For Sale

239 Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby NSW

We do love our freaky Fridays, when we can sip a knock-off cocktail and click thru a little individual joie de vivre, such as this unapologetic dream of structure and forms, colour and textures. This sample of joy fits our bill and then some. No judgement...

8 Ford Ave, Torrens Park SA

Another very intact c.1950s original which has also been lovingly and expertly renovated - geeze there are some clever peeps about. This one includes a rather stunning pool area and (we think) the perfect contemporary duel-level plan of family on top and...

‘Ryttner House’ 9 Bickhams Crt, St Kilda East VIC

Woah, woah WOAH kids - the year is ending and the market is going hog-wild so naturally up pops another absolute killer. An already quintessential c.1962 home by Melbourne Mid-Century architect-about-town (and of European émigré stock) Harry Ernest, which...

202 Markham St, Armidale NSW

Staying regional and with a warm welcome to the first time listed, rural centre of Armidale. This lovely, modest home has been lovingly looked after and repaired by the present owners. Built in 1969 it stands the test of time and though the original flat...

4 Remony Ave, Highton VIC

We're getting down to personal brass tacks with this one, as we saw it IRL over the weekend and within a few hours had the plans laid out in our minds to escort this wonderful, rambling, architect designed family home (in a locale renowned for such) into...

4 Theodore Ct, Toorak VIC

Blow us down with yet another surprise listing kids. A pedigree home from a pedigree berg treated with a respectful (if rather flamboyant) hand that we could only wish for some other residences we have listed in the vicinity. An exceptional work by Anatol...

27 Bellevue Dve, Bellevue Heights SA

For us, the magic of today's offering is all in that dynamic roofline and street presentation (including that superb landscaping), a retro-futurist slice of housing so pixel perfect it could be the test slide for a new Incredibles movie. For many others it...

69 Yeramba St, Turramurra NSW

From retro ramblers in WA >  Melbourne Bayside pedigree > today, though we puff along a rapidly spinning wheel of homes to list, we are kept exhilarated and astounded by the breadth and variation found in our Australian Modern taxonomy and today we make a...

‘Lydamere’ 11-13 Bradford Rd, Mount Martha VIC

We apologise in advance for the bait and switch, for although this is a legitimate listing and still wonderful home (with a few beach house extensions) and the main building remains intact, we cannot avert our eyes from the original; a veritable lesson in...

110 Preston Point Rd, East Fremantle WA

Who knows what the story is here (we'd wager a deceased estate) but we're pretty confident in any case it's not long for this world. Although the agent rather strangely ping/pongs (but mostly pongs) between BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE hysteria and trifling...

148 Kenmore Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD

Yet more alarm bells ringing country wide, today in Brisbane where a wonderful, never-before-sold residence from Modern era Queensland stalwart Donald Spencer is on the market. The most pressing concern is that next door (an updated yet also lovely home...

‘Beddison Swift House’ 5 Crown Rd, Ivanhoe VIC

A rare and precious example in the Australian, specifically Melbourne, modern story has popped up for sale. A collaboration between our heavy hitters Neil Clerehan and Guilford Bell in the form of this domestic commission predicated on multi-generational...

39 Victoria Tce, Kings Beach QLD

We submit for your Friday perusal a sleek residence of late Modern lines and pure 70s glamour and if certain sub-sets of design can evoke a place and time as genres of music do then this baby is sweet Yacht Rock all the way. Hefty horizontals, sculptural...

‘Grant House’ 14 Pasadena Ave, Beaumaris, VIC

As we comfort ourselves with the news that one of Melbourne's most original and worthy MCM homes has been saved via purchase on the open market, we sadly have to sound the sirens yet again. Just across the way from Boyd's Bridgford House, sits this home by...

Lot 1 33 Katunga St, Kenmore QLD

Solid builds continue north with this careworn, Kenmore killer by local architect of note Robin Gibson c.1963. There are some architectural aspects here we have come to expect from Queensland residences, familiar to many global locales similarly beholden...

