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8 Young St, Kew VIC

An aura of old bohemian Melbourne swirls around this breathtaking find. Built in the days well before the Yarra-side, let alone Kew (and Richmond for that matter) were millionaire playgrounds, it sits peacefully...

27 Longstaff St, Lyneham ACT

In the midst of a techno failure here at MA - we have overlooked this ripper. Now we wouldn't call it Art Deco - we'd call it Mid-Century retro with extra weeeeeeeee! If that joinery doesn't warm your heart or...

34 Yarramundi Dve, Clifton Springs VIC

It's a crying shame that old Cliffy wasn't developed in the 1960s, for the views, northern orientation and the cheapest price for bayside living cannot be beaten, but sadly it wasn't to be fully realised until the 1980s....

1 Anderson Ave, Hawthorndene SA

A cool-as-you-please, low slung, split leveled residence with a rockin' entry, painted brick and timber features. A few minor tweaks and perhaps a little landscaping is all you need to make it the forever...

39 Boomerang St, Turramurra NSW

Woah! Pool, layout, horizontal lines - but for us this one is all about the brickwork. Love it. Please leave the STCA biz out of this....

16 Langford Cres, Donvale VIC

No interior shots and its location do not bode well for this gorgeous home, already sold. 'Better suited'? Thats really up for debate. We'll just have to see what happens....

18/25 Ormond St, Ashfield NSW

In dire need of some snap and crackle this morning and it came like a bolt when Modernist Australian Mark sent us his apartment up for sale. Oooh la la! What an impeccable building - who could feel anything other than joy upon...

131 Bellevue Ave, Rosanna VIC

Untouched and in complete retro bloom yet still elegant and understated. We often spot homes in this neck of the woods which make us sing, but this is the first actual listing we've posted from there in years....

12 Moreton Cres, Claremont TAS

A potential epic lair which needs some vision to bring it back to true splendour, this home of mansion proportions looks out upon sweeping bay views typical to Apple Isle listings. With expanses of windows,...

14 Cornwall Ave, Cowes VIC

Time to bring it down, beach shack style. Who wouldn't love a little coastal retreat like this honey pie? Plenty to love, plenty to revive or perhaps leave well alone, whatever takes your fancy....

‘Romyn House’, 131-133 Dorset Rd, Croydon VIC

Back once more to Melbourne and to this family residence designed and lived in by architect Hank Romyn circa 1964. The second of two homes he created for himself, its a very grand gesture in size and internal...

22 Somerset Ave, Turramurra NSW

Yet another crafty den of architectural lines, earthy textures and cosy mood. Although possibly not of official Sydney School origins (though we cannot be sure - architect anyone?) it nonetheless...

‘Pettigrew House’, 21 Redmond St, Kew VIC

As he was just starting out in the mid-1940s, this home new to market is the first residential design by Robin Boyd (under Kevin Pethebridge). Though built in three stages, over 3 decades and including input from...

3 Labassa Gve, Caulfield North VIC

A typically splendid home in the heart of Melbourne's bagel belt. Showing all the attributes of European Modernism as translated into post-war Australia, we have no doubt this would be a magnificent living proposition; generous spaces,...

14 Woolcott Ave, Wahroonga NSW

If you keep it toned down, making the most of your location's natural flora, treed canopy and breezes, letting your residence be a frame rather than the focus, then the benefits (though unseen in plans, smarmy...

410 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga QLD

An unusual offering today, like the previous example its showing some nice styling to play up its minimal Mod origins - hooray. Unusual however, as its a combination of architectural purity - the flat roof,...

114 Beams Rd, Boondall Qld

A scrubbed up darlin' in true Queenslander country (take a peek to the right). We've had a number of  humble Mod homes, seemingly recently purchased and updated/restyled, lately and on the whole they've been...

52 Lake View Cres, St Leonards VIC

A heavy week calls for a lighter style offering, something both beguiling and joyful to behold. Well, we've prayed to St Leonard (patron of political prisoners and captives of all sorts) and here's what we got - a...

41 Cottrell St, Werribee VIC

A Peter McIntyre home perched on stilts, amid towering gums on a scenic riverbank. No, it's not his much awarded River Residence, but a more low-key sibling, just hanging on in the working 'burg of Werribee. Though the agent knows...

10 Gruyere Cres, Ivanhoe East VIC

An already excellent week of Mod house listings just went into hyper(ventilation) speed, with the advent of this - A stunning, all-original, same owner, Yarra-side spread by Robin Boyd (c.1951 and...

24 Palmer Ave, Balwyn VIC

Like some kind of state-side dream from the pages of Atomic Ranch, this sleek yet modest home is of a pure MCM line, (any ideas on the architect behind it?). So simple in its design, ensuring maximum light and airflow, it...

76 Walsh Cres, North Nowra NSW

Another joyful celebration of retro Mod spirit, polished up and lookin' sweet. Already snapped up too by the looks - gotta be quick where these babies are concerned....

34 Pine Ave, Warradale SA

The vision to know what you have on your hands. The patience and respect to bring it back. The delightful end result. This is what we have today, a magical, move-right-in MCM gem after serious years of toil....

14/102 Albert St, East Melbourne VIC

Looking for a city pad? Sick of being flogged poorly built and soundproofless, investor-aimed, dog boxes complete with nasty grey 'concept' images? Want actual living space, bedrooms you can move in, a bit of natural light...

1 Fernhill Rd, Caulfield South VIC

Imposing and brutally grand on the outside, but attacked by bland on the inside - Can we cease and desist with the downlight installation for all our sakes please? And we wouldn't say the new 'Alessi' bathroom is exactly a selling point either. However this one still...

41 Isabella St, Tarragindi QLD

This late Mod, 1970s getaway is a bit of a mystery bag. Is it the home/office of QLD architect Basil T Veal? And assuming so is, it one of his designs? Who is to know. All we can say is that...

Pascoe Vale South, VIC

Hold tight- it's something special today; A gorgeous, Nor Cal-esq, adored family home, designed by Peter Hooks and garden by Modern landscaping trailblazer Ellis Stones. Painstakingly renewed and archived by...

31 Mayled St, Chermside West QLD

Another home-Mod-home of cracking potential this time in the sunny north. Get your retro flavoured creative juices flowing with a project of simple yet lovely proportions and a doable price-tag too - bonus!...

464 High St, Golden Square VIC

The regional goldrush centre of Bendigo still turns up some valuable nuggets now and then and here is one such ripper. Once again, to our delight, it remains pretty much original allowing the right Mod-minded...

21 Myers Dve, Shoreham VIC

Summer is coming. Time to get the long game into effect for ultimate balmy evening luaus and long afternoon bbqs in a sensational MCM pad. Looking close to original you can savour those to-die-for elements which...

66 Burke Rd Nth, Ivanhoe East VIC

The gloom and frustration familiar to the animal lover walking though the pound, knowing for certain that each gem has something special to offer and was once upon a time a loved part of the family. Some are even...

5 Read Ave, Mosman Park WA

Not sure of the year (though we dare say it's older than most would guess), nor the use of concrete outside on a Fremantle summer day (lay some more plants on us!) however this beauty has stunning spaces and excellent use...

14 Tad St, Kenmore QLD

A beautiful design with all the joy of it's MCM birth nearly smothered by advancing hoards of down lights and a lava flow of white marbled tile. But fear not, we see underneath what this once was and can be...

1 Chatsworth Qdrt, Templestowe Lower VIC

It doesn't get more old school original than this lil' darlin', and if you're in the market for a gorgeous MCM place to call home and living da vida rental, then this gem ticks a lot of items in the 'yes' column....

4A Torbreck, 182 Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill QLD

Rise and shine with this absolute classic - one of the best  apartments we've seen in a while, in close to original condition and first time up for sale. Any apartment of this nature is worth a place on MA but this one...

94 Ada Ave, South Wahroonga NSW

And now for a good news story. Today we heard from Craig, one lucky Modernist Australian, who managed to snap this baby up - however did we miss it? And is head over heels with his new purchase (which includes...

14 Agnes St, Beaumaris VIC

Sorry to remain in location stasis, but we've been swept off our feet again by Beaumaris, this time a barefoot boho beauty. Simple and elegant it is the perfect home to renew for a lifetime of...

132 Tramway Pde, Beaumaris VIC

About to shut up shop for the night when we spied this, as they say in the classics, eye-watering, heart-racing, ball-tearer. Where do we begin? Is it with its location? In the eye of the Beau Modern storm,...

5 Elizabeth Ct, Burnside SA

South Australian MCM homes always seem like aristocratic old ladies - well preserved and turned out, commanding of presence and unafraid to be themselves and here...

1/6 Balaclava St, Newington VIC

Tiny House Movement - pfffffft. This little cupcake has been providing humble yet gorgeous living for the better part of 50 years and if you take off that offending layer of salmon and you're ready to rock once more! Like our...

23A Kissing Point Rd, Turramurra NSW

A stunner to start the week. Flogged as an architectural masterpiece from 1968, the agents still can't be bothered telling us who is behind it (anyone?). But we shouldn't nit pick, its been...

39 Redwood St, Stafford Heights QLD

We just had to get this one out as it insists on your immediate attention. Something so complete in its design and sleek in its vision, aside from it's rarity of location (a few kms out of the central...

45 Orchard Cres, Wallington VIC

Those looking for a family compound amongst treed hinterland, 10 mins from the beach and a walk to the local primary school, with a separate cottage for the mother-in-law (really, what happened to mother-in-law...

11 Fort St, Bellerive TAS

A favourite form of discovery today.The kind of listing which pulls the attention in a smallest way but with each click sets the heart going as it reveals itself to be a truly worthy home to...

20 Carinya St, Indooroopilly QLD

We've said before that this place has a great Neil Young and denim vibe, maybe it's not a coincidence then that the most famous CSNY album is Déjà vu?...

186 Ewos Pde, Cronulla NSW

Looking at this house and only one thing races through our minds. Because for all the obvious and delightful Mid-century design going on, what we really have here is a time capsule, an almost uncorrupted stage set of a certain...

9 Penn St, Balwyn North VIC

Here's what we talk about when we talk about Balwyn. We talk about it as a textbook example of built heritage being erased before our very eyes, it could also be Castlecrag in Sydney or perhaps St Lucia in Brisbane. We...

23 Cormiston Rd, Riverside TAS

A Launnnie pad which has been kicking around for a while, this perfectly constructed beauty complete with all the elements to make it a sublime 'forever house' (with only minor/fun-stuff reno...

23 Leonard St, Margate QLD

Another for the posterity file as its already been snapped up. According to the elderly neighbours this home was architect designed (certainly looks like it) and built for; "... the owner of Goldmark Realestate at Redcliffe...

