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‘Light House’ 58 Lumeah Rd, Caulfield North VIC

For those of you still mopping up the lather from viewing Restoration Australia lastSunday night and the magical craftsmanship and decorative zing indicative of our Marvellous Migrant Modernism, then cast your eye back Melbourne way for another helping....

‘Dwyer’s Lookout’ 2092 Mount Nebo Rd, Mount Nebo QLD

They call it A 'fifedom', with those 14 car garaging we prefer the term 'Bond-villain lair' but in either case enjoy Freaky Friday with a 1960s, hinterland property - a rather unusual, yet we believe successful, combo of sub-tropical rainforest views,...

‘Herbet House’ 6 Orion St, Balwyn North VIC

Oh our stars! This is exactly the type of real estate offering which kick started Modernist Australia in the first place - incredible Mid-Century style, progressive, modest yet exhilarating design, jaw-dropping original interiors but also the...

64 Gellibrand St, Campbell ACT

Perhaps this week more than most it has been selected, put into bold and then16pt sizing - the eternal and devilish duality of Canberra hosting the pinnacle of ugliness (on Capital Hill) and beauty (like right here) at the same time. Let's enjoy more of...

12 Odowds Rd, Warragul VIC

After all the heady offerings in both history and pricing of late, we though it due for a little palate cleanser. Something simple, something humble, in less illustrious location and with a logical level of attainability. This lovely 1960s home with crisp,...

‘Gubbins House’ 14-16 Riverside Tce, Barwon Heads VIC

Our personal connection to Barwon Heads, in fact this very stretch, is as complex as the estuary system it rests within, but one thing we have always known for sure it that this residence, a combination of location and pedigree Australian Modern design, is...

5 Woodhouse Rd, East Fremantle WA

A surprise entry from WA today with this sensational 1950s (60s?) home by celebrated (and still practising) architect Ronald Jack 'Gus' Ferguson. Already a statement residence it has in recent years been topped with a (to our minds rather extraneous)...

‘McDonald Residence’ 56 Banbury St, Carina QLD

A superb slice of Queensland Mid-Century Modern with a fine pedigree, a 1968 residence for highly respected (and often MA featured) architect John Dalton. Sitting splendid, its original design untouched by extension or renovation, this is an enticing and...

48 Ocean Dve, Port Fairy VIC

Attn: Organisers of Port Fairy Folk Festival. When faced with accommodating your roster of high-profile talent - a reclusive fiddler from Sligo who converses with the ocean / an afro-cuban ensemble requesting an after-hours jam garden / the hottest...

114 Walsh Cres, North Nowra NSW

Word of the day: "Geo lunch-cutting"Meaning: (In a housing context) the inability to secure the affordable residence of dreams because you are socially and financially tied to a location over 800kms away from said residence.In other words, you are some...

53 Northumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale VIC

Holy Moley, Mary and geeze. This, for many of you dear readers, might actually be the one. Situated in the ever expanding Melbourne northside ripple close to all the good stuff yet on a large and impossibly beautiful landscaped patch, this...

16 Valentine Cres, Valentine NSW

Ease into the (long)weekend with some Beachcomber brilliance. Sit on that unchanged balcony and work on your retiree game soaking up the rays and water views with the paper and nice cuppa your boon companions. Inside, the vestiges of time past stand firm...

‘Fink House’ 19 Dunlop Ave, Kew VIC

Speculated to be designed by an engineer relative of the owner.Impossibly original c.1963 family home.Seagrass wallpaper.Immaculate build.Light.Dare so much as breathe on this wrong, and we will come for you.In the night.*With thanks to Steven Coverdale...

‘Sherwood’ 98 Mountain Straight, Mount Panorama NSW

Would could fill this spiel with endless car puns and racing analogies or we could admit defeat immediately and refer you all to the photos, because in all honesty, we can't do this justice in acceptable from. Whatismore is mystery abounds; who was the...

89 Westbury Rd, South Launceston TAS

Low key, Lo-fi and just lovely. This simple Mid-Century gem, all original and in great nick is all ready and waiting for some lucky punter. All at Tassie bargain basement prices too. Get on it.

