For Sale

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 A capsule of swingin' times now superseded by other residences nearby of...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...

2 Myrtlebank Tce, Stonyfell SA

Beautiful residence. Beautiful light. Beautiful timber. Beautiful northern orientation. Beautiful history-soaked vibes. Not so beautiful suggestions made to knock it over. Et Tu South Australia?

9 White Lodge Ct, Kew VIC

Resplendent as it rests in the inner-city bosom of big money MCM. A commission for Drayton & Colman Architects (c.1964) for an obviously more 'hip' contingent of Melbourne's captains of industry (well at least a little more tuned-in than those who opted...

11 Princess St, Warrnambool VIC

Some more regional fun sent through this weekend in the shape of this rather stately retro fabulous residence down on the shipwreck coast. The agent has made claims of well known local architect commissioned by well known family which points possibly to...

42 Alkina St, Kenmore QLD

Kenmore continues to crush it with this four-bedder, all neato and ready to move in. Strong bones is right -  that solid carport frontage alone has us a little sweaty. Keep them comin' Qweeens!

97-99 Sunnyside Cres, Castlecrag NSW

A high level of evasiveness has accompanied this listing which has been sitting on the market for a while. From the stated knowns: primo Castlecrag location and 60 years in the same hands plus a peek or two from some interested Modernist Australians the...

52 Kellatie Rd, Rosny TAS

A neat-as-a-pin Hobart residence in supreme condish which maintains its original, elegant rhythm of beams and brick with panels of glass and plaster. Ready to roll as is, but just waiting for the splash of furniture and decor to make this house a true...

113 Dunlop St, Mortlake VIC

If you stumbled across this unabashed slice of classic commercial Modernism for sale in some inner city suburb it would no doubt command seven figures and be the coveted location for all manner of creative-class work/life designs; that beautiful staircase,...

19 Callitris Cres, Marcus Beach QLD

An architect led-renovation from an original which is a little out of the Mid-Century time-frame for us (c.1985) but nonetheless was first designed with keen deference to the Modernist ethos including a floor plan remeniscent of any simple 60s So Cal...

9 Sandown Ave, Sandy Bay TAS

Sandy Bay super cutie with a reasonable refurb (though if that's stonework under that fireplace render we'll be ropable) and a killer carport frontage. Another for the escape plan.

12 Balnagowan Ave, Colac VIC

We've been looking for some regional joy and it's seems Colac has delivered this evening with an exquisite, ultimate lake front residence - woah nelly! Though not apparent to many, Colac with it's slightly rural slide vibe is no stranger to pedigree...

45 Banambila Street, Aranda ACT

Though a rather wonderful sale pitch by the agent we can't help but feel a little dismayed by the photos here. Such a beautiful and mostly intact example of 'The Trendsetter' project home design (for Trend Builders by architect Neil Renfree* c.1967)...

421 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills QLD

Hold onto your sunvisors northern Modern fans, Brisbane's purple patch just shifted up a gear with a residence of serious pedigree and beautiful condition. A 1965 commission for hometown favourite Vitaly Gzell (we've showcased him here and here before)...

20 Wychcross St, Westminster WA

We're not gonna poke fun at the rather off-base FLW reference here, we're simply happy a Perth realo is highlighting the Mid Century lines and appeal of this little cutie pie and (also in a rarity for WA) it's an achievable price too. This may leave...

14 Norton St, Pascoe Vale VIC

If you loved yesterday's architect designed Essendon beauty but it wasn't quite in your range then perhaps you could beg, borrow and steal for this cutie-pie instead. This duel level home is of a similar vintage and line: full north facing backyard and...

13 Alfred Rd, Essendon VIC

This wonderful residence by architect Ivan Anderson (yes, that is the scale the model he built at the time)) has been sitting within the same family since they moved in in 1966. Though careworn it remains in wonderfully original condition and with perfect...

38 Allambi Ave, Broadbeach Waters QLD

Though the use of all pervading white in architecture has validity in a cultural, historical and climate context (think the Greek Isles, early Bauhaus or perhaps the Middle East) and while this renovation certainly has many redeeming points (see the...

103 Branksome Gardens, City Beach WA

For this, we're down on our knees, begging baby please - don't knock it down. Situated in our favourite Perth 'burb is this completely intact, never before sold beauty of such superb Modernist lines and features as to not be out of place in The Incredibles...

28 Gilruth Rd, Kenmore QLD

What developer's threaten, the termites have probably assured. This one is a posterity post, enjoy in your own bittersweet fashion. Oh and Vern, you're a wanker.* *Check the video evidence.    

21 Sunhill Rd, Mount Waverley VIC

A touch of bounce and brightness on this wintery eve. A beautifully realised and presented Age Small Homes Service plan no. T357 by the firm of Montgomery, King & Trengove (c.1955) according to project home trainspotter Steven Coverdale. Surely just too...

35 Kanofski St, Chermside West QLD

Books and covers and judging and all. Here is a prime example of a rather utilitarian, who-knows-what's-inside exterior revealing a magical, deep timber and tiled interior comprising beautifully built rooms and a tranquil darkness of space- a quality which...

35 Grandview Ave, Urrbrae SA

This one was waiting in the wings for weeks and now finally its time to shine has come though with the dream slightly crushed (it's now under offer - dang!). No matter inspiration and adoration is the true name of the game here, so please bask in the glow...

‘Gascoigne House’ 3 Anstey St, Pearce ACT

Intimidating and breathtaking, we cower in its wake. Could this be one of the most beautiful, original, pedigree MCM homes in the entire country? From one of the best practitioners Modernist Canberra has to offer in Theo Bischoff, built as a commission for...

36 Bannerman Ave, Greensborough VIC

We are not going to pretend that this home is going to survive. And, considering its age, condition and materials attributed to the times and budget in which it was built then maybe that is a more natural demise. The lack of insulation and apparent rot is...

8 Stringybark Rd, Eltham VIC

Melbourne's most prolific non-architect Alistair Knox is posthumously hard at it with any number of wonderful 60s and 70s bushland homes up for grabs right now. The one we're posting we think is the most beautiful of the lot (though this one in Warrandyte...

38 Holmes Crescent, Campbell ACT

A classic slice of Canberra Modern from the hand of Ian Slater from 50s architectural firm Moir, Ward & Slater (moving into the 60s as Moir & Slater). In need of some deserved TLC but all in all an elegant and poised prospect.

45 View St, Albany WA

This. A rather grand variation of the temperate coast, Post-War holiday Modernism as created en masse by Australians all over the nation. Held firmly in the minds-eye and heart of so many lucky ones; the fibro exteriors, long panes of glass, the blue...

198 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills QLD

Me oh my! A no holds-barred, mid 70s home that we have no doubt will steal hearts upon very first glance. An immaculate, sprawling residence of dreams which separates itself from the mediocre examples being built today by its gorgeous warm exposed brick...