VIC

Another notable architectural home (from local Modernist dynamic duo John and Phyllis Murphy) renovated with aplomb. Very much in the realm of Razor dismay for us mere looky-loos, it nonetheless provides some serious guilty exhilaration, pouring over and taking notes...

7 Green Point Rd, Pearl Beach NSW

It's a tricky business finding a great Mid Century home and then doing it up. How much deference do you offer the original architect? What can you add and how much can you remove/alter yet have it still of their vision? Do we ignore or prioritise the contribution of a...

283 Gold Creek Rd, Brookfield QLD

Something rather elegant and breezy in this one's fine timber beams, flooring, glazing and flush wall fireplace. Another project of huge potential and an enchanted tropical forest to go with it. A sublime set-up for sultry midnights of bathers, beers and cricket song...

551 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC

Real top-end-of-town Melbourne plus architectural pedigree here. A 1959 Borland and Trewenack (or is that Borland Trewenack & Brooks?) residence, though we'd love a little input from the Mod detectives out there as to its altered state and history (anyone?). In any...

27 & 28/ 27-29 Montague St, Highton VIC

Changing it up once more with a perennial fav - the Montague complex in Highton. This time it's a twofer offer and chance to double the fun with an end apartment and the one next door, in a prized possie, for around the 550k mark (combined). Though we're not sure...

34 Carnegie Cres, Narrabundah ACT

Although we have a huge line of sensational MCM offerings jostling to get past the door bitch and onto our for sale pages right now, there always appears yet another VIP swanning right in, for we just can't help give the attractive ones a little special treatment....

102 Rutledge St, West Ryde NSW

This one has recently sold, but for the record here it is - the rambling rancher. Something about this one makes us think of big shots from smaller towns - the local factory owner or car dealership magnate perennially decked in a reefer jacket and slacks whose home...

39 Paloma St, Bentleigh East VIC

Sometimes it's the less assuming, slightly down-at-heel abodes which really grab us, and this little wonder does just that. A modest home built in 1960 which nonetheless includes some wild editions (such as the original in-built aquarium and valve radio in the kitchen...

3 Marion Ct, Lindisfarne TAS

Just scraping in from 1978, this brick veneer makes some interesting shapes and gets the split levels on. Add some zing with that patriotic kitchen colour scheme and recessed bath, plus the usual million dollar Hobart views for half that amount and we have not a bad...

‘Reynolds House’ 4 Vincent St, Oak Park VIC

Hailing from an underrepresented MCM suburb (in fact our first listing we've had in Oak Park), and deserving a full spread in Inside Out magazine come this late 50s jewel. MA has been contacted by its astute custodians to ensure it falls into the right hands after so...

70 Springbank Rd, Panorama SA

Some meddling kids have been at work here, but there ain't nuthin which can't be revived, restored, replaced and shot with botox to make her look like she did in '66. A great comeback just waiting to happen.

‘Scott Simpson House’ 25 Spindrift Ave, Flinders VIC

Sending many a Victorian-based Mod lover into cardiac arrest over the past weekend, and rightfully so, is this exquisitely bare-boned beach-house. With negligible changes since it's construction (c.1967) and no need for adornment, this home radiates the brilliance of...

11 Tarcoola St, St Lucia QLD

Another dreamboat in the canon of Vitaly Gzell. An architect who more than any other Australian Mid-Century practitioner captured all the glamour and perk of 50s California and relocated it to our QLD capital. Once again we see that marvellously clean internal...

23 Belconnen Way, Weetangera ACT

Frank Lloyd Wrighty on the outside, a bit dishevelled on the inside, this is a once loved residence on the low. Its sad, but lovely bones need a helping hand outta this slump before its demised is sealed. Can anyone in Canberra rise to the challenge?

5 Snow St, Glen Osmond SA

Catapulting from modest 60s suburbs to the cream of the hills. This slice of scenic elegance amid the gums is nothing if not a testament to the longevity of latter day Australian Modernist design - unfussy and warm, casual yet refined. Not a single change warranted or...

10 Gill St, Belmont VIC

Going hard on the G-town tip today, but if the nuggets are there than thats all we care. And this is what we're talkin' 'bout. Some serious call the bank, give notice, start packing, pick up some Reece pamphlets and paint/wallpaper samples, wondering what those boards...

1/7 Ferndale Pde, Highton VIC

Looking to downsize in a regional town? Feel the need to simplify and lose some superfluous bits and bobs without straying into the self congratulatory looking glass that is the 'small houses movement' (Hey, who wudda thunk you can live in a 6 x 5m space? Well, most...

30 Stapley Cres, Chadstone VIC

An old listing from a month back, but we'd be completely neglectful to let it go unpublished. A swoon inducing all original whose fate remains unknown. Enjoy.

9 Penaton St, Corinda QLD

A particularly masculine aesthetic variation. Unadorned and raw, yet meticulous; an immaculately dressed bloke of very few words. A refreshing antithesis to the white palette adorned with metallic, geometric trinkets and sheepskin throws which has yet retreat from the...

41 Fraser St, Herne Hill VIC

While this one kick arse, we take notes - that timber feature beam in the main living, those original relief ceiling tiles, freestanding fireplace, banks of windows and just a good amount of renovation to move on in. This was one of several properties way back when,...

13 Winns Rd, Blackwood SA

Out of Victoria and over to stalwart modernist suburb; Blackwood SA. This charmer has copped a bit of an 80s makeover at some point (the kitchen has certainly felt the lash of colonial rule) but the shimmer of Mid-Century design (Oh that freestanding fireplace! That...

141 Rowans Rd, Moorabbin VIC

Addressing the backlog we're putting this one up for posterity. Though just sold for a hefty amount we hope it went to the right people. The original owners have now died, and their grand-daughter was trying furiously to keep their beloved grandparents home intact as...

15 Cara Rd, Highton VIC

Our favourite stomping ground comes through once again with a ripper little which is only an inspired owner away from true MCM glory. In fact it is the kind of project which sings of possibility at every turn - the garden, the split level living, perhaps a little...

121 Albert St, Creswick VIC

Our very first listing from Creswick and pretty much the kind of immaculate time capsule one expects from a Victorian country town. The typical regional burg which supplies the inner cities of state captials with endless student refugees seeking as escape of boredom,...

14 – 16 Marion Ave, Croydon VIC

There once was a time, no very long ago, where Croydon was pooh- poohed. T'was not the suburb of aspirational dreams, nor did it conjure images of homesteads of architectural sophistication or stunning bushland gardens into minds of those on the hunt or otherwise. But...

