The 10 Most Marvellous Modernist Homes Of The Year
The Fender House in Mount Martha, with renovations from Whelan Project. Photo Derek Swalwell.
We love our kitchen, its so big and spacious and chunky. Cabinet maker Roman rebuilt all the cabinetry as it was rotting and about to fall through the floors. He skilfully managed to match the wood stain to the original wood panels. On the bench is the 1970s Le Creuset pot, and vintage orange bowl. Photo Derek Swalwell.
There are stairs and split levels everywhere in this house. These stairs lead from the sun-room to the music room then up another level to the kitchen. You can also see the original porthole lights in the ceilings and the very uniquely designed light boxes, which Katie and Ian re-furbished. Photo Derek Swalwell.
A Lovingly Restored Mid-Century Marvel In Mount Martha
This circa 1973 home may look straight out of Palm Springs, but its actually located just outside Melbourne in Mount Martha.
Originally designed by Karl Fender (now one half of Fender Katsalidis), owner Katie Brannaghan and her husband Ian purchased the property in 2017 and have since returned the house to its former glory.
We shared this spectacular home back in October, and its already one of the popular mid-century homes weve published to date!
Avoiding The Coastal Clich, With Mid Century Flair
This home on Victorias Mornington Peninsula is the ultimate combination of beach house, mid-century, and sophisticated modern design.
Studio Estetarecently updated the hilltop home to accommodate six bedrooms, without stripping it of modernist character. Among stunning features are the crazy interior paving and rich marbled surfaces, complemented by original mid-century furniture and decor.
Looking stately, in Studley park. Photo Derek Swalwell.
1950s windows, meet a contemporary couch. Photo Derek Swalwell.
Enhancing The Past In Studley Park
Our Instagram went crazy upon posting the facade image of this home located on Studley Park, a tightly held pocket of Melbournes Kew!
The mid-century home was originally designed by influential Russian-born Australian architectAnatol Kagan, who was committed to designing buildings that had a positive impact on society.
Most recently, the 1950s home has been sympathetically renovated by Kennedy Nolan, who refreshed the architectural beauty of the property, and re-zoned the layout to reflect a more contemporary way of living.
This original Robin Boyd-designed house in Warrandyte is now the family home of writer, strategist and podcast host Emma Clark Grattan, furniture maker Lee Grattan, and their children Archer and Jethro. The original house on the block burned down in 1962, and the owners commissioned Robin Boyd to design this new house in 1963. The house is clad with steel, which is quite unusual for the celebrated architect, but part of the brief was that the house was fire-resistant. Landscaping by Emma and Lee. Photo Caitlin Mills. Styling Annie Portelli.
Original wall light and Tasmanian Oak flooring. The couple painted the pantry door to break up the timber in the house. Baskets collected over the years now hide the kids sports and winter clothing. Artwork next to the fridge was a gift from friendsAce Wagstaffand Sam George. Steel and timber stools made by Lee. Photo Caitlin Mills. Styling Annie Portelli.
Lee got the desk from Great Dane, but it was broken and in pieces so they were going to throw it out. He managed to restore it and weve dragged it from house to house. Lamp is an original Planet lamp bought for a dollar from a church sale in Warrandyte. Clock from IKEA. Geo dresser made by Lee. Photo Caitlin Mills. Styling Annie Portelli.
This Rare Robin Boyd Original Makes An Extraordinary Family Home
Among the many beautiful mid-century homes in Melbournes Warrandyte is this 1963 one designed by iconic Australian architect, Robin Boyd.
The seasoned renovators couple have redone the kitchen, added new cabinetry and tiling, renovated the master bedroom, and installed solar panels among many other small tweaks.
We love the spectacular views appreciated via through floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, alongside the beautifully designed interiors full of Gratton furniture and retro finds.
Perfect Portsea living. Photo Michael Kai.
The new home is filled with light. Photo Michael Kai.
A 1960s Portsea Shack Gets A Contemporary Revamp
Pleysier Perkins recently transformed this tired beige 60s shack in Portsea, Victoria into alight and bright getaway that balances mid-century charm with modern family life.
The architects updated the kitchen, dining, and living area in the process to improve spatial flow, added a new playroom, and gave the interiors minor facelift.
Full-height doors at both ends of the new addition connect the space with the outdoors. The boundaries between these spaces are blurred with the use of crazy pavers that gently extend from the interiors to the grassy outdoor areas.
Modernising A Mid-Century Stunner
This mid-century home in St Lucia, Brisbane, features light and airy spaces to make the most of its subtropical climate.
The property was renovated by Lucy Jeffries as one of the first projects since establishing her own studio. Prior to this, she had been honing her skills with award winning residential architectural practicesVokes and PetersandShaun Lockyer.
This home was all about paring back and returning the home to its essential form, with a few carefully considered contemporary updates.
A Corner-Block Mid-Century Classic
Our columnists over at Modernist Australia introduced this 1958 home in Klemzig, Adelaide, to us when it was on the market earlier in the year. Its since been snapped up, and its not hard to see why!
The home has been sympathetically updated by its previous owners, who lived there since 1968. Many original features were retained over the decades, including a glassy window wall looking into the living room, and the wonderfully pink bathroom!
Mid Century Meets Modern, In This Thoughtfully Renovated 1960s Home
This 60s home is pure mid-century from the street, but step inside and youll find some seriously glamorous interiors!
Bower Architecture and Interiors were responsible for recently updating this Caulfield property. The brief was to rediscover and celebrate the homes original features, and create additional spaces with hints of whimsy and glamour (but not glitz).
An Amazing Mid-Century Home Gets A High-Tech Makeover!
A dreamy waterfront site meets classic mid-century in Sydneys Middle Cove.
The house was originally designed by architect Glynn Nicholls (son of Eric Nicholls Walter Burley Griffins Australian business partner) in 1959, but was recently extended by 8 Squared.
The interior design byStudio Gormanis just as impressive, combining 50s elements alongside the latest technology to take this home into the 21st century and beyond.