For Sale

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...

95 Moreing Rd, Attadale WA

WA is not to be left behind in the spring fling and slams down a mind-spinning project home neat-as-you-please and just begging to be cherished the old fashioned way. So much to leave be, so many options to sympathetically extend or maybe add a little...

78 Duneba Dve, Westleigh NSW

A fine Mint Slice. Deep mission beams outlining expanses of cream walls, an intelligently considered set of spaces and flow through, a purely late Mid-Century expression of the Australian lifestyle (that bar tho!), all in exquisite condition. The purists...

66A Molesworth St, Kew VIC

Phhhwoooaarrrr! Keeping the continuum going with yet another knockout home we've listed before is today's Charles Duncan landmark in the Melbourne Mecca of high-end Modernist Australian homes, Studley Park. Out-schooling those Sydney Schoolers with it's...

‘Vidovic House’ 14 Beauchamp St, Deakin ACT

It must be the change in seasons for once again we spy a true masterwork of Modernist Australian domesticity, which we have listed before, on the market again for only the second time in its history. We simply cannot let such immaculate pedigree, the...

703 Stedman Cres, Albury NSW

Fill your Sunday brekky with fantasies of Albury (now there is a sentence we never thought we'd publish). Hitting the listings with a bullet is this bona-fide ball-tearer. An architect designed*, untouched 1960s family home of a dynamic, Brady Bunch...

21 Ilya Ave, Bayview NSW

Ahh Sydney so many cons - radio jocks, traffic, property prices - and yet all it has to do is flash that winning vista and all is forgiven. Suffice to say on a global comparison the position and views here are right up there. But that's not why we're here,...

47 Astley St, Montmorency VIC

A more unassuming little home today, though nonetheless lovely and progressive for it's time (c.1962) it sits on huge bayside land and hence is at dire risk of being destroyed. We understand the owners desire to post it here to find someone with the bucks...

27 Giles St, Magill SA

A hooley drooly wonder from over in SA with those alternating walls of brick, stone, windows and timber creating a marvellous, thoughtful yet deceptively simple home with, in classic Modernist style, a sophisticated nod to indoor/outdoor living, an aspect...

143 Lloyd St, East Bendigo VIC

A total winner in regional Vic. Already super roomy with gorgeous sunlit spaces and a garden bursting with magical potential. Ideally we'd have none of that subdivision, although it seems in the case the house, its brilliant northern aspect and hopefully...

86 Redbank Rd, Packers Camp QLD

For those who like getting closer to the pointy-end and whose daydreams are a revolving scene set high above Midori-coloured paddocks of avocado, mango, cane and palms then this pristine, architect designed, late 70s, never-before-sold residence will be...

196 Finch St, Glen Iris VIC

A building of a lovely Modernist line, super cool fittings and finish is a progressive twofer prospect. A radical option in every sense of the word. A conjoined double residence (a one-bedder and a two-bedder) each with their own open plan living/kitchen,...

83 Brent St, Glenorchy Tas

A lovely little offering from the endless water views of Hobart's picturesque inlets. With all the regular boxes ticked - gorgeous retro details and design inside and out - check - expansive water views - check - easily liveable condition with scope for a...

29 Esplanade, Sellicks Beach SA

When it comes to beachy locales the volcanic lushness of Oahu and the ancient, sunbaked Fluerieu Peninsula couldn't be be more distant, but that won't stop us donning our Hawaiian shirts, combing our moustaches and entering Magnum country right here on...

82 Hawken Dve, St Lucia QLD

Another comearound of an absolutely spectacular home, one of Queensland's greats in fact, which we listed back in 2015. We waxed very lyrical about this 1962 residence from architect Stephen Trotter back then and suffice to say it's a joy to see it well...

11 Pelissier St, Yea VIC

All our listings in the wings are pipped again by this regional ripper (thanks to Alistair at Secret Design Studio for scouting it). With not a lot altered in its (we're guessing) 40 years** (the beams have gone from black to white but that's about it )...

3/12 Edmondson St ‘Campbell Housing Apartments’, Campbell ACT

For those freezing in the winter chill we can assure you that light and warmth is on it's way and by the end of this very week, you'll be feeling it. To tide you over, have a gander at this impeccably spring-light, roomy residence in Seidler's renowned...