58 Rosenthal St, Campbell ACT

A commanding residence in Canberra** with all the promise of a blockbuster though which, to our mind, is missing a little something. Sensational bones (that carport & courtyard walls - woah), build and grounds notwithstanding the interiors are kinda ho-hum...

3 Panorama Ave, Hawthorndene SA

Another lovely home we've had sitting in the wings for too long. This one has also seen a whiten-up inside but you cannot deny those striking lines, spaces and overall MCM flavoured brilliance on show. **Update** Thanks to Steven at MCDA who has cited this...

21 Richmond Tce, Richmond VIC

It doesn't get more Richmond than this place. A lazy waltz down to The 'G in the heartland between Swan and Bridge and yet this ultimate city pad is so much more, thanks to that elemental design with northern-faced living all zoned to the back, sleeping...

‘Pearl House’ 72 Gordon Street, Elsternwick VIC

Let's celebrate the end of the week with an absolutely stunning slice of Melbourne Europa, this time from Fooks and Kagan colleague Austrian born Kurt Popper. A super glamorous, 2-storey residence built as a commission for a Mr David Pear c.1956 and...

514 Deviot Rd, Deviot TAS

Don't we live for better or worse live in a globalised nation where good coffee, digital connectivity, flexible employment and cheap flights are plentiful? Maybe not. But still doesn't really help us explain to recently landed aliens how some Australians...

24 Garema St, Indooroopilly QLD

Daniel, Dan, Dannyboy. Look, love the ham act but we think you cut the whole saga a bit short - you missed that explosive ending where a mob of cool kids, professionals, families and learned locals come marching around the corner with pitchforks and...

‘Wright House’ 24 Dilkara Way, City Beach WA

The Land of Iwanoff has rolled to the top of the Faraway Tree once more and when we climb up this time we find a beautiful, slightly more demure (if that can be said of Iwanoff) example of his wonderful domestic collection. Proudly flaunting that...

‘McKernin House’ 32 Tristania St, Doncaster East VIC

Though having undergone an earlier white-out (we suspect of the 1980s, great dame kind) the allure of this gorgeous, elegant home holds our attention, especially that front living with floor to ceiling windows and sensational dividing wall fireplace with...

49 Hallett Rd, Burnside SA

We are under no illusions that this will be standing in 2 years time. Everything from the marketing (never knew a 6 bedroom, 3 bath house could constitute 'vacant land') to that mournful music they selected for the video, has all the hopeful outlook of a...

20 Maker St, Rangeville QLD

The second, just-add-snazz Sunshine State listing is a smaller affair, though a lot of time and energy has gone into this lovely flat-roofed gem to address the duel demands of fussy mainstream buyers whilst keepin' the Modernist lines alive. Though...

‘Nichols House’ 1 Thornton Pde, Wavell Heights QLD

You know all things MCM are reaching critical mass when you have more than one listing from Queensland which has undergone a fancy renovation by longstanding Brisbane firm Robin Spencer Architects which embraces its roots in Modern concepts and materials....

114 Fincks Road, Heathmere VIC

With a steady crop of lovely and affordable homes continually coming onto the South Australian market, Melbourne folk could be forgiven for packing it all in and making a run for the boarder, though before they cross over they may just wanna stop by this...

‘Arlington’ 6/351 Edgecliff Rd, Edgecliff NSW

We've listed a number of Seidler apartments over the years dotted around Sydney, though we think this may be a first from 'Arlington' his huge, c.1965-66 complex of spacious residences in concrete and masonry with that dynamic drawbridge entry, bringing...

‘Quamby’ 1/3 Glover Ct, Toorak VIC

A landmark of early Australian Modernism cementing (pun!) the reputation of Sir Roy Grounds as one of the state's and subsequently the country's premier progressive architects, 'Quamby' is a set of 6 flats built in 1941. A brief architectural rundown from...

‘Rush House’ 145 Springdale Rd, East Killara NSW

Hold onto your jaws everyone this one has been brought to our attention** and goes straight to the top with a bullet - a breathtaking, c.1959, duel level classic by architect Harold R. McCauley. Soaring ceilings, dramatic walls of windows rising over...