4 Bolton St, Beaumaris VIC

And yet another one. C'mon we don't need to go into why this property is such a gorgeous project waiting to bloom. We don't need to go into its stunning horizontal form and frontage, pool out back and superb original features. And we absolutely don't need to go over...

8 Eighth Ave, Anglesea VIC

For a good decade or so Anglesea somehow avoided the intensity of a heated Surf Coast market, the development, up-scaling and self-congratulatory smugness creeping into certain other nearby towns. It couldn't last forever, but the unpretentious, old-school holiday...

2 Rowans Rd, Highett VIC

Split level splendour and wonderful garden to boot. Very interesting to see (almost) equal weight given to the MCM joy of this home, with it's 'development potential' in the sales pitch. A welcome big step for bayside 'burbia....

60 Mossops Rd, Bullarto VIC

Time to get country. Three acres and a brick fixer-upper with pitched retro lines and crazy paving patio is sure to excite a few of you out there, especially one in commuter county (halfway between Daylesford and Trentham). Though appearing a little dark and drippy...

43 Toorak Ave, Mangerton NSW

A city escape plan with enough retro-spunk to set the mid-century bowerbirds packing up their cat salt & pepper shakers, wrapping their anodised bar accoutrements and scouring gumtree for replacement boomerang Laminex to freshen up the kitchen. That entry staircase...

31 Curban St, Balgowlah Heights NSW

Cop that zen. Sitting amid the unbeatably lush canopy of Sydney 'burbs is this lovely MCM residence which wears its Japanese influences on its sleeve. Sliding screens, warm parquetry, and white on mission brown accents. The lightest refurb by a deft hand would allow...

5 Joy St, Aspley QLD

Bringing home this week's suburban trifecta is this double-dekker in Aspley. Beautifully simple and paired back inside, the external presentation remains a neato nostalgic slice of Brady Bunch living in our northern state. That stunning cream brickwork, panels of...

14 Alma St, Panorama SA

Though hard-core purists may disagree we think this newie on the market is the perfect outcome for our more unassuming, residential MCM architecture. Far too regularly we see places of this calibre (yes, even the architects own home, hell, sometimes especially the...

4 Kittani St, Kirrawee NSW

The Syd/Melb ping pong continues and speaking of ping-pong that split level breezeway is just calling for a table or maybe a few hours of down-ball or maybe just some classic patio furniture (barkcloth- where have you gone?) white wine spritzer in hand. Whatever takes...

1 The Righi, Eaglemont VIC

A delicate Boydy touch to this original beauty in a olde suburb of Modern repute. Large glazing, dedicated northern orientation, wonderful 60s details in the fireplaces and brickwork. Overall a stellar project; a true supermodel in waiting.

830a Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach NSW

Continuing on the beach theme, it doesn't get more enticing than this. A 100% genuine (by the looks) Beachcomber in fantastic condition (we'll just ignore that kitchen for the time being and direct our loving gaze towards that living room and deck - oh me oh my!) and...

‘Algar House’ 11 Woodlands Ave, Silverleaves VIC

As the bone chill slowly lifts, our eyes turn to the distant horizon and the brightness of summer. Look! Here comes the perfect home for such seasonal observations. A gorgeously modest yet perfectly formed, fan shaped residence constructed with fire elements at the...

24 Mcshane St, Balwyn North VIC

In the epicentre of offleash and unholy vandalism, even the agents concede the supremacy of this place. Sure there is the compulsory mention of 'redevelopment' but the sheer unblemished perfection of this residence suggests even their steely hearts aren't in it....

‘Bunya House’ 42 Bynya Road, Palm Beach NSW

Yesterday was Sydney's public tragedy but today we move to private triumph. Peter Muller our very own Mid-Century master, stopping hearts and blowing minds since 1952, has a new listing for us to salivate over, and this time it's his place. The Muller family home...

‘Torin Factory’ 26 Coombes Dve, Penrith NSW

Like the make stuff at an industrial level? Need a new factory in Sydney? Keen to own the only Australian work by international Modernist giant Marcel Breuer? Well here's your chance. The building formerly known as the Torin Factory is on the market. Coming about from...

‘Ballantyne House’ 210A Clyde Rd Christchurch, NZ

We cast our usual inward gaze across the pond once more to New Zealand for a residence of pedigree and panache with a history we wish for all of our listings. Ballantyne House was built for a department store dynasty (a kind of Kiwi Myer family) by much lauded elder...

5 Kingsclere Street, Vermont VIC

Speaking of homes we could see ourselves in, here is one more. Seemingly a project home design from 1953 (as detailed by Steve Coverdale of Mid-Century Domestic Architecture - see below) with a personal twist transporting us to a pine-scented New England (or is it...

5 Netherby Ave, Netherby SA

An enchantment. Dreamy nostalgia sweeps through each room, all the more enhanced by the genuine furnishings (give us a dusty seashore print and no-name teak dining set any day over a rented Eames chair) and design such as dividing wall, sundappled lounge, silver...

‘Bodin House’ 8 Harrington Ave, Balwyn North VIC

Captivating, elegant and without pretension (c.1956), most likely to be swept aside for tawdry-dressed-as-opulance. Such is the current state of Balwyn, its 60 year old genteel streets morphing into The Tuman Show on steroids at every turn. Architect: Alexander...

521 Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

After a week of frenzy, let us now calm down nay, sequester ourselves, to a place of quiet simplicity. Appearing in brilliant condition for its 52 years (c.1964) and of the neatest timber and brickwork, this lovely little house in the posh part of Hobart wants not a...

215 Stuart St, Blakehurst NSW

And just when you think all the greats have been demolished, painted and pounded into submission along it comes; a mid-century residence so thrilling it will make you question every move which left you not an international captain of industry, soulless stockbroker,...

2 Burgess St, Beaumaris VIC

We'd like to thank the stalwarts over at Beaumaris modern for pointing out this incredible family compound in the heart of their turf. Over 1/2 an acre, a walking block from the beach and, most importantly, a solidly crafted 5 bedroom home of total earthy 70s majesty....

5 Brook St, Torrens Park SA

Posted by popular demand, this SA ,60's sensation has been sending us all on trips of desire over the past few weeks and you don't have to be a trained professional to see why. Architect designed by the late Brian Vogt, with a presentation of construct lightness and...