2 Lothair St, Pascoe Vale South VIC

We won't shy away from the idea that it's the inner-city cool kids who are cottoning on to Mid-Century Modernist design in ways the perhaps other sectors of the community have not. The retro stores brimming...

24 Rosedale Pde, Rosedale NSW

The Modernist beach house comes in many guises and in a departure from our usual shack fare, endearing as it always is, today we have something on the higher end. This jaw-dropping Bert...

34 Government Rd, Rye VIC

Sea-side once again with a straight-up, summer-time stunner, but (as usual) its in a precarious situation as even the 'lesser' peninsula locales buy in to the 'three unit development' tripe. This one could really...

10 Melbourne Ave, Deakin ACT

Lovely lines and unmolested original traits with room to house your own MP downstairs (time one of us collected that 'living away from home' allowance methinks), this is one sure winner in the capital....

41A The Avenue, Mccrae VIC

In the midst of dark June wind and rain MA says - let's hit the beach! There are pleasant daydreams and even more pleasant day trips to take down your local surf front right now (who wants those summer crowds?), so hit it. Take this...

82 Hawken Dve, St Lucia QLD

Eeeeeeeeeee! Finishing this week on an alpine high, we have maybe the most heart stoppingly original residence we've seen in QLD in literally years. To wit; designed by acclaimed Queensland Modernist...

25 Merrion Tce, Stirling SA

It's always a great find when there is a trove of images to go with the listing and our eyes cannot stop greedily darting from one source of excitement to another - that stone, those...

62 Arcadian Cct, Carlingford NSW

Last of the old project homes today, and this poor blighter looks like a foregone conclusion. No one pays over 1 mil for the renovation potential of a little sweetie like this. We'd just hope at the very least perhaps they'll keep that...

17 Nirimba Ave, North Epping NSW

Was saw the location, we saw the sale price and balked. We then realised it was NSW North Epping, not Vic North Epping, and balked anyway. To snap up little suburban gems like this, I think we all need to get good jobs...

30 Rothwell St, Turramurra NSW

First up a lovely blank slate snapped up at auction a few weeks back. Beautifully constructed with a sensational project home front wall/roofline/window configuration, the imagination runs wild with ideas of sympathetic...

8 Coombs Ave, Kew VIC

Wanna live slap bang in MCM Melbourne's golden block (seriously Google earth and peep through those trees - the flat roofs are everywhere!) but kinda don't have millions to burn? Well get a posse together and shoot for this....

1/2B Fernhurst Gr, Kew VIC

One of two Kew places today. Though riding differing wavelengths in so far as audience, finances and even interior materials and styling is concerned, both listings remain true to the era exhibiting some delectable...

76 Murray St, Clapham SA 5062

Time now to breathe slowly, go back to basics and check out this lil' darling. Murray, the very name conjuring a time gone by (who is Murray these days but a collection of 70 year old men whose glory days...

67 Bellata St, The Gap QLD

Clearly needing a lot of work but possessing signature features which will knock-off socks - that central staircase with adjoining cabinetry alone is worth it and those bathroom tiles are a retro kitten's dream - this ripper in...

1 Fenton Cres, Frankston South VIC

Another suburb mistakenly maligned by those who don't know. Those who do, however, have seen prices steadily increase over the years for some wild 60s/70s compounds native to the area (Graham...

12 Penshurst Ave, Neutral Bay NSW

Kirribilli aside, it doesn't get more Australian postcard than this locale and internally it's got fair throwback appeal of a distant time and place altogether (there's nothing like a much loved deceased estate to become...

10 Boronia Ave, Geraldton WA

For those who love their retro Mid-Century in a place of geographical absolutes - between the vast Indian Ocean and a Europe-sized slab of unrelenting desert, all the while an impossibly blue sky sears overhead,  then here...

8 Yarra St, Kew VIC

As you know our main brief is to bring current MCM houses on the market to an appreciative audience in the hope they may be praised, bought and preserved, however sometimes it works the other way. We saw this Studley...

9 Aurora Cres, Kenmore QLD

Back to earth this week, not with a thud but rather the gentle embrace of a lovely Pettit and Sevitt, low slung abode. Lots to enjoy with this one as it's been well looked after and even the japanese decor isn't out of place when you consider the plethora of...

81 Pinelands RD, Sunnybank Hills QLD

A mysterious property of epic proportions with a sadly forgone conclusion. We're not going to kid ourselves - this spread of massive Mid-Century home, pool, outbuildings and gorgeous tall trees is now running out of time and will soon...

55 Yeramba St, Turramurra NSW

Let us finish your working week with a BAM! For the most part our marvellous listings look the MCM 'type'; clean right angles and flat rooflines, shapes further reinforced by large panes of rectangular glazing and...

25 Orion St, Balwyn North VIC

A beautiful example today, a classic and elegant home of strong lines and heart-gladdening original features (oh that ironwork!). Though messed with in some areas (nothing a dedicated Modernist visionary couldn't...

636 Robinson Rd, Aspley QLD

Queensland! Where have you been ol' buddy, it's been too long. Not a bad home you've got here, rather interesting and sure it's work of an architect. Some pretty dynamic spaces, lovely simple kitchen and we can't say...

80 Rosebery Rd, Killara NSW

And what we wouldn't do to get our greedy little hands on this slice of paradise? What stunning garden and grand potential. What little but important changes would transform this from already...

1/228 Mount Pleasant Rd, Highton VIC

Even the most humble homes can have such charming retro-mod overtones that the mind is set spinning with ideas of how to bring it back to it's best. This cutie-pie has the bones and several gorgeous features lost to other developments of this age and design. The...

26 Inverness Ave, St Georges SA

A real chance here to tweek in the smallest way for maximum outcome. This unassuming Adelaide lady is immaculate, beautifully built (take note builders of today) and ripe for some lovin'. So much excitement...

257 West Tamar RD, Riverside TAS

Aaahhh Tassie. Home of the cheap thrill. You won't get much more for your dollar in the entire country than this and it's got a lot of love to give - just take in that ironwork detail,  windows and bedrooms. Yet...

32 Barrington Ave, Kew VIC

We know we tend to bang on about natural materials but it bares repeating that the current mainstream trend for white on white everything in wet/kitchen areas, leaves us a little snowblind. Give us some real...

9 Orvieto Rd, Seacliff Park SA

We've had a couple of beauties from Seacliff Park before and here's another, though this one has really fallen on hard times and needs a makeover (what sick mind does that to a pool? Let's be generous and assume drought...

1060 Barham River Rd, Apollo Bay VIC

Seeking escape from anyone who annoys you (specifically; the entire world) or perhaps you ache to get your hippy on and finally get real with your winter solstice planting? Maybe you need some rooms for your black metal band...

69 Anzac Ave, Collaroy NSW

The neat-as-a-pin homes continue with this sun-soaked ripper. Architect designed (not sure who, if you know - let us know!) with original owners since it was built in 1964 and obviously treated with respect the entire...

Panorama SA

Super neat-o, straight-edged sliver of suburban suitability as been snapped-up. Spy it slowly and swoon the stone. Listing...

14 Lyons St, Dover Heights NSW

The high/low roller coaster continues with yet another brilliant Seidler + Associates residence on the market (it must be Seidler season). The Kalowski House (1954) updated in 2008, is a true city compound,...

55 Sinclair St, Colac VIC

Yet more Victoria representation, but gladly still out of town we find this dairy-town dearie. Choc-a-block with retro spunk and boundless scope to transform it into a swingin' little home, this is country escape is...

8-10 Giffords RD, Warburton VIC

If your fantasy escape is more about crisp mountain air, autumnal oaks and a rambling Mod house to experience it all, then your inner Maria is gonna sing about this one. Some beautiful 60s elements...

‘Thurlow House’ Stuart Cres, Blakehurst NSW

It's not everyday we get to see such genius, such history and such clarity of design as what we have before us today. We previously called this legacy architecture and we stand by that for there are only so many...

50 Baird St, Brighton East VIC

I suppose we're just asking for trouble when we read the sales pitch for a faded flower in a 'prestige' suburb such as this one. "The land of 678 square metres approx lets you create something spectacular, like a large home with a pool,...

803/12 Ithaca Rd, Elizabeth Bay NSW

The very definition of our Emerald City may very well be this here listing. In one of Seidler's great early 60s apartment blocks (we've posted a handful before in 'Aquarius', AKA Roslyn Gardens, down the road) is this...

149 Minerva Rd, Newtown VIC

Something different today, a repurposed relic from post-war days when the automobile was king - family car trips and hot-rod culture were at their peak and utilities like service stations did not escape the Modernism-as-the-future...

46 Elstree Ave, Coolbinia WA

Back to WA and holding so much promise on the outside, we discover the inside has been done over - fear not there is plenty to love still; untouched timber and masonry a go-go, and more than enough scope to revive it to...

54 Fergusson Cres, Deakin ACT

Heliotherapy: Medical therapy involving exposure to sunlight.  In Greek mythology, Helios was the god of the Sun, the charioteer who drove the Sun across the sky each day. Hippocrates was a great...

6 Gulls Way, Frankston South VIC

In the heart of Chancellor & Patrick country and just across the road from David Chancellor's family home sits this grand landmark called 'Polperro' AKA The Johnston House. Built in 1953, it's...

16 Kirkdale Rd, Chapel Hill QLD

A lovely QLD home among the trees today. The work of legendary local architect John Dalton, a true Mid-Century Modernist, whose practice spanned some of the best decades of the movement in this country and whose...

77-79 Main Rd, George Town TAS

Tassie pops up another little bargain for those seeking some serious small town living and this one drops enough architectural hints to suggest there was a dedicated Modernist at the helm - the clearstory windows, perfect right...

13 Locke Cres, East Fremantle WA

We sometimes regret our overuse of certain adjectives in our listing descriptions and in this case the word 'stunning', because when we come across a home of such rare and refined beauty as today's...

122 Basin View Pde, Basin View NSW

A little seaside delight today, not that you can see it great detail (perhaps it's time to change agent when they can't even bother to focus their shots) however we think it's such a dear, it belongs here. With all...

23 Cockle St, O’connor ACT

Joan* was nervous as she slipped on her gloves in the sweltering end of summer, February 1958. Maybe excited was the more word for today, for she and Raymond** were going to finalise their house...

13 Torwood Dve, Gooseberry Hill WA

Sitting on the roundabout at the intersection of modern architecture, post war holiday-making, pre-fab, Pacific exotica and the rise of the 'alternative lifestyle' sits the A-Frame house. A rarity these days and generally...

7 Mt Pleasant Rd, Preston VIC

High, low and in-between that is how we roll and to finish a very busy and exciting week we have this listing from the family oasis of Preston - a rare treat for that part of town we think. Boasting some conversation/party...

200 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag NSW

Melbourne produced a purebred this week and Sydney have responded in kind. And it doesn't get more relevant to the story of Mid-Century Modernism in this country than this, at first glance, unassuming 3 bedder....