1955 Pittwater Rd, Bayview NSW

Like so many reclusive dames, this once life and location of the party now sits moldering away amid the birdsong and breeze, silent as a stone as the beamers and 4WDs coast past. A capsule of swingin' times now superseded by other residences nearby of...

23 Keith Rd, Blackwood SA

Too many listings are flooding in for us to handle and we're showing the cream of the country right now. So back we travel to Adelaide and this wonderful architect (John Hipper) designed residence from 1964. Resplendent with fine internal timber framing,...

290B Eastern Valley Way, Middle Cove NSW

Women squeal. Men swoon.The MCM geeks knowingly nod their heads. What a retro-fabulous 1960 stunner! Naturally it is being marketed for its 'position' but we refuse to let that dampen our spirits today, not when faced with such unmolested gorgeousness and...

25 Seaview Rd, Lynton SA

Many thanks to The Local Modernist who always keeps an eagle-eye on their home turf and has unearthed this ripper just come to market; a 1959 residence from architect Dr Andrew Benko. In the grand Australian Modern tradition Benko originally boated over...

5 Belvedere, Kew VIC

Existing on the edge of what we'd deem mid-century, this home demands to be listed for its magical warmth of design, timber and breathtaking walls of glass allowing the supreme (and rare) metro bushland of Studley Park to take centre stage. Our...

47 Hillside Gve, Airport West VIC

With thanks to Brad for not only locating this little gem in a more under-the-radar suburb, but also noting it's project home origins - having the same floor plan as recent a Eltham listing. Just proving once more the footprint of beautiful and...

23 Ormley St, Kings Meadows TAS

One out of the box sure to tickle to fancy of those who enjoy the more eclectic and/or industrial Modernist side and ideal for those who dig a project. Though looking a little rusty on the outside (nothing a lick of paint can't fix) inside is a rather...

St Georges, SA

No address, no internal photos, barely a blurb (though there is at least a little MCM nod in there) yet a price tag 3 times more than what we usually find in the bargain lands of Adelaide. We're guessing a quickie sale on the cheap, though land size isn't...

10 Hemmant St, O’Connor ACT

Like so many listings, this one sat in the wings until it was snapped up from under our noses. Sold 2 days ago, we still wanted to post this super solid retro baby, if only for the casual eye-lolly. Let's hope stands straight and proud for another 50...

45 Eastment St, Bardon QLD

Some of you may have trouble seeing it behind the worn out paint and sun bleached stone, but this has an implicit elegance that is so attractive to us we cannot stop looking at it. A lightness its form as it sits beautifully upon this sloping block, and we...

4 Colorado Dve, Glenalta SA

A lot to love out front and pool party out the back with some blanked out interiors in between, though its lovely bones show through and a ripper fireplace remains also. No doubt the perfect pick up for a first home buyer (guessing the price range here)....

95 Mather Rd, Mount Eliza VIC

Another result of hard toil by a dedicated owner with drool-worthy results. It's been a while since we've showcased some mount Eliza magic, but we can always rely on that particular peninsula pinnacle to never fail in delivering the most sublime spreads in...

‘ES&A Bank’ 13A Bent St, Wingham NSW

As rare a listing as the come, with nothing we've ever posted coming close in terms of restoration efforts nor regionally historical MCM importance. This ES&A Bank designed by Richard Apperly was opened in 1957, one of perhaps hundreds of landmark...

174 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag NSW

From disposable to prized the spinning wheel lands on any and all possibilities for our MCM built heritage. Today is back to the good with a 1960s sprawler which has been given a bit of a Sydney zhuzh and as such, owing to it's beautiful bones of course,...

8 Jennifer Cres, Thirroul NSW

There are so many media outlets which focus on Mid-Century Design and appreciation with the interest thankfully growing by the hour. Over our 10 plus years we have seen and listed it all - magnificent Modernist sentinels by Boyd, Seidler or Grounds,...

77 Wentworth St, South Hobart TAS

Down in the the new SoHo (don't worry, we don't that's a thing - yet) and ticking boxes left and right is this superb, never-before-sold residence built the year of our MCM lord, 1960. Through the rather lovely classicism and knick-knackery of the current...