49 Kadina St, The Gap QLD

Queensland is a hard get at the best of times and mostly when we do turn up a gem it has been run-down and/or made over with the worst white-shoe-Bejelkie-era-decor assumptions confirmed, this one however is paired-back purity. Serene in it's bushland garden and cool...

‘Goodspeed House’ 98 Dunstan St, Curtin ACT

"Bolt was to complete a series of modernist-inspired and brilliantly planned single family houses, the seminal institutional work Burgmann College (1965–71) at ANU, a series of commercial/retail centres peculiar to Canberra in their intimate scale and low key...

6-8 Myrtlebank Tce, Stonyfell SA

It's going to take a new owner of forthright vision, firm hand and fat bank to bring this grand dame back to her senses. A commanding home from notable Adeliade architect (not 'designer' Mark!) Frank Kenneth Milne, complete with pool, pond and bridge entry, right...

3 & 5 Solitary St, Coffs Harbour NSW

A pad of swingin' 60s, LA-esq vibes. Work of an eminent architectural peer: Trevor Redacliffe AM, built in 1968, held within the same family the entire time and set in a singularly stunning part of the country - these are a few of our favourite things. Just snapped up...

‘Archers’ 4/80 Molesworth St, Kew VIC

Set an inner-city bush wonderland common as mud in Sydney, and to a lesser extent Brisbane and Hobart, but the preserve of only the luckiest in olde Melbourne town, sits this stunner. We've seen another in this small complex come up before. This one looks even better...

Sandy Bay, TAS

Let go out on a high shall we? Behold the beauty of this magnificent country and simple joy of Modernist design in one potent hit. This is the why and the what.

19 Davis Ave, Camberwell VIC

Barely bothering to really sell this property, let alone consider the prospect of not desiring some insipidly contrived subdivision (well, it is Camberwell after all) we bear witness to this rather lovely home's last days. Stripped of all greenery (sure mature trees,...

43 Gilruth Rd, Kenmore QLD

The Brisbane stronghold of Kenmore delivers another gem from John Van Den Broek (you may recall this stunning apartment building of his from earlier this month). This time a rambling suburban home fit for 2 generations, circa1966 and first time for sale. Some...

20 Bullecourt Ave, Mosman NSW

The Boho dream, set to be dashed on those harbour rocks before too long. Reminiscent of canyon cottages in sixties LA; creativity and nature paying no mind to aspirational 'luxury' pitifully now transformed, over the last 50 years, to mere fiscal commodity, to land...

27 Majura Ave, Dickson ACT

Already being overrun with unrelated news pertaining to Canberra (is there a sleeping pill which lasts until July 2nd?), let's keep this tight. This lil' 1959 beauty, basic refurb notwithstanding, is a winner no matter what. That street frontage particularly is a...

6 Southern Ave, Blackwood SA

A request to see more from South Australia has left us scrambling, though a ramble around reliable Blackwood has given us this little gem. A perfect project, continuing the tradition of the beloved Australian beach shack, (though in this instance furnished with...

2/98 Warrigal Rd, Parkdale VIC

We never profess to be architectural historians, in fact we, much to our embarrassment, are off the mark with who, where and when on a semi-regular basis, but we'd like to think we have good recall of names, considering we've seen so many homes over the years yet this...

5 Sherwood Cres, Narraweena NSW

Some soaring dynamic lines and glorious features to this sunny, Sydney home (Stonework? Carport? Yes please!) with plenty of scope to go hog-wild with the MCM furnishings, or not. Have it your way baby.

6 Armagh Rd, Frankston South VIC

A nifty family compound in this year's favourite location. A mid-70s wonder utilising MCM design rules with solid timber and brickwork. Relatively pared back for its time, moving into a more 80s palette of pastels over typically heavier browns (although that may be...

5/7-9 Goodchap Rd, Chatswood NSW

Taking on a tri-level,1960s townhouse with some lovely outdoor areas, open floorplan, large scale glazing and original features these owners have run with it, resulting in a very pleasant city abode. Styled within an inch of its life (not that there's anything wrong...

239 Tinderbox Rd, Tinderbox TAS

Hopefully recent rainfall across this country will make us feel slightly less disconcerted about the location name, but that's beside the point. Welcome to Tasmania. Where the breathtaking views are dime a dozen and you can pick up a wonderfully built, architect...

‘Yuruga’ 10/63 Moray St, New Farm QLD

Move over Torbroek, little sister is having her time today. A glorious 1-bedder in the Yuruga Apartments has come up and what a stunner it is. The architect was a Brisbane notable - John Van Den Broek, many thanks to Yuri for pointing out another work of his we posted...

‘Massey House’ 22 Espin Cres, Wellington NZ

Though strictly an Australian site, our eyes cannot help to stray across the Tasman and spy on the breathtaking Modernist offerings our Kiwi kith pull out on occasion. This stunner (thanks to North Island Modernist Matt) is a real pedigree prize. According to the...

2 Berkeley St. Holland Park QLD

No floorplan, no mention of the architect Vitaly Gzell (a MCM local with a string of domestic accomplishments across the town) and a flood of suggestions on subdivision, 'refurbishment', adding floors and allotment size. In short no deference for the history, design...

163 Basin View Pde, Basin View NSW

A cherished family holiday pad today. Built by and kept within the same family for 50 years, the present owners has made the heart-wrenching decision to sell, but obviously they want to send it off to only the most respectful hands as Amanda explains: "The house is on...

8 Younger Ct, Kew VIC

In keeping with our mini Neil Clerehan homage today, check out this bad boy. A 100% bona fide stunner. With some very astute and sympathetic updating, whilst retaining its spirited Mod glamour (oh that courtyard view leaves us humming!) and fresh as ever materials...

2 Meenaar Cres, Coolbinia WA

Though the present day interior may entice fido into some smashed avocado and poached eggs (glass bricks and chandeliers begone!), we can see the worthiness under it all. You cannot deny its awesome street presentation, still a bewitching combo of Modernist...

36 Curzon Rd, New Lambton NSW

The ever helpful Troy has been on the beat in Newcastle for us and turned up another gem. Nino Sydney perhaps?* At any rate it would make a sensational family home with a little love and attention. Is there someone who can make it sing from those glorious gum-tops...

17 Kenton Way, Calista WA

Our inner cynic speculates that not many nouveau riche dirt barons want to live in Rockingham and hence the ripping sales pitch, but maybe the agent and vendor just happen to be Modernist Australians through and through? Whatever the case, opening statements this one...

1 Richardson Ave, Glenelg North SA

Though swayed by progressive, intellectual architecture in those heady days of 1959, the Howells, once rescued from the island after all those years, decided they needed something more traditional, more classical. Lovey set about adding luxe Viennese joinery in the...