87 Atherton St, Downer ACT

It doesn't get more simple or more amiable as this. We could suggest that this particular design is the most ubiquitous of post-war Australian housing, a familiar floorplan and set of basic modern traits...

7/17 Sorrett Ave, Malvern VIC

A blue-blood has hit the market. Located in the leafy green-belt of Melbourne's comfortable class, designed by local institution Graeme Gunn and, best of all, unmolested since its 70's creation, this is a later modernist...

33 Seymour St, Mira Mar WA

Another little regional darling today in the newly discovered retro hot-spot of Mira Mar, ain't she sweet? Of course just like last week, she's best described as a project in danger of tear-down but we're staying positive and...

2 Torokina Ave, St Ives NSW

As discussed on our FB comments, this week of tired MCM homes and the accompanying lamentation over their predicted loss and the frustration like some overcooked Hollywood flick that 'we all could be doing more' does not...

54 Langdon St, Portarlington VIC

Down off our high-horse and going coastal again we find not another ruin but rather critically endangered home. Typical of any untouched property of a certain era which sits on a large corner block, the sales campaign completely overlooks an...

4 Short Ave, Hawthorn SA

Where yesterday's rundown listing gave us a sniff of hope, perhaps it's land size or location ensuring developer discouragement, this exceptional home in Adelaide fills us with only dread. A pitfall in the...

10 Jillian St, Kings Meadows TAS

This week we have a list of homes of such breathtaking MCM countenance yet ruined condition we're not sure whether to feel excited or melancholy. Starting here in the incongruously ordinary suburbs of...

25 Pie St, Aspley QLD

No surprises here, just clean square lines, a pleasant make over, lovely original brickwork and excellent feature staircase. Keeping it simple and straightforward, whilst retaining the 60s flavour. If only so many now lost...

6 Woodlands Dve, Ocean Grove VIC

We're getting Vic heavy this week, but for good reason. Being eagle-eyed architecture folk we all know the local landmarks and we each have favourites sitting apart from our usual bustling world. Buildings...

22 York St, Camperdown VIC

Another country cutie-pie, this one in Victoria's western district heartland. A nicely updated, relatively clean slate with some great features, including stone fireplace and built in bedroom wardrobes - we are particularly partial...

9 Lewis Ct, Anglesea VIC

As Autumn finally begins to settle its mists into mellow Easter mornings and bright, perfect days thoughts turn to the annual camping trip or getaway. A lazy breakfast in crisp, treed environs and if you're down this...

7 Sherwood Tce, Beaumont SA

With a classic MCM facade giving away nothing from the street, you could be forgiven for guessing anything might be behind it. What we do see is a neat 60s home, perhaps in need of a little spark, colour and gardening...

19 Panorama Dve, Currumbin QLD

A little Sunday night special, with an architect designed home up for first time sale. Although coming across as somewhat tired on the outside, the interiors reveal some remarkable and intriguing attributes which we are...

56 Reigate Rd, Highton VIC

A second serve of Geetroit love in this week, but we could not go past this listing, literally down the road from where MA grew up. Untouched to the point it still exudes a certain bourgeois suburban elegance, it...

247 Gipps Rd, Keiraville NSW

A little kernel of gold sits waiting in bushland, just waiting for the right owner to move in, tread lightly and love it into bloom. There is a sophisticated yet understated beauty to this low slung home of right angles and timber...

13 Hill St, Belmont VIC

MA often receives requests for advice on sympathetic renovation as navigating the rocky shallows of contemporary wants, technological needs, historical rights and aesthetic wrongs can be a fraught...

11 McCoy St, Brighton SA

As any salesman loves to utter - there's something for everyone in Brighton, SA today. And what a delightful proposition for the modernist in the market including a checklist of original materials in beautiful...

111 McCarrs Creek Rd, Church Point NSW

The breathless exclamations have been ricocheting across the Modernist Australian terrain this week with the arrival of this MCM marvel on the market. An early work (c.1959) by Australian Modernist architect Stan...

462 Te Moana Rd, Waikanae NZ

Kia Ora! Without declaring New Zealand as part of this country, we oft hear whispers from across the Tasman telling us of superb Modernist buildings, beach shacks and abodes dotting those verdant...

1 Ilma Ct, Parkdale VIC

A little segment of bayside 'burbia today. The very picture of domestic doings, nothing too outrageous nor extravagant, just a simple little home with some beautifully preserved features. Solidly built to live the everyday,...

32 Oxley Ave, Kiama Downs NSW

Pure holiday vibes emanate from this beach-side baby and who can deny the serious fun of a gangplank entry? All the while the no-fuss configuration of one living/sleeping/utility wing on-top another becomes the spatial catalyst...

63 Stonyfell Rd, Stonyfell SA

Fine architecture and a fine drop of red, a combo which can only mean South Australia. This outstanding 70s abode is the very expression of indoor/outdoor integration with the bush breathing it's tranquil...

1/4 Pascoe Ave, Claremont TAS

Another sweet Tassie retreat. Although the backyard has been chopped up and used for some not-so-nice new housing, we can rejoice that the owner has seen sense in keeping this original 1960s winner up the front. Many superb elements to this one, not the least being...

39 Lobe St, Bald Hills QLD

An exterior which calls for its own 60s american sitcom and a renovated interior done in such a way as to keep cool on long Queensland summers, this is a singularly joyful and character-driven home. There is a lot here to...

65 Hackney Rd, Hackney SA

A glorious residence and garden (woah that patio greenery!) today in SA, bearing many telltale signs of an accomplished architect though we are unsure exactly who is behind it or when it was built...

2 Yarra St, Kew VIC

Breathtaking on certain external angles, this home in select pocket of Melbourne has been party to a fairly severe luxe-over and one wonders if the timelessness of it's MCM design aspects is still felt whilst living inside. Not...

5 Boyne Pl, Wahroonga NSW

As with that earlier rental in Kew, it seems some of the best examples of Australian Mod living are up for lease, not sale, and as such are kinda in reach of us mere mortals. This spectacular treehouse in the stately Sydney...

11 Haining Ave, Cottesloe WA

A mysterious offering from WA today, from our 2014 poster boy Raymond Jones; see this magnificent creation we listed last year. This residence is smaller in scope, budget and perhaps an earlier incarnation of what his...

Austins Ferry, TAS

Coming back to earth, down to Tasmania and landing on what is might be the cheapest listing we've had in several years, is this retro gem just up the road from MONA. Though dubbed 'Art Deco' and including several rounded...

191 Deepwater Rd, Castle Cove NSW

We've been sitting on this stunning and expansive Sydney residence for a while but no more! An iconic property of texture, space and form, this 1971 beauty was the architect (Jonathan Erby)'s own for 28 years and as...

4/30 Lisson Gv, Hawthorn VIC

This 1971 townhouse, the largest in a quartet designed by the notable Australian Modernist Charles Duncan (not to be confused with Kenneth Charles Duncan) may look familiar. The honesty of earthy materials and low slung,...

56 Zamia Rd, Gooseberry Hill WA

A serene little pad in the Perth hills today. Just the perfect weekender, downsizer, treechanger or creative headspace for that special someone who appreciates their Modernism with a grounded philosophy of less. Updated to a more...

1 & 2, 11 Hughes St, Montmorency VIC

Uneasy, very uneasy is how we feel. We should be overjoyed at the discovery of 2 houses side by side, a tangible and sensational progression of Australian Modernism has appeared in our midst. We could wonder at the front home's...

3 Friar St, Lindisfarne TAS

Admittedly when we find listings in our island state they tend to be, shall we say, mostly on the idiosyncratic side. A handful of shacks, retro cutie-pies or sometimes a wild riff along the Modernist line, but here we are...

22 Mount St, Hunters Hill NSW

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Get out! I'M BREATHING TOO FAST. Where do we begin? Is it the subtle yet classic Modern roofline and restrained palette of pastel hues, slate, glazing and natural timber? Is it the banks...

8 Jordan Rd, Wahroonga NSW

As with yesterday's house in the Melbourne bush 'burbs this one in Sydney also maintains similar attributes - modest size, open spaces, high ceilings, massive windows, elevated to cover a sloping block and scenic surrounds. However this one...

52 Melbourne Hill Rd, Warrandyte VIC

I'd much rather have a Robin Boyd in the hills, than a mansion in the slums (apologies Crowded House). And here we find a lovely one. With lofty exposed beam interiors, windows which allow as much light as technologically...

9 Robert St, Forster NSW

A sentimental journey on the North Coast for holiday fun or perhaps a retro-infused (certainly not Art Deco my friends) seachange. Immaculate in garden and building as to be a Mombassa artwork  made reality and just as iconic a...

18 Eidsvold St, Keperra QLD

With catergory 5 Marica bearing down, we hope our northern friends are not feeling too Jan about it right now. However, one house just know will staunchly shrug this event off with a smile is this bona fide...

19 Dugan St, Deakin ACT

We welcome back the capital today with this bright home of clean lines and private demeanour with many great intact features and retro materials, although that kitchen fit out is not one of them -  nasty hotel chain...

406 Collins St, Melbourne VIC

Prefer your workplace central and your office block Mid-Century? We'll this may just pique the interest of your inner Roger Sterling if you need to uproot or invest those millions. Built in 1958, as one of the many Modernist skyscrapers to...

43 Monkton St, Tarragindi QLD

A great project, with seemingly not a huge amount of work for reward. So beautifully looked after by it's owners for the last 40 years there nothing a bit of paint (not sure about the current peppermint crisp palette!), sanding and...

3 Audrey St, Novar Gardens SA

The second listing today snaffled underneath our noses - and why wouldn't it be? For what a pearler it is. Displaying a real hybrid of retro, 60's suburban decor with some very progressive Modernist elements and a touch of sunny California for good measure, this would...

90 Cinerama Cres, McCrae VIC

Although a bit of a whitewash inside, this is a gorgeous and well kept offering is more than just a beach house. Casting a superbly angled face to the water views, with large window fields, painted in delicious mint, with exposed...

7 Ashmore Rd, Bellevue Heights SA

It always seems that our South Australian homes remain in such top nick and this elegant specimen is no exception. From the lovely low slung profile and wide-form chimney, into the immaculate timber features, light fittings,...

8 Tiparra St, Eden Hills SA 5050

With all the volume builder obsession to have plaster upon all interior surfaces, we wonder how long it will be before the pendulum swings back to a more unadorned use of natural materials, utilised for their inherent textural...

48 Young St, Kew VIC

Woah, woah woah! We've spotted a residence of such superb Mod spaces and earthy, honest materials we simply cannot lift our greedy eyes off it. Currently for lease, you too can live the dream of Studley Park, riverside serenity (on...