‘Carter House’ 66 Edward St, Cumberland Park SA

An earlier Modernist home from the similarly early hand of notable Canberra based architect William(Bill) Batt. Whilst finalising his qualifications with an internship at the South Australian Housing Trust in 1953, the soon to be architect was commissioned...

‘Reade House’ 14 Lorraine Dve, Briar Hill VIC

One frenzy over, another begins. Charles Duncan's work (always a firm fav with you all) has revealed itself once more with an absolute pearler new to market. According to Steven at MCDA the origin story tells of a family in 1966 with a limited budget but...

30 Loch Ave, St Kilda East VIC

As a heavy newsweek and heatwave conspire to drag us all under,  let us break out and dip our toes in the lime green plush and wild glam of this freaky Friday ripper. By a miracle of circumstance, (though it must be said happily oft cited in these parts)...

26 Kethel Rd, Cheltenham NSW

Next up, this lovely Pettit & Sevitt which was thoughtfully extended in 1984 by Anne Colville Architects, with a split level lounge added, among other nifty changes, ensuring that the smaller footprint typical to original P&S designs, was expanded...

23 Buchan Ave, Wangaratta VIC

Despite the whatever photos, this rural agent does a bang up job of selling what we have here 'interesting' indeed! A formal Modernist design and concrete block construction, plopped into the dust of country Victoria. Take it from us it's these in...

23 Garfield Street, Klemzig SA

Adelaide continues to hurl MCM treasures at our heads apace, with this estate trustees sale no ordinary real estate clearing. In fact this beauty is right up there in its design, almost touching on a little FLW 1930s glamour in the fortress-like detailing...

‘Penjonan’ 1405 Maitland Vale Rd, Hillsborough NSW

For those whose MCM fantasies inhabit the rare but not impossible dreamscape of pastoral gentility and all the fob chains, checked shirts and R.M. Williams that entails - cast your eye over this beauty. Though so much of the rural Australia is fighting a...

24 Gothic Ave, Stonyfell SA

It is with trepidation we post this for such an incredible, delicate, some might say - virgin - MCM home pared back to purity of design and materials, primarily light timber and that classic Adelaide stonework, deserves only the most controlled and...

‘Roder House’ 73 Dashwood Rd, Beaumont SA

The full buffet spread of history, preservation and great Australian Mid-Century mythology today on MA. With many thanks to Stuart Symons AKA Modernist Adelaide (follow now!) - a comrade in the Australian MCM scene, who recently held tours of this very...

‘Solar House’ 32 Rosco Dve, Templestowe VIC

By the end of the 1970s suburban housing with technological advancement was changing-up into fifth gear with the promise of brilliant and unforeseen leaps in computer innovation and material fabrication. Landmark homes stepped to and built this residence...

39-45 Wills St, Kew VIC

Nothing in the world is more certain than this one being razed very soon. A c.1957 architect designed residence, conceived by who-knows which architect (though we'd suspect there's only a handful it could be) and built in the heyday of bohemian Studley...

4 Torres St, Red Hill ACT

Hey capital cats; what's the go here? We are smitten by this imposing residence of Hollywood-esq Hills drama including a bold butterfly roofline, double story stone feature wall, classic timber and glazing and a curious addition out back- a Modern Canberra...

546 Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

For all those left indignant by the previous Iwanoff, here's something a bit more original now (despite the recurring colonised kitchen). A mystery residence (c.1965) in fancy-lands Hobart town with more than a little beautiful timberwork and bulkhead...

‘Booth House’ 59 Oban Rd, City Beach WA

Though, to our minds, not exuding either the early, simple elegance of his 1960s projects, nor the wild, dynastic richness of some later landmarks this 1970's commission by Iwan Iwanoff (extended by the man again in 1973) is still acceptable with its...

23 Morland Ave, Stonyfell SA

A superfine & super refined residence in the Adelaide holding up a tradition of South Australian listings we have come to know and envy:- classic, higher-end MCM lines and design- incredible craftsmanship, with feature stonework deserving a special...