70 Waimarie Dve, Mount Waverley VIC

1500 sqm in Mount Wafers. It's a wonder they even bothered to take photos of this lovely home, for if there was ever a goner it's this one. For posterity only.

8 Wild Cherry Dve, Eltham VIC

We're starting to lose track of all the ripper Knox homes hitting the market in the last few months, guy just won't quit. Here is the latest instalment, yet another vision in mudbrick and timber to up the heart-rate of those seeking both city convenience and bushland...

411/54 High St, North Sydney NSW

We can love this. Economy of space, a studio apartment no less, yet remains far larger and more flexible than 1000 modern 'apartments' currently metastasising across the CBDs of this country. Maybe a new kitchen is in order, though hopefully you can still hold onto...

11 Humble St, Barwon Heads VIC

Before the ruinous propaganda of ABC programming was foisted upon this hamlet, and prior to the real estate market transforming avarice from a sin to an aspiration there was once a time when 'The Heads' spoke in hushed tones to a blessed few. When Hitchcock Avenue was...

13 Kosciusko St, Traralgon VIC

Oh the joys of running a site encompassing the entire nation. Flipping from salubrious Sydney suburbs to the hamlets of Gippsland. Knowing in our pure Australian (and Modernist) egalitarian minds that essential design and beautiful homes are not merely the preserve of...

14 Oaklands Ave, Beecroft NSW

Like the high-bred beauties they are trying to attract with the private-school sales pitch, this residence is elegant yet understated, even within its rambling, double story footprint. Not without little touches of flair here and there, it is most attractive within an...

52 Iona Ave, Belmont VIC

Another unassuming honeybun this time in a regional city. A cosy little home, in a lovely little pocket this one is all about that orientation, that classic breeze block carport and sunny courtyard, just perfect for a sundowner and a chat with those nearest and...

26 Goble St, Hughes ACT

We've had unquestionable pedigree in the big capitals this week, as well as a couple of oddities, but sometimes it's the modest homes which get us most excited. This all original delight (project home perhaps?*), clearly loved since its construction and up for first...

29 Latrobe St, Newport VIC

Behind the bold comparisons of Case Study Houses (we say let the baby have his bottle and give us an aspirational, if skewed, sales spiel anytime over a suggestion of demolition) lies, we think, a rockin' 60s home with some clued-in owners who have done some fine work...

‘Luursema House’ 14 The Tor Walk, Castlecrag NSW

What do we have here? An impressive Seidler (from what we can ascertain, though photos are low res and thin on the ground) in a more than impressive location, listed only by a staff reporter in a publication aimed at high roller property investors (with an intriguing...

‘Lind House’ 450 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield North VIC

A pure example of 'Marvellous Migrant MCM Melbourne'. One of the best and most intact we've seen in while. Held steadfast by its owner, who has contacted us, and is intent of transferring her home to only the most devoted Modernist to ensure its passage into the...

27 Wyuna Ave, Freshwater NSW

The true absurdity of the inflated real estate market in all its glory. Though a handsome home with super orientation and wonderful Mid-Century elements to go berserk with, it is beyond troubling that it would fetch 1.5 million dollars. Where are we? Hong Kong?...

12 Howrah Rd, Howrah TAS

A little slice of 1930s panache (or is it a 50s reimagining?) in the picturesque bayside of greater Hobart today. Exuding the pragmatic, industrial elegance typical of the urban buildings of pre-2WW Berlin or Paris (oh that finely crafted, expansive glazing and those...

30 Fleetway St, Morningside QLD

Unassuming and somewhat pedestrian on the outside this modest brick home in Brissy reveals its creator's* higher-minded intentions inside, especially pertaining to the versatility of space, depending on the time of day and people present, with concertina doors on one...

22 Leila Rd, Warburton VIC

With the glad tidings that the derelict Sanitarium factory in Warburton (a stunning slice of 1930s Euro Modernism in the bushland hills of Victoria) is now set for the full spa treatment, we decided to have a poke around oft overlooked Warbie, as it may be heading for...

8 Duffy St, Ainslie ACT

Q - How can a residence built nigh on 60 years ago (c.1957) be so bright and breezy, ticking so many contemporary boxes and lending itself to a styling freshen up with such ease? A - Cherished Modernist design.

5 Smith Street, Bentleigh VIC 3204

No nonsense here, just a fine, upstanding citizen, straight-as-a-die and neat as a pin. The only remiss is that we've taken so long to put it up, it's now sold (and how!). Worth a post for posterity in any case.  

55 Edison St, Wulguru QLD

It's been years but finally our first listing from Townsville. FNQ at its 1969 display home finest. It takes a lot to live in a climate of extremes - heat, wet, the occasional cyclone, yet this obviously cherished home weathers it all with some swingin' retro aplomb,...

69 Old York Rd, Greenmount WA

Such a rarity, not only a listing from the outskirts of Perth (WA nice to have you back!) but an untouched 1960s home built with many of the MCM features we long for and therefore much mouth-watering potential to make this a stunner. Let's hope it falls in the right...

‘Shaw House’ 21 Wolseley Gr, Brighton VIC

This elegant, yet informal family residence was designed and built in 1966 by its owners, Peter and Pat Shaw. An admirable couple of intellectual and cultural rigour - true Mid-Century Modernists of Melbourne - they have left this home to their children who in turn...

107 Hunter Ave, St Ives NSW

24 carat rolled gold this fine weekend. An elegant Russell Jack (one of our all time favs) gem nestled in the bush 'burbs of Sydney-town. First time for sale and not a hair out of place, me oh my! And as for the agent spiel, did we write that one?  

‘Kremm House’ 3 Alpha St, Balwyn North VIC

A shout out from one MCM owner to Melbourne hunters - please buy our house! From the wonderful words of Bruce over on social page 'Mid-Century Domestic Architecture Melbourne' (join today!): ".....our wonderful house by John F. Tipping ......... is available for...

16 Webb St, Dodges Ferry TAS

I've been to a minor place and I can say I like its face if I am gone and with no trace I will be in my minor place. BPB, we know exactly what you mean.

13 Linden Rd, Ringwood North VIC

MCM Justice warriors, time to arm yourself. We need one brave soul with determination and creativity to stand in front of the gallows, stop the execution of this poor fellow, a victim condemned by circumstance and release him to a bright new future. It won't be cheap...

