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‘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...