Monday 1 April 2013

AV Jennings Retro

Doo do dooo! Sound trumpets please! I believe this is my first entry for Bundoora....

Built in the late 1960's by AV Jennings, this house at 12 Norfolk Crescent Bundoora could be a great foot in the door for those seeking their first Mid-Century pad!  It has a groovy original kitchen re-worked in a fresh green colour and a boom-boom bedroom with walls covered in fantastic leafy wallpaper. 
Love the aqua kitchen - Just need to rework those splashback tiles!
Jungle Style Bedroom - Grrrr!
No 60's house would be complete without the Hills Hoist! - All images courtesy Harcourts RE Epping

Friday 29 March 2013

Wattle Make it Retro?

A few apartments for lease and sale at 6 Wattle Drive Watsonia at the moment. Exterior is so 1960's, they could really re-work the external colours and landscaping to bring it bang up to date Modern - Body Corporate are you listening??

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Avocado Kitchen

I am a green girl. I like green. Green makes me happy.
So you can imagine my joy at seeing this kitchen at 11 Myrtle Street, Heidelberg Heights.

I think they probably called it 'Avocado' back in the day.

Image Courtesy Barry Plant Ivanhoe

Monday 25 March 2013

The Name is Bonds...

I could handle that for a view!

Lower Plenty seems to have the most incredible properties! This little beauty at 141 Bonds Road, Lower Plenty is set on an acre and includes a tennis court and fabulous swimming pool and if the photographs are to be believed - one heck of a view of the city skyline!

A few retro pool lounges and colourful beach umbrellas would not look out of place here!
Cosy Lounge for Winter - Love the bluestone fireplace & timber lined ceilings!

I'm a sucker for brick floors too!
All images courtesy Morrison Kleeman Real Estate

Thursday 21 March 2013

Devonshire Tea

Watsonia Post Office after closing
I've been a big fan of this little shop at 73 Devonshire Road, Watsonia for a lot of years now. It was originally the Watsonia Post Office and was then sold and slated for demolition to make way for an apartment block development. The GFC however but those plans to rest and it seems for now it might just have escaped the wrecking ball...

Image courtesy Barry Plant Bundoora

Monday 28 January 2013

Corowa Cool

Simplicity and refined style never dates. This is why I think this Fasham Johnston home at 58 Corowa Crescent Greensborough built in the 80's/90's still looks as cool today as it did the day it was built. And I bet its fabulous to live in too - with North facing living areas, timber lined ceilings throughout and in-slab heating. I'm kinda wondering why I didn't see it sooner!

Modern kitchen - still holds up today
Oh Ah - Timber lined ceilings!
Bathroom - Simplicity never dates!
Classic Fasham Johnson - Images courtesy Kate Donaldson RE Hurstbridge

Friday 25 January 2013

Ivanhoe 50's

A touch of 'retro' has been retained in the renovation of this late 50's brick gem at 77 Locksley Road, Ivanhoe. Not sure that this home actually sold - it may have been withdrawn by the owner.

A retro colour palette in the kitchen
Photos courtesy Woodards Real Estate

Thursday 24 January 2013

Eaglemont Nest

Another local home on a huge allotment of 1385m2 has just sold at 28 Brooke Street, Eaglemont. The listing mentions that the home was architect designed in the 50's but I'm not sure who the architect was. It has a 'T'-shaped floor plan with an unusually large footprint for the 50's.
Images courtesy Jellis Craig Ivanhoe

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Hume & Hovell

As the Mid Century Modern pickings in Banyule are decidedly slim at the present time, I have dug out a few gems that I may have missed in the recent past...

I just couldn't resist entitling this post Hume & Hovell - sorry - but it would sure take a lot of work to bring it up to desirable living standards! 104 Hume Street, Greensborough sold on the 24th November 2012. As it sits on 1065m2 of land so I'm pretty sure it will get demolished to make way for townhouses. I think it's worth including on the blog as a record of what once stood!
Images Courtesy Ray White Greensborough