10/110 Maltravers Rd, Eaglemont VIC

We are overdue to list an apartment and what better way to kick off 2015 in this arena with a beautifully presented 3 bedder within a stunningly intact complex by dynamic duo Holgar and Holgar. You'd struggle to find the...

94 Dare St, Ocean Grove VIC

We jaded souls of MA are genuinely surprised by the sales pitch of this one, not a single (STCA) in sight. For a coastal town which is morphing from tea-treed sleepy hollow into check by jowl townhouseville at an exponential rate this is rather interesting. However no...

41A Beach Rd, St Leonards VIC

Summer's not over just yet and there's always room for another Mid-Century beach shack displaying many traits which confirm their place in the Australian Modernist canon. Floor to ceiling windows, modest dimensions and open, utilised...

23 Lester Pde, North Lambton NSW

Taking it down a notch and arriving at the mystery bag that is Newcastle (we just know there are more gems around these parts we are missing) we have this lil' fella. Like our Lower Mitcham listing this week, it's a angle-roofed, retro...

9 Tormey St, Balwyn North VIC

We have an establishment classic today with an early home from the hand of lauded, and still practising, architect Peter McIntyre. Built in 1959, it was initially knocked back for a building permit due to it's progressive...

7/4 Butler Ave, Lower Mitcham SA

The combination of classic MCM angles, good condition and super styling makes for a veritable hotcake these days. This little morsel aka homette(!) was always going to be snapped up in hours - and why not? It's quite the pristine...

242 Bobbin Head Rd, Turramurra NSW

One shining opportunity to bring some excellent bones to life. Appearing to only need a refurb (and thats the fun stuff anyways right?) this residence already has superb orientation,  low-slung countenance and endless capacity to go mod mad...

65 Esdale St, Nunawading VIC

Corner block. Largish land. Developer heaven. The architect's own. It's the last on this list which gets us excited. To be the baby, the lifelong home of the architect is to possess an extra level of quality, a depth of...

10 Yallamurra St, The Gap QLD

You realise a kinship exists with someone when, like you, they see at a low-slung construction like this and instead of screwing up their face and muttering 'dunny block' (so many surface value people out there *sigh*) they tingle with...

17 Hay St, Mount Clarence WA

A retro ripper today from WA, and how nice to see a home as yet untouched by the wreckers or completely overblown in marble and gold as is so often the case in Twiggy Rinehart country (perhaps the boom really is over?)....

276 Latrobe Tce, Newtown VIC

An interesting proposition today (sorry a bit Vic heavy this week) and when we post our archives from past years (not just 2014) we'll be able to see that this came on the market only a few years ago and here we are again....

6 Crown Ave, Camberwell VIC

We first got a look inside this one via Design Files last year (do yourself a favour and check that link - the styled images are outstanding compared to this agent mediocrity) and returned clicked to drool over it many, many times...

20 Longwood Ave, Newstead TAS

As the world continues on it's nutty way and you're a bit exhausted from swimming sanely against the stream, we have just the thing for you. If you can ignore the gentle whir of Robin Boyd spinning in his grave (all that ironwork adornment and arch shape repetition...

‘Banyandah’ 871 Brooker Hwy, Rosetta TAS

Today was just one of those mornings when you spot a property and instantly the heart and mind start racing. Questions about everything in your current situation stumble over themselves as you delve into other possibilities - Could we move to Tasmania? What can you do...

236 Liebig St, Warrnambool VIC

Today’s listing not only brings us an immaculate 50s Mod home of big presence and historical elegance, but also leads us to another favorited MA topic - the regional Modernist. In this instance its the ‘discovery’ of William...

35 Aberfeldy St, Kenmore QLD

A modest, 1963 beaut from up north this fine evening and what a checklist of all the reasons we fall for such architecture with even this  day-to-day example reinforcing a design for life ethos, not just merely a building to live in. To...

Blakehurst, NSW

Woah. What's going on here? According to the ad on Gumtree it's the deceased estate of a mystery person best described as an enlightened spirit, a woman who commissioned an apartment from Harry Seidler in the early 1950s and...

8 Dana Avenue Blairgowrie, VIC

Now this is more like it. Taking a lovely old shack, in all it's summer mythology and styling it to the hilt we can see just how a Mid-Century icon can remain relevant to holiday making now and into the future. And although...

30 Watersleigh Ave, Mallabula NSW

This is a document. This listing? For posterity. This is how we used to live on short breaks and sometimes for life. Simple and open plan. Egalitarian and humble. Adventure and contemplation in a glorious place rather than...

59 Brighton St, Frankston South VIC

Although we are kicking off the year with a beach shack line-up, here we find far more than the humble holiday hut. This lovely, T-line, architect designed home from an underrated, yet vulnerable suburb is, as usual, in grave danger of...

74 Main St, Blackburn VIC

Massive land size in the heart of developer goldfields yet the real estate pitch focuses on the worthy attributes of a little 50's architectural gem - hooray! It's clear all parties wants this one brought back from the brink, can anyone help us out...

‘Riley House’ 7 Cooper Gr, Sorrento VIC

A tranquil escape for a solitary being, a well-stocked destination seasonally hosting long weekends of party-going lore, a family home, a lair of quiet seduction..... call this brilliantly understated Modernist house, by living legend Daryl Jackson (whose pre-eminence...

1/37 The Avenue, Mount Buller VIC

A breath of sub-zero air with the posting of our very first snow pad! Modernist properties, especially in our most commonly recognised Mid-Century American/Australian version, dovetail with agreeable weather. The indoor/outdoor spacial design lend itself especially...

17/27 Montague St, Highton VIC

Yet another listing from our favourite lil' complex. Earlier this year we put up a gorgeous unit from the same block and now we have this one - another unmolested beauty but double the fun - two levels with two living areas, northern orientation and two good sized...

17 Dempster Ave, Balwyn North VIC

Simply dripping with chic detailing, high-end craftsmanship,timeless architect design, pool, grand living proportions and featured in the pages of Home Beautiful in 1969, so it follows in the current climate that the land size...

372 Beach Rd, Beaumaris VIC

As if from the pages of Black Beauty - we first see a gorgeous, spirited thoroughbred being sold as the pedigree it is only a couple of years later to see it pop up on the market again, having been mistreated,...

40 Coasters Retreat NSW

We don't know if it was ever a set for Skippy or if it's made the front cover of Inside Out - suffice to say this breathtaking listing would snugly fit both situations - such is the duality, incorporating stunning natural beauty with simple home design, of the...

163 Wellington St, Mosman Park WA

Palatial and commanding, all this remarkable, 1950s, architect designed (any idea on who did this one people?), home needs is a complete furnishing overhaul. English roses in the entry planters? Heavy curtains crowding the magnificent large paned windows? Floral...

12-16 Glen Street, Crafers West SA

Oh my! We have always maintained that although the listings we spot in South Australia are not as thick on the ground as some other states, when they do come up with a goody, it's a total a blinder! This sensational home, this slice of Mid-Century craftsmanship by...

129 Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont VIC

Jaunty. There is no other descriptor which captures the sheer clarity of optimistic Mid-Century mood this gorgeous listing emanates. Like one of those row houses in a Warner Bros cartoon which get carried away with the jazzy beats and...

673 Nepean Hwy, Frankston South VIC

Franga still holds many a sweet spot close to it's chest and this deceptively large lovely deserves more having survived the ravages of colonialism (that kitchen and entryway need a re-visit stat!). As it stands now, it may not...

2 Stanley St, Leabrook SA

A masterful 1965 residence to round out the week - and a mystery. As a sleek brick and glass formation it would have been nigh on revolutionary in suburban Adelaide at its birth and it continues on with...

3 Leawara Dve, Heathmont VIC

Just when you think all the 50's gems have been decimated, up pops another! This azure cutie pie is well deserving of an inspired renovation and it would be an abysmal turn of events if we lost yet another of these to an insipid row of 'townhouses'. Big land, such a...

40 Dawson Rd, Kangaroo Ground VIC

Another rustic Knox ripper and this one went fast! It's plain to see why it had immediate appeal - nothing so warm and evocative as natural materials and elemental design utilising beautiful orientation, centred in the relative wilds...

3 Charman Rd, Beaumaris VIC

From a loved apartment yesterday to a home smack bang in the dangerzone, just down the road, today. This beautiful, Beaumaris original is teetering on the brink with only the sweeping hand of a well-to-do MCM legend to save this from a nasty fate (see also: the...

26 Gallop Rd, Dalkeith WA

This one is a bit disconcerting. Is calling a rambling 4 bedroom, 3 living, 3 bathroom family compound a 'sixities bungalow' incorrect or do we just mix in the wrong circles? How about a pristine, perfectly presented home on less than 900...

3 Leawara Dve, Heathmont VIC

Just when you think all the 50's gems have been decimated, up pops another! This azure cutie pie is well deserving of an inspired renovation and it would be an abysmal turn of events if we lost yet another of these to an insipid row...

60 Esplanade, Port Willunga SA

The rain it raineth, but soon we'll be baking the days, sweltering the nights and looking for respite. Summer holidays await and with them perhaps sand, sunscreen and waves. Or is it the grime and peace of vacant CBD streets? Or an icy...

4 Bedford St, Deakin ACT

A game of Canberra word association would not be pretty right now - useless, childish, self-serving, uninspiring..... so it's listings like this one which prove to be the best thing to emerge from our capital right now. And what a...

5 Waratah Ave, Beaumaris VIC

No building in the Western lexicon compels the body and spirit to relax so undividedly as a 1970s Modernist home. Perhaps the deeper, darker living spaces which still allow for total daylight illumination and air (the orientation on this one is beyond reproach) are...

22 Heathfield Ct, Newtown VIC

A particular hotspot for Modernist homes (see 3 doors down from earlier this year), this prestigious Newtown eyrie overlooking the Barwon River presents its heavy arms with this newly listed 1967 McGlashan Everist marvel. Lauded masters of the Australian Modernist...

103 John St, Glenroy VIC

When all is said and done, sometimes you just want a delightful little home of striking Mod lines and a nice bit of garden in the suburbs. Your own patch to cool up and wind down in. This one fits the bill in many ways, and...

33/50 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay NSW

A second listing this year from Seidler's apartment stunner in Lizzy Bay (see the one bedder from earlier this year). This time it's a studio and lower down, though that lush garden view is nothing to be sad about. If you are beholden...

2 Heathwood Ln, Qunaba QLD

Sitting squarely in cane country, rural Queensland, it's always little wonders like these which pique our interest and invite us to speculate in their owners. For only an individual with determined ideas of design would...

62 Castle Cct, Seaforth NSW

There is nothing so pure in a realised vision of Mid-Century Modernism as the architects own home. This startling listing is just that. Unadulterated by any client's mislaid pursuits of fashion or boastfulness, this home is the driven snow of Modernism in all it's...