13 Hazelmere Pde, Sherwood QLD

We've had many an excited Queenslander let us know about this beauty and it's about time we put it up here. All the more rare as a pedigree house in close proximity to the CBD, it was designed in 1959 by Griffin and Knowlman and then updated throughout the 60s, with...

149 Old Eltham Rd, Lower Plenty VIC

It's been a while since we've showcased an Alister Knox home or something from Lower (AKA the land of) Plenty for that matter. So tonight for your Saturday evening pleasure check out this astonishing home, dripping with rustic charm and Modern aspiration from every...

9 Downshire Rd, Elsternwick VIC

A plea straight from the owner today. A friend of MA who has already saved this goody from re-development a couple of years back and invested the time to make it glimmer with MCM goodness (especially the garden and that gorgeous, Palm Springsian studio oooh la la!)...

10 Netley Rd, Mount Barker SA

We interrupt regular programming because, once again, when South Australia deliver they really slam it down. This incredible and beautifully intact example is not only a dream home checklist made manifest - a vision in stone, timber and cream brick with the gentle...

74 OG Rd, Klemzig SA

A 1959 charmer under instruction to go by State Trustees. We dearly hope that someone can step into the void left by some wonderful person/family and keep this little baby going. Danke schön in advance.

18 Marks Ave, Rosebud VIC

The 'bud seems to be heating up these days and in the midst of all this 'development' excitement, lets just not forget the awesome restoration potential of this cutie-pie. Even with only one badly taken, discouraging photo we can spot a MCM gem complete with large...

13 Caroline Ave, Belair SA

Of course people need to appeal to the mass market and maximise their home's liveability of course they do but (in the words of Louie CK) maybe, just maybe, if you took a lovely Mid-Century home and replaced all of it's original fittings with low-end nastiness lending...

6 Ogilvy Rd, Clontarf NSW

A local alert for what seems to be an original Beachcomber, tucked away like a a precious jewel among the flashy mountains of buffed plastic (if you street view, it's tucked up the driveway, behind that hideous mass of render and metal tubing). And we joyfully...

63 Highland Dve, Bellevue Heights SA

An honest-to-goodness version of pared back, natural 70s style with dynamic, cathedral ceilings and diagonal lines in keeping with the site's bushland terrain, plus with the bonus of 2 houses (and 2 awesome kitchens) in one - neato!  

3 Nola Ct, Toorak VIC

Indeed we can't see out a week of typical MCM Melbournia, without a Toorak pad elemental in its Modernist roots, yet slathered with a thick patina of mature-ladies-who-lunch decor. If you see through the off-white palette, wall to wall carpeting, chandeliers and...

183 Orrong Rd, St Kilda East VIC

It's not a showcase of Melbourne's finest suburbs without a submission from one of our most beloved. A part of the city where the Twentieth Century worlds of migration, European sensibility and intellect, design and craftsmanship collided to produce the seemingly...

3 Perry Ct, Kew VIC

Seems the stalwart suburbs of metro Melbourne have heard about this South Frankston upstart and decided to reiterate their place as the centre of MCM housing, a boastful, architectural dialogue flying across the real estate classifieds with a new voice chiming in each...

17 Coronet Gr, Beaumaris VIC

We are certain the 'GOT' styling of heaving bluestone and wrought iron detailing (thick amber lights on chains FTW!) is more a 1970s phenomenon, so we assume those walls and entrance are not original, if it were up to us those sections would all go and be replaced...

10 Ronald Ave, Frankston South VIC

Is it too early to declare Frankston South MCM hotspot of the year? We always knew there were some heavy veins of gold in this underrated bayside locale, but they're presently being unearthed onto the market in such a hasty succession as to make our heads spin. And...

‘Portovenere’ 1-3 Amiens Rd, Clontarf NSW

Wide zoom shot of the Sydney waterfront suburbs, a black Aston Martin enters the driveway of a vast, shimmering waterside mansion and sweeps around and under the rooftop pool to a carport. It pulls up to a stop. 007 steps out and is met almost instantly by a dapper...

11 Mulgra St, Frankston South VIC

Why are we so obsessed with this one? Like a roaming fox, we keep coming back to check it, clicking over those timbered split levels and threadbare-with-love carpets one more time. It must have something to do with its rustic, Ladies of the Canyon vibe; choose a rainy...

10 Debs Pde, Dudley NSW

Killer spot in a seaside locale. Expansive, solid home of split levels and angled lines with beautiful gardens. So of course its being touted at openings as a knockdown. Grrrrrr. PS - We'd love to see more of Newcastle - send 'em to us!

7 Kingfield Ct, Camberwell VIC

Too bad the concept of buying in Camberwell to simplify, enjoy nature, and live modestly in a elegantly tranquil Mid-Century home is laughable at best and downright impossible for most. Melbourne once thrived on the impetus of blue-blooded bohemians, where are they...

4 Ninabah St, Howrah TAS

When illustrator Tegan and her partner James (former advertising creative, now woodworker) had their second baby on the way they needed more space so started looking outside their inner city locale and fell in love with a gorgeous little place in outer Hobart. "It had...

10 Caithness Cres, Glen Waverley VIC

A split-level dreamboat, well, steamship really. Stately yet swingin'. Rock-solid yet light and of a commanding yet causal elegance so often seen in the great residences of the late 60s/70s. A house which only needs the most minimal of interior splash (but....

19 Binalong St, West Pymble NSW

Finally 2016 kicks in with Sydney throwing down not only an expansive house of pure pedigree, but also one example which has clearly been appreciated and hence endured only limited meddling over its near 60 years (yes, it is nearly that old). This 1958 low-slung,...

47 Hosken St, Balwyn North VIC

A heads up by an appreciative family member, leads us all sighing and wondering just how much longer has this darlin' got. Weeks? Months? Take it in while you can....

14 Charlton St, Southport QLD

It seems some clever owners in the land of the long white shoe are swimming against the hideous Gold Coast tide and *hooray!* MCMing the bejeebus out of their 1960s beauty. No knockdown suggestions, no tinted windows, no complete white outs and no hideous gloss tiled...

137 Belford Rd, Kew East VIC

Hold the freakin' phone; Steve Coverdale (of 'Mid-Century Domestic Architecture Melbourne' FB fame) has just sent out the bat signal - that we may all see one the of the best examples of MCM architecture we've had in a veeeery long while. Preserved in a vacuum and...

35 Burrowes St, Golden Square VIC

Speaking of regional (Victoria yet again) perhaps your sights are set slightly more north, seeking gold in them thar hills? If so, then this little one of surprisingly chic airs (once you remove a layer or two) is worth a sniff. With those killer project home...

