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‘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...

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...