9 Pam St, Beaumont SA

A now a Friday blinder to enjoy with knock off drinks. Once more it's the story of a forthright couple who knew what they wanted, went for it. The work of prominent SA architect Geof Nairn, this 1967 treasure was...

79 Carlotta St, Greenwich NSW

As we've often declared - no building speaks to a singular Modernist vision as completely as an architects own home , yesterday we saw it with the outstanding Godsell family home and here we have another text-book case. The...

14 Riverview Pde, Rosetta TAS

Nothing to see here. Just a straight-as-a-die, post and beamed, timber detailed, architecturally created, 3 bedroom gem with fabulous views, terraced garden, just across from the river and down from MONA, asking just over $300k....

15/287 Melbourne St, North Adelaide SA

A landmark of early Australian Modernism. An elegant expression of MCM principals. An admired and valued complex which remains 72 years later as a collection of impeccable living spaces. Welcome to 'Deep Acres' Apartments (c.1942), now this is the business. Designed...

14 Hale Rd, Forrestfield WA

Like halfway through Superman 2 (1980 thanyouverymuch) this home is a hero which has lost it's way. Though still holding a dynamic and confident line on the outside - that front will make any dame swoon off her heels - the interior is a mess of identity loss, failed...

60 Fellows Rd, Point Lonsdale VIC

A sentimental stomping ground for many on Victoria's west coast, 'Lonnie' still manages to exude much of the quietly casual vibe so rapidly diminishing up and down this nation's coastline. Perhaps it's the vast tea tree jungle which seems to absorb sound and obscures...

10 Hamilton Ave, Blackburn VIC

The front view is the best, but we simply refuse to post up a superimposed land size image first. And yes, we must be mindful to start embracing medium and high density living in our middle suburbs, but this suggestion, on a small home service slice of history, when...

10 Fairway Dve, Kew East VIC

This one has just sold but we feel it's best to post some images, because if even it's not mercilessly reconfigured or bulldozed, someone will change that green carpet and magnificent seagrass wallpaper - and that alone is worth documenting. For all it's...

3 Crane Lodge Pl, Palm Beach NSW

Luxed up and not the best photos (c'mon agent!) but the clean Mod lines and elements still shine through (terrazzo bathroom floors FTW). A very nice proposition in a rather chi chi and gorgeously green hideaway spot. Quite lovely.

2/869 Brooker Hwy, Rosetta TAS

For those of us transfixed by the glorious house at Rosetta a week or so back, two doors down is now on the market and to our mind it exceeds the former.Yet another wondrous waterfront compound, this one unfurling a marvellous litany of classic MCM characteristics,...

1 The Parkway, Blackwood SA

A picture perfect proposition. Classic retro lines, which seem completely uncorrupted (bless those original owners) and the wet areas and bedrooms still intact enough to start a re-birth of Disney princess movie proportions. Including a sublime vista, roomy land size,...

42 Vasey Cres, Campbell ACT

Another example with flawless pedigree and high Modernist ideals at it's core, this Roy Grounds c.1960 (can you believe it?) beauty sits astride a bush hillside and remains perfectly at one with it's natural surrounds. For a full rundown today (and then some) we'll...

380 Glen Eira Rd, Caulfield VIC

Another day, another stunner from the wide streets of Caulfield. Time to tick some boxes: Single owner for the last 50 + years? Check. Original condition complete with furniture to testify to it's true Modernist cred? Check. Fabulous detail including stonework and...

51 Petrel Ave, Mermaid Beach QLD

Most of you are well aware of our pet subject of the Australian fibro beach shack and here we find a classic in all aspects. The actual home itself, soft mint in colour and complete with stone chimney and modest open plan living spaces. The social and historical relic...

8 Galali Pl, Aranda ACT

Of a similar schema to the previous Vaucluse home, this version in the ACT (architect designed and first time for sale no less) utilises more pedestrian materials, pine instead of hardwood for example, but nonetheless succeeds superbly in creating a sanctuary of...

7 Iluka Ave, Elanora Heights NSW

There is much in danger here because for all the magic this gorgeous little home exudes, we have to wonder - who has a million dollars to buy it and treat it in the matter it has been thus far? Why is it so much easier to find a buyer with little integrity yet so much...

45 Louis St, Greensborough VIC

Like the late great MJ, this thriller is makin' some serious shapes and bringing joy to the suburbs. Surely an expanding brood of retro MCM tragics need a place to store their Martin Denny LPs, click-clack lounge and new cot all for the price tag the outer north-east...

1/48 Cooper St, Preston VIC

When talking inner-city home options we at MA declare you can keep the romance of falling down miners cottages and draught plagued single fronted terraces - Dogs in Space was 30 years ago my friends - if we want medium/high density while actually living well this is...

80 Curdievale Rd, Timboon VIC

Going a little more modest today. For all it's lack of fanfare and purely rural Australian pragmatism, this cheapie in cheese country is still a well proportioned and adorned MCM home, and worth including here.

11 Cranbrook Rd, Bellevue Hill NSW

First, please indulge us while we get something off our chests. Real estate agents, when you make claims about northern orientation it might be an idea to actually show correct bearings on your site plan. Remind us to never get into a car with you and drive to...

15 Besant St, Hampton East VIC

At a crossroads, where so many MCM homes of a certain age and location find themselves, this property's future may go in several ways. Ideally it is purchased by someone who appreciates it's layout, size and, dare we call them, period features - that fireplace, pool...

42/3-5 Rockley Rd, South Yarra VIC

Ahhhh, the good old days. When a newly minted city apartment block contained residences to rival the size of many houses (certainly most of the miner's cottages it may have overshadowed). Living areas of outrageous proportions, balconies out the wizzway and mod design...

1/29 Dickens St, Elwood VIC

An unbeatable orientation and, yet again, generous 1960s floor plan sees this apartment already a winner but throw in true Mod Australian ownership and you come up with something wonderful..... "Please have a look at our beloved apartment. We have tried keeping as...

55 Snowball Rd, Kalamunda WA

A crisp-lined, red-dirt special today and it's been a while since we've seen something so neat in the far west. Although a little messed with (80s peach tones and tile begone!), it seems the main living, dining and outdoor areas are looking the good already with not...

55-57 Moyran Pde, Grays Point NSW

Exceedingly beautiful, architect designed, in what seems to be superb condition and, from a google traipse down the street, an outstanding bushland setting, this home ticks pretty much all Mod boxes. A few more pics for us hopeless voyeurs might nice...

17 Yarra Braes Rd, Eltham VIC

Are you a hayseed Modernist? Do you love a clean line but a homemade mudbrick? Do you lean more Vashti Bunyan than John Coltrane. Could you be charmed by the story of a home designed by everyone's favourite non-architect architect Alistair Knox, lovingly constructed...

14 Dunkeld St, Floreat WA

With new listings flying in thick and fast this week, we manage again to be blown away by the breadth of high-end, classic Mid-Century Modernism squirreled away in all pockets of this country. This particular example comes to us from the Perth Mod bastion, Floreat,...

1/17 Tranmere Rd, Howrah TAS

We see many domestic buildings which retain a more fashion or feature based nod to their MCM origins but then sometimes we stumble upon places like this - in a little suburb at the bottom of the world someone once took the intellectual and aspirational theories behind...

12 Finlay Rd, Turramurra NSW

Time to retreat to one of the most MCM reliable locations in the country and soak up the pure essence of sunny-side suburbia. Sometimes a savvy (other times not so savvy) stylist may be called to help a sale campaign and, par for that course, you'll find a smattering...

270 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn North VIC

Another strong contender for the unfortunate title of 'Most at Risk MCM Home This Week' (yes we are loosing these places weekly people) is this slightly moth-eaten dame. Sure she's seen better days, but with only one owner since construction you can be sure she's...

8 Coolong Rd, Vaucluse NSW

An Allen, Jack + Cottier winner, this toasty-toned beauty sits in a chi-chi Sydney suburb so as such we do worry about all that brick - it's earthy calm (such a Russell Jack specialty) may give way for a white-out in the near future. Hopefully that's all the meddling...

56 Walkers Rd, Somerton Park SA

Had the complete do-over but still some lovely elements here, especially the front driveway aspect and interior beams. Some nice greenery too.

62 Francis St, North Brighton SA

Initially mistaking this SA North Brighton for Victoria's Brighton, we thought it was a bargain, and perhaps it still is (well, was, as its just gone). A humble home, but still easily identifiable as a clear example of Australian Modernism it deserves the interest it...

37 George Mobbs Dve, Castle Hill NSW

We see a regular parade of Pettit & Sevitts roll past our listings and technically, as a form of tract house, they really should be all on par with each other, but this one has particular qualities we especially love. Not sure if it's the relatively untouched (and...

3726 Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation QLD

We know, we know. Neither Mid-Century nor in any true sense Modernist but up on the I-Dream-of-Jeanie locale of Cape Tribulation, where the reef meets the rainforest, we wanted you to know the mothership has landed. This may be the most expensive bit of Australian...

55 Sackville St, Kew VIC

Although we get the most traffic for the high end Modernist mansions, it's these more low-key homes on which we stake our beliefs.This elegant, simple house by still practising architect J. Dale Fisher (c.1968) of straight lines and simple H floor plan adheres to the...

‘Elanora’ 591 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae VIC

You know things are dire when a classic Modernist home by a notable firm goes on the market and there is only a single aerial shot of the land in the real estate listing. We have drawn upon the collective resources of the greater Modernist Australia community to bring...

3 Gray Pl, Weston ACT

This one just slipped us by and was snapped up on the weekend, but it's well worth a gander. It seems it's Pettit & Sevitt season and this example is a clean slate if ever we saw one. Almost too immaculate. We think its real captivation is the clean, outside lines and...

‘Cook House’ 165 Deepwater Rd, Castle Cove NSW

We started MA with several aims, one of which was the address the unforgivable way MCM houses in this country were being advertised by real estate agents. A fantastic sign that the tide is turning is the appearance of Modern House - a passionate agency in the Sydney...

19 Hillside Rd, Springfield SA

We could have sworn we saw this on the market a year or so back (update - we were right!), but in any event - Woah! A bona fide beauty is what we have right here right now. Talk about original stone and ironwork, expansive indoor/outdoor living, pool and scope to go...

13 Yalpa Rd, Marino SA

Spring is bustin' through and summer is to follow so why not hit the beach in Adelaide with this little darlin'? Bright as a button with north facing decking and land a go-go, it's just waiting for you to go crazy with the retro details and make it truly a pad of...

742 Waterworks Rd, The Gap QLD

Fancy something a little more woo-woo than the discipline and fine lines of an architecturally designed, pureblood MCM Australian home? Live to part-ay? Love a lil' jungle in your wet areas?...