23 Stork Ave, Belmont VIC

For those looking for a regional ripper, this one should get you going. Though situated in the humble streets of Belmont, G-town, it has a commanding exterior presence, holding its own in dynamic horizontals and breeze block, not to mention the caramel timber sweeping...

3 Kevin Gr, Kew VIC

You will see that first night-time photo in an endless browsing scroll and you shall pounce on it, salivating to devour those extra shots and the skinny of who, what when, where. This baby delivers for the most part, though the reno is a little white for our tastes...

13 Gidabal St, Aranda ACT

A 1967 beaut from the established bushland 'burbs of Canberra. From the skilled hand of a notable architect, comes this true Australian Modernist expression of mission-toned beams, creamy painted brick and dynamic spaces. A gumnut melody (Sydney School creeping south...

66-68 Alto Ave, Croydon VIC

Another sweet honeybun this evening. Again with a bunch of traits worth coveting and again more than deserving of  renewal. However, things might be looking a bit grim; large land, developer badlands and an easily knock-downable home requiring passion. We'll see....

135 Rosebud Pde, Rosebud VIC

Sure a lil' rundown and needing a skilled yet tender hand, this darlin' maintains a figure and qualities to make her a starlet once more. The best part is, at an affordable price, a genuine lover of the era, a devotee of flair and creativity can get their mitts on it...

56 Blandford St, Grange QLD

Cleanest of the clean. They don't make homes, or home owners, like the used to. Nothing too taxing to do here but enjoy that timber. Listing

1/11a Victoria Esp, Bellerive TAS

A neat little parcel here. The perfect dimensions to downsize, escape northern heat or perhaps as a launching place for annual MOFO excursions. Already very tidy inside, it wouldn't take much to tart her up and turn her out....

20 Morris Ave, Wahroonga NSW

For posterity, sold late last year, an lovely Seidler just across the way from his folk's place. Props to the owners for doing a nice refurb (and ripper garden) on this once very tired home, great reward for worthy effort....

2 Chartwell St, Aspley QLD

A little cutie-pie to help us ease into the year. Points won for the cork, clearstory glazing and steel-framing(?), points lost (yet once more) for the colonial doors just shoved in there....

5 Gloria St, South Golden Beach NSW

We're back and straight down the coast we go! A week or two of lazy summer days lie ahead. Please join us as we traverse the tea-tree dunes, eucalyptus scents and searing heat to showcase various classic Mid-Century beach shacks to snap those nostalgia synapses and...

15-17 Vanessa Ave, Highton VIC

**okay, okay. This listing has now been updated, the below rant may not be so applicable. As such it is indeed now comforting to see some classic M&E features present in this home (albeit with some painted ceilings and colonised kitchen)** F*ck. You. Ray. White....

14 Beauchamp St, Deakin ACT

We never cease to be awed by what is uncovered by simply looking at real estate listings. Never purporting to be anything other than rank amateurs in the secret world of Australian architectural legacy we nonetheless keenly sense it,...

34 March St, Spearwood WA

For those of us with no renovation skill set, but who nonetheless fancy a lil' DIY styling - behold the blankest of blank slates. Great lines and in fine condish all it needs it a touch of atomic-age wall paper and teak drink trolley in the...

1/3 Stansell St, Gladesville NSW

Enough ingenious styling and elements here to put those Block imitators to shame. Metallic highlights, timber joinery, textured ceiling, the external one-two combination of iron work and breeze blocks (tilt shift again? Okay agents, we get...

23 Minto St, Merricks Beach VIC

Nothing so bright Nothing so small Nothing so pure as my baby..... Sing it Rufus, as we return once more to our first love. A beach shack in its highest form. Simplicity and nostalgia in consummate avocado and white tones sitting amid roomy,...

5 Simmons Pl, Chapman ACT

Ooh la la. This one is the biz. Just in time for Christmas too, please Santa baby. Just a little timber and Besser block dream to fill our stocking. Thnx in advance & kisses. MA    ...

62 Darbyshire Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

This gorgeous and clearly doomed rental is lifted straight from Steven Coverdale's wonderfully informative Mid-Century Domestic Architecture Melbourne page. An expert guide to the vast terrain of Mid-Century Australian project homes, here...

4/70 Orrong Cres, Caulfield North VIC

From the Wonka-esq derring-do of Holgar & Holar (stilts and feature brick and arch forms - oh my!), the no-expense-spared tradition of the Bagel-Belt homes and in an era when high/medium density housing was more than just a cynical 'wealth...

48 Wonga Rd, Yowie Bay NSW

Nothing so sublime to our cause than seeing a relatively formal and early expression of Modernism (for Australia), the kind of architecture which draws a direct line to the movement's European origins and discipline, yet situated in the...

2 Floral Ave, Mildura VIC

If you're more a river person than an ocean one and your holiday ideals drift into a tranquil, small town vibe with a spot of tinnie fishing or kayak fun, then perhaps the Riverina calls? A home of excellent price and sunny retro features...

110-112 Bannister Head Rd, Mollymook NSW

As thoughts start to drift beyond imminent Christmas plans and into summer days off, here is a breathtaking locale to set them. Built for the local gentry by an as yet unknown Sydney School architect (we can see it in that dark timber...

42 Birch Rd, Stirling SA

Stretching the timeline of what constitutes 'Mid-Century' (c.1976) and with little love in our hearts for certain aspects of these interior surfaces (although we are not sure what may be original Vs refurbished) we nonetheless feel this one...

21 Balfour Ave, Heathmont VIC

Backtracking today with a handful of gems we've missed in the flurry. First up, this beautiful slice of boho in the 'burbs. There is something about this particular use of natural materials and open joinery, nothing added which is not...

130 Tryon Rd, East Lindfield NSW

We'd hazard a guess to declare the elegant and progressive nana who has lived in this house for 51  years straight has seen fit to now leave it and hopefully have it transferred to another like minded family for a new chapter. Latter day...

4 Hardy St, Rosewater SA

Those of us of a certain age and pop culture predilections will be soaked in televisual memories of growing up in suburban, sun dappled americana. This home may come closest to it. We know when we see that proudly neat street view, stone...

107 Baden Powell Dve, Mount Eliza VIC

In a word - YES! A pure pleasure. Nothing to do here but enjoy it from the very first second you arrive. Quite rightfully loved by its present owner and no doubt to be cherished by the next. Could that be you? Listing  ...

