Wednesday 16 November 2011

Avarn a Go

4 Avarn Court Eltham is trademark Eltham style. It has been updated, but still has 
the bulk of original features.

(Images courtesy Barry Plant Eltham)

Tuesday 15 November 2011

More Knox on the market this week! 177 Progress Road Eltham was designed by Alistair Knox and built in 1970. It features his trademark solid materials of Robertson style bricks and exposed timber beams juxtaposed with extensive glazing. The idea of the 'Hearth' is central to Knox's designs and there are several fireplaces, flanked by terracotta floors and even original bathrooms (which have stood the test of time rather well - concealed cistern toilets and all!!)

(Images courtesy Barry Plant)

Monday 14 November 2011

Hillside Pad

There is a certain nostalgia for me in homes of the 80's. I think it was an era when my parents and their friends could finally afford to build their own homes - complete with a separate bedroom wing for the children, two living, and dining areas and of course: a bar.

 12 Hillside Road, Rosanna has that vibe in spades. With a bit of a 'do over', being careful not to obliterate the great qualities of this home, this could be one Hillside Pad. Just one thing I dont get; internal glazing??

(Images courtesy Miles Real Estate)

Friday 11 November 2011

Seymour Spectacular

What a spectacular property to finish the week on! Wow, wow, wow!! And MR and I thought our garden was big! Try 6.75 undulating acres including banks of the Plenty River. 

27-35 Seymour Grove Viewbank is a short walk from the Lower Plenty Hotel (but hey, don't let that disuade you!) It was designed in the 60's by architect Charles Duncan who was the winner of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (Vic.) Single House award (1965 for 4 Glenard Drive, Heidelberg) and was also involved in the Elliston Estate, Rosanna).

This superb mid-century house features extensive glazing, Daniel Robertson style bricks, original slate floors and that double sided open fireplace. Think I'll go check it out this weekend! 
Perfectly sited in the landscape

Yes, that double sided open fireplace!! Floating hearth, slate floors. Fab.

(Images courtesy Morrison Kleeman Real Estate)

Thursday 10 November 2011

Bungay Idea?

Warning! Imagination required!! 11 Bungay Street Watsonia has been included for one reason really - those limed timber ceilings. I just love them. They could really make the whole home come to life with a new internal colour & finishes scheme that has a little bit of a nod to mid-century style...maybe even some slate floors, new fireplace...

(Images courtesy Buckingham & Co)

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Darvall Dilemma

20 Darvall Street Rosanna has a few more angles than I personally go for, but it is architect designed, makes good use of the Northern aspect of the block and has an indigenous garden. Ahh the 80's....!

(Images courtesy Miles Real Estate)

Tuesday 8 November 2011

Pleasant Paint Job

I confess, I like the dark side... so when I saw this timber clad beauty swathed in black paint at 56 Mount Pleasant Road Eltham, I was sold. To add to its external charms, the open fireplace and polished concrete floors internally. According to the add it also boasts Alistair Knox design and Monsalvat location.


(Images courtesy Morrison Kleeman Real Estate)

Friday 4 November 2011

What a View!

Another fantastic 50's vintage property this week - 14 View Road, Lower Plenty. Sprawling over a huge block (4676sqm) there is plenty of room to indulge your vintage car collection, compulsive retro furniture collection or simply let your mob run free. It even has a pool (joy!).

(Images courtesy Morrison Kleeman Real Estate)

Thursday 3 November 2011

Wyalla Court

Wyalla Court, Ivanhoe
Went for a walk yesterday afternoon and spied this gorgeous block of units at 18 Carmichael Street, Ivanhoe East. There is great house coming up tomorrow so stay tuned!

Wednesday 2 November 2011

Alexandra the Great

Fantastic elevated front rooms
It's been a few weeks since a really exciting mid-century modern property has been listed so I gave a little 'woop woop' when I saw this 1957 beauty at 10 Alexandra Street Greensborough. It's in fairly original condition too which is fantastic.

Original 50's copper fire hood

(All images courtesy Fletchers Real Estate)