28 Feathertop Ave, Templestowe Lower VIC

An lovely listing today, the childhood home of Modernist Australian Eleanor, which touches on a few of our regular obsessions. Firstly that it was built in typical post-war fashion by her parents in 1964 and her father, an engineer but not architect, was...

5 View Point Rd, McCrae, VIC

One for the purists, once again by the bay and mystery of provenance to boot. This sensational, (clearly higher strata*) architect designed family home in all original condition is a splendid example of later era Modernist domesticity. Those who have not...

7 Johnson Street Kotara, NSW

A cheerful, architect designed home in the Newcastle 'burbs, just busting with classic 1960s features: beautiful horizontal lines, timber inbuilt robes, flowing split level design around a central courtyard, walls of windows, internal planters...

‘Brealey House’ 128 Kananook Ave, Seaford VIC

As the days draw closer to summer, it's homes like this which start coming into their own. Dripping with the romance of Mid-Century bayside Melbourne which, before the arrival of money and it's decline into tracts of nouveau mansions, was a bohemian...

177 Farmborough Rd, Farmborough Heights NSW

We welcome Farmborough Heights to the regional MCM residence hit parade and the rest of you to Freaky Friday (a few hours early). And what more to say than hooray for small town eccentrics and their dreams made manifest (with the help of architects -...

113 Kingston Tce, North Adelaide SA

A fancy pants and super un-molested 1960s corker in what must be one of Adelaide's premier suburbs (going by the price tag anyways). Rumours abound that is was once Amanda Vanstone's digs, though let's not let that put you off, not when you have a splendid...

1/98 Warrigal Rd, Parkdale VIC

Though rather blanco-blando on the inside, we couldn't say no to the exteriors of this great 2 bedroom apartment, built in the days when living on this scale was made as desirable as possible for the inhibitor, rather than the investor. Clean and...

Bendigo VIC

A Modernist Australia exclusive today with the off-market presentation of this rather retro-fabbo home in wonderful condition. This solid brick, c.1964, elevated residence of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (and what a beauty it is!) and established gardens has a...

78 Derinya Dve, Frankston South VIC

Only for those with rose coloured glasses (or maybe glasses half full) comes this broken down beauty. Beyond the obvious cavalcade of dereliction, water stains, tile grime and the echo of boots on grainy floors is the promise of a dreamy half-acre compound...

2 Wendy Ct, Heathmont VIC

When listing next door at the start of this year we just knew (or perhaps a little birdy told us) this home would be popping up on the market soon and were already fearful of what kind of sales campaign, and hence buyers, might be in line for it. Sadly,...

15 Hudson Pde, Avalon Beach NSW

This eye-catcher has been sent in by more than a couple of you and rightly so - you cannot ignore that intoxicating mix of exterior stone, white framing and glazing in a chic internationalist rectangle, a clinical Modernist form almost incongruously placed...

‘Silberberg House’ 34 Maxwell Grove, Caulfield, VIC

Back to one of our favorite chapters in the Australian Modern story; Marvelous Migrant Modernist Melbourne, and this beautifully kept and cherished home now up for sale for the first time since built in 1962. The residence of Gertie and Harry Silberberg a...

11 Merrifield St, Castlemaine VIC

All you inner north-side cool kids looking over the horizon and dreaming of the great country power move; are you sick of the traffic, lack of space and smog but can't quite come at the usual offering of 1800s cottage or 1980s nu-estate homes located in...

26 Clovelly Cres, Lynwood WA

One for the treasure hunters out west. This astounding rental is hiding itself under a thick patina of neglect, but those with MCM eyes can instantly pick up the glimmer just below. Not just another rundown 50 year old building of questionable materials...

‘Bridgford House’ 242 Beach Rd, Black Rock VIC

When checking a constant stream of MCM Australian Homes as they pop up on the market we can sometimes get a little complacent about just how innovative and in-tune with our emerging lifestyle many of these designs were, but nothing brings it back into...