201 Gowan Rd, Sunnybank Hills QLD

We tried so hard to bring you a good news story today, but alas we couldn't overlook this sad one. A worn out home for sure but one with so much charm its endearing to a fault. We'd look into saving this one ourselves, a she'd make a...

55 Donegal Rd, Floreat WA

Floreat! Has it really been over a year? Well you've come through for us today - although this property is not much to see from the external shots, inside this expansive family home (c.1959) is one thrill after another. Its drama almost suggestive of Perth's favourite...

33 Gairloch Gve, Newtown VIC

A sensational project with classic tract house form. Some love and care combined with vision and skill could see this reborn into something rather special, a lil' riverside, timber-beamed retreat for families of any stripe. We'll just take...

226 Penquite Rd, Norwood TAS

Back the the usual Tassie prices today, yet this beautifully preserved home is still a cut above a typical apple island homebase. The timber detailing in this one is particularly lovely....

207 Humphries Rd, Frankston South VIC

A faded beauty today, but one so ripe for a sympathetic overhaul we'd love to give it a go ourselves. A pool is always going to suck us right in, let alone an irregular shaped one surrounded by crazy paving and accompanied by a shed/ cabana...

11 Couldrey St, Bardon QLD

For those keen to dip their toes in the Modernist sublime, here is a lovely option viva Bris Vegas. Super cool in every way this home has great, classic elements including that open shelving in the main rooms, minimalist clean lines, timber...

17A Red Chapel Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

Pens down, eyes front mofos. You think you've got appreciation? Well we don't expect anything other than utter capitulation after feasting your eyes on this banquet of woah! Cork floors are nice, cork ceilings? Yep lets go there. Brickwork...

89 Oak St, Beaumaris VIC

A magical post today straight from one Modernist Australian who is selling her home - a bay 'burg stunner. If it was just the home that itself would be more than enough - who can't sit and sigh at that incredible stonework, succinct yet...

15 Heathcombe Cres, Sandy Bay TAS

No humble cutie-pies from the island state today. No, what we have here is a vast 1960s residence with a certain slinky sophistication. First time for sale (thats 52 years according to the agent), the owners have kept it in seemingly...

142 Parker St, Templestowe VIC

And here is another find, drifting the deluge of MCM homes for sale right now. This one is just that little bit more captivating than most, though we are not sure why. Is it the modesty of small but perfect rooms, designed with a lightness...

26 Bowes Ave, Killara NSW

In the busiest week of the year so far, we have neglected to list a couple of gems. Starting with this beauty in Sydders, reportedly an architect's own residence and one of the first in the country to use tilt and lift cast concrete...

34 Daly St, Brunswick West VIC

Back in town, inner-city actually and a rare sighting in the Brunswick boroughs - an all original 1960s cream brick champion. As the lovely Mod Australian who alerted us to this gem states, it's not 'pedigree' as such, but you cannot deny...

‘Lawrence House’ 1/13 Studley Ave, Kew VIC

One from the textbooks today. An impressive commission for Robin Boyd in Kew (c 1966-68), complete with Ellis Stones landscaping, finished only a handful of years before his untimely death. Lovingly and painstakingly restored by third owner...

3 Harvey Ave, Herne Hill VIC

Looking for an affordable homestead in a city which is starting to punch above it's hipster weight (puddin' faced mayors aside)? Then turn your back on 1 million dollar ratholes and gridlock (good coffee is everywhere dontcha know?) and bust...

7 Cheppen St, The Gap QLD

Second example in our costumes-makin'-sales observation is this rather nice, albeit tricked out, pad and it's always nice to see Brisbane again. As the agent swans around in her groovy attire we certainly get a sense of the late sixties Mod...

28 Waverley St, Bellerive TAS

Today we look at a new phenomenon in the real estate game, MCM homes and cosplay (you never thought you'd see that together in a sentence now did you?). In a twist we'd gladly accept over complete disregard of Modernist design on the market,...

Futuro House, VIC

It has taken 8 years, but today we've got one - a genuine Futuro House for sale. For those not familiar, this pre-fab housing experiment of the late 60's early 70's was the baby of Finnish architect Matti Suuronen and combined Scandinavian...

4 Higgins Lane, Shoreham VIC

Woooooooaaaahhh! Be still hearts, yet behold - this is the built heritage Modernist Australia exists for. Nothing to see here but the most pure in Mid-Cenutry Modernist design, an internationalist dream floating above the creek, a sylvan...

17 Riverview Rd, Avalon Beach NSW

Yet another pile on the Sydney waterfront, this time with an exhilarating, almost institutional, brutal presence thanks to that magnificent cast concrete, grey brick and incredible soaring timber ceiling. Although we don't think it's a Seidler, the use of such...

5 Woodward Pl, St Ives NSW

Here is the pinnacle. This is what happens when a home is built and loved by its clearly enlightened, original owners for over 40 years. A sales pitch which celebrates its beauty, simplicity and functionality. Detailed praise of materials...

5 The Mews, Viewbank VIC

Here is the nadir. This is what happens when backs are turned on our collective modern history and architectural innovation. No comment of its origins, let alone the rarity of its location for a Pettit & Sevitt project home. Barely a mention...

43 Haig St, Box Hill South VIC

Sometimes we struggle to find a fitting MCM home for sale to post to you, however this spring someone might as well have run down the isle of Crufts, sending cage doors flying, such is the stampede of pedigrees about to run us down and lick...

8 Broderick St, Balmain NSW

From progressive architect turned artist Stuart Whitelaw with input from a bloke you may have heard of called Roy Grounds comes a fantasy to carry you through mid-week. We don't quite know how to translate such super coolness in words, so...

5 Bellaire Ct, Beaumaris VIC

One of MA'S earliest supporters, Fiona of Austin Design Associates, is putting her beloved home on the market - a late 60s beauty in Beaumaris - posting up here? A no brainer. Who wouldn't to show off all the sleek horizontals, sparkling...

13 Mahar St, Kensington Gardens SA

With daily reminders of how beautiful  Mid- Century design and craftsmanship is so blithely destroyed in this country, we don't need to underline how precarious the future is for a house like this. But with the dread also comes our joy...

10 Moreton St, Balwyn North VIC

'Allo allo what's on here then? At the start of 2013 we lamented the assured end of a gorgeous Mid-Century home in the developer abyss of North Balwyn. Big land, central position, pool, geeze - it even had plans and permits drawn for 2...