7 Flint St, Eltham VIC

A modest lovely in the heart of the urban bush, with some beautiful original elements and tons o' space for a sympathetic extension. Keeping it small and simple is not the lesser option however, as we can all probably do with a reassess of what built space...

35 Crompton Dve, Wattle Park SA

We get the feeling young Brad and Ollie aren't quite sure what they've got here with some vague references to an extensive (then modest?) residence and of course the obligatory suggestion to 'build you dream home'. To these fellows all can we say is 'yeah,...

Oakleigh South VIC

Another delightfully reverential renovation today and, without seeing the floor plan, it suggests a particularly respectful vision of the original (as yet unknown) architect's light-as-a-feather design and footprint. Bravo to the owners for a smashing...

87 Hillvue Rd, Tamworth NSW

Always suckers for individual takes on the era and ethos which we call MCM, today we post this evocative residence. A home which altogether suggests a no-nonsense, small-town pragmatism (accessible bathrooms FTW!) whilst giving in to an occasional...

2 Flavel Ave, Woodforde SA

With many thanks to Modernist Australian Rhys for the heads up on an home designed, built and held by the owners for the last half century, now for sale and hot damn - Adelaide - you just won't quit! It's origins exist with the name Downer (though right...

83 Shepherds Hill Rd, Eden Hills SA

If yesterday was fantasy camp, today presents the exhilarating reality of truly owning a gorgeous slice of Mid-Century joy with perhaps enough funds left over to add that festoon lit, poolside wonderland out back. There is simply too much to adore here -...

‘Kiernan House’ 2 Allenby Rd, Dalkeith WA

And the week opens with a boom reverberating across the Nullarbor as Perth puts forth from its golden Raymond Jones catalogue a residence (c.1957) which has undergone substantial work to become a veritable Mid-Century monster. Presented in full glory with...

4 Ahearn Ave, South Coogee NSW

All images courtesy of BresicWhitney Real Estate Retro survivor is right. This breathtaking residence straddling some of the best clifftops in the country is an incredible family home covering 3 storeys, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lift and terraced gardens....

‘Pettit & Sevitt Mark V’ 20 Campbell Dve, Wahroonga NSW

Project homes have long been a staple for us and what was a long marginalised subset of the Australian Modernist story - the pre-designed experiment by renowned Australian architects each attempting their own variety of better home design, better suburb...

21 Byways Dve, Ringwood East VIC

In keeping with this suburb's rep for holding a big vein of MCM gold, this second Melbourne listing in Ringwood East is of a more considered design than Rezza. It is unknown the architect at this stage, but suffice to say we can see intention in the flow...

691A Gilbert Rd, Reservoir VIC

A double header today with first part in Reservoir, a not usual locale for Mid-Century flavoured fun (with this being perhaps our second ever listing there). And although not the most formally polished nor astute of designs this rambling family casa...

49 Eliza Plc, Panorama SA

Great Mid-Century bones and untouched brick and board frontage (thank goodness!). A little mish mashy inside, with the obligatory 80s colonial kitchen cabinetry which has no business being there however it's easily (and pretty much half-way already)...

22 Dargie St, Everton Park QLD

Whilst so many homes have come and gone in the past few months, this rather forlorn listing has remained unsold, so today we give it its due. Although there is no floor plan and those rooms seem a little dark, we suspect there is a rather nice Mid-Century...

61 Somerville St, Spence ACT

Yet another long-held family home hitting the market this week, this one a glorious exemplar of 1970s warmth and premier project home design which is now coming full circle, gathering appeal among those who vaguely recall such light-filled, brick and...

7 Janet St, Brighton East VIC

A super interesting transformation of a neglected Brighton home which so easily could have been lost to subdivision10 years ago but instead has undergone a renovation/extension of enormity in every aspect. Though at its core it's a different building...

46 Morley Avenue, Wye River VIC

Yet another class-A example supporting our foundation theory that the Australian post WW2 beach shack is a distinct subset of Twentieth-Century Modernist architecture. This holiday house undoubtedly the location of decades of salt and eucalypt flavoured...