For Sale

73 Kenmore Rd, Kenmore QLD

Like the quietest person in the room finally speaking to reveal themselves as also the smartest, this elegant home flies utterly under the radar. The somewhat forgettable, coffee-toned street view however gives way to wonderfully elegant interiors of a...

24 Glengarry Ave, Glenalta SA

Time to revisit a familiar residential profile. A shape we've spotted and listed in every berg, coast to coast from Goonellabah to Marino to Wye River and beyond. Answerable to a particularly beachy (and Beachcomber) calling, but also appearing far from...

7 Macnamara St, Ferny Creek VIC

For those whose yuletide (and general lifetide) yearns for the trappings of a higher altitude then feast your eyes here. Indeed this realised project home was especially designed, by architects Alex Kostromin and Geoffrey A. Dobbin (under firm Lucas &...

33 Depper St, St Lucia QLD

Hailing from Brissy's major MCM catchment zone is this super dooper cutie-pie with elevated frontage, humble dimensions, awesome retro lines, neat-o condish and unbeatable charm. And don't forget some very motivated sellers. Get in...

‘Lara’ 365 McBurnie and Boags Rd, Walkerville VIC

As 2018 draws to a close, labouring minds and bodies begin to feel the shackles of routine slip towards more mild, unstructured days (perhaps with the bonus of dedicated digital deferral) and eyes start to wander locales in which to fully enjoy the breeze...

34 Stroud St, Bulahdelah NSW

Hello! And what a glorious potential arises before our very eyes this evening with a decommissioned house of worship. That said, the worship ain't stopping anytime soon as the awesome, unmistakable lines of 1964 architect MCM design has us alternatively...

9 Sydney Rd, Warriewood NSW

Like a subject of Reg Mombassa's Australian dreaming made manifest, this remarkable building awaits its fate to be handed down this Saturday. The sheer purity of clean squared forms - foundations, windows, steps, roof set on a verdant, flattened slope with...

3 Perry Crt, Kew VIC

Is this a fire sale? We've seen this one before (and frankly, though the house is unchanged, the old photos are way better). It sold less than two years ago for well above the current asking price. Hmmmmmmm. So, for those who missed it the first time cop a...

213a Campbell St, Newtown QLD

We've gotta give kudos where its due and that's to Queensland - their MA game over the last few months has been strong. And for all the snazzy, Palm Springs do-ups and pedigree pads we've listed of late in the northern state, we've gotta admit this might...

83A Beach Rd, Mentone VIC

Here's a grin-inducing slice of Florida on the bay. It might be the white and washed out blue, the palm trees, kidney pool and the painted masonry in gorgeous horizontals creating intervals with fencing which infuses it with specific Miami glam to our...

‘McKay House’ Lot 165 Burleigh Way, Mollymook NSW

Sit down gang, we've got something to show you and it is nothing less than a knee-buckling slice of pure Australian sublime. Not content with being a pristine example of exquisite 1960s indigenous architecture from one of the nation's most beloved...

7 Howes Crescent, Dianella WA

For those who know what they're looking at it's never difficult to spot beautiful MCM homes wherever they pop up. Take this classic residence in WA, in a suburb known for its Mid-Century offerings and from the get go we can tell it's something a little...

1/100 Hotham St, St Kilda East VIC

Behind this tired brick facade and overgrown garden sits a secretly sensational home of considered floor plan and sophisticated interiors, including that superb 'sunroom'. The dearly departed owner clearly kept their home in wonderful, unmolested condition...

12 Island View Cres, Encounter Bay SA

Our throats constrict from a wave of nostalgia which, at every click of this listing, pounds and tumbles us through memories of places, weather and moments now gone. This little holiday home in a small coastal town is the unrivalled epitome of pure...

‘Raymond House’ 19 Euree St, Kenmore QLD

Hairdresser to the stars. It's the type of owner one suspects would have always employed a fashionably progressive architect to build a swingin' 60s pad as indeed Mr. Theo Raymond did, commissioning Donald Spencer to conjure this sensation in1962 which he...

48 Sunhill Rd, Glen Iris VIC

An earthly treat today. In the middle of the chinz and gilded stronghold of Glen Iris sits this breathtaking residence of organic textures, neutral tones and bushblock vibes - all trademarks of the brothers Sibbel, a Victorian-via-Holland partnership of...

539 Vulture St East, East Brisbane QLD

We don't hold out much hope for this to remain standing as is, this corner beauty of sculptural exterior and rudimentary innards. Kinda like Iwanoff died with a felafel in his hand. Though we wish that a certain subset of Brisvegans - those of smart brain,...

‘Stargazer House’ 1/2 Taurus St, Balwyn North VIC

We've been dancing around this one for weeks trying to figure out the right tone in which to deliver this remarkable listing. A benchmark in Melbourne, indeed Australian, Modernist history: the first residential commission for architectural legend Peter...

‘Sonoran Haus’ 36 Reed St, Ashmore QLD

An architect's (Les Nyerges) own home built on the late edge of Mid-Century (c.1978) as most would recognise but which nonetheless has the presentation, many elements and all the beauty of earlier Modernist style especially as it has now been embraced,...

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...

‘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...

‘McCafferty Residence’ 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...

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,...