Originally posted on Australian Modern:
The Kelly House 1, Bellevue Hill, 1956. Photo Max Dupain. After a long hiatus it’s great to see those tireless supporters of modernist architecture, and all round good guys, Modernist Australia back on the mid-century scene with a new website and even more fantastic listings of modernist homes for sale…

8 Cromer Road Beaumaris Vic 3193 - House for Sale #116453375 - realestate.com.au

Brand new to the Beaumaris real estate market and a home I have passed on many a local dog walk! It’s not much to look at from the street (probably why the agent doesn’t include a photo) but I guess that is the beauty of this home.  It is private and practical. The garden looks […]


Although my wife and I are not actively looking to move, we do find ourselves constantly trawling the real estate listings and checking up on what is out there.  As you may be aware I have a bit of an obsession with mid-century homes and it’s always nice to find an amazing modernist gem come […]

The garden of an architect - J Davidson 2012

I have admired this home and garden for a few years now.  It belongs to my wife’s great uncle and I have visited it many times for family functions.  This is the home of Francis (Frank) Collings, one of the founders of McCarthy, Collings & Purtell a Melbourne architecture firm founded in 1977. Frank’s career […]

Landscape architects (and architects) love books. Huge generalisation, but I am sure that it is pretty spot on.  My shelves at home are crammed with books on landscape design, gardening, horticulture, trees, the environment, urban design and architecture.  My wife is also a landscape architect, so we have twice the need for space! However, I […]


A quick post today, off the back of a phone call I just had. The agent for this home at 506 Balcombe Road Beaumaris just called as a follow up to my attendance at the OFI.  While I told him that I wasn’t interested in buying (just in the style and quality of the home) I […]

(via realestate.com.au)

With images raging across the world from Modernism Week at Palm Springs it is hard to not dream of lazing about in your very own MCM swimming pool! We may not be able to build one quite to this extravagance (or with that view) but there are plenty of options for creating a backyard modernist […]


So there I was having a quick glance at the local property market (which seems to be exploding a little at the moment) when I spotted this listing in Beaumaris. The lead photo shows nothing of the actual home and is clearly aimed at those who might just want the land and view (which I […]

Our transplanted Xanthorrhoea looking good (so far....)

Life or death can happen very quickly in the garden. I know it’s nothing like being in the ‘Death Zone’ of Mount Everest or anything but this Summer in Melbourne has been absolutely hazardous for plants. As part of reclaiming our front garden this Summer (see Form vs Function in a Modernist Garden) we wanted […]

22 Iluka Street Black Rock Vic 3193 - House for Sale #115917643 - realestate.com.au

This home is actually one of four townhouses on a corner block in Black Rock, but I think it works pretty well as an independent home. I am always fascinated to read about mid-century architects and their consideration of changes of site use and higher density living.  One of my favorite Melbourne homes is the […]


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