Kenmore, QLD

Elegant, architect designed, first time on the market and surprise! It's in Queensland. In beautiful condition, with classic feature fireplace (not sure how many times you'd crank that up a year?) and gorgeous rectangular pool...

32 Crotonhurst Ave, Caulfield North VIC

Over the years we've had many prize homes come up in the Caulfield area and we have discussed it as the eye of a Melbourne Mid-Century perfect storm which saw to so many Modernist homes come into being - predominately due to the settling of European diaspora post WW2...

13 Leinster St, Fig Tree Pocket QLD

It's about Friday we start to get a little loose and seek to enjoy the more, shall we say, flamboyant examples of MCM building in this vast land. Now anyone who's had the privilege of seeing the inside of Graceland, Tennessee may be reminded of it's brassy, high tuned...

406 Geelong Rd, West Footscray VIC

Yet another landmark house we always craned our necks to glance at when we regularly puttered past, never quite sure what the interiors held. Well now we can rest assured this is the winner we had hoped for in so many ways. Primarily it's a gem due to it's pared back...

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

Up pops another! Generally appearing every 18 months or so and always with much excitement is an apartment in Boyd's Domain Park (yes, it has it's wiki page for crying out loud!). And this is one relatively unmolested prize. We could go on about its provenance, its...

9 Barrabool Rd, Belmont VIC

A regional ripper today. Once again looking pretty minty with plenty of original features (that sea-grass matting - bless) and once again also plenty of scope for a sympathetic, mod flavoured do-up. If you're looking at the location we happen to know this area well...

‘Rippon House’ Burns Rd, Wahroonga NSW

We have posted many fine examples of high Modernist Australian architecture over the years, but today we can certainly proclaim this one, the Rippon House (c.1969), in the bush suburbs of Sydney to be the most accomplished, the most immaculate, the most breathtaking...

5 Astley Pl, Garran ACT

Today is a Pettit and Sevitt we find in Canberra and what a ripper example it is too. Nary a tile out of place from it's original build. Plus pool. We have been advised however that this particular suburb in the capital is rife with developer movement, bowling over...

17 Koornong Cres, North Warrandyte VIC

Rounding off our Victorian odyssey this week is yet another classic version of MCM home, the simple retreat in the hills. We're guessing it is mid 1950s? And, although in need of some care, is clearly the beloved bolt-hole of it's original owners who, we like to...

24 First Ave, Labrador QLD

One wonders at the original interior of this swingin' sunlovin' pad, that is before the white shoe brigade intercepted and smeared smashed avocado on the dining wall. Blindingly high gloss floor and rank smoked glass balcony aside - there is some real charm still...

‘Salina Court’ 5/4 Stanley St, South Yarra VIC

Everything you could want in a city pad and including lovely undisturbed mod features, this apartment in the midst of town gladdens the heart. Props to the owners for having the nous to not paint over the beautiful wood panelling in the last 3 decades or re-do the...

82 Airlie Rd, Montmorency VIC

Simplicity. Good design. Warm materials. Solar passive orientation. Negligible 'updates'. Practical. Unadulterated comfort. Pitch perfect.

55 Mill St, Bendigo VIC

It always makes our heart leap with excitement to see a beautifully conceived work of MCM, but it really gets us excited when said work sits outside the usual locales and leads us to a new discovery in the history of Modernism in Australia. So it is a true nugget of...

14 Kilmaine St, The Gap QLD

A piece of superb suburban Queensland today. Open and spacious with breezy living stamped all over it. Although we are pretty keen on the burnt orange and browns of the classic 70's palette, this one might fare better with a tiny tone-down. Once again we are in...

93 Banksia St, Eaglemont VIC

A Modernist eagle sits astride it's stonework garage and looks north. Straight as a die, blessed with light and hence warmth and an idiosyncratic (original ironwork-yes! marble fireplace-no! wallpaper-maybe!) yet fair update. Very impressive from the street it's also...

21-23 Glenwood Dve, Bellevue Heights SA

An intriguing curiosity to welcome the weekend today. Although fitted out with some questionable interior elements and textures (Camelot and Rajasthan go to Steptoe & Son perhaps?) we can't help but be a little enticed by what an accomplished and considered make-over...

290 The Boulevard, City Beach WA

Nothing more endearing and endangered than a 'project' home in a prize Perth suburb, even one with historical links. Built to plan from a commissioned series by architects Silver Fairbrother and Associates for the 1962 Commonwealth Games (from a quick search this one...

2 15-19 Hatherley Ave, Hyde Park SA

We'd like to rectify and long-standing wrong today and that is by finally including rental properties in our everyday listings. For the life of MA we have grappled with rentals, do we get them together their own page? or perhaps just highlight the occasional holiday...

66 Beauna Vista Dve, Rye VIC

Peninsula bound? A little cash conscious? *flashes teeth, dons checked suit* Then have we got a deal for you! In a classic, tea-treed back street sits a private and sensational listing for Christmas holiday party-season or rambling family compound just waiting for an...

134 Grange Rd, Westbourne Park SA

This little beauty from South Australia has been spiralling into neglect for a long time. The good news is that being looked over for decades means we have a 100% original and superbly laid out home free from nasty additions, ready to be loved for what it is. We have...

17 Hill St, Seacliff Park SA

We've heard some side-mouthed comments about the suburb of Seacliff Park but the way see it is with houses like this who gives a damn! We mean WOAH this gem right here has got the lot and what's not to love? (well perhaps not the colonial kitchen cabinetry, easily...

436 Wendouree Pde, Ballarat VIC

OMG, OMG,OMG, OMG, OMG. faints **Update** Still on the market as of early October and an application to demolish was put forward to the council this week - coincidence? Of course not! However pop your corks people because the foot soldiers of the Ballarat region have...

5 Tandara Ct, Black Rock VIC

It's ones like these, full of lovely space, light and of simple, practical design which we worry about. Hidden, unassuming, in some charming suburban court and clearly in need of some renovation we know how the story ends - mostly in a flurry of poorly thought out...

64 Balaclava Rd, St Kilda East VIC

This is one lovely example of a well cared for and snazzed up 50s Australian Mod home. Harking back to an even earlier time - more 1940s with even a suggestion of 30s Deco glamour, this beauty remains straight-forward in it's layout and sublime in it's final...

17 Albion St, Essendon VIC

Not your usual MCM south-side flat, today we have a rather intriguing upstairs/downstairs arrangement in Melbourne's north. Built in the days when there was actual consideration for the 'life' aspect of 'apartment lifestyle' with high-ceilings and large bedrooms, this...

11 Elmira St, Indooroopilly QLD

Determined to find something worthy in Queensland this week - look what we uncovered! We here at MA would be pumped to buy something like this ourselves and do it up in style. Beautiful open plan,...

146 Nelson Rd, Mount Nelson TAS

Elegant and relatively untouched this lovely house with stunning views has brought the focus right onto Mount Nelson. How many MCM gems sit on this hill at the bottom of the world? If they all have...

2 Bushland Ave, Mount Pleasant NSW

A stunning and very private property was sold (off market) recently and it would be remiss of us to not include such a breathtaking vision in Australian Modernism of such immaculate condition and history. The much admired industrialist and philanthropist Marsden...

Brown Hill VIC

Already spoken for but it's always worth a peek at another intriguing (if not spooky) and rather magnificent use of Besser block. This time in rural Victoria.

64 Waimarie Dve, Mount Waverley VIC

This stunning home by the notable Alistair Knox  is not only immaculate in it's presentation and magical in it's timber interiors which, hallelujah!, has escaped with nary a coat of white paint in sight, but also boasts a garden by the the visionary and, dare we say,...

Copacabana NSW

With Manilow sashaying in our ears and a classic Mod beach house in the trees how can you go wrong? NSW seems to excel in these endless coastal inlets, home to who knows how many little gems like this. You'd be hard pressed to find a more lovely escape or, perhaps, a...

1/57 Bluff Rd, Black Rock VIC

Medium density living need not be all hulking, neo-Georgian 'villas' taking up every square inch of their block with no outside spaces. And utilising proper orientation, large-scale windows and a clear design vision they can be unobtrusive and all you'd ever need....

17 Joseph St, Avalon NSW

The interiors may be a little overcooked, but the lines and light are undeniable. There's nothing here in the decoration that can't be changed and nothing in the structure you'd want to. An indicator of great design right there.

5 Bealiba Rd, Caulfield South VIC

If anyone was wondering about that wishing well where any number of expansive yet simply designed Mid-Century homes of a certain age can be drawn out -  is to be found in Caulfield. Yet one more excellent example here of that magical nexus where 1960s suburban...

1 Erowal St, Beaumaris VIC

Simple, sustainable and hence timeless this unassuming little buddy is really all you need. A classic offering from a classic MCM Melbourne suburb.

16 Windward Ave, Mosman NSW

The potential is obvious but for what? Will it succumb to the bulldozer or some egomaniac builder and morph into a vulgar eyesore which shrieks the new owner's illiteracy of taste, context and environment from the cliff tops? Or is there someone who can take the...

24 Orion St, Balwyn North VIC

There's nothing more rare than a native butterfly (roofline) and this example reassures us no end. Just when you think the eyes have been pecked from a primo middle-ring suburb by a circling venue of developer vultures long ago, along come a stunner like this cream...

9 Gramatan Ave, Beaumaris VIC

This much loved beauty in the Beau has been doing the rounds, unlike so many others we think this one might be safe. A little tampered with but still chock full of gorgeous elements and a respectful sales pitch to boot.

20 Carinya St, Indooroopilly QLD

There is a special place in our hearts for offerings like this one in Indooroopilly. Built with a soothing and earthy integrity unchanged for decades, it is the owners of such places who were the true flag bearers of the...

50 Simpsons Rd, Bardon QLD

Wonderful to see more quality coming out of Queensland. This architecturally designed gem shows just how 'contemporary' MCM homes really are - what is there really to do in the best solid beauties other than replace a bit...

22A Marshall Ave, Warrawee NSW

A very impressive 70s example today. With shades of primetime Victorian legends McGlashan Everist to this, we know just how comfortable and serene residing in one of these homes can be. Add a large block and the pool it's a super snazzy set up to see you through...

217-225 Tindals Rd, DONVALE VIC

Enough with the units, let's spread out rancho style with this glorious vision of 70s excess. Looking like a set piece from American Hustle this massive home on 5 acres yet only 20 kms from the CBD is flat roofed mansion, which suggests ownership by fame or serious...

25 Blossom St, Mitcham VIC

Renovators start your sanders! We haven't seen a good 'project' house in a while and this one wins on several fronts. It's got an undeniable retro 50s line and layout, which may be the most popular translation of Modernism (when sympathetically brought anew) in the...