17 Brett Ave, Hornsby Heights NSW

With remarkable Mid-Century home renovation still front of mind we spy this ripper and dream big (if it can snag just the right owners that is). Though looking a little careworn, there is so much to work with, repair and enhance and aspects we can...

5 Hyton Cres, Croydon VIC

Refreshing, refurbing, renovating. This, without exception, is the most common topic of inquiry we receive here at MA. Where to start? How to do it well and who can help in every aspect? So much so that coming soon we shall have an exciting new aspect to...

10 Loparo Court, Nambour QLD

A word to the Byrdes - forget the Goldie (and Mullumbimby) we've got a spot for you a few hours further up on the Sunshine Coast instead. Huge kudos to the owners for balancing on that fraught original Vs refurbish tightrope with aplomb because this...

69 Lisbeth Ave ‘Hillcrest Estate’, Donvale VIC

The year was 1957. "Dome Constructions Pty Ltd Subdivided the Hillcrest Estate out of the lemon orchards that run between Park Road and Deep Creek in Mitcham, now Donvale. The estate ran the whole length of Lisbeth Avenue and took in parts of the side...

21 Beasley Street, Torrens ACT

It's nearly five on Friday arvo, time to grab that knock off, lean back and click through some MCM fantasy-camp fodder of the highest order with this jaw-dropper, proving once again that our capital is all at once political cesspit and progressive...

26 Dudley Cres, Marino SA

Can we confirm this is a real Beachcomber? No, not the salty-flavored, wood gathering boho Liz Taylor from The Sandpiper type, but rather the Nino Sydney house plan adored by owners and Australian Modernists alike? To our untrained eye we believe no as the...

23A Wonga Rd, Ringwood North VIC

We got word of this one less than 24 hours ago and we've become so obsessed with this dreamy offering we have to get it up right here, right now. So, for your consideration; a large casa for families, never before sold. In unfathomably brilliant condition...

4 Leons Ct, Blackburn VIC

A common trait to highly considered, Modern designed residences and an aspect which makes them so inciting to fans is the low-key, almost hidden, countenance. Not bound to conventional streetscapes of the 19th century and before, Modernist homes aren't...

14 Crampton Cres, Rosanna VIC

We've had a numerous folks send this no-nonsense, Greame Gun (by way of Merchant Builders) beaut, not least the owners themselves. We'd like to thank Johanna for contacting us and offering some gorgeous insight of Melbourne now long past; "This example of...

40 Manuel Ave, Blair Athol SA

Retronauts blast off to a sensational residence dripping with so many the fabulous-to-have elements such as stone feature walls, timber lining, original kitchen, skillion roofline, walls of windows, open bedroom shelving, easy room configuration and...

‘Gruzman House’ 4 – 8 Oswald St, Darling Point NSW

For all our gushing adjectives and talk of rarity, today we present one of the truly singular homes of our Australian Modern architecture heritage; the sprawling, terraced-in-rock home of legendary architect Neville Gruzman designed for himself and family...

35 Bamford St, Hughes ACT

Lets knock around Canberra a while longer as there is a flood of primo MCM homes up for grabs right now and who doesn't adore pouring over those native streetscapes? And stepping back a decade from yesterday's Waybelena Grove example is this clearly...

65 ‘Wybalena Grove’, Cook ACT

2018 is fast revealing itself to be the year of the real estate/architectural photographer with yet another listing of considered design and elegant execution being brought to the fore by some straight-up beautiful snaps.This townhouse by notable architect...

1 Hartley St, Cowes VIC

With winter in retreat thoughts turn to summer places past and future and doesn't get more Mid-Century beach shack than this. Indeed, we have stayed here before, in this very home, just not in this location - the ubiquity of certain project homes of a...

2 Ardlui Dve, Newtown VIC

The last time we visited Geelong's wild architecture experiment in concrete 'Loaf Houses' it was to showcase a little ripper down St Leonards way, today we go back to where it all began. A local landmark which caught every kids eye traversing the Newtown...