Martin and Louise McIntosh of Outré Gallery live in this amazing mid century home in Melbourne’s North Eastern suburbs with their two kids April and Edward, and much loved dachshunds Parker and Fritz. Their home is a testament to their passion for all things collectible – it’s filled with the most spectacular edit of mid-century pieces, artwork by Shag and other popular lowbrow artists, and collectibles such as tiki mugs, mid century ceramics and glassware and much more.
Martin and Louise’s home was originally designed by architects Godfrey, Spowers, Hughes, Mewton & Lobb, and built in 1964, but four years ago, Martin and Louise decided to tackle an extension / renovation, with the assistance of local architect Emilio Fuscaldo of Nest Architects. The resulting improvements and add-ons are almost indistinguishable from the original building, especially the separate guest house in the front garden, inspired by mid century Australian designer Gordon Andrew, with its facade of colour-backed glass panels. ‘We wanted something that was sympathetic to the era of the original house, and the collaboration with Nest was perfect for our requirements’ says Martin.
Alongside the impressively preserved mid century features of the home, another popular element when we first shared this story were the beautiful mid-century inspired gardens and central courtyard, designed by local landscape gardener Matthew Bowers aka The Modernist Gardener – a fitting finishing touch for this perfectly preserved mid century gem!
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