96 Stuart St, Blakehurst NSW

Some delicious flamboyance to this one - pebble-mix exterior and wrought iron balustrade and some not so welcome additions - that purple feature wall - eeek! A project for the serious interior designer and landscaper.

23 Cynthea Rd, Palm Beach NSW

Maybe not Sydney Sydney, but close enough, this is what we've being dying to put up all week - Harry Seilder's Waterman House (1952). A beautifully realised house in close to original form. Or so we thought..... **Upadate** The excitement on seeing this house in the...

31 Pymble Ave, Pymble NSW

If we are going to talk pedigree and appreciation then this 1969, five bedroom abode by Mid-Century Sydney architect Peter Hirst is a pampered, purebred Great Dane. Primarily we enjoy to talk up the MCM homes we post in lieu of any appropriate or appreciative mentions...

16 Regency Ct, Oatlands NSW

It's a trap for young players to assume that Modernism = minimal, white, impersonal,International. The use of 'warm' materials such as wood, natural stone and textiles coupled with good design of intuitive spaces create the best examples of Modernism world wide,...

5/72 Shackleton Cct, Mawson ACT

As pure as the Antarctic snow (gotta love those themed Canberra addresses) this limed wood beauty is an elegant design of modest size and light which allows the gorgeous natural environs of suburban ACT to breath through all living spaces. Scandinavian freshness to...

16 & 20 Paratoo Rd, Aldgate SA

A touch of spooky to this one and we're not sure whether to film a BBC detective drama or a slasher flick inside - such is the rabbit warren vibe (has that bay window been stuck on later-it's looking pretty eek - when juxtaposed with the flat-roofed sunroom - hhmmm?)....

90 Richardson Rd, Croydon North VIC

A spectacular offering heading out to the hills of Melbourne. Designed by Charles Duncan (though we can't find much online about the man and his work - anyone?), this one seems to have been updated over the years while still keeping true to overall design. That...

52 Belton St, Anglesea VIC

And to round out the beach shack love for the week - a sister offering to the Copa but in Victoria this time. What a delight and so reassuring to see that kitchen reinterpreted in glorious retro (save that blind - eek!). The weekend is...

148 Simpsons Rd, Bardon QLD

It's rare to find an original and classically realised Mod home in QLD these days. This one is a beauty. Special mentions - the expansive windows and that kitchen wowee!...

6/27-29 Montague St, Highton VIC

We've seen a succession from this block come up over the years, and we are always struck by how simple, yet homely and cosy a little one bedder can be with the aid of a little good design and use of materials. A little gem.

52 Hopetoun Ave, Canterbury VIC

For certain buyers, of a certain income bracket with children of a certain age we hear/tell it's the go to have at least somewhere certain schools can send the mail. Here are 3 apartments which could all be pretty comfortable homes on their own, being sold together....

17 Box Crt, Bentleigh East VIC

A very personal listing today as we have been contacted by a newly minted Architect (hooray!) hoping for a deserving party to purchase the home her grandfather built. And when we say built, we mean literally hand crafted in every way.... "My grandfather, who is no...

10 White Lodge Ct, Kew VIC

Sometimes you just feel like putting on the John Barry, a chiffon gown or smoking jacket and being swallowed up by the interior fixtures and detailing of a high end, late sixties home. When the need arises we say, head to the White...

3/200 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick VIC

More house than apartment with views, light (thanks to excellent orientation) and a kitchen to swing a cat. Give us one of these over a dank miners cottage or stuffy, faux Georgian townhouse any day of the week.

Templestowe Lower VIC

A lovely original home with inspirational details in the cabinetry and bulkhead lighting, which is guaranteed to be knocked down and replaced with something achingly repellant without a second thought. We wonder how certain outer, shall we say not especially...

6a Warrimoo Ave, St Ives NSW

Not sure who talked ma and pa into the hideous kitchen renovation and that sandstone/marbled/caramel tile? My eyes! Call the crazy paver stat! Otherwise it's a beaut and not too difficult at all to do that suggested 'cosmetic makeover' and bring it back to former...

34 Clyde Rd, Holgate NSW

You can't claim that the mid-eighties is mid-century and the steeply pitched roof isn't really our thing either, but perhaps this house is made possible by Modernist ideals, created by a premier Australian architect in his early years whose later work goes on to...

5 Ulm St, Lane Cove NSW

A collection of joys this one is. The historically lauded Sydney firm which created it (Ancher,Mortlock and Murray Architects) in our Olympic year,1956. The single-minded nature of an original owner, may they rest in peace, who clearly loved the home they built and...

15 Southgate St, Parkville VIC

A decade of shortcutting inner west to inner north Melbourne ensured we often passed this marvellous home and as with any local eye-catcher came questions - Who designed it? What was it like inside? Now on the market we realise we've underestimated just how intact and...

110 Buckingham Dvev Heidelberg VIC

Back to basics today with this lovely Heide home directly on the Yarra. It's easy to see the aforementioned Japanese design and mood in this late 60s home of simple beauty. Once more we are faced with a wonderful,  single owner, original, Modernist home in an...

7/18 Carabella St, Kirribilli NSW

Another day, across the country, another breeze blockalicious unit. This one we think will pull a little more cash than yesterday's example however. What a perfect little vantage point to enjoy a Pimms whilst the crowned heads of Europe drive by....

23 Northumberland Ave, Mount Colah NSW

No one is a bigger fan of the gapped timber ceiling than we at MA. Only seen these days in the most upmarket of builds, it's an interior feature deserving of a large scale comeback, especially with the colder surfaces of concrete flooring and metallic detailing...

45 Toorak Ave, Mangerton NSW

We hear/tell of Wollongong's stash of Mid Century gems, but until today have never listed one, so here we are! Quite a lovely example too, which attests to it's architect designed origin. Boring (hired?) furniture and hopeful name dropping aside (Frank Lloyd Wright...

54 Babbage Rd, Roseville Chase NSW

There is a quintessential SoCal or perhaps Hawaiian Modernist ethos to this lovely house. Maybe it's the ultimate outside-brought-inside aspect of every living space, making you a guest in the lush garden, beholden to the passing phases of the natural environment....

28 May St, Balwyn VIC

Ticks all the boxes - immaculate, original, A1 orientation, solid, pared back, of superior construction and, of course, a suggestion to tear it down in the last sentence of the agent blurb. They just can't bloody help themselves.

91 First Ave, Rosebud VIC

The shack of dreams, where those really committed to a modest home lifestyle can put their money where their mouth is and kick back beachside while they're at it. Who says the peninsula is out of reach?

24 Stephen St, Campbells Creek VIC

Who wants a country bolt hole just a skip away from Castlemaine (AKA North Northcote)? What's that you say? Too expensive up there? How about a gorgeous little mod cottage, lovingly brought back from the brink with room to extend on just under 1000 sqm for under 200k?...

14-16 Heathfield Ct, Newtown VIC

C'est magnifique! Always note to look for those creatures of rare beauty which sit outside the capitals. This is a textbook case. Sitting in what many G-towners consider the numero uno suburb, this perfectly orientated, perched amongst the trees, family home of...

17 Arnold Gr, Doncaster VIC

We are well aware of Doncaster's 'aspirational' undertone, but we are getting mightily sick of saving and posting photos of sublime homes on here all because the back of our brain tells us they probably won't be here this time next year. Time to say - STCA -...

2 Fuller St, Mitcham VIC

Is compulsive renovation the most common affliction to infect Australians nation-wide? Take this gorgeous example. I mean, yes, perhaps the bathroom and maybe the already touched up kitchen could use a teeny update but for the most part why do people feel the need to...

119 Wattle Valley Rd, Camberwell VIC

What exactly do we have here? What qualities does it hold? Is is best to not know what you've lost? The limited photos and floorplan suggest a Mid-Century home of possible merit. Maybe it's full of asbestos. Maybe it's structurally not healthy. Or just maybe this 6...

14 Hardy Tce, Ivanhoe East VIC

Here's the Boyd a lot of you have been onto (how lovely to hear/tell of so many Modernist Australians starting to really pay attention to what's on the market). Sadly the interior has really been seriously messed with (is it just us or do you note a tone of regret by...

2 Cadiz St, Indooroopilly QLD

Another pedigree QLD house, this time by the notable and recently departed Robin Gibson. Although victim to the all too common decorating disease of Miami Whiteout, its timeless and gorgeous clean, straight lines would bounce back...

2/420 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield North VIC

Some properties in our endless search strike a chord instantly. They are pure goodness, places we'd buy in a heartbeat and do very little to. This is one of them. Simple, easy, elegant spaces crafted for living. Caulfield, you've done it again.

Kangaroo Point Rd, Kangaroo Point NSW

We kept forgetting to put this one up and now it's sold but worth a looksee anyway. Many a 'prestige' home owner could learn a lot from this beauty. Almost cavernous in it's spaces, it exudes a light and airy composure without the need to paint and tile everything ice...

58/50 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay NSW

It's all about the externals for us in the iconic Seidler block, but this little city pad for the gal/guy about town also packs a punch with it's larger bedroom (how do people fit beds in today's little boxes?), floor to ceiling windows, and lush gardens.  The view is...

10 Panorama Ave, Ringwood North VIC

My, my what a find this one is. An outstanding home, made so much more due to a respectful renovation. Nothing says cool modern like an unassuming carport entry which leads into a wonder of open intuitive spaces, extensive windows and original detailing. Kudos to the...

3 Howell Cl, Newport NSW

Although not mentioned in the pitch, this has to be the work of a progressive architect and we're thinking it's from the mid sixties. Starting with the front door, the open spacing, the flow from indoor/outdoor not to mention the ultimate in Modernist features - the...

11/543-545 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW

First in our Sydney week extravaganza is an always enjoyable staple in the MCM menu - the chic city apartment. Usually too well designed and supremely located to run risk of the wrecker's ball, this particular example is a breathtaking classic for it's size (clearly...

2 Lancaster Ave, St Ives NSW

Straight as a die and all too easy to move in and enjoy without lifting a finger, quite amazing for a 50 year old home. Speaks volumes for it's thoughtful design and solid construction. One wonders how many houses built today will be as timeless. Probably not that...

51 Minnamurra Ave, Pymble NSW

From the heartland of MCM Sydney bush block 'burbia come this classic on the outside who's just waiting for someone to weave a little magic on the inside. And do we spy a kidney shaped pool in need of a fill? You little beauty!

1 Chatham Pl, Turramurra NSW

Great size and layout, superb breeze block and stonework all this one needs is just need little love. Unless someone steps up we fear this little beauty is a goner.

26 Yarravale Rd, Kew VIC

A Chancellor & Patrick original, complete with a standout Edna Walling native garden and a magic collection of Mod Australian furnishings throughout. The diehards are all over this one and why not? This is a 24 carat, rolled gold delight. As such, we have decided to...

