Australian comedian and regular TDF collaborator, Tim Ross has a passion for all things mid-century. Even his popular comedy show, Man About the House, tours the country and is staged in iconic mid-century homes. Tim is also the type of guy that always finds the best furniture of this era on the side of the road, even if it means driving home with half a couch sticking out of his station wagon.
In 2005, Tim took his obsession to a more permanent level when he purchased his Sydney home, built in 1959 for the Atherton family, and designed by their friend, architect Bill Baker. ‘Bill was an architect and a Qantas Pilot – a multitasker like John Travolta’ Tim explains! Today, Tim shares the home with his wife Michelle Glew-Ross, and their two young sons Bugsy and Bobby.
The Ross family home is a testament to the timelessness of modernist architecture. It’s the kind of property that could easily have been knocked down, had it fallen into the wrong hands. Luckily, this house found it’s perfect match, and it’s a love affair that is still going strong, ten years on!
For the full story and many more photos of this beautiful mid-century family home AND the film we made about Tim’s house, do pop back and revisit the original post!