For Sale

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...

7 Lucifer St, Balwyn North VIC

The waft of sulfur emanating from the hills of Balwyn as it rises from bloated temples of excess made manifest by temporary, lucre-chasing demons who have naught but dollar signs in their shimmering eyes, continues unabated. Down on Lucifer Street the...

24 Weerona Ave, Mount Stuart TAS

Another jewel from Tassie, though this one - as an immaculate Hobart central family home with endless Derwent views - is a dead cert to command a little more than attention and coin than the regular Launceston fair. That said, to all those schlepping the...

35 Bainton Cres, Melba ACT

It is not often (read: never) we get to revel in the Spanish Mission-esq. This listing, in of all places Canberra, could easily lend itself to a miriad of interpretations - by virtue of it's uncomplicated modish design - but c'mon it's Saturday night, who...

51 The Comenarra Parkway, Turramurra NSW

A c.1969 classic to finish off the working week and besides all the wonderful features (and floor plan); just a hint of magical mosaic tiles if you look closely and superb built in planter (as LP holder - genius!) for example, we'd really like to give...

19 Kapunda St, Toowong QLD

Although the design could be a variation on a project home, seen up and down the entire east cost - that garden is quintessential Queensland. Soak up the sun and endless warm evenings in style (though you might need to watch out for cane toads). Any...

81 Panubra St, Kings Meadows Tas

Alright. After such a rollercoaster, let's settle down now. Deep breaths and feelings of calm. Time to look over a lil' charmer within the realm of possibility. Of course Tasmania. Of course cheap as chips. Of course a beautiful, original, unassuming home...

A requiem for concrete block

Sold last year, a stellar c.1980 family home by the hand of Victorian Government Architect Peter Williams. Held by the same family for nigh on 40 years and a vision of warmth and light in concrete block, stunning limed timber ceilings and carpet now, in...

‘Fombertaux House’ 23 Karoo Ave, East Lindfield NSW

Incredible. Though really if we go down this route we are going to run out of superlatives. An architect's own home from the mid 1960s, remaining in the family until now. The architect in question? Jean Fombertaux, who is only getting some due recognition...

‘Hallpike House’ 7 Helene St, Bulleen VIC

Here's a lil' ripper which has been traipsing all over the social pages this week, and its pretty obvious as to why; a crowd pleasing combo of elegant and well preserved MCM lines (c.1958) with an update neutral enough to endear even the most impassive...

15 Davidson Rd, Attadale WA

A sparkling offering from WA this morn. An already striking MCM home with an ultra styled do-over which, although all encompassing and contemporary, at its core remains in deference to and indeed celebrates its design origins. Listings like this gladden...

138 Nelson Rd, Mount Nelson TAS

If jealousy is a curse then consider us summarily afflicted, for the canny snafflers who picked up this southern isle beauty before we had a chance to really list it and drool, have done very nicely. Look forward to a hoards of interlopers come next Dark...

11 Milbanke St, Portland VIC

Like the first in the street with an electric car, whoever was behind this home would have been a groundbreaker. Though we look at it now through a lens of retro-spectacular, this uncompromising rectangular form, wall of windows on the first floor and...

9 Cunard Dve, Hawthorndene SA

South Australia have seen that gauntlet thrown-down, the sales are warming up and so too is the quality of MCM homes popping up on the market - indication enough that spring is nigh. As for this Japanese influenced beauty of warm courtyards, seagrass...

3 Riverview Rd, Avalon Beach NSW

Let us soothe the pains of daily MCM destruction with a listing of pure triumph. This remarkable, incredible, unbeatable residence nestled within an Australian suburb of many people's aspirations (Avalon Now culture aside, you cannot deny it's bloody...

1 Page St, Balwyn North VIC

We think we've all seen enough of these transactions to adjust the ol' maxim of hopelessness to "A mid-century home's chance in Balwyn". For the simple truth is this house will not be standing in 18 months time, most likely replaced with "a substantial...

717 Ballina Rd, Goonellabah NSW

Calling all free spirits out there, have we got a place for you! An original 1962 Beachcomber in the hinter-heartland of Australia's alternative tribes. If you'd love to live in an iconic Mid-Century project design complete with colour-wild interiors,...

‘Pindari’ 103 Lansell Tce, Bendigo VIC

Upon initial glance this house, on an undeniably gorgeous spread with jewelled pool out back, looks like a bit of alright. No floorplan but some nice timber panelling here, cork there, very interesting bedrooms and slate decking - certainly overwrought...

21/8 Edmondson St ‘Campbell Housing Apartments’, Campbell ACT

A great little pad in a great little complex*. Known as the 'The Campbell Housing Apartments' and completed in 1968, this particularly innovative set of 32 apartments and 32 attached houses is the work of Harry Seidler and was initially commissioned by ANU...

7 Glengarry Ave, Burwood VIC

This blonde is so super cool she'd inspire Hitchcock to return from beyond and make a movie about her. A sleek, Mod goddess of creamy tones, clever yet economic design and stunning countenance, a hint at what may lie inside. And like all the best Hitchcock...

69 New Mount Pleasant Rd, Mount Pleasant NSW

We don't get many homes from this Wollongong suburb very often, but when we do they are certainly memorable. Today's offering is a tasty combination of north-asian dynasty street-frontage opening into airy, timbered, pacific interiors and a touch of wild,...

112 Camden Rd, Newtown VIC

Don't you love it when the agent calls a property 'unique'? A real Gump claim, for you never know what that may beget. In this instance it translates to a 1970s riverside house of rambling proportions with split levels a go-go, but only one bedroom -...

‘Aberdeen Motor Inn’ 9 Aberdeen St, Geelong VIC

Let your imagination run free with this splendid example of a pure Mid-Century motel (c. early 1960s) Though savaged by some prior refurbs (firebomb that whole reception area and start again perhaps?), you don't have to peel back too many layers to find...