30 Mount Eagle Rd, Eaglemont VIC

We must apologise for being so late with this particular listing. But please now see in it's glory, Fredrick Romberg's own home up for sale for only the second time. Inhabited by the Romberg family since it's construction in 1941 till 2007 and since then brightened...

3/24 Hill St, Toorak VIC

We have just put up one property connected to the architect supergroup Grounds, Romberg & Boyd and here is the curious offering of another. This Toorak apartment, the work of Sir Roy Grounds is in sharp contrast to the picturesque state we saw the family home of...

50 Montclair St, Aspley QLD

Another Aspley gem - with some insider knowledge - it's apparently being sold by the original owners, one of whom is the architect and owner builder. By all accounts it is immaculate and they have some of the original...

1 Carrigal St, Balwyn VIC

We know we have something special on our hands when the agent does not mention 'redevelopment' or 'STCA' once in the sales pitch for one of the most developer coveted suburbs of Melbourne. Classic era. Beautiful design. Masterful construction. Mint condish. C'est...

32 Stuart St, Blakehurst NSW

This one just stole our hearts this morning. The beautifully intact finishes including rare, original seagrass wallpaper, breeze brick walls and the floorplan which gives us a japanese entry garden and the swingin' kitchen overlooking the pool. Very Californian MCM....

58 Beresford Rd, Rose Bay NSW

We had pointed this particular listing out earlier in the year, but it looks like the owners have switched agents and, happily, the attributes of this lovely building are finally being spruiked. Prior to this we were all subjected to a sales push to replace this...

1 Conti Ct, Mentone VIC

Only a few changes required to make this deceptively large home the perfect bayside modernist pad (less wicker and roses, more Herman Miller and grasses). You can spot those great lines and unassuming, yet perfect spaces from a mile...

7/78 Beach Rd, Mentone VIC

This one has just gone (dare we say for a bayside bargain) but wow! We felt you needed to see it anyway. Townhouses can often come across as the worst of both worlds with too many large house aspirations squashed into a smaller footprint, which results in the feel of...

14 Sheridan St, Hamlyn Heights VIC

Just lovely little home, with mint inbuilt timber cabinetry, exterior and ceiling. A most worthy candidate for a makeover and possible sympathetic extension, but it's fate as a 'blank canvas' for 4 hideous townhouses seems unavoidable. Perhaps a service to relocate...

66a Molesworth St, Kew VIC

Modernism in the Australian garden is a new favourite topic here at MA and we've been looking for Ellis Stones work for a while now  - this one is a beauty (the house ain't to bad either a Woman's Weekly winner!)

7 Streeton Crt, Mont Albert VIC

This mid-60s architectural beauty by Geoffrey Woodfall has copped a bit of an all white bland-out (see the old kitchen and interiors here) but it's constructed modernist essence cannot be erased. Certainly in it's well devised and positioned design, it would exude...

7a Talbot St, Hampton VIC

From within your BMW driving, intellect-lacking, lucre-obsessed real estate agent prism Nic you may only understand the 1960's as something only vaguely referred to as 'groovy'. But for many of us it was also a time when beautifully simple, well orientated, carefully...

4 Matthews Ct, Toorak VIC

Again? We are certain in our time of listing Modernist properties over the years we have seen this one for sale once, but more likely twice in the last 8 years. And every time it pops up we love it even more. Can anyone verify (our archives are all over the shop right...

49 Fraser Ave, Anglesea VIC

A home of quintessentially Australian delight and, like so many of our beloved icons, it teeters on the endangered list. It's time for someone out there to fulfill their patriotic duty and see that it endures as the locale of our lazy, lucky-country lifestyle.

67 Allwood Crescent, Lugarno NSW

This inspired and immaculate 70's gem was sent in by an admirer who has loved this home since childhood and who claims among other comments "That entrance made a big impact on me as a little girl". With those spaces and the setting who are we to disagree? Clearly it's...

16 Wallumatta Rd, Newport NSW

Wow. And styled as it should be. Proof to us that the mainstream real estate and 'style' industries are realising their fetish for Eames chairs and other MCM 'pieces' must expand to include the very buildings they were co-designed with. Mid Century furniture does not...

506 Balcombe Rd, Beaumaris VIC

And to repeat - a happy little haven surrounded on all sides by heaving ogres breathing down it's little post-war neck. Can it be saved and enjoy a loving spit and polish? Or it it's fate, like so many beachside gems, to be eaten alive then vomited out as yet another...

9/840 Toorak Rd, Hawthorn East VIC

This pad just whispers honeytrap. After gliding in, making ourselves comfortable and perhaps getting a drink we'd certainly go up those stairs to view the etchings.

36 Hilton Rd, Ferny Creek VIC

Where do we begin? The internal palm-filled garden? The sunken lounge with raised fireplace? clearstory windows? the immaculate timber ceiling? If you'd like to live in the hills and play Featherston house here's your...

53a Ku-Ring-Gai Ave, Turramurra NSW

This lovely specimen's magic comes through in the internal photos, revealing aspects of home building which we seemed to have lost. Where are tiles like those in the fabulous kitchen to be found today? Where is...

44 Balaka St, Rosny TAS

Not sure who put in the hideous lead light doors all we know is they certainly don't go with the great lines and remaining original details of this clean slate of a place with, as usual, million dollar views at Tassie prices....

57 Derwent Ave, Geilston Bay TAS

Once more our gaze turns southward at yet another million dollar view 60s Tassie home. On first sighting it looks like not much, but soon reveals classic sign posts such as impeccable timber cabinetry,...

15 Lanena St, Bellerive TAS

Get your holiday house savings gang on board - here's another treat for us in Tassie. This one is also in beautiful nick, with clear straight lines, wood panelling and even an interesting history,...

14 Riverview Pde, Rosetta TAS

Nothing to see here. Just a straight-as-a-die, post and beamed, timber detailed, architecturally created, 3 bedroom gem with fabulous views, terraced garden, just across from the river and down from MONA,...

8 Eden Cl, Dudley NSW

The southern and northern coastline of NSW would be close to perfection when looking for the Australian living ideal. The splendour of bush meeting the sunlit waves in seemingly endless hamlets as yet to be ruined by...

27 Boscombe Rd, Brookfield QLD

Always to rare treat to find a Queensland example of Australian Modernism which is more understated, strong in design elements and perhaps less on the retro side (but we still love our classic QLD Googie gems too - don't...

18 O’Brien St, Glenorchy TAS

Mainlanders - suffering from heat exhaustion? Sad you're missing MOFO? Don't make the same mistake next year, see this original cutie pie....

1 Camborne Ave, City Beach WA

Simple and understated are not comment adjectives used in WA listings, however this charming property has great bones, windows and aspect, and might be made even better with very little effort....

57 Elizabeth Rd, Portsea VIC

No vulgar mansion, no excessive (read- never used) rooms, no wasteful flashy materials, instead simple Modernist design, reclaimed resources, superb site positioning and modest floor size. An ideal which, in execution, makes...

Unit 4/171 Middleton Rd, Mount Clarence WA

Albany makes it's MA debut with a lil' delight. On first glance it seems like a run-of-the-mill 60s unit but on closer inspection we spot flashes of brilliance which makes it a cut above - the beautiful timber ceiling for...

1280 Beachport-Penola Rd, Beachport SA

Today we've moved from country Victoria to country South Australia. Within glorious treed farmland we have been alerted to a much-loved family home from which the owners must sadly depart. This family built their house in 1970...

55 Mill St, Bendigo VIC

It always makes our heart leap with excitement to see a beautifully conceived work of MCM, but it really gets us excited when said work sits outside the usual locales and leads us to a new discovery in the history of...

14 Paratoo Rd, Aldgate SA

Taking it up a notch again here, this commanding home of South Australian architectural grandeur has been luxed up to the max and although we're not totally convinced by those usual renovation casualties - the...

53a Ku-Ring-Gai Ave, Turramurra NSW

This lovely specimen's magic comes through in the internal photos, revealing aspects of home building which we seemed to have lost. Where are tiles like those in the fabulous kitchen to be found today? Where is natural cork flooring...

857 Lower North East Rd, Dernancourt SA

This SA gem is all about the interiors. Immaculate and on the more trend end of the late 60s Mod landscape, you cannot deny such mastery of materials isn't worth preserving, if only to showcase the relative...

2/6 Richardson Bvd, Lorne VIC

So great, and rare, to find a much loved slice of warm 70s bohemia amongst the usual 40s fibros and millionaires' rows in Lorne. Listing...

17 Jessie St, Seacliff Park SA

South Australians help us out here. How can such an impressive, architect designed, all original family home in great nick be this price? Does this suburb have some kind of defect we outsider's don't know? Is it just...

36 Neighbour Ave, Goolwa Beach SA

Not sure if Uncle Robin would approve (it does wear it's fussy 'Australian ugliness' with pride) but still, there is a place for it with MA. The lines are there and who doesn't love a great little beach house?...

134 Grange Rd, Westbourne Park SA

  This little beauty from South Australia has been spiralling into neglect for a long time. The good news is that being looked over for decades means we have a 100% original and superbly laid out home free from nasty...

3 Dodonia Gardens, City Beach WA

It's not very often the world of MCM Australian design and Australian Rules Football collide but with this legendary party pad up for grabs in WA that's exactly the case. The original home of the prominent Sandover Family...

5 The Parkway, Blackwood SA

Blackwood has done it again. As with so many Mod homes it's a hidden gem, tucked away and only really revealing itself to be a timber-lined, thatched ceiling sensation upon closer investigation. Breezy and light...

242 Maundrell Tce, Aspley QLD

Now this is a blinder. The very MCM model of unassuming on the outside and stunning on the inside. Easily one of the best QLD offerings we've had in a long, long time....

32 Boronia Cres, City Beach WA

Magnificent. Only great Modernist design spans so many decades with such ease. Further (albeit extravagant) proof that our home construction industry desperately needs to get back on the Mod wagon it fell off in the 80s,...

28 George St, Torrens Park SA

Many MA readers have let us know about this one and rightly so - what a classic in so many ways. Sensational home aside, this is also the story of discovery as it's architect, Newell...

2 Stanley St, Leabrook SA

  A masterful 1965 residence to round out the week - and a mystery. As a sleek brick and glass formation it would have been nigh on revolutionary in suburban Adelaide at its birth and it continues on with...

48 Humphries Rd, Mount Eliza VIC

Only a true master of irony would suggest that demolishing a simple, light filled, well-crafted home (c.1960s), complete with large paned glazing, beautiful timber joinery and flooring from 'yesteryear' would be the desire of a...

4 Supply Pl, Red Hill ACT

Unrivalled in presentation and preservation this 1965, Moir & Slater stunner is a perfect Australian Mid-Century home. Brimming with light due to it's beautifully conceived spaces and large paned windows it's casually warm...