‘Porter House’ 30 Koornong Cres, North Warrandyte VIC

OMFG.A bold and early contender for MA house of the year (hell, maybe find the decade) is this unparalleled, mint original (check that stove FFS!), Yarra-side beauty, presenting as though you're handed the keys direct from the builder. The (obviously)...

3 Gidgee Ave, Templestowe Lower VIC

Just imagine taking a mellow Sunday arvo, carving through the barren streets of a new housing estate of the edge of any metro or regional place to view the house and land packages. See yourself walking through the display villages, the rows of insipid...

3 Fourth Ave, Lane Cove NSW

Hold onto your secateurs kids, for this residence may be simply splendid but that garden? Hoo boy! Held for 60 years and clearly beloved  - evident in the kitchen and bathroom still as sparkling as they day they were built (trust us, that's an incredible...

‘Simpson House’ 13 Alwyn St, Croydon VIC

Maybe the market is cooling or perhaps this is a locally perceived no-go zone (friends, it's Croydon, let us not split undue hairs here)? In any case this striking Mid-Century ripper with bedrooms and yard to spare seems like a bit of a bargain. We've left...

19 Clarence Ave, Klemzig SA

A very special house tonight from one our favourite suburbs to which we've never been - Klemzig, South Australia. This late 50s pioneer has withstood the trials of time and development due to its dedicated and passionate owner who has lovingly cared for...

23 Hopes Rise, Frankston South VIC

A bit of Franga fabulous today capturing that rectangular, upstairs/downstairs of many a beachcomber-esq, sea-side house design but with the bonus of a bangin' nostalgia trip for all those 70s kids out there -  timber walls, floating staircase, shag...

‘O’Neill House’ 9 Shearman Cres, Mentone VIC

For your consideration; one Walter Mason designed.1969 residence of beautiful brickwork and original bathroom inspiration, sitting within a stretch of similar stunners. Click forth for more mull and musing. 

17 D’Aguilar Rd, The Gap QLD

Brisvegans get ready to rumble, we've got the scoop on this unqualified killer never before seen on the market - Yowzer! A 1955 residence by architect Graham Peterson of firm Briggs, Peterson and Burnett. All kudos and high-fives go to the original owners...

59 Arabana St, Aranda ACT

Back to palate-cleansing purity with this gorgeous, c.1968 Canberra home by hall-of-famer Daryl Jackson. Like the timelessness of its beautiful bushland environs, this home has barely changed in 50 years but for a small (and overall sympathetic) kitchen...

139 Gympie Tce, Noosaville QLD

One image conveys 1000 words and illustrates the course of our built heritage past, present and future. It is inevitable that this lil' darling, in the centre of a nationally recognised, prestige holiday spot, will not be with us much longer. Let us simply...

2 Sturt St, Bourke NSW

A humble 60s homestead with more than a little Beachcomber vibes, albeit a good few hundred kms from the coast. MA Greetings to Bourke and a warm welcome to this far western outpost to our listings.

1B Angle Rd, Deepdene VIC

Back to some clean right angles and very early 70s (we're guessing) panache now with this Lewis Coote Homes home. Possessing enough eastern suburbs blanc inside to attract the norm-cores while retaining a pure Modern profile with its feature pool, gorgeous...

96 Jackson St, Wynyard TAS

Though not in the same architectural league as say, some 1930s Miesian-reduced residence of walls and glass, you cannot underestimate the innovation and newness this home in 1950s Tasmania, a small island who in the proceeding 150 years of white expansion...

‘Abrahams House’ 372 Beach Rd, Beaumaris VIC

And here we find ourselves again, at the residence continually eddying in the simmering centre that is the heritage V developer cauldron of Bayside Melbourne. We have listed this absolutely sensational residence of pedigree and prominence at least twice...

1/54 High St, Highgate Hill QLD

Perhaps a QLD Modernist can help us out with this one. A mystery as to date and architect, it is nonetheless rather alluring in its clean spaces, high ceilings and timber features. We suspect it also once had exteriors of unadorned concrete (oh la la!),...