1 Coppins Cl, St Ives NSW

We don't know who built it (though it is architect designed), who owned it, nor the ideas behind its quasi fortress profile. But it is pretty clear whomever did is a maestro, a genius for the ability to balance privacy in an almost barren...

‘Kurtz House’ 82 Lumeah Rd, Caulfield North VIC

Take a deep breath Modernist Australians as we dive headlong into one magnificent compound which is not merely a privilege to view, but stands as a gloriously intact example of the work from architectural legends old and new. Built in 1973...

14 Mark, Hillcrest TAS

Let us now cut through all this impressive richness and history with this lil' palate cleanser from the fresh Bass winds and open skies of northern Tassie. Every time we hit Tasmania say we have found the most affordable property yet, but...

9 Coreen Ave, Beaumaris VIC

Sometimes in a season where every second house coming on the market seems to be a MCM gem (not that we're complaining mind you), it can take that little extra to get us flapping with excitement, but this swingin' party central certainly...

18 Younger Ave, Caulfield South VIC

A cursory glance down Caulfield way and we find the usual spread of dynamo homes; grand 1960s residences often with singular European heritage, ownership and interiors - an ongoing parade of architecture in this little part of the world,...

‘Cairo Flats’ 8/98 & 1/98 Nicholson St, Fitzroy VIC

Not one but two separate listings just bubbled up from the same wellspring of inner Melbourne history. One bedsit and one 1 bedroom apartment from the fondly regarded and fiercely protected 'Cario Flats'; a U-shaped, jungle shielded, urban...

52 Haldane St, Beaumaris VIC

As the season of selling hits its straps, gold nuggets continue to pop up all over the country, too many to even post up here. Let us start today with a perhaps more modest example in the locale where development and protection often lock...

2 Pam St, Beaumont SA

If you've followed us for a while, you know there isn't an in ground pool we've met that we didn't like. This charming home in the Adelaide hills would be already a superb proposition; roomy and finished end to end with charming...

‘Exley House’ 27 Finlay Rd, Warrawee NSW

We understand that 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and parking for only 1 automobile (gasp!) in certain circles might as well be Ned Kelly's bark hut sorry, cottage. We understand the pure economics of half a virgin acre in sought after Sydney...

168 Plateau Rd, Bilgola NSW

A swoony peek into fantasy land today with this incredible Pittwater pad by the late master Gerry Rippon. You may recall that name from last year, when the architect's own 'Rippon House' (c.1969) went on the market, at the time blowing minds...

11 Kimbarra Rd, Pymble NSW

Yet another much loved home coming on the market with the fortuitous addition of it being architect, John Watts's own family residence (c.1961). This sunlit stunner maintains a barefoot elegance and dare we say it, an echo of nearby Rose...

27 Serpells Rd, Templestowe VIC

Our love of Mid-Century architecture, the very reason for MA's existence, requires that we remain optimistic in all the properties we present to you, as such we've decided to do away with talk of tattslotto tickets and hero buyers and cut to...

Mount Nasura, WA

A wonderful home and a plea from those who have known it for close to 50 years; to find someone who will love it as they have for fear of it being re-developed. We would think that is not a difficult task - who in their right mind would...

1 Sirdar Pl, Mount Magnet WA

Oddity of the year today, with an intriguing chunk of demountable van der Rohe by way of Wolf Creek (well, halfway between Paynesville and Daggar Hills actually) a mere 580 km stroll to Perth. The problem of affordable and efficient housing...

153 River Rd, Northwood NSW

Rise and shine! Throw open those windows and slide apart the doors. Breathe in the gum-scented breeze and adjust your eyes to the dappled sunshine. The day has come to clean, toss and turn out the dead artefacts no longer of use and activate...

305 Fig Tree Pocket Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD

A piece of Queensland architectural history today, the home of notable and lauded architect John Dalton (c.1960) is up for sale for the first time. As cited with The Australian Institutes of Architects; "The Dalton House is an early and...

2 Nunga Ct, Mount Eliza VIC

Mount Eliza, a bushland bastion of some great MCM architecture and here is a lovely example. A little done up (though great to see that cork still come through in the kitchen) but ultimately a private, sophisticated and serene home with...

40 Hymettus St, Howrah TAS

Less technical Mid-Century Modernism and more outright sentimentality today with this capsule of the past. Wondering through pastel rooms, fastidious garden beds and widescreen back vista, projecting our own experiences of what it might have...

11 Callington Ave, City Beach WA

Although at a still impossible Perth price, it makes our hearts soar to see a home such as this darlin' in a developer's prize suburb still get a beautiful and sympathetic make-over (tinted windows notwithstanding). Cannot get enough of...

21/17 Wylde St, Potts Point NSW

Much like an earlier apartment we showcased in Brisbane's Torbreck building, this one is also within a much lauded and legendary local landmark, his time it's the Wylde St Apartments, Potts Point (c.1948-51). Already sitting pretty with some...

‘Rodda House’ 80 Caulfield Ave, Clarence Gardens SA

While stuck in the inertia of temporary illness and the everyday parade of MCM listings, the real estate doctors have paid a home visit and administered one massive adrenaline shot this afternoon - weeeeeeeeeee! Modernist Australians, we...

32 Wolseley Rd, Blackwood SA

If your peer through the clutter and terribly underlit photos you may find some cracking potential to bring this into the future from a very nice Mod starting point. Gardens are a lovely plus too....

116-118 Glen Iris Rd, Glen Iris VIC

Beautifully conceived and executed, as only the home/office of any good architect is, this 1956 Modernist wonder on large and serene parkland is in danger for sure, but is of such calibre that it may just scrape through. The home of Romanian...

13 Carinya Rd, Bentleigh East VIC

There has been a bit of chatter over at Victorian Modern about the various individual dreams of holding a party based on Blake Edward's magnificent 1968 film of the same name. Apart from replicating characters, the menu and the music, what...

33 Towerhill Rd, Frankston South

We were all ready to post a classic stately home in Brighton today when this one took our focus away. A more pressing issue in all respects. These tucked away, run-down buildings are so easily overlooked and knocked down but due to their...

70 South Valley Rd, Highton VIC

A home which has been intriguing the locals for the last 55 years, this tired gem is a classic rescue project at an absolutely bargain price (once again we'd guess the agent can't really figure it, such is the nature of so many Modernist...

19 Burne Ave, Dee Why NSW

.....and breathe out Bearing the trademark design of a classic 60s project home, this is as good as any we've ever seen. Boundless views and big land is one thing, but when coupled with such beautifully preserved details (oh that flawless...