43a Montagu St, Lenah Valley TAS

A few stalwarts shining through tonight - with thanks to regular spotter Tracey for locating this sensational, dynamic residence in the ever-reliable MCM 'burg of Lenah Valley. And we guarantee involuntary squeals will be released upon inspection of this...

‘Dixon House’ 4 Carrigal St, Balwyn VIC

A breathtaking lesson in the downsize; elegant and pristine in presentation, simple yet totally Modern in its considerations for light, lifestyle, materials and space. Designed by architect Frank Dixon in 1974 (whose work you may recall here) for his...

9 Coro Cres, Coromandel Valley SA

An Adelaide heartbreaker of epic, million dollar attributes and condition today. We say heartbreaker for only in this capital region do we see such c.1969 higher end craftsmanship, materials (including local hewn stone), expansive grounds and additions...

77 Woolley St, Taringa QLD

Though the recognition of Mid-Century design and materials pushes forth and the desire for 70s interiors gets stronger, it is thoroughly depressing to see an agent's opening pitch like this one, especially in the case of such a gorgeously crafted and...

11 Heggerton St, McCracken SA

For those who live for the never ending horizon and rumble of a surfside locale but err towards a more coffee-toned, 70s aesthetic this architecturally designed ripper may be for you. Breezy as you please-y and garnering appeal on an elemental level -...

4 Berry Crt, Highton VIC

Playing catchup with our listings backlog and sorry to advise but this one has just been snared, rightly so with such elegant architectural lines*, potential for restoration and ample yardage it's all a bit too enticing for $500k. Once again we have...

36 Lincoln Hwy, Port Lincoln SA

Admittedly it's got some heavy 'Behind the Candelabra' vibes in place of core Modernist ethos but hey it's Freaky Friday we're still on holidays so lets go there. This sprawling, waterfront palace of excess has so much happening we are not sure where to...

207 Nelson Rd, Mount Nelson TAS

First Tassie gem for 2019 and may everyone start their engines for this gorgeous timbered, light flooded, architecturally designed ripper complete with retreat (for all those mainland lob-ins). A typical offering from one of Hobart's great, yet...

‘McIntyre House’ 118 McIntyres Rd, Portland VIC

One last offering from South West Vic. before we swing away and another farm spread this one huge in both scale and pedigree.  A 1975 commission by the legendary Charles Duncan at the behest of a client whom (like many down in squattocracy row) has direct...

280 Gellibrand-Carlisle River Rd, Gellibrand VIC

If the crashing waves, salt and scrub isn't really your summer jam, then a south west turn from our latest beach shack will lead you into the lush forest and sweeping pastures of the greater Otways and this wonderfully homey property tucked into a special...

21 Parker St, Anglesea VIC

The text book. The template. The Class A in our taxonomy of The Australian Mid-Century Beach House; this beautiful, basic home of board, timber and large sections of glass speaks volumes about a certain set of priorities (hint- it's not fancy appliances...

5 Boronga St, East Jindabyne NSW

Our first freaky Friday for 2019 which is not so much freaky but rather insanely freakin' sublime. Unearthered by Modernist Australian Nicholas (on a recent summer stroll) it's not even for sale (2015 it was, 2 years too late we are) but in the case of...

116 Lorimer Rd, Beeliar WA

Our big takeaway from 2018? That although the earlier incarnations of Mid-Century domesticity will always have their fierce admirers - a 1950s Boyd cottage here, an early 60s apartment complex there -  there is currently a massive wave of love crashing...

13A Boomerang Ave, Mount Gambier SA

Hello 2019! And while the lucky ones can get out and enjoy the smaller, quieter or more remote places in our lives we're teaming with the theme and staying out of town for the next little while too. Today we find ourselves in the home of crater lakes and...

‘Toft House’ 129 Avoca Rd, Avoca QLD

Let's stay outta town with this regional Queensland surprise package. Frankly speaking regional Qld is most often the haunt of more down-at heel, dishevelled or eccentric Mid-Century offerings however this sensational spread a stones throw from Tomato...